The Ten Greatest Emo Bands
The Top Ten
Best band to ever walk the earth. Their lyrics are sweet poetry in this world of despair.
This band is known by just about everyone. "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "I'm Not Okay" were the songs that kicked off their career. "Helena" is just a flat-out great song. - Joekool67
Best band ever. Digs famous last words and disenchanted and pretty much every song of there's. But think they went the wrong direction with there new album just saying
One of the best:)! - StraydogsickV 673 Comments
They are awesome and deserve to be number 1 on every rock list. They are going to change the world
Black Veil Brides are one of my favourite bands! Andy six is my future husband! Knives and pens is an amazing song!
Black Veil Brides are my absolute favorite band, second is My Chemical Romance!
Mine 2! I also love fall out boy, pierce the veil, sleeping with sirens, and a whole lot others
Best Band Ever, Andy Is my idolV 659 Comments
I love FALL OUT BOY! They are so amazing they're pretty much all I listen to!
Good Rock, Good Lyrics, Good Guitars.
I mean, c'mon, they're multyrockers
Fall Out Boy is a genial Band! AMAZING. Hear it and you must hear it even more. xD
Fall Out Boy is a great band. While I agree their newer stuff from after the hiatus and maybe Folie a Duex isn’t emo, it’s still great music and all four albums (Folie a Duex, Save Rock and Roll, American Beauty/American Psycho, and MANIA) do not deserve the hate they get. FOB has a great lyrical style where they blend verses that seem like they wouldn’t work together and make it into a song. While I have yet to listen to My Chemical Romance and Black Veil Brides (I plan to), I can say that FOB is the number one emo band to me.
Recommended songs: (Ones with * are off newer albums, not emo but still great songs. Ones with ^ are profane)
Dead on Arrival,
Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy,
Sending Postcards From a Plane Crash (Wish You Were Here),
Chicago Is So Two Years Ago,
Calm Before The Storm,
Reinventing The Wheel To Run Myself Over,
The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes,
Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This ...more
They're beyond the best! They're so Cool, bad ass, awesome! They're the type of band people look up to and, wished they can be that awesome band
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.
Love this band! Panic at the disco has always been my favorite band because it is emo, without being to sad. Also Panic at the Disco in better than lots of emo bands that I like. My favorite song by panic at the disco is The Balad of Mona Lisa
UDHSJSSJ I LOVE PANIC! AT THE DISCO THEY ARE AMAZIFM GIDNJFBSUV 226 Comments
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!
! I just love 30 Seconds to Mars! Their music is just AMAZING! And Jared Leto is totally hot. But that is not the only reason why I like him and his band. The lyrics they sing are touching and his voice is... Just WOW. I can't describe it.
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're alternative rock/alternative metal not emo although they do look like emos sometimes.Still good band.-LitSavageV 38 Comments
I really love their song, angandatx..!
and I like hayley's bangs and the color of her hair.. yeahpxz..
haley is so danm brillent I ain't got the words to explain it! - sic(6)sic
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.
Even though they're not emo, I still voted for them because they're the best!V 82 Comments
Hell yes RONNIE RADKE's new band boy face this band is an amazing band it has Escape The Fates old singer Ronnie Radke but I still love ETF like Forever laugh out loud
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.
If you just listen to Ronnie's music I don't need to even argue why it's amazing, you'll understand
not emo - chnapikV 100 Comments
Sleeping with sirens is the best band there amazing and everyone should check them out I love sleeping with sirens so much I can't wait to see them they're sexy and make amazing music go check em out guys
They're an amazing band, but I don't think 'emo' when I think of they're band. I think 'wow! What amazing voices and feelings they have in they're songs. ' I personally like bands above this, but it is an amazing band.
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.
not emo - chnapikV 118 Comments
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!
the hottest and mostest sexyiset bands i ever saw and max, ronnie and criag all very cute and i'll give some love to monte and robert. keep rocking ro screaming whatever you perfer.
The Guilltine, The Ransom, Dragging Dead Bodies, Friends and Alibis.
