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
Most people have a horribly limited idea of what emo is, simply because the most important records in the development of emo were largely released on on vinyl, in small numbers, and with limited distribution. These were however very influential, so nowadays you have the situation that a lot of kids listen to third- and fourth-generation emo styles without even knowing it. I hope to expose such people to a wealth of great preceding music that's getting easier to find all the time...
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bands 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
A group of emos who write and sing about love, not your pop 'love', but real love, break ups, depression. All the stuff everyone encounters in their life at one point.
A few people i know are in emo bands. They love the music and keeping the lyrics real. They sing about their experiences so others can relate. Also to rock out to!
A group of people who perform 'emo' music.
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
a band that play emotive hard core music with rawkus vocals and fairly complex melodies. Slower tempos than most hard core music, its considered 'softer' but trust me, its not really. Generally in thes tyle of bands like CTTS or city of catterpiller.
There are also newer emo bands, such as Hawthorne Heights, who play accoustic peices with soft 'whiny' vocals. This is Emotional Core Bands. and the newest stage of 'emo'
Most people think that Dashboard Confessional is an emo band, and it is, but not in the original sense of the word. Bands like 'Dear Diary I seem to be dead' and 'I Would set myself on fire for you' or possibly even 'funeral' diner' are aslo 'emo' but in the old sense of the word. MCR are a band that is much closer to the original sense of 'emo' except they have made it so more people like it.....
Ookay, Ill stop now
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?"