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Screamo is emotional post-hardcore music. It is not pretentious, only the people involved can make it that way. It is not a trend, only the people involved can make it that way.
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.
Saetia, Hot Cross, Yaphet Kotto, The Assistant, Neil Perry, You and I, Off Minor, Kaospilot, Racebannon, The Kodan Armada, Circle Takes the Square, Orchid, pg.99, City of Caterpillar, Usurp Synapse, An Albatross, Bear vs. Shark, Since by Man, Transistor Transistor, and plenty more.
by TJD November 30, 2004
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Screamo is a genre of music which predominantly evolved from hardcore punk, among other genres, in the early 1990s. The term "screamo" was initially applied to a more aggressive offshoot of emo that developed in San Diego in 1991, which used short, chaotically executed songs which grafted "spastic intensity to willfully experimental dissonance and dynamics,"4 often with a political message. In the early 2000s, the genre name began to describe a different, slower and less dissonant style that borrowed from alternative rock. The term's application to the "second wave" is controversial among fans and practitioners of the earlier style.5 One musician observed that the term "has been kind of tainted in a way, especially in the States".
Screamo Bands : Antioch Arrow, Portraits of Past, Saetia, Hot Cross, Ampere, Funeral Diner, Orchid, etc.
by isthisreallyfuckinghappening? February 28, 2009
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Screamo: Close to 80's real emo but softer. Screamo is currently alive. Note, Bands as in UnderOATH, Atreyu, etc. ARE NOT SCREAMO. Screamo consists of bands like, View Of a Burning City (broke up), Circle Takes the Square, Bravo Fucking Bravo, Comadre. Screamo Followed the Path of 80's real emo.
Music With Screamo sound.
Whole song is screamed.
by Brandon::Fake June 27, 2006
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A style of music that has emo influence but instead of whiny pussy singing has mostly screamo. The Used, Thursday and Thrice are not screamo and if you think so, your wrong bitch!
Saetia, Joshua Fit for Battle, Orchid, Neil Perry...and The Assistant..you have probably never heard of any of these bands
by bobby October 05, 2004
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leik lol screamo is hawthorne higehts and finch and taking abck sunday and atreyu- NO YOU ARE FUCKING WRONG. Wow, I looked at the first 10 definitions and saw Circle Takes the Square,hot cross, and some other good screamo bands. and I was like, wow, people on urban dictionary actually know what there talking about, and are probably all in their mid-20's. AND THEN SOME 14 YEAR OLD ASSHOLE CAME AND FUCKING SCREWED IT ALL UP! YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT REAL SCREAMO IS, IF YOU EVER BELIEVED MTV FOR EVEN A SECOND.

bullet for my valentine is screamo? wow. you are a fucking stupid ass douchebag. Shut the fuck up. If you cant say something nice about screamo, then go eat a fatass tub of beans until you fucking die, asswipe.
Circle takes the Square, Hot Cross, Orchid, Envy = Screamo

thrice,the used,under0ATH,(new) = SHITTY ASS POP PUNK(not fucking screamo)

underoath(old), job for a cowboy, suicide silence = the best deathcore bands ever to grace the earth(just thought i'd give alittle extra credit to you 15 year old poontangs out there)
by Smoothie King August 06, 2006
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sloppily played, raw, emotional hardcore.has a fast off beat sound, with whiny/talky screaming. its good though. it has a really dark mood to it.
joshua fit for battle, hot cross, the now, neil perry, song of zarathustra, knives and greenwater, suicide note, pg.99, the assistant, forstella ford
by mike December 24, 2003
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a term which refers to punky emo bands in the 90s. however dip shit teenagers will call metal, or any other music(even crunk-rap) with guttural vocals "screamo". basically like people calling earlobe stretching "gauging",people repeate phrases like these because its what they heard, from more dipshit teenagers.
metalhead 1:cannibal corpse fucking rules!
scene fag:oh meh gawd u liek screemo too?!
metalhead 1: this isnt screamo. these guys have actual knowledge of musical theory.do you even know how to play a minor scale fag? metal pwns the shit out of punk.
scene fag:liek its not punk!!!
(metalhead 1 kills scene fag)
by dave mustardstaine May 15, 2011
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