Pretty much any song by Ronnie Radke is simply amazing - ShaggysWorld
Also deserves more then the percent - amass21V 51 Comments
Are you kidding me? , are kidding me? Pierce the veil is in 36th rank, do you even know what you guys are talking about, they're like super good you'll feel a sense of guilt that you didn't listen to them earlier in your life. I hate that you guys don't know how good pierce the veil really is, just plain disappointment is all I have right now
Pierce the veil is like the best band ever! It is so easy to let yourself go in the music, when I'm sad I listen to them, upset I listen to. Them, even when I'm happy or in love or heart broken do still listen to them because they're just that good!
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
This band saved my life back in 2009 and I was only 8! best band ever they deserve the world!V 163 Comments
Good music Good voices and Good lyrics. Very nice
Their song really inspire me.. Really can make me feel what the meaning of the songs.. Matt's character vocals guitar is perfect!
Bullet is a metal band not really emo but it still should have the proper respect of putting it at least in 2nd place.
Bullet For My Valentine is a really great band but they're not emo.They're Metalcore with some Thrash and Hard Rock influences.-DarkBoi-XV 44 Comments
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.
Laugh out loud! Jimmy Eat World is the only real emo band under these ten bands, and definitely the best emo band out there. Get a life, dumb ass guys. You must be sick. Hey, Though I'm a German, I know what real emo music is. That's in fact, haha.
Jimmy eat world are absolute legends, just fact, created emo with Clarity
I LOVE all the other bands on this list SO much! but COME ON JIMMY EAT WORLD HAS BEEN THE ONLY REAL EMO BAND SO FAR!V 44 Comments
Amazing band anyone who does not think these are awesome are seriously lame this band should be way higher defiantly in my top ten bands of all time
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
What? Number 15 their songs are... There's no words to describe them. They are awesome, make them at least number 7 but they deserve highter. But they KICK ASSES! I love the song (final episode) and (a candeliet dinner with inamorta). Vote!
They deserve better than 2% - amass21V 55 Comments
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.
How are they #41? Diary is one of the best albums in the history of ever. Anyway, only like 1% of this list is emo. You know, Saves the Day*, Mineral, Cursive, Rites of Spring, Texas is the Reason, Jimmy Eat World**, Cap'n Jazz, Weezer*. That's about it. A thumb rule is: if it gets played on MTV, there's a 95% chance it's not emo.
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.
The ONLY REAL EMO BAND
Everything else is just a ripoff of them
I think they are just wow wow wow they were the first
emo band I lisend to when I became one I seen them live and just the first song blew me away but a lot of emos don't agree so what if you lick thm then good if you don't that just weard googd luck to them on ther tour you rock my life
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.
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.
Cut my wrist and black my eyesV 24 Comments
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.
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.
Anyone who has listened to this knows this is emo genre. It's more gothic but a lot of her songs have harder stuff. It's more sad than emo but yeah.
I love bring me to life amazing songV 81 Comments
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 you idiots. Some bands, granted, are newer and can be classed as emo; Brand New, The Hotelier, Foxing etc. This list is embarassing. 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.
Awesome band needs to be way higher
Never Meant is an amazing song on a game changing album
Math rock and emo (true classic emotive post hardcore) one of greatest combinations ever to be heard by my ears.V 4 Comments
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.
best emo band ever! love the songs I caught fire and taste of ink
One of my favorite bands in the world. Their newest album is one of their best albums out.
Not an emo band, but they're still amazing.V 32 Comments
I love the so much. Their music is sort of a punk pop style. My favorite song is Somewhere in neverland.
I love them so much, their lyrics are always so meaningful and the tune is always upbeat, they deserve to be higher on the chart.
I've been listening to ATL since I was 14. I can honestly say that I've never met another band who were more dedicated to their fans. These four boys not only make amazing music but also completely have my heart.
Literally all time low is my all time obsessionV 46 Comments
This is utterly wrong. The greatest emo bands are Brand New and Sunny Day Real Estate, and that's that!
Between this and Sunny Day Real Estate really.
99% of this list is radio commercialised shallow throwaway crap anyways
The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me is a better album than any other band's album in the top 10, this band deserves to be higher
TDAGARIOM is a masterpiece and better than most of discographies of bands on this listV 17 Comments
I Love Alesana.! They Are Really Awesome They Should Be One Of The Top 5 Best Emo Bands.! - ravicupcake
Real Emo band... Not that "wanna be" emo --'
And One thing... TOKIO HOTEL ISNT EMO!
