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
The music that girl at the back of the class with too many piercings and has stretched ears listens too listens to
Wow that goth girl is listening to screamo
by That2015class November 05, 2015
As the top definition says screamo is "a term that refers to recent bands that play old style emo". Most pinpoint the first use of the term to Saetia. Screamo however, existed long before Saetia did, with bands such as Heroin and Antioch Arrow pioneering the genre at the Ché Café in San Diego. Far were the first band with a screamo album, 1996's Tin Cans with Strings to You.

In the contemporary era, screamo is now used to describe bands within the post-hardcore and metalcore genres (e.g A Skylit Drive, new Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance). While some of these artists do not mind the term screamo, others reject it as they are only defined screamo just because of their use of screaming in songs.

In my own words, (anyone can disagree with me) the genre screamo should refer to bands who's vocals are primarily screaming (Alexisonfire do not count), a much heavier beat and rhythm than emo and artists who are confident to live under the label (even though we all know labels are pretty dumb) :P
DIY Screamo: I Hate Myself, Orchid, Piano Becomes the Teeth, Circle Takes the Square, Saetia, Neil Perry, Joshua Fit for Battle
Contemporary screamo: Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Atreyu, Underoath (2002-2009), Senses Fail (Dunno why they call themselves screamo), Dance Gavin Dance, Hawthorne Heights, Blessthefall, old Funeral for a Friend
NOT screamo in any way whatsoever: Saosin, pg. 99, Pierce the Veil, The Used, Alexisonfire, Funeral For a Friend (post-CDADIC), Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Silverstein, Finch Story of the Year], most metalcore, punk and deathcore bands
by weirdyrandommetal1977 September 23, 2015
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