What is emo?

Philippines
December 12, 2006 7:48pm CST
i'm having a hard time defining emo rock. help me please.
2 responses
@BlaZeR28 (408)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
emotional rock, like songs that discuss about there lives, check urbandictionary for me info.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
what other bands beside my chemical romance plays emo rock?
@123456_ (1053)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
emo rock - As the remaining indie emo bands entered the mainstream, newer bands began to emulate the more mainstream style, creating a style of music that has now earned the moniker emo within popular culture. Whereas, even in the past, the term emo was used to identify a wide variety of bands, the breadth of bands listed under today's emo is even more vast, leaving the term "emo" as more of a loose identifier than as a specific genre of music.
Emo is a subgenre of hardcore punk music. Since its inception, emo has come to describe several independent variations, linked loosely but with common ancestry. As such, use of the term has been the subject of much debate.