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This a list of screamo bands including artists who have played subgenres such as crunkcore at some point in their careers.
Screamo is a music genre which predominantly evolved from emo, among other genres, in the early 1990s. The term "screamo" was initially applied to a more aggressive offshoot of emo that developed in San Diego in 1991, which used usually short songs that grafted "spastic intensity to willfully experimental dissonance and dynamics." Screamo is a particularly dissonant style of emo influenced by hardcore punk and uses typical rock instrumentation, but is noted for its brief compositions, chaotic execution, and screaming vocals. The genre is "generally based in the aggressive side of the overarching punk-revival scene," although the term can be vague. The genre was pioneered by bands like Heroin and Antioch Arrow.
^Jared W. Dillon (Jan 2005). "Circle Takes The Square" (album review). Sputnikmusic. Retrieved January 25, 2012. The intensity and emotion put into these songs gives it an edge over most bands in the screamo category and it really helps define Circle Takes the Square as a band.
^Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Artwork" (album review). AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2012. Four albums in, they're also taking the business of being in a band very seriously too, demonstrating a greater command of dynamics and a certain measure of professional panache, something adolescent, an adenoidal rush of their early screamo.