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D-beat is a sub-genre of hardcore punk, named after its progenitor Discharge and their characteristic beat. Discharge pioneered a then unheard harsh and apocalyptic form of punk rock, inspiring generations of like-minded anarcho-punks and other leftist idealists to start a band. Among the genre's flag-bearers are Discharge's Swedish counter-parts Anti-Cimex and more contemporary acts such as Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Wolfbrigade, and Skitsystem. Read more on