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My humble emo beginnings.
Hot Cross was recommended to me since I liked The Fall of Troy. With Hot Cross, I enjoyed the
technical riffage, abstract lyrics, and coarse vocals. I liked the use of clean guitars to produce
heavy moments instead of distortion. This band led me straight to...
Saetia. At the time I was led to believe they were the original "screamo" band (not true), and it was a
drastic change from Hot Cross's post-hardcore/emo blend. It was the same vocalist and drummer but the
music was much more ferocious and emotional. Saetia directed me to Off Minor and the other projects with
ex-Saetia members. The emo tag grew in my iTunes.
More screamo, but more intense. This is my favorite screamo record to date. Of course, I
started to trace other bands with members of Orchid like Ampere. Then venturing off into bands
like pg.99 who also had albums produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge.
|4||Sunny Day Real Estate|
I didn't always want to listen to fast beats and harsh vocals. I wanted something mellow. So came
along the realtors of Sunny Day. "Diary" is definitely a classic of the genre and something everyone
who is a fan of indie and alternative should check out. I started listening to more Seattle-based
emo bands after my intro to Sunny Day Real Estate.
|5||City of Caterpillar|
City of Caterpillar
After checking out bands like Godspeed and Explosions in the Sky, I started developing more and more interest
in post rock bands. I slowly found out that post rock is a very repetitive genre with just as many imitators in the
genre as rap. Along came City of Caterpillar, blending post rock and screamo into one. Of course they aren't the
first to do this but it was a nice introduction to this perfect blend. Envy, Pianos Become the Teeth, etc. soon
|6||Joshua Fit For Battle|
To Bring Our Own End
If you haven't taken a dive into the genre or you have doubts, try this introduction. Branch out from
your little cacoon. If you enjoy bands like Touche Amore and La Dispute, chances are you'll fall in love
with the genre. If you enjoy Dance Gavin Dance and The Fall of Troy, try Hot Cross out first like I did
(although they're not really emo at all, it'll introduce you to a lot of others). You're gonna like what
you hear (eventually), I guarantee it.
|Bored at the library waiting for my next class to start. Made a list.|
Black dude in here with a South London accent. So awesome.
|Mine began with Orchid's Dance Tonight, Revolution Tomorrow record. It took me years of listening to that album before I really appreciated it and branched off. Short list, good bands.|
|my first emo album was...|
my chemical romance, duh!
jk, I dunno, I don't really care for emo all that much anymore. american football maybe?
|American Football is my favorite band that people consider emo.|
Love me some sunny day.
|Ohhh Parkway Drive.|
|thanks xing |
|No. Just Park.|
|death of deathofasalesman pls|
|4 was my first emo album and it's certainly one of the best|
|1, 4, and 6 are so good. Haven't heard the others yet.|
|Yeah, Sunny Day Real Estate was my first emo record. |
|Is the black guy from Brixton? /sterotyping|
|5 great records and Hot Cross, good way to get into the genre|
|Mhmm also others mentioned in the descriptions. These 6 were my kindling to the 120 I have today.|