The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

The Top Ten
1 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.

Flat out favorite band ever. They got me through the toughest times of my life, and them being active again makes me love them even more. I love being in their post-peak crowd, and I'm proud to the love every song they've written

My Chemical Romance has been and always will be an inspiration to killjoys and listeners out there. They helped many teens and troubled minds get over their suicidal conditions and helped face the world with their music. As a teen myself, of course, I have pains, struggles, issues, to deal with but My Chemical Romance makes it bearable and they help me stand back on my feet countless times. I am thankful for that. Even though they have separated and broke up, they made a legacy. An unforgettable one. They made history. Their fandom is still alive up to this day. ALIVE and still rocking it. The black parade isn't dead because killjoys never die.

Seeing My Chemical Romance ranked first, makes me glad that they're getting the credit that they deserve. They still deserve more though... My Chemical Romance is the reason that I am alive to write this comment. They were there to fill in the silence during my sleepless nights. They were there distracting me from the blade. They were there telling me that I'm not alone, and people are going through this too and we need to "carry on" and "keep on living" to help all the other "fabulous killjoys" get through this together. They were there to show me that even someone perfect can be insecure and depressed. They were there to help me, to help us, live. My Chemical Romance is amazing.

Look. If their is one thing I know is that My Chemical Romance is the most influential and poetic band known to the emo or depressed culture. And me being a chemical kid for this band. I know for a fact they changed the world. I work on music of my own. And I've listened to bands like ptv and bvb but this band is more amazing than ever. Gerard is basically kurt cobain and john lennon had a baby. I wish I could say I was him. And I wish my music can do what he has done. He has changed people and helped people. But the saddest part is he wanted to escape the darkness. But he couldn't. Like kurt. And his music changed the world. Like lennon. But like he said. And will always never be forgotten. My Chemical Romance was not just one thing. Of something to stay. It was an idea and his music will carry on. Welcome to the black parade. All hail the black parade.

2 Black Veil Brides 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.

I'm really confused as to why these are on this list. I can understand people think bands like My Chemical Romance, Paramore and Fall Out Boy are"Emo" but Black Veil Brides are clearly in the metal genre.

While My Chemical Romance, Paramore and Fall Out Boy (plus other bands like that) aren't old school emo / emotive hardcore, their earlier albums might hold characteristics of hardcore punk / emotive hardcore. Other than that, they are mainstream bands and only really fit into the Emo Pop Punk genre (research that if you haven't heard of it).

Black Veil Brides aren't Emo. Their early work was inspired by Glam Metal and their work now is Metalcore. How they dress isn't "Emo" either.

Black veil Brides is terrible. Why are they even considered a band? Look at real metal, punk, and grunge artists such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, The Ramones, Radiohead, and The Sex Pistols. that's REAL MUSIC! Not like this junk that people can turn to and cut themselves to. Where has rock and roll gone.. People have the wrong idea. Rock artists now think that its all screaming. No. That's not it. Rock is made to think outside the box and to entertain people with the loud thumping of a bass, and the pounding of the drums, with the guitar electrifying the crowd, with the Vocalist finishing it off. Rock now is trash. And that's the truth.

If you listen too the lyrics of any of BVB song, you will hear a sonnet from the Gods. The band in General is much better looking then My Chemical Romance just look at the main singers. Yes I am in fact fans of Both BVB and My Chemical Romance, But Andy Beirsack is 5.9 Infinities better looking then Gerard Way. I will give Gerard credit, he has god given vocals that need to shared with the world. But Andy in a Angle that was sent from the gods to bring everyone Happiness and to make your inner thigh quiver when you see his face.

Black veil brides are the 6th best emo band ever I love everything about them especially there music and I love the way they dress

From the day I started pre school till first grade I had friends then in first grade till the spring of 2010 which is 8 year span I had no friends so music got me through it especially My Chemical Romance I used to spend all my free time ( my definitely of free time is not in school and not with family) in my room listening to music and My Chemical Romance was the one I listen to the most

Never saw My Chemical Romance live wish I did. My Chemical Romance is my all time favorite band I got in to them in 04 with there album Three cheers For Sweat Revenge (my 2nd favorite My Chemical Romance album probably 2nd favorite album of all time too also this album has my 2nd favorite song of all time on it I'm not ok) then in 2006 they released my all time favorite album the black parade (favorite My Chemical Romance album) also Famous last words became ...more

3 Panic! At The Disco 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.

Panic! At The Disco has been creating their music since 2006. Many of their great songs weren't considered "mainstream", however. Due to this, not much publicity followed them. Every album is different and has us on our toes. Some of their best songs include Nine In The Afternoon, The Ballad of Mona Lisa, This is Gospel, Girls/Girls/Boys, The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage, That Green Gentleman, Miss Jackson, and what is considered their most successful song, I Write Sins Not Tragedies.

Most definitely emo. Emo is a subgenre of alternative. Alternative includes grunge, pop punk, indie and, yes, EMO are subgenres of alternative music. Stop coming on here and spreading more of your lies and telling people that they’re not emo, Barry. They most definitely ARE emo. Not your typical high distorted guitars with semi-screaming lyrics but their lyrics, aesthetic and appeal are included in the definition of emo. Emo has changed over the years. Hard rock today would be considered metal in the 70s. Everyone but you knows P! ATD. Get out of your ego and just accept when you are wrong. Their earlier stuff is more emo than their newer albums but that doesn’t mean they aren’t emo anymore. Get your facts straight.

Panic is AMAZING! I wouldn't exactly call it emo, their genre changes with every album. Brendon (the singer) has such a good voice and they're all incredibly talented. They have been through a lot (like the split and Spencer Smith leaving because of his drug addiction) but they still manage to be so good and put some songs down for us fans!

They are THE BEST! Have you heard they're lyrics? They're so deep and meaningful. Sometimes you have to actually pay close attention the lyrics to understand the song, like "Camisado" and "Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks". They also are the king of long song titles. Oh and plus each album is different so you'll never get bored of them!

4 Fall Out Boy 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 get a lot of hate, but they're still awesome to me. As someone else said, they can literally change your mood like -that- depending on the song you choose to listen to. I think Fall Out Boy songs are better when listened to more than once, when you listen to the background beats(?) and fully appreciate them. Their lyrics are pretty good, definitely nothing to worry about. And yeah, sometimes you can't understand what Patrick's singing but it's majorly decent.

They should really be number one. Fall Out Boy pioneered emo. Listen to lyrics from some of their songs. "Hearts and Wrists in Tact", "A note on my wrist that says do not open before Christmas". They made emo mainstream. I have nothing against My Chemical Romance but they really are not that emo. They are more alternative though. At least you have Black Veil Brides in the list!

Fall Out Boy has a very important part in my life. They can fix my mood or even simply improve it. I remember being in my car and blasting Sugar, we're going down and Dance, Dance. They are a very influential band who are great at what they do. Many people put them lower on their list, but they are and will always be my #1.

I have to say fall out boy is one of the greatest a bands ever, not just through the alternative categories. There's truly an album for everyone whether you prefer the angstier take this to your grave or the combination of music types in follie. Not only is their sound nice but the lyrics if you really take a look at them are meaningful and relatable

5 Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

Paramore is amazing! Although I only know the lead singers name and am not part of their fandom, I have heard a LOT of their songs. The instrumentals are amazing and pure. Like many good bands, though, they have flaws.
- Hayley Williams voice is good, but it isn't natural, it is stressed and forced. The only time I have heard it natural is part of The Only Exception or whatever it's called. That is probably their best song.
-They are barely emo. They are pop punk. Some of their slower songs are considered emo, but not all slow songs are emo. The slow songs are emo in the tempo, and in the instrumentals (kinda), but lyrically no.

In conclusion, Paramore is a great band, but needs to learn. They will never be perfect, though, because NOTHING is perfect.

This band is so amazing, I can't even describe it.. Hayley Williams' vocals are THE BEST. Jeremy Davis and Taylor York are genius! Their lyrics are just.. Absolutely BRILLIANT! There is a Paramore song for every emotion/thought/feeling I have ever had. Their songs and lyrics have helped me through SO many things in the past. And that is why Paramore remains my favorite band and will be forever.

Best band in the world. But as of now, no. The old Paramore 2005-2013 is what I define as the best band in the world. Their album "After Laughter" is totally different sound to their usual stuff. That album, I would consider Pop not Emo. But overall, I love their music from 2013 and before.

