Imagine a passionate band from South Carolina that spreads a message of love, faith and hope. Is screamo the first thing that comes to mind? Probably not. But it should be if you know anything about the guys in Emery
. They're determined to infuse meaning and sincerity back into -- here comes the catchall phrase -- emo. And while such a mission seems admirable, it's not necessarily an original thought. More often than not, emo bands come bearing the side note: "No, we're the real deal. We're REALLY emotional. Seriously." Perhaps what differentiates Emery from its cohorts is that the band focuses on being genuine and compassionate instead of forwarding a political, or personal, agenda.