- Date Found: 06/2009
- Used By: Music critics
A style of music defined by the band's behavior rather than the music itself.
Modern music is splintered into hundreds upon hundreds of obscure sub-genres, from ambient industrial to zouk, and internet users often argue over which is better or how awful one is compared to others. Crabcore is one of those confusing sub-genres that has drawn the ire of forums and music critics, with the name of the genre itself originating in a now-lost thread on a heavy metal forum, in which the OP and various other posters mocked the band Attack Attack! for their video for Stick Stickly.
The video is primarily of the band performing on a farm, gyrating and dancing in a humorous manner. It is from this that the moniker "crabcore" was born, as the guitarist squats down and leans back and forth, as if he were a crab. Other ridiculous poses are encountered throughout the video, as is the overuse of Autotune, formulaic breakdowns, and electronically produced beats.
Typically used to ridicule the various "-core" bands and their stage presence.