"it's a really awful hxcish name" So you've never heard of the greatest hardcore punk band of all time, Deep Wound, clearly?
Also, as far as being pop punk, just because a band doesnt sound like some bullshit like Gallows doesnt mean its pop punk. Would you call the Zero Boys pop punk? Really Red? Ill Repute?
This fantastic proper 80s style hardcore before you had to justify being hardcore and were simply full of angst and not integrity covers.