A common misconception is that emotive hardcore or 'emo' refers to metalcore or screamo bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, etc. However, this is not the case. Emotive hardcore as a music genre actually refers to bands such as I Hate Myself, Braid, Sunny Day Real Estate, among others. There is no 'mainstream' emo band, and it is a genre generally not listened to by those who find the 'emo' subculture stereotype of black eyeliner, wrist-cutting, etc.
Joe: I love emotive hardcore! What's your favorite band?
Kyle: Oh you know, Black Veil Brides, Bring Me The--
Joe: NO.
by learntolive June 08, 2013
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Emotive hardcore is what emo really stands for. It is a genre of music that most people do not know about. It is the TRUE emo. There are NO mainstream emo bands. Some examples of emo (emotive hardcore) bands are:
-Rites of Spring
-Moss Icon
-I Hate Myself
-I Would Set Myself on Fire for You

Emo and Screamo are two genres that most people don't know anything about.
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Btw, to find out about REAL screamo, search for "Skramz"
Guy 1: Did you see I Would Set Myself on Fire For You last night?
Guy 2: Zomgz yes! They are a perfect example of emotive hardcore!
by xxpainfulreliefxx April 06, 2008
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what emo really stands for. not emo as in "omg i hate my life" referring more to the music genre.
"Get it right, its emotive hardcore, not emo."
by madame c July 27, 2005
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a fake ass genre supposedly made by emo kids in the 80's, songs are typically about cutting/killing themselves/"love"
emotive hardcore bands include black veil brides, bring me the horizon, and any band with a lead singer that has short black hair over his eyes
Emotive Hardcore Kid: my favrit band is xxxxxBVBxxxxx!!1111 :3 <345678

Me: Learn some Dying Fetus, you fuckin TARD.
by i hate scene emo goth September 18, 2012
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This is what emo really stands for, it is short for emotive hardcore. A subgenre of hardcore Punk that formed in Washington in 1985, which also has it's roots in indie rock. In 1984 a band called Minor Threats idea, a Minor Threat fan called Guy Picciotto formed a band called Rites of Spring. This turned out to be the first emo band ever, even though they decline the subgenre. Later on other bands like Embrace and Moss Icon joined in and formed a music subgenre called emotive hardcore.

Later on a second wave of emo hit Washington. Bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is The Reason were included. They also decline that they're emo.

Some other real emo bands are

- Indian Summer
- Gray Matter
- I Hate Myself
- The Pine
- Braid
Emo 1: Did you go to Sunny Day Real Estate's concert last night?

Emo 2: Yeah, they were amazing. They are a perfect example of a real second wave emotive hardcore band.
by DeadDeathrocker April 21, 2012
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Emo in it's purest and original form. True emo. It used to be a musical genre in the '80s until the world killed it in the 2000s by turning it into an insult and a label. Started by what is the first emo band to produce an album, Rites Of Spring, it was a combination of punk rock mixed with raw emotion, often related to love. Rites Of Spring was introduced and categorized as the very first band to play the Emotional Hardcore genre. Later, a shorter term was coined in place of Emotional Hardcore. This new word was Emocore. Then, after Emocore got around, people shortened it even more to Emo. Modern day people now use this word with completely different meaning. When they think of emo, they think of a kid with eyeliner crying in the corner, slitting his wrists while listening to Dashboard Confessional. They don't know the true meaning of emo, and it is indeed a very sad thing.
Rites of Spring is a truely talented emotional hardcore band. The real definition of emo, unlike many mainstream "emo" bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Get Up kids and Hawthorne Heights.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 01, 2006
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Emo MUSIC in it's purest and original form. True emo. It used to be a musical genre in the '80s until the world killed it in the 2000s by turning it into an insult and a label. Started by what is the first emo band to produce an album, Rites Of Spring, it was a combination of punk rock mixed with raw emotion, often related to love. Rites Of Spring was introduced and categorized as the very first band to play the Emotional Hardcore genre. Later, a shorter term was coined in place of Emotional Hardcore. This new word was Emocore. Then, after Emocore got around, people shortened it even more to Emo. Modern day people now use this word with completely different meaning. When they think of emo, they think of a lonely kid wearing girl pants and eyliner cutting himself. They don't know the true meaning of emo, and it is indeed a very sad thing. The world would be a completely different place if people knew what emo really meant, and what a wonder it used to be, and how much they have corrupted it.
Rites of Spring is a truely talented emotional hardcore band. The real definition of emo, unlike many mainstream "emo" bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Get Up kids and Hawthorne Heights.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 02, 2006
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