Bands That Are Called "Emo" But Are Not

ThatStrangeKid42
Any real emo fan knows that these bands simply are NOT EMO!

The Top Ten

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

My Chemical Romance isn't an emo band, I do listen to emo bands and My Chemical Romance is definitely not emo, this is the best band I have ever listened to, and they do have a lot of emo fans (like me)

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

I love this band so much, but they aren't emo

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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. ...read 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. ❤

So true I'm happy I love andy so much kiss me bro bye but they are emo
xxx

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 ...read more.

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

4 Bring Me The Horizon (Deathcore/Metalcore) Bring Me The Horizon (Deathcore/Metalcore) Bring Me the Horizon is 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 ...read 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

5 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.

Yeah, yeah, Hayley's hair... So what? - ThatStrangeKid42

Who tf said Paramore was emo?

6 Fall Out Boy (Pop-Punk) Fall Out Boy (Pop-Punk) Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock 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.

They are mainstream not Emo

Too pop-ish to be emo. - ThatStrangeKid42

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

Wait, they are concerned to be emo? what...

8 Escape the Fate (Post-Hardcore)

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

9 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!

Definitely not emo

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

Straight up pop to be honest
still good though

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10 Green Day (Punk Rock) Green Day (Punk Rock) Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 ...read 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.

The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

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

12 Linkin Park (Rap Rock/Nu Metal)
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.

Huh. I had no idea people considered 30 Seconds To Mars emo. You learn something new everyday.

14 Twenty-One Pilots (Alternative Hip Hop)

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

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

What?!

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 Limp Bizkit (Nu-Metal, Rap Metal)

They're not even close to Emo.

What who even said they were emo? - The01Bro

17 Slipknot (Metal) Slipknot (Metal) Slipknot is a Heavy 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". ...read more.
18 Melanie Martinez (Pop) Melanie Martinez (Pop) Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Anyone who thinks she is emo is delusional. If you think she's emo, you LITERALLY need to get tested by a psychiatrist.

I love her but seriously she is pop

19 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 ...read more.

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

20 Weezer (Alternative Rock) Weezer (Alternative Rock) Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

I don't know what the guy above is thinking, but it's a common misconception that emo is pop-punk. Two different roots. Now the two do share influences, both being "punk" genres, but that's it. Emo is more closer related to post-hardcore than pop-punk.

Nobody says that weezer is emo, but they are often considered emo if you look it up. I think '90's emo is what is normally considered pop punk, such as Jimmy eat World and Kings of Leon.

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