Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands

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21ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

I am only 12, but Coldplay is my LIFE. It is what gives me joy and happiness. I love Coldplay with every fiber of my being, and I have loved their music my whole life. Don't Panic is the first song I can remember loving when I was an infant.

Chris Martin's voice is heaven to me. His voice carries me to a land of pure light and happiness. It sounds cheesy, but I am being truthful. The melodies carry me away, drifting me to a state of love and peace.

The instrumentals on Coldplay are always unique, whether beautiful, powerful, or energetic. I love how everything just flows together and is one. Solo instruments are not common in Coldplay, which I like (except in the songs like O where it is mostly piano and vocals. However, those have such amazing piano, all is well. ) I also love how sometimes one song has two different themes, usually one slower and one more fast/rock-like. Just listen to or think of Amsterdam or 42.

I could go on forever about Coldplay. My love ...more

Coldplay's music is not only inspirational but also very unique, in ever good way, especially their newest album "Mylo Xyloto".

I might only be fifteen, but Coldplay is everything to me. It's the fuel to my joy, the mirror to my conflict and antidote to my sadness. I've only been listening to them since 2009 (which is yeah, pretty late) but it's just that unique sound they have that is so diverse, but yet so uniform. Blending of instrumentals features highly on their music, and it sounds simply beautiful. Other times, when solo instrumentals take the lead, it makes the track shine. The piano and guitar riffs on their songs are just pure wow. Don't even get me started on Chris Martin's heavenly voice. If it's even possible, I've fallen in love with it and will probably never recover.
If you haven't listened to them, give them a try and just listen to those lyrics; let them touch your heart. You won't regret it.

The song is very easy listening and the member's never changes

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22Bullet for My ValentineBullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

They may have a lesser bunch of songs and particularly not philosophical songs like Avenged Sevenfold, but almost each one of their songs has great music. What adds to the scene is that they are the sexiest lot of them all and even though I am a Green Day fan forever, I can't deny Bullet for my Valentine should be in the top 10. Making songs is different; making music is different!

I loved Bullet For My Valentine because their guitar sound great, matt tuck voice so unique and he play guitar so well like his singing. You can compare with the other band, and you will agree that Bullet For My Valentine are on the same level with A7X... - cVycQyc

Best band ever! When I heard All these things I hate - I fell in love with them, and after I heard Tears don't fall, waking the demon and so on... EPIC BAND EVER! PLEASE ROCK ON GUYS, YOU ARE MAKING UK PROUD!

They are pretty awesome

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23Alter BridgeAlter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

I think they are the future of rock! Their songs are artistic.. Melodious... With blend of modernity in them! Alter bridge rocks! I think they are the best! They should be number 1 on the list! Sad to see them in 5!

Alter Bridge is loaded with talent. They bring a great combination of melody and rock crunch with amazing guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics. I'm a bit surprised they are not more popular in the United States, but apparently are very big in Europe. If you aren't familiar with them I suggest you give them a listen. Check out some of their live concerts from Amsterdam or Wembley.

Work so well together as a band, Myles' voice is absolutely iconic, this band has great potential to become one of the greatest rock groups around

They should be in the top tens

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24RedRed is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

The dark and heavy guitars, and smooth beautiful strings of Red are only a few things that makes this band awesome. It has some pretty good electronica influences too, and the screaming of Michael Barnes is simply amazing. The guitars are usually tuned to drop A, B, or B flat, so if you like guitar riffs similar to Breaking Benjamin, give Red a listen. In the end, the only reason Red is so underrated is because they're Christian, which personally I love, but if you're not a Christian, listen to them anyway. They're that good

Red should be at least in the top ten list... Not many people know about them but they are a great band and their lyrics have so much meaning.

These guys are amazing... How are they so low my chemical romance and red are very underrated.

It's pretty rare to find a good band that's not only influenced by hard rock, but also combines some orchestra music too. The lead singer's voice commands each song, and it's really beautiful. They're one of my personal favorites of all time.

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25Blink 182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

The band with a new hit every month, songs like all the small things, adam's song, and many more they blast through most of the competitions.

Mark, Tom and Travis are the best trio that I have experienced. There is no bad blink 182 song, they are simply the best!

Their self titled album was my very first when I was only seven. My dad gave it to me when it first came out and ever since they've been my favorite band. I'm glad he did but I think they should be higher up. No trio is better nor more inspiring.

