Top Ten Best Screamo Bands
The reason I appreciate Bring Me The Horizon, is because their lyrics really hit a personal spot for me. I was never a fan of this genre of music, but at age 15, I was diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. With everything going on, I couldn't find any music to truly help me feel better... Until I discovered BMTH. I tried several screamo bands, but none of them seemed to have affected me in the same way. Suicide Season, There is a Hell... , Count Your Blessings, and Sempiternal are the albums that got me through a lot of depessing times. I am not emo, and the idea that all people who listen to this music have to be scene seems ridiculous to me. Bring Me The Horizon deserves to be #1, because their lyrics are legendary and they have no idea how much they are helping people around the world.
The screaming isn't what makes this band great. The true factor which make BMTH so amazing is that their songs carry a feel pulled strongly by the background/orchestral style sounds. There isn't a hood in their songs, but ever time I listen, I feel connected. The clean vocals, when involved, are always well placed and add to that feeling. While said screaming ability is definitely heavy, it will always add to the song, even if it's a sad, quiet song. The two most recent albums pull this off the best. To top this band off is their ability to play live. I saw them at Warped, and I'd never listened to them before, but I loved them.
If BMTH wasn't so high, I'd be voting for blessthefall though; they are amazing live (Even with their screams always sounding out of breath haha).
I think Bring Me The Horizon has to number one on this list for a few reasons. First being that I've been a fan since they releases their first full album "Count Your Blessings" I did not know about them until that album but I did listen to the episode they released "This is What The Edge of Your Seat Was Made For" and they left a very good first impression on me. (Keep in mind they sounded nothing like they do in sempiternal, no clean vocals) and I loved it. Then they progressed on to making Suicide Season that album was I suppose the album that grew their fan base and then later on coming out with Their is a Hell album and sempiternal. And when you compare the first album with the last their is a dramatic difference. It just shows how much they have matured and found a style that they want to take on and stick with. What makes it stand out more is that the band has the right amount of confidence to pull off a whole new image and sound, not shy away from it or try to take it back ...more
I have been listening to these guys since 09' and their the best band I have ever heard. Oli's screams and lyrics, Matt's drumming and every single one of the members just make every song worth listening to. Count Your Blessings, Suicide season and There is a hell, believe it I've seen it. There is a heaven, let's keep it a secret are just pure gold. I love them so much. This band deserves #1 on this list, you'd be crazy to put them in any other place.
I listen to other screamo bands and I love different ones, but this band is BY FAR the best band I have ever listened to! All their songs are good, and get stuck in my head ( in a good way ). Truly the best screamo band out their and they deserve the number 1 spot on any top screamo band list.
I love the sound that this band is making.. They totally rock this world! They are so amazing.. Actually they are my idols.. Just keep it up! Stay cool..
Everyone in the band is great, but Ben Bruce and Danny Worsnop have an amazing talent! Danny has the best screaming, growling, roaring, and clean vocals I've ever heard! And Ben is beast at the guitar and can do amazing solos or he makes melodies that fit a song JUST right!
They truly are AMAZING! I listen to at least five or six of their songs everyday! No joke! I love the way they sound! It's unique and different from other screamo bands. And I went to their concert.. All I can say was it was absolutely amazing. Most intense night of my life.
Best band ever! The first time I listened to these guys music I fell I love with it and wanted more. The way they mix screaming with regular vocals is amazing and better than anyone else I have heard. The song "Deliver us From Evil" is one of my favorites and should be checked out. Also how is the band Atreyu not on this list, they sound some what similar to Bullet For My Valentine but are just as good. Check me out people
Bullet for my Valentine is my all time favorite band. Matt tuck has a great singing voice, but his screams are very unique that aren't really high or low which no other band I know of uses. He doesn't have much range, but his unique vocals, the lyrics to the songs, and great guitar playing overshadows it.
Second best band in the world. They have awesome and heavy songs. They also have very good slow songs too. Amazing guitarists with dueling guitar solos, and their drums are always good. Jason James is one of my favorite bass players and he is fantastic at screaming just like Matt Tuck.
