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A typr of music that is Emo/Screamo/Hardcore
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The older harder version of emo. Emocore was what emo was called in the mid '80s when it was first started. Rites Of Spring was the first emocore band, but not many people knew about them. One of the members of Rites Of Spring joined Fugazi when it first started. Ian Mackaye, who was also the inventor of Straight Edge, wanted to copy ROS's style, but make it more like hardcore so that more people agreed with it. After them came Jawbreaker, who widened emocore's by going more into modern and indie rock. Sunny Day Real Estate, who came out at around the same time as Jawbreaker, did the same.
Emocore bands are: Alexisonfire, Underoath, Saosin, A Static Lullaby, The Bled, Dead Poetic, From Autumn To Ashes, Engine Down, Thursday, Finch, Dismissed, Matchbook Romance, Earth Crisis, Snapcase and Boysetsfire.
by Freak Face May 04, 2005
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the breaking point from where emo becomes so emotional that listening to it is like throwing your soul in an emotional wood chipper, once you hear it you will never feel happiness again.
i here rudie killed himself after hearing that emo core ballad.
by Paco April 03, 2005
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Emocore is a useless word. Please, listen in.

Emo stands for emotional hardcore. Anyone who denies that obviously have no facts. Rites of Spring started emo, and it was bastardized by the media when Get Up Kids went big and changed to powerpop. Thus, emocore is proving nothing.

Often times, emocore is placed on Thursday and A Static Lullaby along with the label screamo. Screamo is actually a style of music started by bands like Orchid and perfected by bands like Fueral Diner and Joshua Fit For Battle. Anyways, both bands have constantly explained how they are NOT emocore and dislike this label. Especially ASL, they will yell at their crowd about it.

Please, correct yourselves.
Emocore does not exist.
by Jaden Mathos November 01, 2005
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An increadible music genre started by a punk rock band from the 1980s called Rites of Spring. It was punk rock mixed with emotional lyrics. It is no longer around because it has been replaced with "emo" shit that we now see on MTV and MySpace.
Rites of Spring created emocore.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 01, 2006
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What used to happen to creative hardcore punk musicians when they got sick of thrashing around and destroying the stage. Emotional lyrics, "DC"-sound, with less strain and gravel thrown into the vocals. Well, that was when it started in the mid-80's.

Nearly died during the mid-90's, but had a revival in the late 90's and early 2000's, especially with At The Drive-In's "Relationship of Command" and "In/Casino/Out". ATDI explored thier hardcore punk roots, with occasionally strained vocals and screaming, while sticking mostly to the DC sound and high register singing of emocore.

Further extrapolation of these hardcore and hardcore punk roots back into emocore leads to music such as Alexisonfire, Thursday and EP-era Saosin. These incorporate extensive use of screaming and hardcore-styled riffs, as well as soft, twinkly, DC-sounding moments. Many argue whether such bands are emocore, post hardcore or screamo, but my scene refers to them as second-wave emocore, while first-wave emocore died with At The Drive-In.
"All these south-Ontario emocore bands sound more and more like screamo to me." CORRECT

"Alexisonfire used to be screamo, but 'Watch Out!' is definately second-wave emocore." CORRECT

"The Used aren't pop, they're emocore!" INCORRECT
by El Gordo July 04, 2005
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anyone who know's anything about "emo" knows that emocore is just a longer way of saying emo...
it's the exact same thing and anyone who thinks A Static Lullaby and The Used are "emo" should be shot in the neck..
emo is short for emocore which is short for emotional hardcore..
by J October 09, 2004
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