i don't think i'd call these guys emo at all...then again, it's such a vague term. still, when i personally think emo, i think more whiny stuff...dashboard, taking back sunday, that kinda stuff. not to knock it...i've got a massive emo kid streak. it's not all i listen to, but i enjoy it a lot.
as for strung out...i don't dislike them, i don't like them, they're just kind of there for me.