Top Ten Bands That Should Be Popular, But Aren'tAngryByrd Just to get everything out if the way, this is NOT an "underrated bands" list. These aren't necessarily my favorite bands. These are bands that have elements of popular music in their sound that I think would do well in the mainstream. By "popular" I mean that these bands should be among the most well known current bands. Also, I'm ranking these bands based in how popular they should be, not how actually good they are.
The Top TenXW
Nine Inch Nails' mainstream industrial sound should appeal to everyone. It has plenty of elements of rock, but it is also easy to dance to and really catchy. How this band isn't popular, I don't know. - AngryByrd
I like them better underground. At least that's what the dude in the Imagine Dragons VS Nine Inch Nails post said.
MY CHEM! MY FAVORITE BAND OF ALL TIME! VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW OF THEM, BUT IF ANYONE, AND I MEAN ANYONE TELLS ME THEY LOVE THEIR MUSIC, YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY BECOME MY BEST FRIEND! - Eternal_Laughter
THEY ARE AN AMAZING BAND WHOSE SONGS SPEAK TO ME, WHICH IS RARE! I STILL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT AFTER FIVE ALBUMS, THEY STILL aren't AS POPULAR AS I WOULD EXPECT THEM TO BE... - Eternal_Laughter
One of the best I on the list I love this band - donovanthorn
Maybe it's because they have only 2 albums... - Turkeyasylum
Great band. Vocalist has a Kurt Cobain vibe. - LizardKing99
Anberlin are a Christian post-grunge band who have been responsible for many heavy, but still radio-friendly songs. - AngryByrd
Too progressive. I guess they could shorten the songs on the radio, and some people might like it, but I just don't see it topping the charts. Also, they only had one song that was even close to popular, and it wasn't even that big. - AngryByrd
Actually, in the heavy metal world, they're pretty well known. Not on the outside world though. And Pull Me Under is overrated. Amazing band nonetheless. - IronSabbathPriest
Metal and metal bands are not allowed to become popular in the mainstream segment. Metal is the only music genre with a mission - it's like an opposition party forever. Metal should never be officially in power (mainstream) because it will start serving The Establishment and mass tastes.
Metal songs don't have to be radio-friendly, excessively catchy, schlocky or whatever else the mass taste would like. There's already enough of that in pop music.
Metal is underground and must stay there. If not, it's not real metal anymore - for example, bands like A7X, RATM, Disturbed, Slipknot, Korn, Three days grace, M. Manson, and all "metal" bands that get more than 10-20,000,000 views per song for no healthy metal reason. - Metal_Treasure
Listening to this band right now I just love it!
This band only had only album called re up but they were really good they never amounted to much after the band broke up and the singer died a year ago could have been a great rap metal band - donovanthorn
I'm gonna promote the hell out of this band. - IronSabbathPriest
He is fairly popular, but not for the reasons I mean. - AngryByrd
They are really popular if anything they over shadow people that are better - donovanthorn
They are the best band that ever lived but no one even knows them. They deserve more credit for their 90+ songs that they rocked.
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List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016
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