Bullet For My Valentine are the best band so far and will be after 10,000 years. I'm serious they truely R. If you don't like Bullet For My Valentine then you never listen to them or you are not scremo fans OR you are just INSANE! Great guitar, Drum, clean vocal and best screaming.
All their albums are outstanding... Its unbelieveable... Matt Tuck, Keep going...
Sleeping with sirens? Really? That's funny. Sleeping with sirens isn't screamo at all. At all. The lead singer sounds like a toddler on steroids and he doesn't even scream, he just sort of shouts. The only band Sleeping with sirens can be compared to is One Direction. Of mice and men are a way better band than sleeping with sirens will ever be.
My favorite metal band by far. They just want to rock and their lyrics have so much meaning. I love rocking to them alone in my basement or with my other metal friends. Nobody screams quite like Austin. Personally I think om&m should be top three with asking Alexandria and bring me the horizon.
Of mice and men has to be number 1! All their song has meaning to it... They've helped tons of people including me. My favorite song is You're not alone... The lyrics are just beautiful and perfect. "Don't let the world bring you down! It's not over You're not alone anymore! " Beautiful...
There's no way that of mice and men is lower than asking alexandria... There lyrics have no meaning and of mice and men actually touch your heart... You can feel the pain austin has felt throughout his lifetime seriously they should be number 1 or at the very least number 3
I'm surprised to see them at the bottom of the list considering they are the only screamo band on here. I don't even listen to Suicide Silence but the reason I vote for them is because the rest are rock. Black Veil Brides is a really good band but is not screamo. They are more glam rock. Most of these bands should be in a "Top Ten Best Rock Bands"
None of these bands are "screamo." Screamo is bands like Pg.99, Orchid, and City of Caterpillar.
Asking Alexandria, BMTH, Bullet For My Valentine, and Of Mice & Men are metalcore.
Pierce the Veil, ADTR, Sleeping with Sirens, and Falling in Reverse are post-hardcore.
BVB is glam. They don't even have screaming vocals.
Suicide Silence was deathcore from 2002-2016. Now they're nu-metal.
Suicide Silence should be on top. No questions asked. Mitch Lucker is the only screamer that had the high scream range like his who made songs without using autotune. The only reason he sounds different live is because of audio distortion. Eddie is great too.
Despite the fact that this band is Deathcore and Metalcore (like almost all bands here), Mitch Lucker's scream is unbeatable. He has the right vocal rane for the medium and high screams, and can death growl amazingly well!
I love ADTR. They took a totally different approach to their new album Common Courtesy and it paid off. They sound completely different. That kinda sounds like a bad thing but it's really a good thing. They have had some great songs like Mr. Highways Thinking About the End and Show 'Em The Ropes, and that made them great but now they are the best.
The best of the genre. They totally kick you in the face with their powerful songs! That's what makes their difference to all the other band up there, when I listen to them I find their sound unique while all the other sound the same. Just give a try to 2nd sucks and downfall of us all! You won't regret it, I promise!
I love PTV but I wouldn't really include them on this list? I think it should go
1. Asking Alexandria
2. Bring me the horizon
3. A day to remember
Jeremy McKinnon has incredible vocals and his scream gives me goosebumps, one of my favourite bands- you be Tallis I'll be sonic, one of my all time favourite songs! So good!
This is my all time favorite band! There are excellent breakdowns in every album and nearly every song. The sound in each album is pretty consistent with some minor changes here and there but it NEVER gets old! Stranded on a desert island, bringing their discography!
Best metalcore band ever! Jeremy has such melodic clean vocals, and Mike... Mike is the best screaming vocalist that has ever existed. The Devil Wears Prada maks me feel like am walking in the skies, when am down and hear Mikes's vocals, it suddenly feels like the whole world has paused and nothing else exists @that moment. B4 anyone compares The Devil Wears Prada to any other band, jzt listen to Danger Wildman, Gimme Half and I Hate Buffering. There is The Devil Wears Prada and then there are other bands. Undisputed No1
They have been my number one favorite band for over three years now. I do always find new bands to obsess over but in the end I always find myself going back to The Devil Wears Prada! I love their music! Stay screamin guys!
