Emo Music

What are some good emo bands I’ve been listening to the some grroups it’s not that I don’t like them anymore I just want to know what else is out there.( Nothing metal, I already know pleanty I’m talking about MCR P!ATD and Papa Roach, bands like that( and no preps telling me why be emo nobody asked you)

Thanks for your reccomedations :)

Answer #1

Ok, first “emo” is short for emotive hardcore or emotional hardcore. A lot of people are posting things about what is “emo” how to be more “emo” or how lame “emo” is. First of all, to all the people stating that emo is whiny ,suicidal, self mutilators people explain to me in what song or by what band does any band condone being whiny and seeking death. Then, I have to say, what genre of music is there that doesn’t have emotional lyrics? Look at any genre- rock, rap, country etc and there are songs about being in love, falling out of love, missing someone, being cheated on, moving on. Emo is a strong display of emotion, like any other emotional content in any other genre of music. If music were not emotional to some degree people wouldn’t connect to it. Emotional doesn’t have to mean sad and depressed and whiny..its ANY emotion. Aren’t all songs about some sort of emotion, fear, happiness, love, sadness etc. It’s annoying to see posts continuously from people who have no idea what they are even talking about..or arguing over what band is or isnt emo. It’s all music…get over it..and if you dont like it..dont listen to it..but why does anyone care what type of music appeals to someone else..I just dont get it.

Answer #2

My chemical romance is NOT emo, they have said so themselves(I had to google it, and sure enough, they did in fact say they are NOT emo music) so stop listing them as Emo, and say they are just a good band.

Tokio Hotel isn’t Emo, it just sucks. If you want a good german band, listen to Seeed, now that is GOOOD music (part reggae, part funk, part deep bass, all around surprisingly good)

The Used predate Emo, and also are not emo, at least make it clear in your post that they aren’t Emo, but are just good bands.

My deffinition of Emo music is “slow rock where the songs are based on whining and complaining about something that isn’t really that serious, usually in a depressive manor (e.g. my life sucks could be the name of an emo song).

My opinion is biased though, I don’t like emo at all. I’m a strong believer in originality, and all emo is is a trend striking young teenagers and depressed older teens.

Answer #3

hwhy dont you try MCR AKA My Chemical Romance

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Answer #4

go emos im emo well here it goes


those are screamo not metal I have more but you wouldnt like them

Answer #5

yeah hey some bands I like are sensefail avenged sevenfold nonpoint mayday parade static x with broken wings a static lullaby breaking benjamin drowning pool scars of life afi bullet for my valentine disturbed slipknot linkin park cross fade the early november korn newfound glory atreyu thrice just to name a few and I know there not all emo bands but there good all the same

Answer #6

I personally don’t believe in “emo” music. But here’s some bands you might like.

Esc the Fate Bless the Fall Silverstein (#1) Taking back Sunday Thursday Kill Hannah Atreyu Senses Fail Strike Anywhere Paramore The Used Saosin Autumn to Ashes Hawthorne Heights Aiden Thorn For Every Heart It Dies Today Smile Empty Soul Underoath Halifax Alesana Flyleaf My Chemical Romance Blink 182 Angels and Airwaves Sum 41 Plus 44 Skillet Cute is What we Aim For Breaking Benjamin As I lay Dying Funeral for a Friend 30 sec from mars Thrice Scary Kids Scaring Kids Armor for sleep Everytime I die FAll Out Boy Green Day We the Kings Guns and Roses Switchfoot Relient K

Yeah well I know tons more… But this is enough for new timers.

Answer #7

eh, Emo’s not my style…I don’t really like crying whiney pity me music.

And if I remember right, MCR denounced emo to some effect, or said that they aren’t emo at some point in time.

I personally recommend (hed)P.E., Sublime, or 311 (my 3 favorites)

Answer #8

I love mcr and p!atd! I dunno if id consider p!atd emo but ok. look up three days grace, they’re also really good. I little different but still very good.

Answer #9

Theres is also: Bayside (really good), Madina Lake, Senses Fail, and The Juliana Theory. I love all of these bands they are AWESOME!

