Top Ten Best German Bands

The best german bands from industrial to NDH. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Rammstein
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!
[Newest]Rammstein has been around for so long and even with their German songs they are very well-known worldwide. That is an accomplishment. Furthermore, their unique sound and poetic lyrics, from the beginning to the end, is unknown.

Sonne is my personal favourite.
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2Scorpions
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.
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
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.
[Newest]Best German band for sure. Maybe one of the best bands of all time
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3Tokio 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 wonderful music to the table; they deliver.

ingridbrindle

HEY! Wir sind Tokio Hotel! Tokio Hotel is a fantastic band, their songs are really good, I love all and each of them. Bill Kaulitz's voice is just perfect, he sounds incredible live, unlike many artists... The band puts a lot of energy into their performances, which do not cease to thrill. They create their own music with lyrics with real meaning. Bill, is singer and songwriter, in fact he started writing and singing his own songs at the early age of seven years old, and is still doing it. His twin brother Tom, started playing the guitar at the age of 6, supported by his stepfather, Gördon Trümper, the guitarist of the german rock band, Fatun. The bassist Georg Listing, also started at an early age playing guitar, as the drummer Gustav Schäfer that started playing the drums when he was four years old. They became super famous in Germany when they were only fifteen years old, and got millions of fans... They still have fans worldwide, which support them in any situation. They vote in all competitions, making them win in whatever they are nominated.
I am a BIG fan since three years and I will be a fan for ever, they make my day, when I'm happy Ilisten to TH, when I'm sad, I listen to TH, when I'm bored I listen to TH, I Listen to them always... I'll never get tired or bored of them, because they make me laugh, cry, excite, they just make me happy, and I am who I am today, in part thanks to TH...
They mean a lot to me, so, for me they are the best band ever.
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
[Newest]The best band ever! However their songs used to be better than they are nowadays.
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4Helloween
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.
Along with Scorpions and Accept, the most influential metal band in Germany (and notoriously influential in Europe)!
[Newest]Must be number one!

5Kreator
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
[Newest]Best thrash metal made from man...

6Kraftwerk
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.
Originators of techno sound.
[Newest]Very Creative, Way ahead of their time. Did things with Electronics before before the push button synths were a household appliance.

7Blind 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.
This band is great, love the style of their lyrics
The Bard's song is the best song in the world
[Newest]Blind Guardian is many favorite band! I have ALL their albums and have seen them live about 6 or 7 times!

8Die 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.
[Newest]I love this band. Absolutely amazing.

9Destruction
Thrash metal at its finest.

10Sodom
What ¡¡¡ brutal band... strong memories about them.
Along with kreator best thrash metal bands of Europe!
City of God is such a tune

The Contenders

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
[Newest]Just the best band ever.

12Avantasia
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!

13Accept
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

great metal band! this band is a marvel

rock2metal

[Newest]Pure heavy & classic!

14Edguy
Hey, this band is underrated in this list! Its the best!

15Gamma Ray
after Helloween the best German band

MartinHelloween

They're the best. Gamma RAY
Stunning Band... Up there with Scorps for me

16Can
One of the best bands of all time, German or otherwise.
^

My thoughts exactly. Can should be at the top, probably behind Kraftwerk.
One of the best bands ever anywhere

17Eisblume
Hey Dude no bad songs why is this band all the way down here! I mean I listen to them every day!

KiraMiacora23

Best german band in my opinion
The first band I really liked and listened when I was learning German
[Newest]Ridiculous, should be in the top 5 easily.

18Einstuerzende Neubauten
Amazing stuff. Ahead of their time
These guys ARE industrial.
This is awesome band. Their songs are cool. I am happy that I found this band.

19Die 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
[Newest]Best band from my country by far!

20Faust
Originators of industrial sound. Haunting and innovative.
A unique band. The first commercial band to produce collages of sound although a lot of there album tracks are pastiches of established forms
Faust 1 and the Faust Tapes were ground breaking then their version of electro noise is as exciting as ever now. Sadly they, unlike their contemporaries Can and Amon Duul were rubbish live...

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