They should definitely be top 5. Top 3 even. They can scream better than almost anyone. And sound good when they aren't screaming. I wish they were ranked higher because they really deserve it.
To be honest, The Devil Wears Prada is probably my favorite metal band that I've ever listened to. I love all the bands on this list, but Mike's screaming blows me away every time.
This is one of the only bands I listen to. In fact, I'm listening to their "Props & Mayhem" as I'm typing this. Vic's voice is amazing (and no, I don't like this band because of how sexy the members are; hell, I'm a lesbian). Pierce the Veil is the band that got me into the screamo/post-hardcore genre. Before I heard their songs, I didn't even like the screaming. Now, I don't like some songs because they don't have screaming. This band is also amazing to see live. Vic has an amazing voice live, and the whole band is very fan-friendly, always getting their audience involved. Overall, this is the best band I've ever heard of (pun intended).
My absolute favourite band. Yeah, Vic can scream, that's the point of this list, but he has such a great mixed voice; I really love his post-hardcore vocals on Selfish Machines. He's a very close second to my favourite singer, Kellin Quinn (surprise, surprise). PTV's songwriting, though, is easily my favourite; it's emotional but unique and sophisticated. And their overall sound is amazing. Tony can shred! It's heavy enough that I can really get into it, but not too. Also, I met them and they're really cool and sweet. I just love everything about them.
Pierce the veil should be in the top ten at least. They put so much in there songs, its not about them being hot you shouldn't fall in love with a band just because there cute. You can tell each member puts so much passion in what they play. And you can tell they really enjoy it and the result of it? Amazing songs that you never get tired of (trust me I would know) Though I love Asking Alexandria and some of the bands in the top ten also so its pretty tough but this band? My number and should be in this list top 10.
Absolutely love the band. They are very connected to their fans. The lyrics are so powerful. They have so much hidden meanings. It's fun to decode their songs. I absolutely love the rawness of Vic's voice. It feels personal. The only complaint I have is that they literally haven't posted a song since My Chemical Romance's break up besides The Divine Zero. Where is the new album boys? I haven't heard a song by them that was bad. The new album will be incredible I have confidence in that.
Motionless in White is absolutely amazing. Their lyrics actually mean something unlike quite a few bands these days. They take the things in our society and in today's world that people would preferably just ignore, and "shove them in peoples faces" as Chris would say. Which I truly think is genius, if we just ignore all the bad things going on, how do we expect them to stop? They'll just continue to go on. Not only are their lyrics great and meaningful, but so are their vocals, bass, drums, guitar, their sound in general. I don't know. If you are wanting a badass Deathmetal/"Screamo" band to listen to, who are not a waist of time and put in the time and effort to write great things and who really care, I'd say Motionless In White is the band for you...
Motionless in white are an amazing band, they sing/scream about what its like to be an outcast, they have an amazing singer (chris motionless) Chris tries so hard to reach out to people to tell them they aren't alone, no matter what this world challenges you with you aren't alone in it, its ok to be different. You shouldn't give what others think, its only an opinion. Don't let people change who you are, don't let anything be forced upon you, especially religion. Everyone should listen to them. They are just AMAZING, there are no words for how amazing and life-changing they are!
My favourite band of all time! If anyone hasn't heard of Motionless, look em up now! You won't regret it. They're such a hard working band.. I've been a fan for AGES and I like watching allot of videos from 2007 when they were just starting out.. When you see that they were playing in gym halls, cafaterias, bars and resteraunts, its amazing to see that they tour the world, have numerous records out and tonnes of hit tracks. They aren't the band that just made it big one day, they're the band that slowly got bigger and bigger until they reached where they are at now. And it doesn't look like they're stopping anytime soom. MIW FOREVER. (posted in 2015)
I discovered Motionless In White when Reincarnate had recently come out, and all I could think was, they sound so different. I listened to some more of their music, and slowly grew to love them. Chris Cerulli sings about things that MATTER. He doesn't just sing about being pissed cause he can, he sings about what's wrong in our society, the judgement handed to people who are different everyday. This band will be a legend years from now, up there with Marilyn Manson, and Black Sabbath.