Why are they so low on the list

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26Five Finger Death PunchFive Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

When it comes to vocals its Creed meets Metallica. With a wide range of styles from the softer side "Far From Home" to the hardcore metal side "White Knuckles"

Hands down FFDP is the best. Coming from a redneck we love rock to this band has good soldier songs they respect the troops defending our country and they are down right the best.

Fastest growing band in the modern time. Especially the release of their new album. Each album is getting better and better.

My current favorite by far. #1 right now as far as I'm concerned.

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27The StrokesThe Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998. They consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocalist), Nick Valensi (guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Nikolai Fraiture (bassist) and Fabrizio Moretti ...read more.

The Strokes wipe the floor with these other bands! Great melodies, Great lyrics, Great guitars, drums, and a distinct style that cannot be replicated without someone saying "That sounds like the Strokes. "

The Strokes are so perfect, it's not even fair to other bands out there. Except for Arctic Monkeys cause they rule (but not to mention The Strokes were a huge inspiration and influence on AM in the first place anyway). Two of the best bands of our time.

The Strokes kicks all of those bands' asses. Definitely the BEST band of the 21st century

Kick-ass band

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28Hollywood UndeadHollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

As good as linkin park. Mix of rap and rock. With danny not deuce HU is great.

They really don't get enough credit, their really not all that bad. Sure not all of their songs are the best in the world but they have some of the better lyrics compared to most other bands out there.

I honestly think it's the most overrated band in the list, they're simply epic, their music, their beats, their lyrics, everything. And the band member are just crazy and that makes it one of the top 10. I also think it's as good as Linkin Park

Best band I have ever listened to.

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29ChevelleChevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

Amazing band. Well Enough Alone is a truly great yet underrated song... I'm not joking, you need to search up this song and listen to it. I don't say this about every other song. Also Breaking Benjamin rules and should be no. 1
Marilyn Manson should be up there too, along with Disturbed, Egypt Central. Good day to all. And check out that song, Well Enough Alone. My work here is done :P

I'm truly baffled that Checelle is this low on this chart. If you go into their Wikipedia, you'll see that even critics overwhelmingly love their stuff. They've said that the band "has somehow found a way to avoid the perils of age and complacency," and he's right. I've listened to all their albums and songs, and there's a noticeable evolution and change in each album, but it's still obviously them. And the best part is that they kick ass each and every time. It's actually surprising to me how few of their songs there are that aren't awesome, and even then, they might just not be my kind of music. Ties with Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown as the best in my opinion.

This band is so good! Very underrated. I can't believe they're not in the top ten! They have amazing writing talents (lyrics and the music itself). I would put them just under breaking benjamin. Love them, and if you like good, melodic post-grunge rock, you'd love Chevelle. Definitely. One of me favorites

Another amazing band.

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30Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

Awesome band... It took two and a half years of friends talking about them to finally listen; and I loved their music straight away. The lyrics are amazing (if you listen to them like me) and Andy Biersack is pretty damn cool. Listen to them! You won't regret it!

Black Veil Brides... You guys should really go listen to these guys; they're a band that actually represents a person's true feelings and a rocker. I'm telling you, you'll love them! Vote for them! Black Veil Brides, for the win!

PARAMORE ISN'T EVEN ROCK WHY IS IT ON THIS LIST?!?! Ok sorry for that explosion, but honestly. Paramore sucks, I used to listen to them a lot and then they changed for the worse and went mainstream and stuff. Black Veil Brides is so much more talented and passionate than a lot of these others, they pour their souls into their music. I saw this list before Paramore went mainstream, and they were like past 50. They got so far up because of their new pop music, people saw this and were like "yeah, I heard them on the radio, I'll vote for them! " Kudos to them for getting popular and all, but personally I just believe that they no longer belong on this particular list. Their music does not fit the genre anymore, and even in their old days, they never tried halfway as hard as Black Veil Brides did and still does to this day. If anything, Black Veil Brides MOST DEFINITELY deserves a spot above Paramore.

What the hell!? 29? it should be in the top ten.

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31SlipknotSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Slipknot is the psychosocial bomb like come on people have some duality in your adrenaline laugh out loud before I forget click this vote button now

Slipknot wasn't made for the general public, and however I love their music and it's full of badassery and adrenaline, I can understand that most people don't like it.

Not for everyone but still more deserving of a top position than Linkin Park, who by the way are the most overrated in existence

What is escape the fate and how is it higher than slipknot?

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32Arctic MonkeysThe Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

What the hell is going on here? Arctic Monkeys aka The Death Ramps aka The Coolest Band on the Planet ranked 32nd? I mean, have people, who voted for other bands, ever listened to Arctic Monkeys? Because if they had, they would've voted for AM.

