One of my favorite screamo bands of all time is Tokyo, Japan’s Envy. The band has been around for a long time (1992!) and were forerunners of epic, emotional post-hardcore. I place them alongside Saetia in terms of influence: whereas a lot of the guitar and vocal sounds were innovated by Saetia, Envy really mastered the rollercoaster-ride composition that’s so important to this genre.
I was super-excited to discover this incredible full set video of Envy performing in Hong Kong back in 2015:
It’s kind of ridiculous the kind of documentation that now exists for live shows, and this set is meticulously captured.