The result of people thinking that emo could not get any worse. Screamo bands are emo bands who cant sing, so they decide to scream instead. While there are maybe four or five indie emo bands who are really musically talented (though they're lyrics still suck), screamo is a stigmatic title that pisses off even regular emos and makes screamo bands sadder, thus they continue to scream..o (sorry).
Man, Hawthorne Hights should have their screamo asses taken to the town square, where they should be burned at the stake for all to see.
by Alex Remnick November 25, 2005
A term originally used to refer to a subgenre of emotional hardcore, now used to describe any form of metal or hardcore that employs great use of screamed vocals. The term Screamo is commonly used in one of the following ways:
-By a fan of extreme metal and/or hardcore who knows what he/she is talking about, but would prefer to categorize several forms of music under one term.
-By an ignorant fan of extreme metal and/or hardcore (most often by fans of hardcore subgenres, usually metalcore).
-By an ignorant preppy douchebag/bitch, who uses the term Screamo when insulting music that is far more talented than the auto-tuned hood-rat garbage he/she listens to.
1. "Hey man, do you listen to any screamo? You know, like metalcore, melodic death metal, so on and so on..." - Guy who knows what he is talking about.
2. "Alesana is the best screamo band ever, their vocalist is so hot <3" - 13 year old girl who hasn't fully developed mentally.
3. "Screamo sucks. It's just screaming and some drum sounds. There's no talent in that. You should listen to real music like Lil Wayne" - Dumbass.
4. "All you listen to now is that satanic screamo stuff. We used to listen to Lynard Skynard together" - Your dad
by bluntnickel May 02, 2015
a subdivision of the music genre of emo music which in turn is a subdivison of punk music, due to its growing popularity schools now have to distinct cliques within them, the preppy hollister mainstream brandname snobby fucks in which i and my comrades have no respect for, and the black everything striped shirt pierce lipped tards who insist screamo is metal when infact its just another 20 year old dipshit who can get over their insignificant feelings.

emo and screamo tend to be different because screamo has lead "singers" who tend to cry louder than their emo counterparts. both emo and screamo tend to have the same chords and lack of musical genius which is supported by the solo being the same base rythem with just distortion. although they tend to be opposite of the mainstream people the tend to have their own culture which is no longer underground, they thrive because pop and emo music is constantoly played and overplayed on the radio giving most people who reject the brandnames a style to go for, this in turn creates a large subculture of similar lanky looking pale faced people who try to be different but just blend in to every hallway and street. those that actually want to be different need to explore themselves before they explore music.
screamo is sooo awesome.

yeah right its just a whiney lil faggot who cries cuz his boyfriend dumped him

shutup its not his fault hes bi

isnt every emo singer bi

yeah so.....

pop fuck

shutup your music sucks

your just jelous because mine isnt about being gay

b b b but.....

ahhhh pluh
by wabaanimkii of youtube January 04, 2010
Worst attempt at anything that could be called music. Incorporates good guitarist, bassist, and precussionist (drummer) with shitty whiny vocals. No one cares that you complain about how bad your life supposedly is. See the poor people all around the world? Do you see them making poor excuses for "music"?
Screamo is almost as worse as Lil Wayne
by Cycron, truth speaker July 28, 2009
a type of harsher emo music with screaming in it and stuff. Many times it gets confused with metal, death metal, melodic metalcore, hardcore punk, or any music with harsh vocals in it. Often confused by it's older fans as a punk style, when real hardcore punk is actually Minor Threat, Black Flag and Agnostic Front, it's more of a subgenre of emo, which derived from punk. If emo was punk, then MCR's first album was punk. Because believe me, their first album actually did sound A LOT like old school emo and had some hardcore influence. But I wouldn't call it punk. I think punk is more rebellious and is like Ramones and Sex Pistols and 4 skins and emo is short for emotional hardcore (despite sunny day real estate gave it a softer sound and remade it). It was influenced by hardcore, it was raw a lot and had screaming or speaking in it. Vocals often sounded very emotional but sometimes a little disturbed sometimes. At first it was pioneered by Pg 99. Early bands were Pg 99, Saetia, Heroin, Orchid and I Hate Myself. Today it's more of bands are I Would set myself on fire for you, Alexisonfire, thursday, funeral for a friend and the saddest landscape. Some newer bands sound a little less harsh and do less screams than older screamo. The reason why screamo isn't hardcore punk is because it doesn't sound ANYTHING like black flag or agnostic front or even bad brains.
Screamo bands: I Would Set Myself on Fire for You, Alexisonfire, Thursday, Funeral for a Friend, Pg 99, the used, orchid, saetia, saddest landscape
by e9d8e2yh9d8yd92 June 30, 2013
A label used by posers to call any music that has a vocalist who screams at some point or throughout the song. Screamo is not an actual music genre but a label that a poser will use to describe music because they don't know their music enough to know the actual genre. The real genre may be something like post-hardcore, Metalcore, Deathcore, Heavy Metal, Alternative rock, Glam Metal, Punk-Rock ect.
A poser would say, "I like to listen to Screamo"
by xXMusicDruggieXx July 20, 2011
hardcore punk music incorperating screaming/spoken vocals. Accompanied by erratic guitar and drum beats. Lyrics tend to be dark/hateful. Genre died around late 90's. Had its climax in the late 80's early 90's. Bands such as Alesana (post-hardcore/hardcore), A Day To Remeber (hardcore/pop punk), The Devil Wears Prada (hardcore/post-hardcore), Underoath (new, post-hardcore, old, metalcore/deathcore), August Burns Red (metalcore), Asking Alexandria (shitty metalcore) are often mistaken as 'screamo' music. The proper genres for each band is listed next to each one. More examples of mistaken screamo would be: Bring me the horizon (shitty metalcore, deathcore), Entombed (Death metal), Job for a cowboy(death metal), The Analyst (death metal, deathcore) Disfiguring the Goddess (deathcore, deathmetal), I declair war (deathcore, deathmetal), Suicide Silence (deathmetal), Malodorus (deathmetal). And to also clear things up the word 'emo' means nothing and is nothing. Its a stupid word to piss off over dramatic, egotistical people. The word was made up by media and ignorant douche bags.
And as a side note: The word emo no longer harms anyone. It makes you look stupid. Especially if you yell it at someone across a college campus. screamo is dead
by the understand April 11, 2011
Screamo IS:
*A genre of music, specifically emotional post-hardcore, most of the time with an pop, techno or mathcore influence.

Screamo IS NOT:
*An kind of clique or group (unless that group being a band which labels themselves as screamo)
*A type of person
*A way to scream, that would be vocal fry, inhale, exhale, pig squeal, guttural growl, e.c.t
*An adjective of and kind, unless referring to a genre of music
Ways to use the word "Screamo"
*Wow, did you hear that new electronic, screamo band?

Ways NOT to use the word "Screamo"
*Ewe, did you see that screamo kid over there?
*All screamos are totaly gay.
*Wow that kid is so screamo.
*I want to learn to screamo.
by -Kisei- April 08, 2009
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