the medium between pop music and hardcore rock. for the little ppl who haven't yet developed into real rockers. Haven't u heavy-metaler's realised that u went thru the emo-punk stage before u became hardcore?? tis the beginning...yes the lyrics are very "emo-tioally charged" and the music is pussy-weak but it's in the middle of pop and rock. it's the transferal stage.
eg.1: i still have my Britney cd's but i found a new band called Good Charlotte that i like now.
this leads to moving to similar bands such as taking back sunday, simple plan etc... then u move to ur metallica, eighteen visions etc..