Top Ten Best Screamo Bands


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21 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire

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.

Alexis is the best band easy, even now they've disbanded all of their music will reign supreme until the end of time!

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!

Alexisonfire put melodic hardcore on the map.

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22 A Skylit Drive

I love this band I have seen the live and they are amazing I love them is I had to buy tickets to a concert it would be a Skylit drive I love the love the song rise and cali buds unbreakable knights of the round I like all four of the albums that have come out make a new one you have a awesome voice dude and the concerts we all go nuts.

New favorite band ever. just some amazing stuff out there. According to colombus is my favorite song

Good inspiration in music.

Simply best band ever.

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23 Issues

Issues is amazing. Not many people know about them, but they have real talent. I see them getting more popular when they release their first full size album.

Just take a moment.. And listen to the lyrics

The vocalist has an amazing voice! It's better than the voice of Justine Bebeir!

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24 Miss May I Miss May I Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school.

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.

Miss May I is the best! It should be the number 1 bands! STAY METAL

MISS MAY I have to be the first one!

U r joking me why arnt they in they first like they r the best band ever and they r always going to be and everyone know's it and my favourite song is architect and it's the best song ever and keep it going guys don't slack off

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25 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.

This is such a good band how could you put it this low?!?!? Very sad
This band is a lot better than oh I don't know pg.99 because they suck. And this band doesn't I mean who wouldn't want to listen to a band whose name is this cool a long with the fact that there AMAZING I am ashamed because you but this band so far down.

They're so funny and unique.

They have a nice narwal

Check out this song: Sex ed rocks (on YouTube) YOU'LL LOVE IT I PROMISE!

26 Oh Sleeper

Best screamo vocals I've ever heard!

Shane's singing is so and compliments Micah's screaming beautifully. Love these guys!

Best screamo band! But it's been forever since they released an album

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27 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

These guys rock. The songs are well put together, and howard jones's screams are fantastic. The songs stay heavy too, they don't start out heavy then get all 1 direction then heavy again.. Unfortunately most screamo songs now a days have a girly section somewhere that takes away from how awesomely heavy the rest of the songs is. KSE doesn't do girly.. even when howard is singing its methodical and deep. No frills here..

Howard Jones can scream hella good. Better than Bullet For My Valentine! Something other bands don't have is that he can SING!

Killswitch for the win without a doubt. listen to this fire, my curse ( and make sure it's the heavy version, there are 2 versions), rose of sharyn, and save me best songs ever

I love them, their music helps me calm down. I also love how in most of their songs they have a positive message.

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28 Crown the Empire Crown the Empire

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.

They have amazing vocals! Having two vocalists really does something for them and their lyrics are really amazing!

This band is absolutely the best and deserve to be at the top of the charts, along side falling in reverse

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29 Woe, Is Me

They are the best with BVB, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember and The Yeah Yeah Yeah's

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30 The Used

By far the best band of all time. Meaningful lyrics, good sound, everything. Plus, they don't only do heavier songs, they have many slow acoustic songs as well. Also, Bert McCracken is awesome live and makes seeing them such a joy! I love them. They are my favorite band.

The Used are one of my fave bands because they are different but in the best way possible. They have a wide variety of music and it never gets old. As people they all seem really down to earth too. I am actually quite shocked they are so low on the list.

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31 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

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.

Best one with their song, Face Down m/

Oh my gosh love their songs! Try them for sure!

One of the only screamo bands with a top 40 hit ever and they aren't even top 10 :(

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32 Chelsea Grin

Chelsea grin are deathcore not screamo however their lead singer Alex is the greatest vocalist in metal or hardcore and his screams on the my damnation album will never be matched! - Zoran945

Best screamo band ever, I listen to all the bands on this list and love them all, but Chelsea Grin definitely deserve to be higher up!

One of the best bands. They deserve top 5 at least. Some of the most hectic songs ever that just make you want to get up and move.

Literally amazing

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33 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

Amazing vocals, beautifull scream, BEST BAND EVER!