Paramore is my absolute favorite band. My favorite songs from them are Ignorance, Crushcrushcrush, and Misery business. If you like this band, I recommend songs by Jeff Williams featuring Casey Lee Williams. These songs are from my favorite anime. This is the closest thing to Paramore, I'd say :3

6 Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

Almost all of the above are emo pop (short for Emo pop punk), but that doesn't mean it isn't emo. They are emo, just with other genres mixed in. Some of the band above have fully emo songs. Say one of your parents are Indian and the other is American. That doesn't mean you aren't "real American". Same thing with Emo pop. One "parent" is emo, and the other is pop punk, with the child being Emo pop. That doesn't mean the Emo pop bands aren't "Real Emo" or not "Real pop punk". So the emo pop bands are both emo and pop punk at the same time. Although that doesn't mean that Emo fakers exist, for example Paramore, who is pop punk.

Jimmy Eat World fans, stop acting like you are the only emo band on this list. I looked up on google "what genre is Jimmy Eat World" and it showed a list of Jimmy Eat World's genres. The first one was alternative rock, not emo. Emo came second. A list came up when I searched the same thing but for My Chemical Romance. The first two were alternative rock followed by emo just like Jimmy Eat World. Research before you type.

Let’s be real, Jimmy eat world will be number one in a perfect world. Not to deny My Chemical Romance or FOB of their success but they have moved towards pop vibes as well as many other bands on this list. Yet Jimmy Eat World has stuck towards their roots.

I love how this is the only real emo band in this list. Hahaha, major fail list. But oh well they all are good bands. Especially My Chemical Romance and Escape the fate. Amazing. Emo no. But amazing nevertheless.

Oh and this band, is totally the best EMO band in this list. Refer to previous comment.

Again. Haha.

7 Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

Best band live and studio out there today. Next time FIR is in your town go check em out, Ronnie Radke's stage prescience is epic, and his ability to write songs over catchy rythyms makes him today's best in the business. But it's not just Radke the entire band from Jacky the axe man Vincent on the lead guitars to Ryan seaman and Ron ficcaro on drums and bass and Derek jones screaming and playing guitar, they are an underrated must see group. Check em out FIR REAL.
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I LOVE Falling in Reverse! They are the best band ever and I am not emo but I was surprised that this band really spoke to me! Its awesome because my best friend who is emo showed me this band! The funny thing is everyone judges and doesn't like people for who they truly are and you just have to look behind all the looks! That is why I love this band and it truly has a real heartful meaning to it!

If everyone would take a listen to this band I'd be very grateful. They are like the second greatest band to My Chemical Romance in my mind. They don't seem to be getting the recognition they deserve. Yes, Escape the Fate was a good band started by Ronnie Radke, but they're nothing without him.

Just amazing there songs get stuck in your head there my second favourite band with my chemical romance being first. There brand new album Just like you is so creative and deserves so much attention and don't get me started on the drug in me is you

8 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music.

Their songs are amazing! Situations, Friends and Alibis, The Guillotine, The Webs We Weave, There's No Symapthy For The Dead... So many songs I can never get enough of!

This band is simply amazing and no one should argue with that. They have the meaning and they just blow my mind whenever I listen to them. Monte Money became an insane guitarist compared to his guitar playing on the past few years. They deserve a higher rank that this, so vote for them!

In my opinion, etf is way better than bvb. Just listen to songs like: just a memory, you're insane, something (such a beautiful song), ashley (also a very beautiful song and craig's voice is sooo beautiful), this war is ours (a good song to workout to), the flood, bad blood, behind the mask. I would go on forever, but then this comment would be way too long. All I'm trying to say is: etf is an awesome band and deserves nr 1.

Escape the Fate rocks hard. Listen to The Flood and Won't Back Down. They're two seriously cool songs by a seriously cool band. Please uprate them they deserve a higher spot than this!

9 30 Seconds to Mars 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 currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

30 Seconds To Mars - band that sold over 10 million records worldwide, band that helds Guiness Record for most live shows during one album cycle, band that enjoyed sold out tours and numerous headlining festivals... Band that received 81 numerous awards including MTV awards for videos The Kill, Kings And Queens, and Up In The Air - directed by Jared (frontman) himself. Band with originality energy and by far best band above all those mentioned above and below in this list.

