A form of hardcore that mixes the soft sound of emo with the twisted sound of metal. It's its own form of music interbred from the two best genres.
Pussy Screamo- The Used, Finch, Hawthorne Heights, Taking Back Sunday, etc.

Death Screamo- Mudvayne
by Jorge Sanchez June 21, 2005
Screamo is NOT emo. Emo is hardcore gay. Screamo combines hardcore with raw rock. Screamo greats include Alexisonfire and Showbread.
Showbread is not even close to Emo but they are screamo christian.
by nick March 15, 2005
yelling song lyrics that mean something sad or emotional
hawthorne heights is a screamo band
by jay March 29, 2005
emo with a total edge; lotsa screamin...awesome
the used is an awesome screamo band
by me March 11, 2005
A form of emo pioneered by The Used and Finch. Combines emotional music with large amounts of screaming to produce an enjoyable form of music, growing very popular.
Man, we need a all screamo radio station!

Comment submitted with request to Delete: "even though this is based on opinion, my friends and i disagree. its hard to put what screamo is into words but think of it in a solid,liquid, gas form. I dont think of screamo having major punk ingredients. screamo is a sublime substance. it goes from hardcore (solid) to emo (gas), an offshoot of punk but different, without ever being a liquid. i dont think screamo is is punk and finch is not screamo. finch screams but they are punk. just good ol emo punk. actually, i dont even know if they should be called emo. they are a totally different brand from bands like the get up kids, dashboard confessional, sunny day real estate. without being emo how can you be screamo? and by the way. the used are stupid and i cant stand that people compare them to my favorite band, thursday. what have the used done? absolutely nothing. i am a big screamo and emoxcore fan."
by Ebola February 22, 2003
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
Screamo is a music related term which originated in the 80's or 90's. It is generally classified by rough "screaming" vocals. Although it is generally listened to by teenagers and people in their young 20's this type of music can be listened to by people of any age or background. Many bands who are not technically screamo (Take Sleeping With Sirens for example) are often confused or labeled as screamo due to the occasional scream, even though it is not their main type of music. Screamo itself is normally not a genre of its own but will be characterized in many genres such as hardcore or punk rock.
Hey James what kind of music do you like?

I like bands which have a bit of screamo in them like The Devil Wears Prada
by Dork With A Computer March 30, 2015

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