Following our recent lists on s post-hardcore and '90s metalcore , this edition of 'In Defense of the Genre' is about 25 albums that defined screamo in the '90s and '00s, and remain influential on the current scene today. I recently did lists on classic albums within s post-hardcore and '90s metalcore , and here's a list of classic albums from another subgenre that frequently crosses paths with both of the aforementioned subgenres: screamo. Like both post-hardcore and metalcore, screamo emerged out of hardcore, and -- as its name implies -- emo. Its roots as an established genre can be traced back to the early '90s, when a crop of bands started taking the impassioned, desperate sounds of the "emocore" bands of DC's Revolution Summer in directions that were even more intense and abrasive. Screamo eschewed the toughness associated with hardcore and metalcore and often favored melodic, soaring passages that shared musical DNA with post-rock bands like Mogwai, Sigur Ros, and Explosions in the Sky, but it also had a type of always-on-edge chaos and represented a heavier, harsher alternative to emo bands like Sunny Day Real Estate or "Midwest emo," which often sounded closer to indie rock than to the hardcore bands that emo was built on.
11 American Post-Hardcore Labels That Established The Genre
List of post-hardcore bands - Wikipedia
As punk and its many offshoot genres were thriving in both the mainstream and the underground in the late '90s and early s, a new version of a previously-existing subgenre started to take shape, and that genre was post-hardcore. The genre dates all the way back to the '80s -- depending on who you talk to, Big Black is post-hardcore, Zen Arcade is post-hardcore, and Dag Nasty is post-hardcore, though none of those things sound like any of the others. The genre thrived in the '90s, thanks to Fugazi, Quicksand, The Jesus Lizard, Unsane, Drive Like Jehu, and a slew of other bands who don't necessarily sound like the '80s bands or each other , and it hit the mainstream in the early s thanks to bands like At the Drive In, Glassjaw, and Thursday. Specifically, it's about 15 genre-defining albums from that era.
15 albums that defined the 2000s post-hardcore boom
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This is a list of notable musical artists who have been referred to or have had their music described as post-hardcore. Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock. The genre took shape in the mid- to late s with releases by bands from cities that had established hardcore scenes, such as Fugazi from Washington, D.