It originated in Frankfurt in 1994 with the birth of the record label Kotzaak (a PCP sublabel). For a short time, terrorcore artists began to appear in Europe, with Netherlands and Germany having the largest terror scenes.
Terrorcore is a faster variant of hardcore techno. It is noticeably different to some other hardcore genres like breakcore, which uses samples of breakbeat, and speedcore, which primarily concentrates on faster tempo. Terrorcore is a difficult music style to describe because everyone has different interpretations of the music. Most commonly, terrorcore is described as many sounds synthesized to create a 'terror effect' on the music, with regular, and slightly louder sounds. In some genres of dance music, DJs put in sharp terror sounds.