Any body who listens to Ronnies music knows that genres are always easy to blend into each other but songs like rolling stone, champion & Alone; are examples of the vocal and lyrical talent Ronnie was hiding while in escape the fate. Ronnies screams have been so much better since he was kicked outta ETF. And the anger he had towards ETF at the beginning or FiR's rise is another example of just how much talent he had but didn't get to use. Ronnie screams, Sings & Raps. That's more then most vocalists in the genre they are definitely the band that brings the Rap Rock style To Hardcore/Metalcore music
Ronnie Radke, Ryan Seaman, Jacky Vincet, all members have made this band amazing. I'm a guy and I love the drums ( I play drums and they are great to learn and play to) and the guitars are always great. Ronnie has a way with hooks and his lyrics are as close as you get to the real thing. 2nd album was bad but wasnt awful. Their newest album is pure genius though. Mixing punk/metal/and pop into one is for sure worth a listen.
They are the best. The singer (Ronnie Radke) was singing in Escape The Fate before. He is now in Falling In Reverse, and I think that etf is nothing without him, I can tell that falling in reverse will be so popular, they have one album for now. An album named "The Drug In Me Is You" Ronnie's growl is amazing.
I found out about Ronnie on accident, I eventually got interested in who he was after listening to Escape the Fate, it eventually led me to be obsessed with Ronnie, even though he changed his style, he is still my hero. Falling In Reverse is my favorite band of all time. Very inspirational.
Great story, great lyrics, great sound. This band is simply amazing, listening to their music is like a spiritual experience for me. Their lyrics are base on classic literature, and if you do much reading, you can really appreciate the beauty in Alesana. And as far as the band members themselves go, all I can say is, great guys!
I love this Band, Every song and album is a different story, while being all mixed together at the same time, their music is top quality and it should be in the first 5. I also love the string and piano sound Shawn adds to the soundtracks, and the combination of harmony is Simply Perfect.
They take the time and effort to actually make a song worth listening to, to the lyrics, to every little sound they put in a song, to the way the instruments are in sync with each other. The most unique band out there by far, and better than all of the other generic crap out there!
Alesana has the best lyrics out of any screamo band. Also they sound great.
Alesana is a band that once you hear it will stay your #1 band forever, unlike something such as Asking Alexandria which is good for little while.
I'm such a big fan! I love many bands but I just love this one the most. Nowadays most idiotic pop songs just talk about twerking and getting girls and cars but just read some of the lyrics from some Black Veil Brides songs. :
Knives and Pens
With Knives and Pens we made our plight,
And I can't go on without your love you lost you never held on.
We tried our best to turn out the light. Turn out the light.
For example, this pop song
My anaconda don't my anaconda don't my anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun.
Like, what?!? That song has no meaning to it and it's inappropriate.
See what I mean?
Without BVB I wouldn't be here right now so I really appreciate the fact that they are in the top 5 but I don't really think they scream; I mean, they screamed in Knives and Pens and Perfect Weapon and I think that's it from all of my knowledge but anyways, check out this band, it's amazing! Andy has amazing vocals, Ashley is amazing at guitar, Jinxx and Jake won the Golden God for guitar and CC is insane on the drums. I am very happy because I get to see them in concert in October with Falling in Reverse
Black veil brides is a life saving band. They're lyrics are so relatable and deep. They mean everything to me. Andy is the best song writer in the world on my opinion. Jake Pitts is incredible on the lead! He is so talented that it's crazy! And Jinxx is just as good! Ashley is amazing on the bass. Christian coma aka CC is the best drummer I have ever heard as well. The way they all play together is the best thing I've ever heard. They're newest album BVB4 is the best music I've ever heard they have progressed in they're music so much. I've listened to black veil brides ever since I just turned seven. And along with many others I can also say that they saved me. They saved my life. They are my hero and my saviours. I love them all with my whole heart.
For example some people don't think that they're lyrics are life saving and inspirational. Well, they aren't in every song. They haven't started the band to save lives, that's just a bonus. Example in the song knives and pens, it's ...more
Andy has a great voice, he has a lot of emotion and passion shown, he does it with angst, and you can see how much what they are singing about means to him.
