Meh, hardstyle all sounds the same to me. They all use basically the same bassline, or at least a variation of it, the same bpm, and the overall "signature", for lack of a better word, of the songs are presented in the same fashion. It sounds neat when you hear it for the first time, but when you start listening to other songs, it starts to become redundant and boring.
The same lol?
Then tell me how this:
sounds the same as this:
This is all examples of hardstyle tracks. They do follow similar track structure with an intro/break/climax(sometimes anticlimax)/outro part though, that and the hardstyle kicks and reverse bass lines and the bpm is what defines hardstyle. Early hardstyle used to be 135 bpm btw, these days it's mostly 150.
There's very different styles though, early hardstyle was mostly reverse basslines and minimal use of any vocals with mostly screeches and random noises, then there's "raw/dark" and the more uplifting/euphoric side and hands-up and this summer it's been a lot popstyle tracks with lots singalong kind of vocals.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/6/12 at 1:49pm