Canada has had more than its fair share of great punk and hardcore bands through the decades. Although hardcore’s origins are primarily associated with Southern California, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Canada was present right from the get go. From political crew D.O.A. to the much more vividly named Dayglo Abortions, Canada was a part of shaping what hardcore has become today.
Although the term hardcore, which, like any genre, is used loosely today, Canadian artists are still just as prominent as their American counterparts within many subcategories. Anyone who was raised on Canadian punk and hardcore in the 2000s will remember these albums fondly.