Top Ten Best German Bands

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1Rammstein

Not a SINGLE bad song! EVERY Rammstein song I have ever heard is just pure genius!

From their first album to their most recent, they are truly a legendary Metal band...

Rammstein, rammstein. Why The best because it is legendary band. Amazing melodies, its not the best German band, its best band worldwide. Just listen to albums Mutter or Sehnsucht and you will understand why its the best

I can't honestly think of a band as unique as Rammstein. Their sound is vulgar and powerful, and they 're lyrics are poetic and interesting. Their music will engulf any room it's played. Rammstein ueber alles!

I love Rammstein, it satisfies my need for rock music that is original and what more could you ask for than Rammstein, they definitely deserve the top spot on this list! =)

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2Tokio Hotel

Tokio Hotel has been around for quite awhile, and we KNOW they are going to stick around for many more years to come. And what is great about them is that even though they have been around for so many years, they hold their fans well and have the amazing ability to crank out more and more great music and evolve according to changes that need to be made. They keep everything interesting and updated, from altering their music style a little to glamorizing their look and shows. Bill has the most amazing voice I have ever heard, Tom and Georg are absolutely rocking' on the guitars, and Gustav is a wonderful drummer. They are fabulous and capture everybody's interest with the whole deal about Bill and Tom being twins (not to mention the twins' amazing looks and fashion styles) and they have such good hearts. All four of the members are amazingly polite and sweet boys, and they care so much about their fans. Fans, I might add, that are very numerous in quantity

Tokio Hotel brings ...more - ingridbrindle

I love the way they became in who they are, who could know that 4 boys from a little town would become into super stars

They're so amazing, I'm ALWAYS listening to their songs and I won't go anywhere without listening to them first. They're my favorite band and I love all of their songs I could never choose between them

Tokio hotel is not metal

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3Scorpions

They are incredible and Klaus Meine is an awesome vocal! They are way better than Rammstein, Accept and any other german band! Definitely one of the world's greatest bands ever! Songs like Wind Of Change, When You Came Into My Life(both versions), Alien Nation, A Moment In A Million Years, Under The Same Sun, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Still Loving You, No Pain No Gain, Here in My Heart, Your Last Song, Humanity, We Were Born To Fly, We Will Rise Again-this proves they are definitely the best german band up till now.

I just found out they started in 1965! The songs I enjoy seem to come from the mid seventies. The music is catchy and the sound of the singer's accent is endearing. It still seems to have a definite European feel even if you didn't know they were from Germany. I only found out about the band when my brother came back from the Army. Although I didn't approve of his military stint, I did approve of the music to which he introduced me. I don't know that much about the other bands listed. I approve of Kraftwerk and wonder why Nina Hagen didn't make the list as well. The inclusion of Kraftwerk validates the fact that this is not only a rock list.

NO ONE ON THIS LIST WOULD BE HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR THESE GUYS.
They are responsible for every German band who has reached fame somewhere other than Germany

Excellent band. Watched them in the 70's when MTV used to play real music! Still play some of their music on my guitars. Fun music to play along too, as well.

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4Blind Guardian

The best Power Metal band in the world! Everything they've done is a work of genius. Listen to 'And Then There Was Silence' (all 15 minutes of it) and discover your new favourite band.

Blind Guardian is many favorite band! I have ALL their albums and have seen them live about 6 or 7 times!

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5Helloween

Thank me for adding Helloween to this list, for me they are the second best band. - MartinHelloween

Most underrated hard rock band of the eighties! Their music was original, but they also had outstanding lyrics. Real ones. Ones you could actually think about and live.

They are great I live in Canada and nobody know them when I listening some helloween and people around are like what is this band it's good music and I told them it's helloween power metal German band lol!

I'm a happy little bear

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6Kreator

Alright I understand Rammstein being high and Scorpions should be first but really? TOKIO HOTEL? They're just a big joke. Kreator should definitely take their place on this list at #2 after Scorpions

Rammstein 1st, laugh out loud, Tokio Hotel 2nd, laugh out loud, Scorpions 3rd, big joke! Scorpions should be 1st. Even if I prefer Kreator, Helloween or Accept, I have to admit that Scorpions is a legendary hard rock band and REAL musicians. But Rammstein and Tokio Hotel things shouldn't be in that ranking, or at the bottom of that list. If Justin Bieber was germanic, I'm sure he would be 1st too... What a shame!

