Best Post Hardcore / Emo Bands

The Top Ten

1 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

My Chemical Romance for life - blueLight


My Chemical Romance has to be one of the best bands out there. I don't think you can define them into just one genre though...they've dabbled in a bit of everything, so there's something for everyone!

You should listen to their first album. They are post hardcore and some stuff from tcfsr

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2 Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me The Horizon 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 more.

They are one of the best hard core bands to ever walk to earth in my opinion. They're old, hard core death metal style and their new, vocal and less scream style are both stellar. Though they may still be finding their sound, people should look into their old stuff too and not just their new, more sing songy stuff I guess

I think that this band is awesome, I only heard a few of their songs like Throne, Can you feel my heart and some others, but I still think that they deserve #1

How can I put this delicately, they're AWESOME. Nothing else needs to be said. Perfect guitar and perfect vocals

Yes! The lyrics are so amazing along with the music... THE BEST! This band is sempiternal... we will never see the end of it

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3 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria 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.

I agree with this, AA is the best post-hardcore band ever. their inspirations will never die!

Yes AA deserves to be number 1 they're just amazing with their new two songs "I won't give in" and "undivided"

Best band in my opinion. Felling in a bad mood, listen to them and they wil make you have a reason to feel bad

I won't give in that's why aa should be put in the top.Aa is # 1 to me

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4 Silverstein

Um... why are BMTH and Asking Alexandria the first two? They're both great bands, but this list is for post-hardcore and emo bands. BMTH and Asking Alexandria are metalcore. So I'll vote for Silverstein because this and Sunny Day Real Estate are currently the only bands in the Top 10 that actually are either of those genres.
OKAY... now, Silverstein should really get more attention. "My Heroine" and "Ides of March" are two of the best post-hardcore songs ever written, each being unique and powerful. Shane Told is a terrific vocalist, both singing and screaming. All these other bands... Trying to look "emo"... And all those people who think they're emo just because they wear black and listen to screamo... Sorry, METALCORE. It's all great music, really, but the overall span of music labeled as emo/screamo is NOT what it says it is. Thank you. - ThatStrangeKid42

Nothing and no one can compare to Silverstein. They are the best post-hardcore band there ever was or will be. All of their albums are solid and each CD is better than the next. My personal favorites are of course "This Is How The Wind Shifts" and "I Am Alive In Everything I Touch" They are GOLDEN.

Spelled Silverstein not Silverstien, but their sound is probably has the most meaning and they are very well known as one of the bands with the best lyrics, music is also top-notch

Asking Alexandria and Bring Me the Horizon?._. No

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5 Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate

SDRE have been my favourite band for a long time, they are real emo unlike all these other bands such as "Bring Me The Horizon" and "Asking Alexandria" which is actually deathcore music, NOT emo. Some people need to get their facts right because they do not know what emo is. Poseurs.

My favourite band and the only REAL emo band in the whole of the top 10 list. Some people clearly need to get some education. - YourGothicNightmare

This is the only actual emo band on this list. Why are they down here so low? Are you kidding me?

Bring them to number 1 they are the band of gods

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6 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember 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.

Why A Day To Remember is number 8? A Day To Remember is number one!

Not a lot of screaming but great vocals and guitar riffs

Defintley not emo but hardcore

No. 1 by far

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7 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

Sleeping With Sirens saved my life

Are you kidding me? Please put these guys at number one! Kellin Quinn is amazing and this band has so many good things about it! Second should be ADTR.

What the heck sws was one of the bands that saved my life... Why is it not in the top 10?!?!

Sws was the first band I ever knew and when the band broke up,i still though they were amazing untill they came back together((but replaced)).i still love and listen to the music.
Their music helped me stop cutting and I hope I can meet them someday and tell them thank you for letting their music be there for me when no one was for years

8 Parkway Drive Parkway Drive Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.

Excellent guitar riffs and intros. Makes emo music have a good side

9 Senses Fail

By far my favorite band of all time.
Buddy can pull off some insane screams and keeps me wanting more.