That growl of a scream is THE BEST!

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34 As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation more.

These guys are one of the founding fathers of good metalcore; their style has influenced a countless amount of bands. They are, and will always be, kings of the metal realm.

whoa whoa whoa, what is as I lay dying doing as a screamo band? they're way better than that. they're freaking real metal - someguy12345

unbelievably skilled! tim lambesis can scream! Nick Hipa can play!

Super heavy great in concert should be in the top 10-15, if not at least for being metalcore before metalcore was popular

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35 Underoath Underoath

This band deserves top 5! I can't belive that the devil wears Prada is higher than UUNDEROOATH! COME ON.. my deterioration incline, emergency broadcasting, in division, driftwood, paper lung and desperate times desperate measures are the best at least bring this band up top ten

I can't believe this band is at 17. listen to writing on the walls and reinventing your exit. AWsome

They are so good! Their killer mix of high vocals and screams make them addictive

This should be on top 5

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36 Dance Gavin Dance

These guys changed the game with the introduction of R^^B and screamo. They took dual vocals to a more artistic level, offering compare and contrast of vocal abilities. This, bottled with unconventional guitar work ala Thomas Erak, deep bass lines and intense drumming, Dance Gavin Dance has risen to the top as one of the most influential bands in the scene today. With influences like Thursday, At the Drive-In, Deftones, Daitro, Sigur Ros, Dr. Octagon and Aretha Franklin, they bring a mixture of anticipation, passion, soul and intensity.

Mother of god, is this band good. The chillest songs I have ever heard. Johney Craig is among gods, so is Kurt. If you have beer listened to this band, there is something wrong with you.

Dance Gavin Dance is amazing they should be higher like it is aginst the law to have Dance Gavin Dance down here.

One of the most original bands out there

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37 All That Remains All That Remains All That Remains is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1998. They have released eight studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold over a million records worldwide.

okay, all that remains should defo be no1. bfmv, kilswitch, tdwp, cob. and as I lay dying are all really good, but these guys are the best

because they're better then half the bands on this list


Founders of the genre next to Asking Alexandria

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38 Attila Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.

Attila is one of the bands that makes you feel better about your day and makes your problems seem lesser, they are the best escape from reality, they should be higher up.

Attila and attack attack need to be up higher then they are

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST RAW screaming vocalists in all of metal, alt, screamo history and the best there ever will be.

I don't know why people hate this band so much I LOVE them, HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE DEATH METAL RAP - dfsa

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39 Attack! Attack!

They are the best and my friend thinks Caleb Shomo is the hottest thing in the world. They are the best thing in the world. I do agree with my friend. My favorite song is stick stickly, the best in the world. I am a huge traveler and I don't miss a single concert that they are in. I went to Warpt Tour last year in Idaho and it was the best thing. I haven't missed a concert since I was twelve and I'm fifteen. It is sick. My family is insanely rich and I get all there money no that they died, sad really but good for Attack Attack. THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

They are my favorite band! My favorite song is The Wretched and it's off their This Means War album! It's their third and final studio album before the band departed. My dream would be for the band to get back together but I think it's improbable since the screamers from this band have their own new bands.

This is the sikkest band in the world. I love these guys. All of the band members my other frind think he is the hottest thing in the world and I sorta agree. I when to warped tour and saw them and now I am obsessed!


40 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

They should at lest be number 4 or 5 because black veil bribes barely screams and suicide silence has bad vocals honestly

This is the best band I see here. Even though its not screamo at all, they're the best. They are incredible musicians and great people who actually hang out with their fans. AWESOME!

What is this...31? Are you kidding me? Trivium is and should be number 1! Best vocals, screams, riffs etc... don't take my word for it... Listen to songs such as 'built to fall', pull harder on the strings of your martyr, no hope for the human race, or the entire 'Shogun' album.. They genuinely kick ass in my opinion :P

They're metalcore, not screamo. BUT STILL. Listen and you'll understand the awesomeness.

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