Answer #10

Alright emo music is typically what there generalized as ok( a little reality check for those who are preppy fans of the band ok, just look at napster there under alternative rock which means Emo music. ) second of all if you listen to their “MUSIC” that the music it self is pretty emo the people on stage singing the song arnt neccisarly emo themselfs. I posted this not to start an agument but to get some music for my new ipod, so all of you freakish fanatics and emo wannbe’s can shut your faces.

but for those who actually gave me music THANK YOU THEY ARE AWSOME!!!

Answer #11

Dude!!! go for Hawthorne Heights, Slipknot and From first to last!!! they’re emo!!! and btw blink 182 and green day and fallout boy and Sum 41n Simple Plan and Nickelback ARE NOT EMO BANDS!!!

Answer #12


Answer #13

chiodos, bring me the horizon, job for a cowboy ( its a bit intense ), saosin, AFI, atreyu, from autumn to ashes, killswitch engage ( also pretty intense ), parkway drive, I killed the prom queen, red jumpsuit, a bullet for my valentine, thursday, taking back sunday, devil wears prada and yea thats all I can think of at the moment.

Answer #14

omg omg, yeah I can’t believe that people thing my chemical romance is emo! its bullsh*t!! omg, anyways

Chiodos, nevershoutnever, august burns red, here I come falling, bring me the horizon and Drop Dead Gorgeous are some good ones. ;D hope that helps. :D

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Answer #15

Some people say that Kisschasy is emo. They’re really good.

Answer #16

taking back sunday cartel motion city soundtrack saves the day the used coheed and cambria straylight run

Answer #17


Answer #18

OMG…do I HAVE to SAY IT???

Answer #19

what the he11 tizubythefizo. emo means emotinal. nl83 is right. some bands I like r sick puppies
three days grace lincoln park avenged sevenfold slipknot paramore bullet for my valentine 30 seconds from mars taking back sunday seether saliva Bring Me The Horizon October Fall Underoath Silverstein

Answer #20

Silverstein Hawthorne Heights Paramore A Thorn For Every Heart Blink 182 Plus 44 Angels and Airwaves 30 sec to Mars Senses Fail ComeBack Kid Aiden Atreyu Emarosa Alesana Autumn to Ashes Disturbed Flyleaf Saosin Escape the Fate Bless the Fall The Used Cute is What We Aim For Breaking Benjamin Halifax It Dies Today Perfect Murder Underoath Say Anything Taking Back Sunday Sum 41 Skillet Avenged Sevenfold My Chemical Romance Nirvana Slipknot Fall Out Boy Rise Against Simple Plan Nickelback Green Day Foo Fighter Tokio Hotel We The Kings Guns N’ Roses The Devil Wears Prada Death Cab For Cutie Relient K

Answer #21

I’m sorry, but MCR’s just not emo…But do you want a GOOD band? With TALENT? EHEM AVENGED SEVENFOLD!!!

Answer #22


Answer #23

mcr and panic at the dico isnt emo I could give you a huge arse list but ill only give you my favs and for that person who said slipknot is emo your so fking wrong its metal dumbsht emos listen to metal but that doesnt mean its emo aiden,alessana(really hardcore),shiny toy guns (slightly emo),postal service,death cab for cutie,hawthorne heights, and thats all im going to say any more questions ask me

Answer #24

BC 13, pierce the veil, Scary kids Scaring kids, breathe carolina…

Answer #25

MCR A.F.I Tokio Hotel Cute is what we aim for Taking back sunday The used Bullet for a valentine New found glory Silverstien.

Emo music is like emotional music way different to punk (sex pistols) and rock (guns and roses).

Answer #26

is emo music like punk rock and stuff or is it different?? I never go the difference please respond

Answer #27

nl83, why don’t you do a little research and know what you’re talking about before your open your mouth and present “facts”. I stated what Emo is in my opinion,and never once even typed to word suicidal,let alone compared it to or with Emo music. I also stated and I quote “My definition of Emo” which is an OPINION. If you want facts about Emo, how bout the Emo DOES NOT stand for emotional hardcore, Emocore stands for Emotional Hardcore. Here is an excerpt from the wiki on Emo.