30 Seconds to Mars and My Chemical Romance are my favourite bands ever! 30 Seconds to Mars deserves to be at the very top along with My Chemical Romance! The lyrics are unique and beautiful and Jared Leto voice is just... WOW! Lets not forget about the music which is also absolutely brilliant! I wouldn't say they are emo, but I suppose touch on this genre in some of their songs...

They deserve number one. 30 Seconds To Mars is better than any other band in the world in my opinion, Jared has the most unique voice and their band has an unnamed genre of music. They are just too good. I like their older albums a lot better than their new one but still great. I can't wait for their comeback! Echelon forever and always!

Don't think we can "label" them as Emo, no, they don't fit only in that genre, but in multiple ones.
They create an unique and excellent sound, a new genre, maybe,
So, probably we can call it "Mars Sound", that's it, but definitely one of the best bands ever!

10 Sunny Day Real Estate

Possibly the most important emo band of all time, up there with the genre’s founder Rites Of Spring, and the band that spearheaded the math rock incorporation into emo music American Football. Most of the bands on this list aren’t even emo.

This is sad (not because its emo), there are only about six emo bands on here (sunny day real estate, rites of spring, american football, texas is the reason, mineral and (early) jimmy eat world) the rest are not emotive hardcore/post-hardcore, but instead a bunch of half-decent pop/punk fueled by ramen bands that are simply mislabeled and have very little in common with any actual emo bands. Honestly listen to the six bands I mentioned and become well versed in the genre before voting, that isn't to say you will enjoy it more than the pop/punk bands, as some of those bands range from decent to great by some peoples, however you should be able to tell they should not be lumped into the same genre.

I do not approve of the label "emo" but this SUNNY DAY GODDAM REAL ESTATE NUMBER 249? RITES OF SPRING NUMBER 27? I'm feeling like this is a joke and that everyone is trolling but I'm not going to rage about My Chemical Romance being in the top ten, I'm happy actually because they are my favourite band. EXTREMLY AWESOME? YES EMO? NO But like I said I'm not I going to hate on anyone I mean, I listen to Katy Perry, but does that mean I can't listen to bands like Slayer? No. I think people should try and broaden their music taste as much as possible. I'm finished typing now but it's not like anyone would see this, people looking for "emo" bands would have been satisfied after seeing Black Veil Brides and then left.

I've now lost faith in humanity, the highest ranking emo band on this list is in 12th, and it isn't even Sunny Day Real Estate, or at least The Get Up Kids, its Jimmy Eat world, they only have 3 (arguably 4) emo albums out of their discography of 10 albums. I'm not saying JEW is bad in fact it should be ranked in the top ten, however SDRE deserves to be at least top three along with The Get Up Kids and American Football.

The Contenders
11 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.

Pierce the veil is awesome I don't see how they could be in the 36th rank. I would put them as number 1 best band ever, they always cheer me up and when I feel down I just listen to them and forget about the world, Pierce The Veil saved me, they are my heros, the first song I heard of them was southern constillations, the lyrics really touched me, they really help me to not cut, whenever I feel like cutting, I listen to them and forget about the world, they also help me throughout the most hardest times like heartbreaks and my boyfriend started to listen to them, and PTV has really helped him out too, the first song my boyfriend heard of them was Bulletproof love

Pierce the Veil is terrible. Why are they even considered a band? Look at real punk and grunge artists such as Nirvana, The Ramones, Radiohead, and The Sex Pistols. that's REAL MUSIC! Not like this junk that people can turn to and cut themselves to. Where has rock and roll fine. People have the wrong idea. Rock artists now think that its all screaming. No. That's not it. Rock is made to think outside the box and to entertain people with the loud thumping of a bass, and the pounding of the drums, with the guitar electrifying the crowd, with the Vocalist finishing it off. Rock now is trash. And that's the truth.

They are the best band in the world and they help many people in many different ways they add a whole new meaning to music me personally that have helped a lot that don't even know me but that still help and put time for meeting there fans and really connecting with them. It annoys me when people say there names wrong I mean how hard is it to say Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes, Jamie Preciado, and Tony Perry like they are not that hard I get if your not a huge fan of them but if someone claims they are there biggest fan at least try to say there names.