The way they play their insturments is fantastic, it has such a great beat and it shows how talented they are.
Not to mention the lyrics, they are extremely thought provoking and have a big meaning, and could help anyone through hard times.
This group was out before any if these groups in the top ten. They created the standard with so little influence before them. They had no one to Try and be better than. 6th isn't bad but I feel they were better than some if these other bands. Especially since they never completely went mainstream.
All the bands are mediocre compared to alexisonfire, they were the first screamo/post hardcore band to break into popular music and although they're broken up they remain one of my most favoured bands ever!
Seriously, 38? You all should be ashamed. AOF puts basically every band higher on the list to shame, well, minus Pg. 99, who are actually screamo. This list is funny though. You 14-17 year olds who think that ISMFOF and A! A! And basically every other band on this list... Y'all some funny kids, man.
It would be a shame to compare this group to any other in the list, I believe their sound is special and most of the other groups are very generic but that's only my opinion. Anyway been listening for 5 years to the same 4 albums and 1 ep and I can't get enough
This is what got me into the "Screamo" genre, I cannot believe that Sleeping With Sirens isn't in the top ten list of bands. My favorite song by SWS is...oh oops all of them! They should be at least #8 on the list. This band is one of the only reasons I don't cry when life gets tough. Kellin has the voice of a angel! I love him and the whole band!
I love SWS SO much! Kellin has the voice of an Angel. I love the whole band, to its entirety. The music they produce is amazing, just as simple as that. Sleeping with sirens is on my top 3 list of my favorite bands. Keep up the good work, boys, I love you all.
This bad is the band that got me into this type of music. Kellin is literally a God. He has such a beautiful voice. They should definitely be higher that this. At least in the top 5! There music is so perfect it is indescribable.
Kellin Quinns voice is so angelic and their instrumentals are amazing. There lyrics have so much meaning be hind the. My personal favorites are if you can't hang, iris, who are you now, if I'm james dean and your audrey hepburn.
Gotta love these guys. They are so technical, and never fail to impress with their depth of songwriting. They do not deserve to be this low on the list. Buy their Christmas album too, cause it's gonna rock.
August Burns Red is one amazing band I started to listen to them about a year ago and I loved them, there a good Christian band and they know how to throw it down when it comes to there music.
This is my favorite band in the whole world. Definitely should not be number 14. These guys are the absolute best, their music is beautiful as are the people who perform in it.
They are such a great positive screamo band. My favorite band. These guys should not be so low. Amazing instruments, amazing screamer
Seriously, listen to Zach Johnsons screams. They feel/sound so powerful and full of raw emotion. I see stars is for sure in my top 5 favourite bands of all time. When I saw them, they had an absolutely amazing live show, and we're just so enjoyable, and the electronics add so much fun, but it's also hardcore enough to have a pretty great mosh pit. All around great band
Best band ever created in the human world Go Devin Oliver and forever lives I See Stars! One of there best albums is End Of The World Party, so yea a think they will most likely go Hard. They faced many challeges on there way to sucess, although they have accomplished and will face even greater challenges. Endless sky! GUERRO254
Great overall band, not for everybody, but they have a great style for anyone who likes dubstep type music, or synthcore. Amazing vocals and great screams. This band also has some variety, which you don't see in a lot of bands. Id put I See Stars in the top 5!
Their newest album, New Demons, is the complete reason why they should in the top 10. They are good in the studio and live. Zach Johnson's screams are spot on, and Devin's voice is solid and catchy. ISS forever!
Their the best because, their beat is awesome, they having hot band members, their screamo is easy to understand and other bands are all like just screamo this band actually has plain words their just the best. I love you RONNIE AND CRAIG!
Whenever I have a bad day or even want to listen to a good metal song... I pick this band.
Escape The Fate is absolutely incredible. That's all I must say.
Guitar solos > breakdowns
That is all... Besides Craig's high screams. (10/10)
Sure not all songs are a hit but "lipstick and black" "bleeding mascara" and "ravenous" are great. They have a powerful duo. "Gallows" "blow" "anitlove grand" and "when two are one" are also great.
