What is emo music

Emocore has been subject of much debate since it first appeared. So…emo is a genre of rock music. At first, the term was used to describe a subgenre of hardcore punk in the ’80s. Later, ‘emocore‘ was used to describe the DC scene and regional scenes related.

The biggest names of the period are Fire PartyRites of SpringOne Last WishEmbraceBeefeaterGray Matter, and Moss Icon.

The first wave of emo began to fade after the breakups of most of the involved bands in the early 1990s. In the mid ’90s, ‘emo‘ began to reflect the indie scene that followed the influences of Fugazi. Bands like ‘Texas is the reason’ and ‘Sunny Day Real Estate’ introduced a more indie rock style of emo, less violent than it’s predecessor. “Indie emo” survived until the late ’90s. As the remaining indie emo bands entered the mainstream, newer bands began to emulate the more mainstream style, creating a style of music that has now earned the moniker emo within popular culture.

Whereas, even in the past, the term emo was used to identify a wide variety of bands, the breadth of bands listed under today’s

emo is even more vast, leaving the term “emo” as more of a loose identifier than as a specific genre of music.

› Bands

Here are some bands that members from our forum recommend, you can also tell your opinion about them if you register there. Also, if your favourite band isn’t listed here, we would be grateful if you would post it in our forum.

Before listing the bands we would like to mention we strongly DON’T recommend you bands like My Chemical Romance or Fall Out Boy.


Emo Bands

  • Matchbook Romance
  • Moss Icon
  • City of Caterpillar
  • Rites of Spring
  • Poison the Well
  • The Rocket Summer
  • Tomorrow’s Last Hero
  • Senses Fail

Screamo Bands

  • The Used
  • Love Like Electrocution
  • Clip the Apex
  • Neil Perry
  • Ape Shit
  • The Khayembii Communique
  • I Would Set Myself on Fire For You
  • Herbrightskies

Post-Emo Bands

  • Mineral
  • Sense Field
  • Texas Is The Reason
  • Jimmy Eat World

Indie Bands

  • Dashboard Confessional
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Straylight Run
  • Cursive
  • Patrick Wolf
  • Beep Beep
  • North Of America
  • The Driveway
  • Cansei de Ser Sexy
  • Elliott Smith
  • The Summer Obsession
  • The Scene Aesthetic

Hardcore Bands

  • Bring me the horizon
  • Circle Takes the Square

Post-Hardcore Bands

  • From first to last
  • Saosin
  • A day to remember
  • Thursday
  • Funeral for a friend
  • Enter Shikari
  • Emanuel
  • LoveHateHero

Punk Bands

  • Blink 182
  • Jawbreaker
  • NOFX
  • Billy Talent
  • Dirty Little Monkey
  • Sum 41
  • Rise Against

Metal Bands

  • Within Temptation
  • Bullet for my Valentine
  • Staind
  • NightWish
  • Anathema
  • Avenged sevenfold
  • Otep
  • Cradle of Filth
  • Slipknot
  • Hatebreed
  • Chimaira
  • System Of A Down
  • HIM
  • Rhapsody of Fire
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