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81DragonforceDragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

They are amazing. Their music is like art

Fast like old, old school punk. But with a lot of thought AND talent.

82RedRed 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.

RED is so amazing! They definitely do not deserve to be so low on the list.. At least give them a chance. The best song in my opinion is Already Over or if you guys don't like that one just look at their more hardcore songs or their softer songs like Pieces. This is a under rated band but their music is so passionate.

Holy crap! How in the HELL is Red so low? Red is my favorite band of all time! Their music has everything and they know exactly what to deliver in their songs to hook you!

Listen to Breathe into Me and Feed the Machine. AWESOME!

They remind me of Linkin Park, so if you like that listen to these guys.

8330 Seconds To MarsThirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

Listen to Edge Of The Earth, From Yesterday, A Beautiful Lie, Attack, Capricorn, Battle Of One, Welcome To The Universe, Fallen, The Fantasy, Year Zero etc. Then come back here and make this band number 1.

84Wolfmother more.

The self titled album, seriously not a bad song on it. If you haven't heard it you owe it to yourself to give it a listen...

Crazy good vocalist... with awesome hair too!

85SlipknotSlipknot 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". more.

Slipknot is the best. Mick, Corey and Joey are one of the best in their fields and I until now I didn't even knew that Guns n' Roses, AcDc and bon jovi were rock bands. They are so cry baby bands. - Slashhead

They are rock gods even better than Metallica
They be at the top dude

Can't wait to hear more from them. Greatest band ever formed.

Best Band of the Century!

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86Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

One of the greatest and most original band to come along since the Beatles

88CreedCreed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

I can't believe they're not on here yet

Creed Should Be Mentioned and Listed Number One Here

89SkilletSkillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Come on! Really! Skillet is like THE BEST BAND EVER! They deserve a WAY higher rating than 95! Rocking on and spreading the word. Their new album Rise kicks butt!

Oh come on! Rank 106? Skillet is one of the greatest bands ever! They spread the gospel while rocking hard!

Skillet is the best rock band universe! Just listen to monster, sick of it or whispers in the dark!

Best band ever I don't know why 92?

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91Children 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.

these guys are crazy, they put on excellent concerts

They are heavy rockers I have ever seen

92In FlamesIn Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. more.

In flames is the best melodic, death, great lyrics, powerful, hard all around a great band and they create unique music

One of the greatest bands to ever play. Music is kick A** and they have deep awesome music.

93ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

One of the best punk-rock bands next to Green Day which I also love

How could paramore be this low... So they arnt as heavy metal or screamo as some bands but they have really good songs and really good lyrics too

Oh my god, their stuff is so passionate. They really want to get their message accross to the public.

94Papa RoachPapa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Quite possibly one of my favourite bands ever! The fact it is only at 88 is a joke!

Great band with great songs... Why it is in 92

95Limp BizkitLimp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Most energy no doubt

the best of fusion

96Jethro TullJethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

How about some pansy flute music to your list of hard rock acts.

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97SevendustSevendust is an American heavy metal quintet from Atlanta, dating back to 1994. more.

great band that has not made a bad album yet.

98The RamonesThe Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
99DanzigDanzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey, United States. The band is the musical outlet for singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain.

COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!!!! I really shouldn't have to say more

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100Thin LizzyThin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" more.

A hard rock list where Thin Lizzy isn't in top 5 at least, and with bands like Linkin Park in top 10 can't be taken seriously. Best hard rock band ever, Metallica is metal and the same goes for a lot of bands in this list.

I think they accidentally switched Bon Jovi and Thin Lizzy because that would be a lot more accurate

Zeppelin good hendrix excellent lizzy best

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