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 subgenre of emo that was invented when emo turned mainstream. The word Screamo is usually used to describe metalcore and heavy post hardcore that have emotionally charged lyrics, which are often screamed. The emotions used in Screamo songs are usually more angry than whiney, but can still be very whiney. Anger IS an emotion, but MTV seem to think otherwise! Real emo/screamo comes from real emotions, not fake whiney bullshit emotions that the emo singers don't even have.
Mainstream emo fan: How can you diss Pierce the Veil?!?! You must be a heartless screamo fan!
Screamo fan: Fuck your fake emotions you introverted asshole
by Chazza2121 February 13, 2015
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
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
one of the best genre's around. raw music with really good guitaring and drums. the singing isnt crying, kk?
(alphabetical order) 1905, a day's refrain, alcatraz, the assistant, amanda woodward, arsen aka konig der monster, the assistant, the book of dead names, bucket full of teeth, circle takes the square, city of caterpillar, constatine sankathi, cowboys become folk heroes, dear diary i seem to be dead, dodewaard, envy, the fiction, flowers in the attic, the flying worker, forcefedglass, hassan i sabbah, hot cross, ivich, jasemine, jeromes dream, joshua fit for battle, jr ewing, jude the obscure, ken mode, the kodan armada, kulara, leidan, love like ...electrocution, love lost but not forgotten, mara'akate, memory as perfection, neil perry, newborn, on the might of princes, orchid, the people listening wonder, pg.99, phoenix bodies, the pine, the red scare, the saddest landscape, saetia, scent of human history, science of yabra, seven days of samsara, shikari (maybe?), song of zarathustra, takaru, tasharah, thema 11, thursday, toru okada, usurp synapse, vincent price's orphan powered death machine, yaphet kotto, you and i, zann, zegota
by Frankie February 19, 2005
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
It's not music, it's not even close to music, it's the rape of your ears.
Bill listened to screamo yesterday and he shot himself.......10 times.
by szissexy October 13, 2011
real screamo is not finch and the used and thursday and all this light-weight crap we have today. true screamo is much much more than just music,it is a lifestyle and a personal connection. todays so called "screamo" bands suck. just because their little bitch asses scream 5 words in a song doesnt make them a bona-fide screamo band. I like to call them "gay". anyway... sceamo pretty much died in the 90s. the scene is over but some try to live it out. if you like finch and thursday and all that... dont claim to be a screamo kid... it makes people like me want to beat your stupid ass. those bands are emo anyway. If you dont know what it truly is than shut up.
joshua fit for battle, orchid, SAETIA!!!!!!!!, funeral diner, superstitions of the sky, hot cross, now, makara, neil perry, you and i, get fucked, shikari, City of Caterpillar, pg 99, pretty much anything on Level-Plane Records.
by Austin Snyder February 24, 2005

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