Atreyu should be in the top 5! Check out this band you won't regret it.. You will be hooked with their songs plus alex varkatzas' voice is just amazing it's so powerful! Check out " the crimson"
Atreyu is definitely too low on here. A deathgrip on yesterday is a great album. Some of the bands on here are not screamo to be honest.
How are they so low? They're awesome!
There new album is so much more musically complex than any of there other albums especially the song ballad of a broken you guys should check that song out they belong in the number one spot.
You gotta be kidding me. How is MISS MAY I be less than top 10? This and blessthefall should be way up top
Explain to me why these guys aren't in the top ten. I mean come on they scream well and their singer has an extremely unique voice and can carry melodies beautifully. Not to mention the few acoustic songs out there by them are amazing.
CTE definitely deserves to be in the top ten. These guys are amazing. Andy sings very beautifully, and David is an amazing screamer. Andy screams great too. So why is this number 47? I haven't heard one song by them that I don't like.
I'm actually surprised a lot of people have chosen this. I don't know a lot of people who do know them, but they fill most of my playlists and are sooo awesome!
They have amazing vocals! Having two vocalists really does something for them and their lyrics are really amazing!
Way too low! Most of the bands rated above them have 2 or 3 tracks per album that are respectable. You can and should listen to Silverstein straight through. Every song has raw emotion, harmonic vocals, melodic riffs, solos and above all the sickest and cleanest screaming voice in the music industry.
A band that has been around for decades and has consistent albums to solidify their greatness. In terms of screamo, they helped define it, especially having one lead singer, unlike most bands, for clean and unclean vocals. Silverstein also has helped with depression for many. Top 5 in any category!
Silverstein is probably my favorite screamo band. It has hard and soft songs that are all good. I tend to usually like harder songs so when a band has soft songs on their album I usually skip them. This is not the case with Silverstein. They are great on all aspects of their music.
This band changed my life. Whenever I feel depressed or anxious I listen to this band. Shane told has an amazing voice and he is a great songwriter. I know all of silverstein's songs and they are amazing live when I saw them at warped tour this year. Shane told is my idol
This band has the best screaming vocals I've heard in my whole life, check out the songs "Painting Shadows" and "Losing You". Jimmie Strimell is the best screamer ever, that's for sure, and one thing the other bands don't have is the amazing singing talent which Dead by April has.
Dead by April has been around for a couple of years now, but I just found them, and I completely fell in love with their music, and it's hard for me to get into a band this much, other than I See Stars.
I found this band last year and LOVED them! Their song "Dreaming" was my #1 fave!
DBA should be at least in top #20. One of the best bands I've heard so far.
This is one of the most amazing bands I've come across, they have very inspirational songs like facedown, your guardian angel, Godspeed, etc. they have amazing vocals. They have an amazing mixture of screaming and regular vocals in their songs. Personally I think they deserve a higher ranking but that's just my opinion.
Their best song was face down. This was the band that got me listening to screamo, rock, metal, hardcore. I still listen to them. I love them sooo much!
Oh my gosh love their songs! Try them for sure!
They are my favorite band, but since only their first 2 albums are screamo I don't know if this band fits onto this list. But they are the best band ever!
Avenged Sevenfold is cool. I even have a shirt of them. I love Avenged Sevenfold so please vote for the greatest band in the world.
I have to agree.. Avenged Sevenfold does deserve a better rating.. they have been around for the longest time and just about everyone knows at least one of there songs
They are my favorite band I think they deserve a better rating!
their songs are amazing,Matt's vocals are terrific! the band itself deserves a little more
These guys have a unique sound which is something I value in any screamo band. It's a must for me. I also know this is not an easy accomplishment adding to the fact they sound really good doing it. I have downloaded 1 album already and plan to download more. Keep up the good fight guys!
I love this band, is my favorite, I wouldn't change it for any other cause no other band can compare to the talent We Came As Romans have, though their songs have helped get through a lot of difficult times... I just love them!
We Came As Romans has got to be the number 1 on this list! Their music has a perfect transition from screaming to singing. WCAR NEEDS to be in the top 10 at least!
I love WCAR and how they don't focus on the bad, negative things about the music but write about good things, not about hate.