And good fucking god, they are in no way emo. Modern emo is bland, unoriginal, whiny, commercialized shit. These guys deserve some fucking respect.
They are all incredibly talented at what they do. The guitarists can tap/shred at a very high level of playing standards, as well as being able to come up with some very catchy riffs.
The rhythm section comes up with some very intricate, unique ways to back up the songs, and the bassist can do more on his bass than most 'emo' guitarists can play on guitar. He also writes some very good lyrics.
The vocalist has a great range of singing and screaming as well as a great stage presence.
So to summarize: Kick ass band, nothing to do with emo
They don't even deserve a metalcore label because metalcore is again bland and uncreative. These guys play progressive/math metal.
Hunter: "Well they must be if they're selling black sweatshirts - right moron?"
People who call this music emo probably can't even begin to comprehend the lyrics.
Kids who so pretentiously consider themselves music connoisseurs would only be able to appreciate music like this if they had an eclectic taste. None the less, this band and every band deserves respect no matter what your opinion of their sound is.
"High voices don't mean emo, low voices mean average. Talk to me when you can hit those notes, pull off those riffs, and get stage presence and a record label to back you up."
Me: Poser... Protest the Hero is better than all the bands you listen to. Any GOOD, TALENTED MUSICIAN will tell you that.
Musically Retarded Person: Hell no! DragonForce is better!
Me: Right. DragonForce can't even play their own songs live. Protest the Hero is better than that shit.
Rational Human: No. If I wanted to hear shit I'd tape record myself taking a dump.
Emo: Hey I think that's the third track on their album...
Rational Human: Please die.