- Music genre characterized by it’s trendy, mellow, emotive, and sometimes more intellectual and complicated sound.
- Emotional post-hardcore music. Has a fast off beat sound, with screaming and an often dark mood.
- A mixture of “Emo” music with screamed (rather than, or as well as, sung) vocal parts.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not easy to describe “Screamo/Emo” music, and the “lifestyle” that come hand-in-hand. Most people characterize the “Emo-kids” as being overly-depressed, whiny, and addicted to the woeful lifestyle that seems to constanty haunt them. But, most all that is said about these kids are just harsh stereotypes. Not all labeled ’emo-kids’ are constantly whining about their overly depressive lives. Emo is just a type of music; a way of life for some.
Emo is more a lighter type of music, which often has very well-written and emotional lyrics, while screamo is a heavier version of it’s Emo roots. There’s still the element of emotional, well-written lyrics, but along with that there’s screaming involved.
Not much else is to be said about Emo/Screamo music. It’s one of the rare, amazing genres of music that is difficult to describe, and easier to understand by taking the time to listen.
Example(s) of “Screamo Bands”:
Hawthorne Heights: A screamo band formed in Ohio, they now have a record deal with Victory Records.
Example(s) of “Emo bands”:
Something Corporate: A Cali-based emo band, known for their “Piano Rock.” Signed to Geffen Records.