Oh my God, one of the best Thrash Metal bands is forgotten
The real list must be: 1. Scorpions 2. Avantasia 3. Rammstein 4. Tokio Hotel 5. Kreator

Kreator under Tokio hotel? A joke or what? - Ananya

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7Accept

if Accept isn't in the top 5 of the best German bands, this list is really pathetic...
you should check out their classic songs "Fast as a Shark" and "Balls to the Wall", as well as other songs like "Teutonic Terror", "Restless And Wild", "Princes of the Dawn"... - rock2metal

This band is really amazing, love the new singer, Mark Tornillo! They were big in the 80's, then came back again with a 2010 album, Blood of the Nations. Check out their classics, Fast as a Shark or Balls to the Wall, and also check out the newer stuff like Teutonic Terror! These guys are amazing. Heavy metal! - xSpartanXx

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8Kraftwerk

One of the most influential bands of all time
Electronic version of Beatles
I can't believe that only 3 percent agree

Most of the influence from modern music no matter what genre, comes from Kraftwerk and most artists and musicians have multiple elements of Kraftwerk in there songs. They're just awesome anyways.

Yeah this band is actually german, and I think that is great cause germans are very intellectual people, and without germans we wouldn't have all the wonderful techno music we have today that sounds all the same and is very annoying! Vote for KRAFTWERK!

Come on they're genre defining

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9Sodom

Along with kreator best thrash metal bands of Europe!

Wow they deserve to be a lot better... Ausegebombt is a kick ass tune. Gove it a listen it'll blow away your expectations. Just Listen to the Agent Orange album in general. They kick some serious ass.

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10Gamma Ray

after Helloween the best German band - MartinHelloween

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They have some of the best pop sounds.

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11Oomph!

Oomph! Is an excellent band; their songs are great, and many of their songs, such as Labyrinth, are essentially short renditions of classical cultural items. In the case of Labyrinth, it is a nod toward Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Brennende Liebe is sort of an alternative Frankenstein tale. Both songs and music videos are intricately and excellently done.

People like Rammstein due to their live performance but on the other hand Oomph! Likes to stay focused in their songs. I personally love Oomph! A lot more than Rammstein and I like Rammstein a lot UNTIL I heard Oomph!. Tip: Listen to Oomph! If you like Rammstein and you might like it, just because one song is not good listen to another, maybe that one is

Oomph is the best German band I've ever heard. They're so creative and just make good music. Oh I love Oomph! So much

Great German Rock bang, I believe to be one of the best, I'm a little disappointed to see them so low on the charts

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13Die Toten Hosen

Die Toten Hosen are a gift from God to mankind. I love the deep lyrics and their guitar skills keeps me dead electrified. As I can see all other bands listed here have been compared to others but Die Totens are just one of a kind. Seriously which genuine rock lover doesn't adore this Mega Band. -Chege (Kenia)

Die Toten Hosen in my opinion is so much better than all of the bands above it. They are not heavy metal scream-o type, their like your hard rock/modern rock band you hear in America but Deutsch. I love them and have been hooked on them for years. I am happy to call myself a fan of Die Toten Hosen. And if you haven't listened to them yet, I more than highly suggest you should start to.

Why is Die Toten Hosen down here? They should be number 1 or 2 at worst. If you disagree check out 90% of all of there songs and then tell me why they're 9th and not 1st.

Should be top 5

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14Avantasia

I am personally a scorpions fan but I also really like Avantasia so I just decided to go with Avantasia because it is lower down on the list and it is not where it should be scorpions should be #1 and Avantasia should #2 right behind the scorpions I guess all I am trying to say is that Avantasia and the SCORPIONS ARE THE BEST BANDS EVER AND SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER! 1!

It's simply one of the best power-metal band's out there! It obey's al the power metal rules as the best!

28. Songs come in two tempos: metal and ballad.
32. Play in as many bands as possible. More side projects and guest appearances means more epic!

And yet its still way more then just a "Power-Metal" band

Definitely deserves to be in top 5, common people vote!

The legendary Metal opera (1-2) still the best, but all of their albums are masterpieces!

15Can

One of the best bands of all time, German or otherwise.

One of the best bands ever anywhere

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My thoughts exactly. Can should be at the top, probably behind Kraftwerk.

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16Einstuerzende Neubauten

A very wide range of sounds, energies, concepts, always evolving in a good way.

This is awesome band. Their songs are cool. I am happy that I found this band.

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17Eisblume

Hey Dude no bad songs why is this band all the way down here! I mean I listen to them every day! - KiraMiacora23

The first band I really liked and listened when I was learning German

Ridiculous, should be in the top 5 easily.

Thanks no I like this band as well

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18Die Ärzte

Best band in the world, hands down! I can't believe they are number 20 on this list. Oomph! And Rammstein are good, but Die Arzte is number 1. They are everything anyone could want in a band

I love them! Good punk rock music and funny lyrics

Life would suck without their songs, it lightens up mood and brings a smile to sad faces

An interesting band with a thoughtful sound.

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19Edguy

Hey, this band is underrated in this list! It's the best!

Tobias is a genius! 17th? Why? Edguy is a true heavy metal band!

I'd say this should be at LEAST 5

20Primal Fear

Best production, killer vocals

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