Screamo is emotional hardcore music for angry kids. Heavy metal is aggressive sounding music for people enjoying life.
Metalcore actively combines elements of extreme metal with elements of hardcore punk. Screamo is just an Emo/HxC genre that is very different. Metalcore is a very diverse and ambiguous style with many variations, so I’ll just link a few.
The term screamo is a portmanteau of the words “scream” and “emo”. Screamo uses typical rock instrumentation but is characterized by short compositions, chaotic sounds, harmonized guitars and screaming vocals.
Mainly because the word screamo was derived from emo (which basically means emos who scream), people basically just used it as a catch-all for music with harsh vocals that emo kids listened to, and then turned it around erroneously on all music on harsh vocals.
noun. a form of emo music that typically features screeching vocals. (as a modifier) a screamo band.
So many modern metalcore bands are influenced by emo-pop these days that the style is pretty much built into their DNA.
The best screamo music includes songs by bands like Of Mice & Men, Slip Knot and Bullet for my Valentine.
Pierce the Veil’s musical style is generally considered to be a mix of post-hardcore, pop-punk, experimental rock, emo and metalcore. Their debut album A Flair for the Dramatic has been described as a mixture of emo, screamo and progressive rock.
Screamo rap is a fusion genre characterized by the combination of culture & musical elements from Crunk, Screamo, Pop, Electronic & dance music The genre often features screamed vocals, hip-hop beats & provocative texts.