First, I have to mention the band's great style. (Just as all the previous commentators did). Even though they have tried a lot of new styles and genres in their music, they have this thing that they stay true to throughout all the years. I was never really able to describe what that is, you just have to listen to some of their songs, and you'll understand everything by yourself.

Second, I have to say how amazing and talented every member of this band is. Alex. Oh, holy crap. Man's voice is just something that was brought to our planet by aliens from beautiful galaxies far far away. His lyrics are the best. (I mean, when I heard Pretty Visitors for the first time I couldn't throw the first line of the second verse out of my head ...more

Honestly, if Arctic Monkeys are all the way down here, this list can't be taken seriously. Some of the bands at the top are plain awful and half of them sound exactly the same as the others.
Arctic Monkeys, on the other hand, have their own unique sound and seamlessly cross different rock genres flawlessly, experimenting while still retaining their unique sound. Alex Turner is one of the best lyricists of this generations (ex- "Fools on a parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes" (Secret Door); "I took my batteries out of my mysticism and put them in my thinking cap" (The Hellcat Spangled Shalala); "When she needs a break from reality / she takes a dip in my daydreams" (Arabella); "You are the fugitive / But you don't know what you're running away from" (Old Yellow Bricks); "Yeah but his bird thinks it's amazing, though / So all that's left / Is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf" (Fake Tales of San Francisco.
And Matt Helder is one of the best drummers currently, ...more

First of all, Alex Turner has the most amazing voice on the planet. It's just so soothing that I could listen to it and forget about everything else. Not to mention his killer looks! But their music is just genius! The lyrics are so unique and they actually reflect the real and raw image of life through words not easily chosen by other songwriters. Their albums are each one better than the other. Over the years they have evolved, they have experimented with their music and they have achieved to be versatile but yet so true to their style. I think that is a really important thing that a lot of the bands on the top of the list don't actually have. Not to mention their amazing stage performances.

Very diverse/ talented

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33Escape the Fate

HOW COULD NO ONE NOTICE THAT THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME IS MIA? Awesome band. Even though Ronnie left, he's in a better band now. Craig's okay... No matter what it's not about the band members it's about the music they make, which is pure genius. Screamo bands for the win!

Favorite band. Awesome guitar riffs and solos, they survived without their original vocalist just like AC/DC did. Craig is a great singer. Their drummer not only is awesome, but he lookalikes combo between Michael Jackson and Slash

This is garbage, it's not better than Slipknot. The lyrics are garbage, scene music sucks, and the only good thing they have is sometimes the guitar

It's even better with out Ronnie to be honest

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34ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

It's not only the music that's really awesome, but also taylor, jeremy and hayley are just fantastic! And I really enjoy watching them having so much fun with what they're doing. I JUST LOVE PARAMORE AND IS REALLY MY FAVORITE BAND!

Listen to one of their albums, you don't have to listen to the others, but you will. And try to keep your eyes off them after watching videos of them. Good luck hating them, because it's not possible. They are the healthiest addiction.

If you listen to a full Paramore album with an open mind, it will be hard for them not to rise up your list of favorite bands. My favorite genre for music is hard rock and Paramore is anything but hard rock and they are still my favorite band. Each member is extremely talented and they make excellent music whether its heavy or soft, fast or slow, happy or sad, they can do it all. Also, the members of Paramore are the most genuine, down to earth people who just put a smile on your face. I could go on, but I'll resist...

One of the best songs ever were made by them

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35The KillersThe Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

The Killers is an amazing band with quite a few good songs.. Although I would not say they deserve top 10 they should at least be ranked a bit higher than this. The Killers have two really great songs, Mr. Brightside and Mrs. Atomic Bomb are both really great songs... Other than that, linkin park in first place? Sersiously? I mean come on, we have all these other great bands here... Bullet for my Valentine, Breaking Benjamin, My Chemical Romance... So much better than Linkin Park... Linkin park was fine at first but it sort of "Jumps on Musical Bandwagons" which is why at first it was metal but then it went into a more "Pop" style. The "Minutes" album was a huge dissapointment, at first they incorporated different kinds of music but now they just play what sounds "Cool" and are moving towards a more generic style of music.

