As a drummer who doesn't like to be held to one genre of music I have many different cymbals. The HCS while low cost and a bit harsh sounding absolutely fit the bill for punk music and are regularly on my kit. With a little eq they sound great on stage and in studio (especially in the room mics). The Classics Custom are my main cymbals. The sound great for metal, hip hop, jazz fusion, really anything you wan to play and look great. If a classy loudness is want you need Classic Custom cymbals provide.