Screamo is a genre that is no longer played by a lot of bands who claim to be SCREAMO.
That would be Fake Screamo
Underoath used to be Metalcore and then changed to fake screamo or Screamocore(they would be that since it has changed).
Norma Jean used to be mathcore but now they are hardcore and a crappy one
Orchid, Saetia, Reversal of Man are SCREAMO BANDS.
Screamo started from hardcore punk and emo.
even thought emo movement is not about that gay stuff everybody says it is...
Try to learn something you wannabe kids that listen t finch alesana and those sucky bands... and if you cut your wrists that makes you a gay suicidal homokid not an emo kid...
p#2: but my friend says we are emo's because we cut ourselvesand we listen to screamo music like alesana
p#1:then your friend is a wannabe suicidal gay kid just like you and alesana is gay the same as hawthorne heights
p#2:so i've been cutting my wrists for a long time and that doesn;t makes me emo?
p#1: obviously you lost to much blood, just forget about it ok retarded wannabe suicidal gay kid...
oh and a poser that shops at hottopic...
However the term has been heavily popularised by MTV as a reference to the pop-punk/emo bands of the new century (Finch, Story of the Year etc).
Most modern (post-2000, really) bands referred to as screamo are either emocore, such as Alexisonfire and Thursday, or mall punks wearing eyeliner and trying to be scary, such as The Used and My Chemical Romance. Derision should not be layed against such mall punk bands, however, as they still have enough balls to wreck their vocal chords while singing about how they're just kids and thier lives are nightmares.
"The Used is a great screamo band." INCORRECT
Note : Just because you heard The Used and Finch and thought they were screamo doesn't make them the first ones to do it, and doesn't make it screamo. They are very far from it. I doubt you'll hear Hot Cross or Yaphet Kotto on the radio anytime soon - and that's just the way we like it.