Best European Bands


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This band represents a wide range of musical influences and genres and is in no way defined by one genre only. That's one of the most beautiful characteristics about HIM, they sing in all colors and still manage to deliver their sound beautifully with their signature romantic sense. Ville, the vocalist, is a lyrical genius and never fails to keep up with the modern dark poet lyrical style, whether drunk or sober. Together, with Mige, the funny bassist, Burton, the handsome keyboardist, Linde, the introverted cute guitarist and Gas, the adorable drummer, they put on so much effort and talent to produce pieces of arts that never die with time. Add to all that the fact that they are truly amazing with their fans, which is something that most artists miss nowadays. HIM are really underrated in a world full of posers who claim they know everything about music and call HIM 'wannabes', because HIM deliver artistic music in all its colors, which is their specialty, unlike limited bands ...more

I just love HIM and the music they put out. When someone is in love and you hear all the lyrics you have a scene Of Love for that person you are with. And you can relate to there music Much Love
Angela Marie

Amazing band, amazing music, lyrics, and very warm and nice to their fans.
Go HIM, GO HIM! Best band ever!

Number one band of all time, perfect

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2The Beatles

The Beatles should seriously be number 1. What's it doing at number 2?

You can find Beatles in every other bands, because they invented a new idea of music

The Beatles were, are and will be the best

Beatles is ba best

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3Poets of the Fall

This is my favorite band ever, not just in Europe, but the entire world - and I'm American, by the way! Their music is impeccably produced, entirely by the band and their independent label. It's difficult to express how deeply their music has touched me over the years, since I first discovered them in 2009. They are all incredible musicians, but together they have created something you simply don't hear these days. Their sound incorporates elements from many different genres, but is still completely unique to anything I have ever heard before. Their music is memorable and will stay with you forever. It was a blessing to have discovered them, and I feel bad for those who will probably never have the opportunity to hear their music simply because they are not well known in the US. Hopefully we can change that though!

I hope they will get the success they deserve outside of Finland some day. It would be sweet to see them preform in person but they rarely come this side of the ocean.

The only word that describes them is, "MAGNIFICENT"! A great band, with a great lineup! Marko, with excellent and diverse vocals, Olli and Jaska, with a unique and impressive guitar work, Captain, with pleasing and rhythmic keyboards, Jani, with great bass work and jari, with awesome drum work! Overall, this band is simply excellent! All of their songs are unique, inspiring and creative! Songs like carnival of rust, cradled in love, late goodbye, lift, diamonds for tears and maybe tomorrow is a better day, have a special place in my heart! The songs are simply great! They deserve much more than the limelight they get! Its a knows fact, that they are the most underrated band is rock history! So let us all make an effort to make the people realise, that POTF is not just great, they are, THE BEST!

Just listen and you'll understand

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4Pink Floyd

pink floyd, black sabbath, the beatles, the who, led zeppelin are 5 knights of the round table

Influential, different, brave, heartbreaking, bold... There are some many ways to describe Pink Floyd. One of the best bands I know.

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A really damn good Danish band! I love them, really recommended for those who like foreign language songs. Kind of a heavy rock sound mixed with techno :D

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6Led Zeppelin

Come on! Half of these bands wouldn't exist without Led Zeppelin.

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One of the most consistently excellent Scandinavian bands of late. They have at least five really good albums. They also have a good twenty to twenty five great stand-alone songs. - dinofs


In my opinion, queen is the greatest band of all time. As far as singing quality goes, they are unsurpassable. They can do opera, and they can do heavy metal. They are the best.

Queen is awesome! They are so underrated to me! Much better than one direction!

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9Iron Maiden

The best Metal band of them all. Power, melodic anthems, with crafted musicianship. Speed, intensity, and at other times, complex and thoughtful and even progressive. Great live act, great stage show, great albums, great songs. May never be beaten.

Iron Maiden are just the greatest European band of all time!

Few can match their power, awe and excellence on stage, and they are the best band when it comes to live performances.

The best band ever! Which other band has 10 studio masterpieces, 1 great album and 4 good albums? The beatles are cool, but Maiden are GODS!

Not just the best band in Europe, but one of the best in the world. No one can match the live performance given by this band.

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10Deep Purple

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12Blind Guardian
13The Pigeon Detectives
14A Toys Orchestra
15Judas Priest

They truly rock! I voted for HIM, but I love them too!


Europe is still rocking and have proven that they are one of the best bands from Europe.

Europe has got the awesome guitar riffs in songs like The Final Countdown combined with a great vocalist aka Joey Tempest.

The final countdown is so fantastic.

This band has produced the best music I have ever heard.

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Hello, where is muse, u know the band that redefined bass and guitar, basically the 2nd biggest european band ever -

Deserves to be on the top of list, they are best, especially matt, his vocals are just awesome!

Great band, awesome live deserved winners in my eyes

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My favourite band for 10 years, and I still love them just as much. They put on the best concert I'v ever seen.

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20Children Of Bodom

Children Of Bodom is low because todays peoples are only listening to awful musics!

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