I'm not exaggerating when I say Pierce the Veil has saved many people's lives (including mine). Their lyrics are so deep and easy to connect to! And it doesn't hurt that they're all really hot ;) but seriously, they are my favorite band and I wish I had found them sooner... I listen to them everyday and I think more people should too... Going back to that whole "life saving" part, there was one day where I felt so bad and I was crying. I was then listening to "Tangled in the Great Escape" and I put my knife down and I've been clean since that day, and because of that here I am :D I love this band so much and I think they should have a much higher ranking...

12 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band currently consists of Kellin Quinn, Gabe Barham, Jack Fowler, Nick Martin, and Justin Hills.

They were one of my first post-hardcore favorites! It's really interesting and cool to hear falsetto vocals instead of the norm, and I like how they try to bring in the acoustic audience with some of their work while maintaining the alternative audience. Their lyrics are so beautiful that when I first heard "if I'm James Dean than your Audrey Hepburn" I cried. They are just all around awesome.

Currently listening to this band, and I love it so much. It has been my favorite band for a while, I don't regret finding it. The lyrics are absolutely amazing, they talk about topics other than what the regular public listens to, and I personally think Kellin's vocals are some of the best I've ever heard. I also think Gabe is an amazing drummer, and everything is just overall perfect in this band.

Sleeping with Sirens is one of my favorite bands, Kellin Quinn is definitely what makes this band, with out him I personally don't think it would be as good a band. You should check them out. Songs I recommend are Kick Me, a trophie fathers trophie son, if you can't hang, and four corners and two sides

Sws are amazing I love them so much I might get tickets to see them in concert I hope I do because they are one of my favourite bands ever... my favourite song would have to be rodger rabbit I mean come on its just so abd emotional and aaww... plus Kellin Quinn is my spirit animal

13 Hawthorne Heights

The melodic emo-pop slowly invaded rock radios everywhere in the nation. The few that made it (and stayed) on the radio are the better known bands such as My Chemical Romance. You can keep getting your music spoon fed to yourself on the radio and television. Great music like Hawthorne Heights requires some searching to be found.

Incredible band

Hawthorne Heights, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, The Used, Matchbook Romance, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Embrace and Rites of Spring deserve to be at the top of this list. Not those stupid poser bands.

Possibly my favorite emocore/post-hardcore band. No other band really competes with it, while an occasional song or two from other bands might sway me a bit, putting on my headphones and blaring up the volume to listen to Hawthorne Heights (Miss you Casey ;-;) beats anything I'll ever experience. No mainstream band (SWS, PTV, BVB, or even My Chemical Romance) could even hope to surpass them in my eyes.

I have seen this band twice. The CD Skeltons is probably one of the most well written I have ever heard -- death, life, afterlife, sorrow, self-destruction, all wrapped up into one. There is a continous underlying theme in every song.. Check it out sometime.

14 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.

Bullet For My Valentine is SO NOT EMO... Are you 10? It's a safe assumption only two others have heard them (not counting the generic good... Good... Good... Comment) because they are a metal band with a very distinct sound that deserves to NOT be on this list but in the top three for metal. "Only Pretty on the Outside", "Tears Don't Fall", "Your Betrayal", and "Scream Aim Fire" are some of their more mainstream tuneage... Check em out!

Bullet For My Valentine is sort of an emo band. Another stretch, really. It is Metalcore, which is essentially if all the punk aspects of emo were replaced with metal aspects. The genre is very closely associated with emo and followers of emo music tend to also listen to Metalcore. One of my favorite songs is Tears Don't Fall pt. 1!

Favorite band in the whole world, I would say you need to at least respect them good though to put them in at least 2nd-3rd, These guys have been inspirational to me, so much of my life has revolved around them, Bullet may not be so much an emo band but still have to be the most amazing band out there.

Bullet for my valentine is the best band ever if you haven't heard them then you haven't lived matt tuck has the best voice ever and their guitar riffs are flaw less. There music gives you a sense of hope and makes you feel good I personally love this band.

