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Terrorcore (also terror or in Dutch and French: "terreur") is a hardcore techno music genre.


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.sounds.

The most common properties of terrorcore are:

  • Tempo of approx. 190 to 270 beats per minute
  • Pitch of varied low sounds with high pitched screaming
  • Tracks with heavy metal sounds that a DJ may sample from records of metal bands