I've been a fan of them for a while and they never disappoint the always make fun and meaningful songs. Also I have seen them in concert many times, they make a fabulous show and make me sing along I think they deserve at least number 15 spot

You can't just look at their most popular songs you have to dig deeper into the music and when you go deeper into each album and listen to every lyric, you release no band hails in comparison to The Killers.
To simply put it they are ( in my opinion and many others ) the best band since The Beatles

I love them, hey deserve to be much higher! - BeastMan

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36All Time Low ...read more.

Granted, a pop punk band who don't take themselves very seriously shouldn't necessarily be number one when ranking the best "modern rock bands"... However, these guys are by far my favorite band. They have insane talent which isn't apparent unless you're familiar with the members- the bassist Zack Merrick plays without a pick and is just crazy good at what he does and the vocalist/guitarist Alex Gaskarth has mad pipes. Their music is fun and they put on live performances that rival Green Day (literally. They just toured together. ) You're crazy not to recognize the talent these guys have

All time low is a really cool emo/pop kind of band. Everyone should listen to this band at some point in their life. Listen to theis song Dear Maria Count Me In. Great song!

Well, I know there a ton of great bands out there, and they already have a good position on this list. But for their talent, dedication and skill, I vote for All Time Low. They are simply brilliant in what they do, and no doubt, can only become greater from now on.

It's just they're SONGS are Great. So why still in 37?

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37Thousand Foot Krutch

This band brought me into the world of Rock itself. Every time I listen to It, I feel nostalgic and grateful. Their songs are so diverse and interesting. Exploring Thousand Foot Krutch feels like exploring a world in its own right

I love Thousand Foot Krutch. They got me through a lot and the songs are amazing. They're my favorite band and I think that they should be in the top ten.

This band serves the birth of Rock in me. Every song gives you hope and love to believe in yourself. Who wouldn't want that kind of blend in music.

I love Thousand Foot Krutch. Everything they play and say are awesome. - LightningBlade

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38MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

I can not believe this wow Metallica is the absolute best. If it was not for Metallica there would be no hard rock, metal core, metal, heavy or hard anything. I mean come on! Not only are they the ones who really set things in motion but who hasn't heard of Metallica... Does that not go for anything! I don't know about them being absolutely #1 because there are just too many bands that are just to good to put in front of one another. Like I don't think you can compare red hot chili peppers to Avenged Sevenfold they are just to very different bands they both play extremely well... Whitch means it just goes by preference at that point. But seriously no band has been around as long as Metallica and kept up as well as them PERIOD! This is disgraceful to this legendary band..

Metallica is next to Simple Plan and Fall out boy... what
Metallica has something for everyone, they are a great band who should be in the top 10 at the very least.

Why is Metallica even in the rock list? Metallica. Metal, people... Anyways, Metallica is hands down favorite band. Nobody else with similar music can even say they compete with them.

Why is metallica 38th?! It should be at least in top 10. Very good guitar riffs and greatly written songs!

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39A Day to RememberA Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

A Day To Remember is simply one of the best modern rock bands (and I would even go as far to say one of the best bands in music generally) that I've heard. They can do both modern rock songs as well as heavy metal/screamo songs perfectly - and sometimes they combine both musical styles into the same song! "I'm made of wax Larry - what are you made of? " and "Over My Head" are examples of their modern rock songs whereas on the other hand "Sticks and Bricks" and "2nd Sucks" are examples of their heavy metal/sceamo songs. Overall they are an amazing band and shouldn't be ignored!

I started liking it when I heard the song 'You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic' when I was younger, because Sonic was (and still is) my LIFE. My dad played me this song and I loved the band because I also like hard rock, rock, heavy metal and all that stuff.

We need more bands like this in the immediate future. They are simply to good for what little recognition they get.

One of if not the most underrated band. They are good at making multiple styles of music.

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40KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

Korn used to be one of the most unique and popular bands of its time. Their unique sound and meaningful lyrics are leaps in bounds ahead of today's "artists" in terms of quality. Even if you don't like their new dubstep stuff, for them not to even scratch the top 20 is unbelievable.

My music taste has been influenced a lot by my dad. Korn is a band that he really loves as do I. Their music is crazy awesome as well as their lyrics. Each member contributes in outstanding ways and they make incredible music. They should definitely be in the top ten at least, considering that some of these bands above them have been influenced by them. Their new electronic music is awesome as well. They have always been amazing and have influenced many bands.

Korn is one of those bands who doesn't have only a few mind blowing songs, most of their stuff is amazing. Their songs are both beautiful and somewhat twisted, which makes them very emotionally invoking. They also have great melodies, harmonics, and their music just rocks.

Korn deserves to be higher on this list

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