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Powerviolence (sometimes written as ), is a raw, dissonant sub-genre of . The style is closely related to and . Musically, powerviolence bands focus on speed, brevity, bizarre timing breakdowns, and constant tempo changes. Powerviolence songs are often very short; it is not uncommon for some to last less than 30 seconds. Some groups, particularly Man Is the Bastard, took influence from and . Lyrically and conceptually, powerviolence groups were very raw and under-produced, both sonically and in their packaging.