10 (errr 5) Bands Who Will Influence The Inevitable Pop-Screamo Revival Of 2017

The so-called “emo revival” is all the rage these days, and isn’t it ironic? A genre once ridiculed by mainstream publications and snobby critics is now the inspiration for a new think-piece every week. This surge of new emo bands has also brought with it a great sense of nostalgia for the old, revered bands of the genre. It’s only natural. But while everyone was reminiscing “Jimmy Eat World this” and “the Promise Ring that,” we got to thinking: What about emo’s loud cousin? What about pop-screamo?

If you’re wondering what pop-screamo is, it’s pretty much what its name implies: Poppy emo music with screaming in it that captured mainstream attention in the mid-2000s. You may remember it gracing AP’s cover via the likes of Story Of The Year, the Used, Hawthorne Heights and more. Given the cyclical nature of music trends, it’s only a matter of time before pop-screamo comes back into favor with major labels and rock radio programmers nationwide. So who will the new crop of bands cite as influences? We have an idea.

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