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A type of music that involves a lot of screaming, obviously hencing the term "screamo".

Also, its a type of music that ruins your vocal chords.

I like screamo, but I'm just saying, it can really fuck up your chords.
BMTH, Chelsea Smile. But not Bullet For My valentine., they are more rock thank screamo..
by Paige.,saysSTOPP. November 15, 2009
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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
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1. hard chore music, like slipknot. a sound that ressembles screaming.
1. i love screamo music. it's just so ohdo.
by Russell ben April 22, 2006
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Screamo is kind of like a type of metal, except it screams on a more positive note.
Screamo: "i've got a secret, its on the tip of my tongue on the back of my lungs and ive gotta keep it...." -Bring Me The Horizon

Metal: "I will bid farewell, sever the ties This is all I am, this is all that's left Turn from deceit, the love of self is death Deliverance is given to you" -Killswith Engage
by dudeitsme January 18, 2010
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Screamo is not emo. its much closer to brutal death metal. many metal bands use Screamo (pig squealing) in their music. emo music is bands like simple plan and is about as far from screamo as it gets. screamo is about pushing the music you make to its limits and giving 110%
Screamo Bands are band like Devil Wears Prada or Alesana. Emo music is Simple Plan or Secondhand Seronade.
by craza freaxxx July 13, 2009
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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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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
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