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.
The best emo band at this topicV 28 Comments
1 of my favorite band... I like all their songs.. So fascinating! I love listening to their songs especially: BROKEN, I HATE THIS SONG, ITS NOT OVER, STAY ClOSE don't GO.. And their album HEAR ME NOW ad A TWIST IN MY STORY..
Come on people! None of those bands hold a candle to secondhand serenade
Haha you must in position 2 or 1 ok, or you will be broken, you must awake, you and I together forever I love serenades very much, because to day you will be the winner I need you in position 1, you is amazing amazing and amazing band in America
EMOEST BAND ON THE LISTV 24 Comments
Texas is the reason is one of the best bands on this list. Some of the others really shouldn't even be considered emo. I consider The band itself to be more post-hardcore, but regardless... Should be higher up.
Sadly, I agree with "Texas is the reason is one of the best bands on this list. Some of the others really shouldn't even be considered emo. I consider The band itself to be more post-hardcore, but regardless... Should be higher up."
Not considered emo by many "emo-experts" but still more emo that most of anything on this garbage list.
Wow. The rare ACTUAL emo band. List is utter garbage
Second favorite emo band, right behind Sunny Day Real Estate, just ahead of Owen. This should be way higher than that overly edgey pop-punk and screamo that has infested the list.
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. - zappyo29
You wouldn't guess the impact Tokio Hotel had in their home country back in the '00s... they sang what millions of adolescents felt at that time. Their style was new to German mainstream, youth culture was devided into rap or pop, while their emo style was androgynous and fresh. People who didn't fit the stereotypes had something they could relate to. Their success didn't last that long but it was huge. Unfortunately, being teenagers didn't help them being taken seriously by German critics...
Love this band their songs are so amazing! Love each and everyone of them with respect. Bill kaulitz voice cannot be describe its like a angel!
tokio hotel is the best band I've ever seen. their style, songs lyrics... woo! everything is so awesome... bill kaulitz is fabulous...
I LOVE THEM! ek! YEAH!V 16 Comments
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.
dashboard confessional is the #1 band on my iPod along with AFI(a fire inside)
their songs are so touching, make me cry sometimes.
Their songs have meaningful lyrics, but are soft enough for parents to listen toV 8 Comments
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.
Cap'n Jazz is probably the only band that actually deserves to be on this list.
What none of these bands are emo. Cap'n jazz basically invented modern emo and are amazing
Waaay better than american football
also this is pretty much the best emo band, why are they only 37? I mean the bands on the top 10 aren't even emo. there is no hope left in this world
I love the sound of Funeral For A Friend so much! The guitars, the drums, everything. The first couple albums are totally ripping!
They are not Emo!
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...
There are my favourite band ever! They ' kick ass.
I listen to them when I'm sad and when I'm happy.
Their saddest song is 'don't go', its very touching
You are crazy this band is amazing ; they should be number 4 for me, Oli has an amazing voice. The best song is shadow moses or suicide season, vote for them AND GO CHECK THEM OUT THEY ARE BRILLIANT. VOTE VOTE VOTE!... BEST BAND!
OLI SYKES HAS AN AMAZING VOICE
Why they aren't in top 10?! Weird ranking...V 112 Comments
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS? The fact that these guys aren't even in the top 20, behind BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR no less, and should really be in the top 5. No band compares to their amount of originality, melody and lyricism. TOP 4 life!
I don't consider TOP emo, I consider them more as an alternative band ( or Schizoid pop ), but I will still love them no matter how much 2016 made them seem over-rated.
They're far from emo (even though a lot of idiots at my school hate them and say they're goth) but they're still really amazing, I just don't think they should be on this list.
I love da band but I not emoV 37 Comments
If you've never heard this band's music, consider yourself very fortunate. This is the band that, if we let it, will end music forever. Also, judging by the comments I'm seeing, I may be the only person here who's not a 12-year-old girl with neon blue hair and five extensions. AVOID THIS BAND AT ALL COSTS!
Welp, here goes.
Their songs, yes, are explicit at times. But if you have a problem with it, don't listen. God. They have other songs as well that DO NOT cuss. Just so you know. It takes talent to do as well as they do, and their lives shows are AMAZING for those of you who say all they are is autotuned.
