For a period of time in the early 00s, the term actually referred simultaneously to bands that played covers of Nintendo music with rock instrumentation, probably in reference to the term casiocore, and to bands like HORSE The Band that used analog, analog modeling, or ROMpler synthesizers to create simple waveforms that reminded people of video game sounds within a metalcore or post-hardcore context, but the term was eventually adopted by certain scenesters and incompetents who play melodic metalcore to refer only to the latter.
However, no band is truly nintendocore. What people view as nintendocore is mostly melodic metalcore / post-hardcore with heavy electronic elements such as 8-bit midi synth.
Edited by redgrave9 on 19 Jun 2010, 20:55
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