As a teenage girl who listen to what most people would call "emo" and "suicidal" I do not think that it is fair that I have to be subject to that kind of torment. When I look at the top 100 list of songs all I see are pop/rap songs with lyrics talking about f**king women and how much swag and money they have. I think that is what is making teenagers today feel the pressure to fit in to society.
Of course Heavy metal music is not "emo". You look at awesome bands like Manowar, Alice in Chains,, Gwar did some heavy metal here and there to name a few. It's called Hardcore, Post- hardcore. Even though it's not called "emo" because of the fact that it's just too heavy most of the time. Heavy metal is a genre that can be broken up into sections. Hardcore and Post-hardcore fall into heavy metal, but not heavy metal is not considered to be emo. The reason also that they are not the same is because the sounds of the instrument in Post-Hardcore it's mainly young teenagers with society issue screaming, with heavy metal it can be understandable. You can feel that's it's heavy metal due to the sounds of the instrument but still enjoy the lyrics as well. Listen to Manowar- Die for metal. In post-hardcore it's just lot of banging listen to Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans compared to Metallica, AC/DC, Meshuggah and others and you can see they are similar but they are different. Also Heavy Metal came before the post-hardcore crap they call music.
You don't have to listen to their screaming whiny music. You can listen to good metal. Metal is a art emo or post- hardcore is crap that most hormonal teenagers couldn't do so they scream. I mean yeah some of them have meaning. Most of them are just crud. It seems weird to even mix the two together.
It's fine to say Heavy Metal is not emo. My partner has dropped out from both of the competition so I would like to say they are similar in a way where they are both heavy metal. They both consist of heavy riffs. I cannot say for sure that screamo is not metal. It is metal just made for younger inexperienced artists. Me saying that metal is also emo. At least some of them. Not all tell you to cut yourself but there are metal that are definitely emo out there.