Get your ass on here and vote.
Favorite band EVER! I don't care if you like them or not there are amazing and I love them! They have songs about sex yes but they are amazing. They have songs that give people confidence and help them. So... Yeah AMAZING
Love you Jayy Von Monroe and Dahvie Vanity3
Ugh. This band is literally the worst. I get a headache just thinking of them.V 81 Comments
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!
Oh meh lord this band is great and deserves to be higher ranked what m8V 2 Comments
I can't get their music out of my head.. I think they are the best band in town. so much cool!
In my opinion They're best band after Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional. My favorite song by their is "My Heroine" and "My Disaster".
My favorite one. "Your Sword vs. My Dagger" is the greatest emo song I ever heard. "Defend You" is pretty good, too. - Joekool67
They are really cool and I like their vintage sound. They remind me of Mayday Parade and they are really good.V 6 Comments
Sad, I've counted a total of five emo bands on this list (Sunny day real estate, early Jimmy eat world, Rites of spring, and American foot ball). this is the reason why ignorance is the downfall of democracy, and people need to educate themselves about what they are voting for. I'm guessing most of this sites voting population have never even heard an actual emo band before.
Seriously, I couldn't agree more. how the hell did mineral end up at 76, well below such non-emo bands like escape the fate and black veil brides? Where are bands like rainer maria? Or still life? How about boys life? Maybe christie front drive? Or even elliott? Or the obvious like the promise ring? Not even any love for Jejune?
Listen to mineral you idiots
How is this so low especially next to so many bands that aren't in the genre? this is one of my all time favorites, the only explanation is people haven't heard of them. If you are still reading this and you are interested in learning about the band or just the emo genre in general I can not recommend enough that you listen to their song "parking lot".V 4 Comments
Love Motionless in White. They are pretty amazing. Seriously go check out some of their music.
Their songs have so much meaning behind them
I love Chris and the band I especially love their song Abgail and upon this dawning
MOVE THEM TO NUMBER 2! THEN MOVE HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD TO NUMBER ONE!V 19 Comments
Best band ever. It should be up a little more. Some of these band are horrible. I love the song You only live once, its one of my all time favorite song, it in my top twenty for sure.
Not an emo band but still basically the only good band in this list. The fact that Blood on The Dancefloor is higher is just shameful
R.I.P. mitch lucker my brother got me Into this band and I fell in love right when he played you only live once
I love this band. I always have wake up in my head at school.V 13 Comments
The first two TBS albums may be the two best emo albums ever. You can literally feel the emotion in their voice when they are singing, and the back up vocals harmonize so well with lead. Both albums flow very nicely, and the first one has an awesome raw feeling to it. Love them
I can only assume they're not top 5 because a lot of people aren't considering them emo. If you do, they might be the best. Emo is short for emotional. If you don't feel the emotion in their first two albums, check your heartbeat...
Pretty awesome, just started listening today on a friend's advice, absolutely love them. Cute without the e, and liar, best ever
This list is a joke. (Before you jump down my throat) I actually like most of these bands. But they aren't emo. Save the vast majority of these for the best pop punk bands. That's where they belong.
Taking Back Sunday, on the other hand, is the greatest emo band of all time. Louder Now is iconic in this genre. That entire album has been played by myself alone too many times to count.
This is the best band ever it should be higher up
Hella awesome band, more rock than emo though
Coolest band I have ever heard to!
I love Hollywood Undead! They should be higher up.V 26 Comments
Sounds like angels played their music, Beau's voice is so sweet it makes me feel warm, not emo just posthardcore but its great nonetheless... This list is fail
Best screamo emo band hialgia best song
These guys are metal not emo
Love the song hollow bodiesV 1 Comment
I absolutly love this band they are amazing. They are very inspierational and Michael vampire is the sexyest guy in the world beside andy beirsack.
Absolutley love them! Should be at least top 20! Wow this list is shocking!
Only actual Emo bands should be on this list. Not Metalcore, not Emo Pop Punk (you can make a separate list for that), not Deathcore, not Nu-Metal, EMOTIVE HARDCORE.
Rites of Spring were one of the first Emo bands, therefore they should be first or at least higher up. All these other bands are mainly pop punk, emo pop punk (a fusion of Emo and Pop Punk; regardless still a different genre), metalcore, nu-metal (Evanescence? ) or alternative metal.
