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This is what emo really stands for, it is short for emotive hardcore. A subgenre of hardcore Punk that formed in Washington in 1985, which also has it's roots in indie rock. In 1984 a band called Minor Threats idea, a Minor Threat fan called Guy Picciotto formed a band called Rites of Spring. This turned out to be the first emo band ever, even though they decline the subgenre. Later on other bands like Embrace and Moss Icon joined in and formed a music subgenre called emotive hardcore.

Later on a second wave of emo hit Washington. Bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is The Reason were included. They also decline that they're emo.

Some other real emo bands are

- Indian Summer
- Gray Matter
- I Hate Myself
- The Pine
- Braid
Emo 1: Did you go to Sunny Day Real Estate's concert last night?

Emo 2: Yeah, they were amazing. They are a perfect example of a real second wave emotive hardcore band.
by yourgothicnightmare April 21, 2012

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A subgenre of emotive hardcore and indie rock that formed in the 90's. Screamo isn't mainstream and you will not hear any screamo bands played on the TV or radio.

Some real screamo bands are Orchid, Pg.99, Circle Takes The Sqaure, City of a Caterpillar, Piano Come The Teeth, Saetia, Anomie, Portraits of Past, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, Indian Summer and The Saddest Landscape.

Screamo is often a term used for bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, Pierce The Veil, Escape The Fate, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens or any other band that has used the technique in their songs. Anybody who says these bands are screamo is wrong, they are post-hardcore or metalcore.

They're part of the metal mainstream.
Screamo fan 1: Did you listen to Pg.99's new album?

Screamo fan 2: Yeah, they're amazing. Such meaningful lyrics.
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