A common misconception is that emotive hardcore or 'emo' refers to metalcore
bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, etc. However, this is not the case. Emotive hardcore as a music genre actually refers to bands such as I Hate Myself, Braid, Sunny Day Real Estate, among others. There is no 'mainstream' emo band, and it is a genre generally not listened to by those who find the 'emo
' subculture stereotype of black eyeliner, wrist-cutting, etc.