15 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Evanescence is the best band I've ever listened to. The songs are so deep and meaningful that they are perfect. Songs like Hello and My Last Breath bring out what perfection means. And Amy Lee's voice just matches the lyrics in every song. It's her that makes every song sound do unique and artistic.

I think evanescence should be higher on the list though. Their sound is unique, Amy Lee's voice beautiful and haunting, and I like how they incorporate classical piano with their rock sound. "Tourniquet" is my all time favorite song by them and they are awesome. I didn't expect to see them on the list but now I'm happy so yayyy

I was looking for Evanescence to be under My Chemical Romance. Or at least to be in the Top 5, not Top 20! I've liked Evanescence for 13 years now, Amy Lee has gotten just more and more amazing. No other band has this much emotional impact on me. This pisses me off.

They should be #1 I love the way Amy Lee expresses her emotion in her voice. My Immortal is a sad yet powerful song. They really put a lot of focus on how they describe things in their songs. I love them.

16 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.

This band is insanely good. In 2009 they made the album "Stand up and scream" which is just AMAZING. In 2011 the album "Reckless and relentless" was released. It wasnt as good as the first one, but (In my opinion) still the 2nd best album ever made. In 2013 they made another just gorgeous album named "From death to destiny." Unfortunately the singer Danny Worsnop had changed their style into something a little more hard rock at this point so the album fell a little behind the other ones. (Remember that everything I say is still just my opinion.) In 2015 Danny Worsnop left the band, but I can't disagree with his decision since he didn't have his heart in the band anymore. This looked like the worst thing that could ever happen, but it was the complete opposite! The young singer Denis Stoff now joined the band, and I think Denis is just what AA needed. Denis has with his high screams and lots of energy succesfully brought AA back to the times with "Stand up and scream" and given the ...more

These guys are well worth listening to and are one of the most creatyive bands I have ever heard with their sound. even after Danny left they still deliver brilliantly thanks to Denis' brilliant vocals, he does get some hate because he is the new guy, but his vocals are just as good as Danny's and he does brilliantly playing Asking's new and old songs live.

Asking Alexandria is an amazing band for starters. Their lyrics are amazing and meaningful. They really should be at the top of this list right under My Chemical Romance which is another amazing band!

The one of the greatest band I've ever heard. They used to be have a upper rank. Reckless and Relentless album is the perfect album of them with title breathless and a lesson never learned

17 Dashboard Confessional

One of the best yet underrated emo bands out there. Some bands I grew up with slowly turned into pop punk/punk rock, but Dashboard stayed and embraced the scene. Chris Carrabba's vocals tug on my emotions every time I hear them. Especially on Remember to Breathe, Turpentine Chaser, Hands Down and Vindicated. His vocals are accompanied by an acoustic guitar or an entire band. He sings with lots of emotions since stated in an interview the songs he makes are "outlets" for his sadness. This gives the songs the emotional power they have whenever anyone plays their/his songs. In my opinion, Chris' acoustic versions of his songs feel more raw and are filled to the brim with emotion. Dashboard is one of those bands where not a lot of people listen to, but have great music.

Who doesn't love this band, those of us who grew up with them love them. They sing with such emotion and are the songs you can sit and listen to over and over and every time you hear them they spark that memory

Dashboard always rock my world... Especially when I hear their song, vindicated and handsdown... So my hands are down and two thumbs up for dashboard confessional

My Chemical Romance was for normal people. Dashboard confessional still makes great music even in 2018

18 American Football

Wow an actual emo band!
Being able to completely redefine the boundaries of genre while still following the clear styles that had been emerging in emo bands as the genre progressed, with just a single album.

What the...people are really stupid and don't know the meaning of 'emo.' Emo is a 90's genre and most of these bands only came out in 2005 when emo was already dead. This band, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Get Up Kids, early Jimmy Eat World, Braid, Jawbreaker, At The Drive-In, The Promise Ring, Texas Is The Reason etc are emo. Not My Chemical Romance and suicide silence. Some bands, granted, are newer and can be classed as emo; Brand New, The Hotelier, Foxing etc. This list is embarrassing. American Football made the most legendary emo album of all time. The only made one with 9 tracks and it defined the genre. You kids need to go back to school. Rant over.

