Screamo is a genre of music which predominantly evolved from hardcore punk, among other genres, in the early 1990s. The term "screamo" was initially applied to a more aggressive offshoot of emo that developed in San Diego in 1991, which used short, chaotically executed songs which grafted "spastic intensity to willfully experimental dissonance and dynamics,"4
often with a political message. In the early 2000s, the genre name began to describe a different, slower and less dissonant style that borrowed from alternative rock. The term's application to the "second wave" is controversial among fans and practitioners of the earlier style.5
One musician observed that the term "has been kind of tainted in a way, especially in the States".
Screamo Bands : Antioch Arrow, Portraits of Past, Saetia, Hot Cross, Ampere, Funeral Diner, Orchid, etc.