Best Finnish Rock Bands

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1NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

I have been a fan of classic and hard rock most of my life (Ok, I still love ABBA) and hearing the two fused together so naturally is astounding. Love it so much we are going to name our speed boat "Nightwish" when it is finished. Tuomas is a musician's musician. Love the older material but Story Time would be number one at present. The melody and lyrics would be perfect for a movie
Script I have... Darn they bet me to it.

When it comes to total music experience there is Nightwish and after that...Nightwish alone.

From Quebec city, BRAVO NIGHTWISH! We love you.

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H.I.M. most popular and lovely rock band in Finland. so they must be in this place exactly... their music is something... it helps to live and feel better, thats why they are number one in the world)))

HIM HIM HIM is the best band ever this band is my life! HIS has the most beautiful songs and live performance and Ville Valo is the best singer in this world he wrote the most beautiful song and the best is Gone with the sin I love him and HIM xD

Ville has one of the most amazing voices I have ever hear! I was in love with this band from the first time I hear their music and long before I knew what they looked like, now that I've seen these guys live I'm even more in love with the music

HIM is the best band of all time!

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3Children of BodomChildren Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

Just a kick in your face band..good riffs and in your face music

Good old kind of heavy rock with new ingredients.

4ApocalypticaApocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.

Apocalyptica is my second best band my number one band is Poets Of The Fall and I'm wondering why it's not on the list?

6StratovariusStratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

Excellent, excellent band! These guys rock!

7The RasmusThe Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.

THE BEST! FANTASTIC SONG, MUSIC, LYRICS! I love them veery very much! Lauri is my love.. I'm the biggest fan.. I wish I see them live one day.. :')

Despite of the lack of the instrumental armony in their tracks the voice and the lyrics are incredible also the feeling and the message of their songs "keeps your heart broken"

A long-term favourite band of mine. They're experimental, deep and original. There's little more that needs to be said.

I disagree with anyone claiming they are even minutely similar to HIM.

My favourite best of best! Forever.

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Amorphis rules! They've been going in for almost 20 years and they're still going strong and their albums just keep selling and so on. They are by far the best band in Finland and one of the top five bands in the world.

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10Poets of the Fall

Sucks that I had to vote PotF just to get a mention that this is by far the blandest, most generic radio friendly rock band Finland has ever produced alongside Sunrise Avenue. The singer has just as much charisma as a lamp post and the rest of the band is just exciting, too. - tommydeath

What can I say?! It's simply the best band in the world

This list doesn't mean anything if POTF is not in the top 5! Listen to carnival of rust or cradled in love and you will be blown away

They should be in first 5

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The Contenders

11Hanoi Rocks

One of the most important bands in history of rock


The best band ever! I have loved them from the first time I heard their songs!

Just a great band, great songs, great costumes, great performances, great effects. They wera heavy monster costumes and they can still rock the audience out. I just love them. COME ON LORDI FANS

17The 69 Eyes

About all I listen to anymore... Love them!

18The Jade
20For My Pain
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List StatsUpdated 24 May 2016

400 votes
43 listings
4 years, 310 days old

Top Remixes

1. Children of Bodom
2. Kalmah
3. Nightwish
1. Hanoi Rocks
2. Popeda
3. Stratovarius
1. The Rasmus
2. Apocalyptica
3. Nightwish



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