Literally all the top 10 right now are scene bands. Get some real emo. Listen to American Football, Cap'N Jazz, or The Getup Kids. Widen your horizons beyond the mainstream like Black Veil Brides and find the legitimately talented bands out there. Also, don't label your scenecore as emo please.

Math rock and emo (true classic emotive post hardcore) one of greatest combinations ever to be heard by my ears.

19 Brand New Brand New is an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane; they were joined by Benjamin Homola for their live performances.

Yeah this list is absolute crap. Brand New is not only one of the best emo bands, but one of the best ever in my opinion. Can't stand when people who don't realize what emo music actually is come on here and vote up stuff that's not even close to emo., I officially give up on you.

Between this and Sunny Day Real Estate really.

99% of this list is radio commercialised shallow throwaway crap anyways

This is more emo than any other band in this list. Listen to The Devil and God or Deja Entendu, legendary albums by a great emo rock band.

Jimmy Eat World and Brand New are the only actual emo bands I've seen on this thread. Brand New should be higher up but oh well whatev

20 Funeral for a Friend

Well, I don't really think that FFAF is emo, but they're definitely good! My personal favorites are Roses for the Dead and The Diary. I just think that they have a good meaning, and I lvoe what they write their songs about. Oh, and My Chemical Romance isn't emo... ^. ^ Just thought I'd say that... They hate being called emo. I'm not sure if Panic! Or Green Day should be on here either...

I love the sound of Funeral For A Friend so much! The guitars, the drums, everything. The first couple albums are totally ripping!

21 The Used The Used is an American rock band formed in Orem, Utah, in 2001. The group consists of vocalist Bert McCracken, bassist Jeph Howard, drummer Dan Whitesides, and guitarist Joey Bradford.

The used is definitely the best emo band I know of, it's a close call between The Used and My Chemical Romance. My favourite song is probably either I Caught Fire or Find away.

Most of the bands in this list are not emo. I can understand they are considered emo for the way they appear. Real emo bands - My Chemical Romance, The Used, Jimmy eat world

The Best Band... Ever. Found out about these guys a few years ago, and I can still listen to their music over and over again. Look these guys up.

Screamo kings! Unmatched musical arrangements & vocal delivery. Hard to pick a top track, they have a song for every dysfunction.

22 The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

How are they not on this list? They're at the forefront of emo revival, and are definitely one of the best emo bands ever! Just listen to their song "Heartbeat In The Brain" or "Pictures Of A Tree That Doesn't Look Okay" to get an idea of what they're like.

23 Alesana

Love the way they make their albums into stories, and that each song is linked. You can't just go but one song off of The Emptiness because it's a story, and it'd just be like ripping a page out of a book and reading it. Alesana is amazing and I hope that everyone else will give them a chance.

I isten to all of these bands, and alesana is more of a slightly metal band, and I don't really consider them emo
Then again emo so does that make all the music I listen to emo too? Well, to all the judgemental people out there?

Alesana are simply the best. The screams are one of the best I've ever heard and the song's are meaningful and addictive, I love all of their songs

Alesana has an amazing screamer and amazing lyrics. For me Alesana is the #1 best emo band. I highly recommend the band if you like good screams.

24 Scary Kids Scaring Kids

I love scary kids scaring kids, their songs are heartfelt with tons of meaning and the singers voice is immaculate.

Best band out of Arizona, would be ranked higher, if Tyson Stevens were still alive.

Never heard of em. I'm going to start listening though, they sound awesome!

Haha they aren't good at singing at all I don't like them...

25 Cap'n Jazz

The bridge between the 80s emocore and 90s emo. Their influence should not be understated. Mike kinsella of americ anfootball actually was a member of the band.

Obviously, people need to know what emo really is.
I looked at this list and most of the stuff here (Good God, since when did Fall Out Boy become emo, huh, trendies? )

Cap'n Jazz is a true emo band. Their lyrics may be childish, but they make sense. If you're not the hippie who claims to have listened to emo.

Because emo isn't supposed to sound like pop.

One of the originals. Why don't re just rename the genre for "real" emo to something else. Make it ridiculous and let's not let anyone steal it this time, kk?

What none of these bands are emo. Cap'n jazz basically invented modern emo and are amazing

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