No one speaks the truth as well as buddy and the boys. Will always be my #1

One of the best bands and most lyrically meaningful of all time

Their songs have sooo much meaning

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10 Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby, and drummer Valentino Arteaga.

One song puts them here. Product Of A Murderer. Excellent song. If you have not listened to it then please do

Really good - EliHbk

Of mice and men is awesome! favorite banddd^

The Contenders

11 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

They are amazing and I love them, they are also amazing live.

They are fantastic! I honestly can't describe how good they are

Should be number 2

They should be number 1.-.

12 Attack Attack!

The combination of electronica music with the screaming makes a great song and that's exactly what they do

Their music feel alive for me.

13 Etienne Sin

This guy rocks! Makes the best songs ever that actually make sense! Definitely amazing! Nice vocal range too

Awesome guy. He can vary his screams in different pitches and boosts the song up by a lot.

14 The Plot In You

Amazing band with amazing lyrics and meaning.

So good they're on here twice

15 We Came As Romans We Came As Romans We Came as Romans (abbreviated as WCAR) is an American metalcore band from Troy, Michigan, formed in 2005. The band has gone through one name change and multiple lineup changes, and signed to Albany, New York label Equal Vision Records in 2009. We Came as Romans is managed by Outerloop Management and more.

Just like attack attack!. Joining electronica with post hardcore is a great duo

16 Snow White's Poison Bite
17 Woe, Is Me
18 Hawthorne Heights

This band is textbook, emo but of course the overrated bands like BMTH and Asking alexandria are the top rank, they're not even emo I like their music but I feel like they're attention drowns out the other good bands

19 Chiodos

They are the best. The keyboard playing makes them stand out from other post-hard-core bands.
I love them. Yeah baby

20 In Dying Arms

Amazing band from baltimore

21 Cap'n Jazz
22 Thursday
23 Famous Last Words

Unique sound combined with heavy rumbling bass and guitar, very overwhelming and charming

24 Saosin

They are really good. Have clear lyrics and their Screams are understandable and really beautiful. Try �'�'They Perch on their Stilts Pointing and Daring me to break custom�'�'.

25 This Is Our Year
26 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
27 I See Stars I See Stars I See Stars is an American rock band that formed in 2006 based in Warren, Michigan. The band currently consists of vocalist Devin Oliver, guitarist Brent Allen, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew Oliver, and bass guitarist Jeff Valentine.

Awesome! Like waking up on Christmas to find an endless amount of presents under your tree, but you don't have to wait all year!

This band should be in the top 10. they have such a unique style to them, with their dubstep/metalcore or post-hardcore combo. they are literally the best thing I've ever heard

28 Beartooth Beartooth Beartooth is an American metalcore band formed by Caleb Shomo in Columbus, Ohio in 2012. They are signed to Red Bull Records since 2013 along with Shomo's electronic act Class.
29 Austrian Death Machine

They wrote most of the terminator movie soundtracks and they are really good. Best song, get to the choppa

30 Oh, Manhattan
31 For Tomorrow May Fall
32 I Am Abomination
33 A Lot Like Birds
34 I Set My Friends On Fire I Set My Friends On Fire I Set My Friends on Fire is a post-hardcore group from Miami, Florida. The band was formed in 2007 by Matt Mehana and former member Nabil Moo.
35 Funeral for a Friend

These guys are just incredible. One of the most underrated bands in the history of music.

36 Into Another
37 Hopes Die Last
38 As Cities Burn
39 My City Screams
40 Embrace
41 Less Than Famous
42 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate

Am yet to hear a song by them that I didn't like. liked them with both Ronnie and Craig.


43 Nightcore
44 Secrets
45 Issues
46 Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
47 Thrice Thrice Thrice is an American rock band from Irvine, California, formed in 1998. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school.
48 After Midnight Project
49 Elenora
50 In Alcatraz 1962
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