Bands That Are Called "Emo" But Are Not

Any real emo fan knows that these bands simply are NOT EMO!

The Top Ten

1 My Chemical Romance (Post-Hardcore/Pop-Punk)

True, actually, they even said that they aren't. Started insulting emo actually, but still my life, not going to lie.

I love emo, and I adore My Chemical Romance... But the two still have nothing to do with each other. - ThatStrangeKid42

They never said they were emo. They think emo is a load of bull.

They aren't emo and are overrated however your genre description is false, I would say the are alternative/ pop-punk. calling them post hardcore is giving them way to much credit.

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2 Black Veil Brides (Glam Metal) Black Veil Brides (Glam Metal) Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

They're only called emo because they wear a lot of black. - ThatStrangeKid42

I think that they are emo because of their songs

Leave Andy alone...emo is more than just the way the music sounds. It's the message it sends to your heart. It inspires you to feel, to keep going, to be stronger, that you are not nothing. Everyone has their own band that helps them. Don't argue about it, embrace it. ❤

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3 Asking Alexandria (Metalcore) Asking Alexandria (Metalcore) Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.

Not emo, not even screamo. Just because they scream, doesn't mean they're a screamo band. - ThatStrangeKid42

4 Paramore (Pop-Punk) Paramore (Pop-Punk) Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York. V 1 Comment
5 Bring Me The Horizon (Deathcore/Metalcore) Bring Me The Horizon (Deathcore/Metalcore) Bring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

Stop hating on people who try to help others. Being suicidal isn't cowardly, making someone feel so bad that they want to die, that's cowardly.

Right, people call them emo because of the stupid fanbase made of scene and emo kids.

FYI, these guys started off as a deathcore band. That's the furthest you can get from emo. - ThatStrangeKid42

6 Fall Out Boy (Pop-Punk) Fall Out Boy (Pop-Punk) Fall Out Boy is an American pop band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. V 2 Comments
7 Three Days Grace (Post-Grunge/Alt-Metal)

They're not emo. They never claimed to be emo. They're alternative metal/post-grunge.

"Pain" is kinda poser-emo. That's it. - ThatStrangeKid42

8 Escape the Fate (Post-Hardcore)

Do you REALLY think Ronnie Radke OR Craig Mabbit is emo? Come on, people. - ThatStrangeKid42

9 A Day To Remember (Metalcore) A Day To Remember (Metalcore) A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist more.

Um... These guys write happy songs. - ThatStrangeKid42

10 Linkin Park (Rap Rock/Nu Metal)

The Contenders

11 Panic! At The Disco (Pop Punk) Panic! At The Disco (Pop Punk) Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Love 'em, but they are definitely not emo!

Yeah, I laughed too when people said they were emo. what? They're electronic rock, you dumbs hits!

Personally I think P! ATD are alternative, but I laughed really hard when I found out people classified them as 'emo'

I love both emo music and Panic! At The Disco, but saying that Panic! is emo? *spits out vodka* (lmao jk it's just water) THEY DON'T SOUND EMO AND THE LYRICS IS MOSTLY NOT EMO EITHER. But I know many emos including myself that are known to like P! atd. I just can't see why people classify as emo though

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12 Green Day (Punk Rock) Green Day (Punk Rock) Green Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences more.

Since 'American Idiot' came out, everyone seems to think Green Day are emo, purely because Billie Joe started to wear eyeliner more often. Green day are NOT emo, Green Day are punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock.

Just because Billie wears eyeliner, it doesn't mean they're emo.

13 30 Seconds To Mars (Alternative Rock) 30 Seconds To Mars (Alternative Rock) Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
14 Twenty-One Pilots (Alternative Hip Hop)

They're trap and pop for those people claiming "they fit no genre they're too unique"

They're not emo, they have many different genres and deep lyrics

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15 Suicide Silence (Deathcore) Suicide Silence (Deathcore) Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

Mitch Lucker himself said he hated emo kids and thought they "ruined metal". Mitch was a true metalhead. Not an emo. - ThatStrangeKid42

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16 Hollywood Undead (Rap Rock/Metal) Hollywood Undead (Rap Rock/Metal) Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of more.

They are a great band and they have a lot of emotional songs but they are not emo

17 Limp Bizkit (Nu-Metal, Rap Metal) V 1 Comment
18 Slipknot (Metal) Slipknot (Metal) Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.
19 Nirvana (Grunge/Alternative Rock)
20 Papa Roach (Nu Metal) Papa Roach (Nu Metal) Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
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Top Remixes

1. Three Days Grace (Post-Grunge/Alt-Metal)
2. Paramore (Pop-Punk)
3. Linkin Park (Rap Rock/Nu Metal)
1. My Chemical Romance (Post-Hardcore/Pop-Punk)
2. Asking Alexandria (Metalcore)
3. Black Veil Brides (Glam Metal)



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