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The Best Screamo Bands of All Time 

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Updated December 17, 2019 70.7k votes 7.2k voters 245.8k views 125 items

List Rules Only screamo punk bands. Not to be confused with emo bands

Who are the best screamo bands of all time? Everyone has an opinion about which musicians are the greatest when it comes to the screamo genre. If you're into good, hardcore punk and emo, you probably love screamo too. There are also a ton of great Christian screamo bands and girl screamo bands that have been standouts in the genre in recent years. What exactly is screamo? In short, it's very aggressive music that involves, well, screaming. Sometimes screamo bands shift tempo in a song quickly, but the forceful lyrics are almost always emphasized. Vote for the bands you like the most, vote down any that you don't and by all means, feel free to add your favorites if they aren't already listed.

The best screamo music includes songs from bands like Of Mice & Men, Slip Knot and Bullet for my Valentine. Defining these bands as just screamo probably wouldn't be accurate, though: Some bands listed here are definitely heavy metal, emo and/or "metalcore." They are also often punk, because punk is a heavy influence on any screamo music. Just check out this list of the best punk bands of all time for proof.

The screamo sound is also strongly influenced by thrash metal. Whatever you choose to call it, screamo is a hugely popular music genre, and the famous screamo bands/artists listed here are at the top of their game with their unique sounds.
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Bullet for My Valentine ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Alesana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Miss May I is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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Five Finger Death Punch ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
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August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time