“Emo (pronounced /ˈiːmoʊ/) is a style of rock music which describes several independent variations of music with common stylistic roots. As such, use of the term has been the subject of much debate. In the mid-1980s, the term emo described a subgenre of hardcore punk which originated in the Washington, D.C. music scene. In later years, the term emocore, short for “emotional hardcore”, was also used to describe the emotional performances of bands in the Washington, D.C. scene and some of the offshoot regional scenes such as Rites of Spring, Embrace, One Last Wish, Beefeater, Gray Matter, Fire Party, and later, Moss Icon. (In more recent years, the term “emotive hardcore” entered the lexicon to describe the period.)

Starting in the mid-1990s, the term emo began to refer to the indie scene that followed the influences of Fugazi, which itself was an offshoot of the first wave of emo. Bands including Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is the Reason had a more indie rock style of emo, more melodic and less chaotic. The so-called “indie emo” scene survived until the late 1990s, as many of the bands either disbanded or shifted to mainstream styles. As the remaining indie emo bands entered the mainstream, newer bands began to emulate the mainstream style. As a result, the term “emo” became a vaguely defined identifier rather than a specific genre of music”

and another showing what current Emo is considered:

“Third wave (2000-present)

At the end of the 1990s, the underground emo scene had almost entirely disappeared. However, the term emo was still being bandied about in mainstream media, almost always attached to the few remaining 90s emo acts, including Jimmy Eat World.

However, towards the end of the 1990s, Jimmy Eat World had begun to shift in a more mainstream direction. Where Jimmy Eat World had played emocore-style music early in their career, by the time of the release of their 2001 album Bleed American, the band had downplayed its emo influences, releasing more pop-oriented singles such as “The Middle” and “Sweetness”. As the public had become aware of the word emo and knew that Jimmy Eat World was associated with it, the band continued to be referred to as an “emo” band, despite their objections. Newer bands that sounded like Jimmy Eat World (and, in some cases, like the more melodic emo bands of the late 90s) were soon included in the genre.[8]

2003 saw the success of Chris Carrabba, the former singer of emo band Further Seems Forever, and his project Dashboard Confessional. Despite musically being more aligned to the singer songwriter school, Carraba found himself part of the emerging “popular” emo scene. Carrabba’s music featured lyrics founded in deep diary-like outpourings of emotion. While certainly emotional, the new “emo” had a far greater appeal amongst adolescents than its earlier incarnations.[9]

With Dashboard Confessional and Jimmy Eat World’s success, major labels began seeking out similar sounding bands. Just as many bands of the early-to-mid 1990s were unwillingly lumped under the umbrella of “grunge”, some record labels wanted to be able to market a new sound under the word emo.

At the same time, use of the term “emo” expanded beyond the musical genre, which added to the confusion surrounding the term. The word “emo” became associated with open displays of strong emotion. Common fashion styles and attitudes that were becoming idiomatic of fans of similar “emo” bands also began to be referred to as “emo.” As a result, bands that were loosely associated with “emo” trends or simply demonstrated emotion began to be referred to as emo.[10]

In an even more expanded way than in the 90s, emo has come to encompass an extremely wide variety of bands, many of whom have very little in common. The term has become so broad that it has become nearly impossible to describe what exactly qualifies as “emo”.

The classification of bands as “emo” is often controversial. Fans of several of the listed bands have recoiled at the use of the “emo” tag, and have gone to great lengths to explain why they don’t qualify as “emo.” In many cases, the term has simply been attached to them because of musical similarities, a common fashion sense, or because of the band’s popularity within the “emo” scene, not because the band adheres to emo as a music genre

And to finish off this arguement, and to avoid starting a flame war, a quote from “Rites of Spring”:

“In a 2003 interview by Mark Prindle,[12] Guy Picciotto of Fugazi and Rites of Spring was asked how he felt about “being the creator of the emo genre”. He responded: “I don’t recognize that attribution. I’ve never recognized ‘emo’ as a genre of music. I always thought it was the most retarded term ever. I know there is this generic commonplace that every band that gets labeled with that term hates it. They feel scandalized by it. But honestly, I just thought that all the bands I played in were punk rock bands. The reason I think it’s so stupid is that - what, like the Bad Brains weren’t emotional? What - they were robots or something? It just doesn’t make any sense to me.”

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