I wish people would research their genres. It isn't hard to type "Emo" into Google once in a while. By typing three words into a search engine, you could learn so much. But no, they don't even think of that. They're too caught up in what the mainstream thinks is "Emo" to become a free thinking individual and do it themselves.
The first ""emo" bands that "emo" fans don't know about. They are great though.
A hardcore punk band that experimented with their sound, the founders of the genre.
The founders of emo, and hardly any one claiming to be a fan of emo even knows about them. based on some peoples comments people seem to believe emo originated in the early to mid 2000s. this is just pathetic, how a once mighty genre has died.
rest in peace emo.
A Skylit Drive is BEAST how could you people let it slip to 32nd and XO Skelton in an EPIC song how dare you guys let them down!
They sound really good
HONESTLY BEST BAND EVER
They should be MUCH higher on the list though. They have a really badass metal sound and are really talented. They really should get more recognition.
Awesome band my favorite song is love like winter because it expresses the way I sometimes feel with my family and beautiful thieves is good to like the way death just steals some peoples beauty
Best band EVER! I love love love them they are awesome and should be closer to the top
Davy has the most amazing voice EVER! AFI is the best!
Greatest band in existence.V 1 Comment
Ok, here's the thing. I discovered Saosin in the past couple years, and some of their music I think deserves to put them top 5 on this list. Seven Years is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard, and other greats like Collapse, and It's far better to learn are just fantastic. This band has flown under the radar, but both Cove Reber and Anthony Green are extremely talented and deserve more recognition. If you have never heard of Saosin, PLEASE do yourself a favor and check them out
Another great band. "Some Sense of Security" and "Voices" are two great songs by them. - Joekool67
You Are Not Alone, Bury Your Head, Voices, Seven Years, Sleeper, man... They make me cry
I hardly ever listen to them but You're not Alone changed my life :DV 3 Comments
I seldom listen to them. "Baby, You Wouldnt Last a Minute on the Creak" is a pretty good song by them. - Joekool67
chiodos is a really good band and two birds stoned at once is a good song - jakeman3000
Craig is just a good Lyric righter.
This band is amazing and beautiful. Listen to them! You won't regret it.V 2 Comments
This is Post-Grunge, not emo. It isn't even associated with emo. I'd say it's in my top 3 favorite bands though, I'm glad it's good enough to get on lists of a genre it doesn't belong to!
I'm really not sure if this is an emo band but THIS IS MY FAVORITE BAND EVER!
To the person who said this band is not emo... HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SONG "PAIN"?
3DG is a kickass band and one of my personal favorites, but In no universe are they close to being emo. They used to be like hardcore modern alt-rock, but since Adam left they have been more nu-metalishV 13 Comments
I think people forget the meaning of Emo, Emo stands for emotional. Not all the crap about sex and stuff. These guys are amazing and have amazing lyrics. Believe, Face Down and Your Guardian Angle are my top 3 favourites from them.
Come on people in this list there are only like 3-5 real emo bands and like none of the top 10are they are all good bands but not emo rja is actually an emo band fix the list
The Red jumpsuit apparatus are one of the best bands around. In my opinion. I think that they should be in the top 10 at least not 28th no way.
I love the song face down the instrumentals were awesome but I liked the lyrics a lot moreV 8 Comments
WHAT! Why are they so low down! They should be in the top 5 at least! They r amazing!
They have saved my life more times than I can admit. The amount of strength and post put in to their music and lyrics is amazing.
They need to be much higher up on the list! Amazing band with a wonderful sound and beautiful lyrics
How are they #44?V 17 Comments
BEST BAND ever! It's mixture of both sad and screamo make this band absolutely unique to everything else. Songs such as No More Sorrow, Crawling, and Faint are my favorites.
They are not heavy metal
Post hardcore, not emo, but the BAND shouldn't BE ON THE FOURTH PAGE OML YOU PEOPLE NEED TO LISTEN TO IT!
Their early work is a lot angrier than the Hunting Party, but Mike is a genius and Chaz can make choruses soar and verses curdle your blood. Definitely give them a vote.
They're not really emo but still - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 18 Comments
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