Would you say AFI is a ‘post-goth’ band? I think this label is suitable, but I haven’t heard it used before. ‘Post-punk’ has been used to describe bands like the Cure, Siouxie and the Banshees, and Sisters of Mercy. I’ve also heard of the term ‘emo’ and ‘goth-punk’ to refer to AFI but I don’t think these terms really fit AFI. Or would you just refer to them as ‘hardcore’ and leave it at that?
I think they’re listed as post-hardcore on their Wikipedia page but I don’t know if they really fit into any one genre, they’ve evolved so much over the years