There are a lot of non emo bands that are called emo for example:
REAL emo bands:
All Time Low
Billy Talent (Sort of.)
Blue October (Sort of)
Coheed And Cambria
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Jimmy Eat World
New Found Glory (Will be called punk, just listen to the lyrics)
Taking Back Sunday
Texas Is The Reason
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Less Than Jake
Mindless Self Indulgence
All American Rejects
Panic! At The Disco
Flyleaf (CHRISTIAN BAND)
Plain White T's
I hope this list of emo bands and non emo bands helps you but I have aklmost every one of these bands on here don't try to listen to "emo" music to seem cool to people and don't label yourself, then your a little poser.
emobands are quite difficult to define as lots of different genres are considered 'emo'and different 'emos' listen to different things and not one single band on this planet agrees when they are labelled emo by abunch of stupid journalists who would not know what emo was if it shoved a burning frok up thier asses
personally bands like
escape the fate
from first to last
are kind of emo but every 'emo'is different
and yes an individual as much as you would all like to disagree
"OMFG dashboard confessional is one of the hottest emo bands around"says silly 'emo'(if one likes dashborad dont admit it ,you may get bashed by 'emos'who spend all thier time calling everyone else posers
There are alot of bands different people would call Emo.
Some people say Blink 182 is Emo, while others say Thursday is.
My definition of an Emo band, is a band that describes their emotions in lyrics, Morbid, random, romantic.
Bands like McFly, Busted, Dashboard confessional arent emo!!!!!!!!
Emo bands are:
From first to Last
Funeral for a Friend
Emo bands are bands that express emotions or feelings through their music, they are not people who sit around crying and slitting wrists like a lot of narrow minded people think. Emo music is often mistaken for pop-rock bands and sometimes even Kerrang get it wrong, although these bands are really amazing too they are
bands that definately ARENT emo:
the all-american rejects - pop-rock
fall out boy - pop-rock
panic at the disco - dance-rock
taking back sunday - pop rock
bands that ARE emo are:
funeral for a friend
my chemical romance
from autumn to ashes
"have you seen any good emo bands recently"
"have you downloaded any emo music yet?"
Emo is a term used for rock acts centralized around Washington DC in the 80's who tended to get very 'emotional' with their performance on stage.
Now it has just been a lame catch all term for bands who are NOT emo.
People think groups like Fall Out Boy, AFI who are in fact East Bay Hardcore, not 'Emotional', I bet you if you told Davey Havok they were 'Emotional', he'd punch your goddamn lights out, Flyleaf, Panic! at the Disco, ect. ect. ect. But these people are just naive little children who like to label and stereotype.
PS. Get a life kids. Emo bands are extinct.
Fall out boy
My Chemical Romance
Funeral for a friend
or any band that's been on MTV.
Emotional Hardcore is a part of the DIY (Do It Yourself) Punk, and the bands 'must' do the recording 'all by themselfs'. Even if they hadn't signed up with a big record company, they are not in the right genre anyway!
Raised by another
Die, emperor! Die!
Mall emokid meets emokid.
MEmo: Hi, heard the new FOB song?
Emo: fuck, stop listen to that shit, find some real emo.
MEmo: Kid, don't say you're listening to Simple Plan. Jesus..
Emo: dude, have you even heard of some emo bands?
MEmo: you bet i have. i listen to mtv all day long, and most thing they are playing is emo.
Emo: hahaha. get a life.
Bands that, much like emo kids themselves, all look and sound very similar. In fact, there may be pretty much no difference between Emo Band A and Emo Band B. That's how annoying it can get.
Emo bands may have a lot of potential, but sadly, it is all wasted because they try too hard to fit under one stereotype, just like the average emo kid.
Characteristics of emo bands:
1. The singer sounds just like Adam Lazzara
2. Some of the lyrics may be screamed
3. Poppy sound
4. Very simple guitar riffs
5. Two or more of the band members have "emo hair," and the singer is usually one of them
6. Don't forget eyeliner
7. Lyrics include the weirdest, most nonsensical-sounding metaphors ever, something along the lines of "My little period at the end of your sentence..."
8. Songs are about relationships or life in general - they are NEVER optimistic, though they may be upbeat
9. The band members will always deny the "emo" label, much like emo kids (once again)
10. Usually disappear after two or three albums, or with some cases, even one, but not before at least one of their songs becomes a radio hit