Metal The Best Screamo Bands of All Time  

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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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4,752 922
Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

2
3,991 995
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

3
3,191 777
Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Metalcore, Post-hardcore

4
3,022 747
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

5
3,010 863
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Cody added Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

6
2,718 869
Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
leoa added Pop punk, Glam metal, Metalcore

7
2,841 747
Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Deathcore, Heavy metal

8
2,010 670
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

9
2,846 977
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
ChristineStevens added Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

10
2,345 749
Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Emo, Metalcore, Heavy metal

11
1,469 645
The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

12
1,268 327
Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Chicano rock, Emo

13
1,149 474
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

14
1,083 359
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore

15
1,578 468
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
nG_Chaz added Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

16
1,738 525
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
skylarluvsyew added Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

17
1,559 434
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

18
701 244
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
KennedyCox added Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

19
1,242 521
Miss May I is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

20
1,619 422
Crown The Empire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
VanessaHawelu added

21
1,268 669
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

22
797 545
Eyes Set to Kill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
leoa added Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

23
694 416
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

24
1,157 465
Alesana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
AtsutaneKawashimaKenshin added Rock, Screamo, Metalcore

25
930 463
August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Screamo Bands of All Time
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore