Top 10 Hard Rock Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Guns N' Roses
I know a lot of people will be upset to see that Guns N' Roses is voted #1, because over the past 20 years Guns N' Roses has gotten a bad par because of everyone's hatred for Axl, but in their heyday they were, in my humble opinion, the greatest band ever formed. Songs like Sweet Child, November Rain, Civil War, Welcome to the jungle, Patience, Nightrain, one in a million etc... are better and have more depth than any songs released by any other band ever. Obviously this is purely subjective, but I absolutely agree with the ranking.
Slash is an awesome guitarist. His solos is very marvellous to hear. The best guitarist in the best HARD ROCK bans.
Axl+slash+izzy=best team ever
The original Guns N' Roses was fantastic. It still is, but I hope a reunion does happen.
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2AC/DC
AC/DC was easily and still is one of the most popular bands of all time. Their innovation and style isn't necessarily in their songwriting or song meaning. It's in their songs' groove. And the lyrics and parts balance perfectly. Weighing all aspects of rock 'n' roll, AC/DC is the best hard rock band of all time.
Greatest band ever.. It should be listed as first.. Can't you just feel the real meaning of singing hard rock... Its about origines of real hard rock and high energy.. You get excited when you watch em.
They aren't fancy making their own genre, they are just pure rock, playing their best until your heads bang with pure rock. AC/DC is the definiton of rock and roll.

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3Led Zeppelin
How the Hell did Guns N' Roses Beat Led Zeppelin!?!? Seriously!?!? What?!?! Today's Generation! Now Don't get me wrong I think that Guns N' Roses is an awesome band but come on man Led Zeppelin is easily the best band of all time... Just give a listen to Achilles Last Stand or Stairway or Dazed and Confused or Immigrant Song or practically any other song from their 9 albums. Led Zeppelin is the best band EVER!
They practically MADE rock for all the bands we know now. Without Zeppelin, rock would still be gospel and bluegrass.

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How can Guns N' Roses beat the GODS of rock... LED ZEPPELIN... They created it... LISTEN TO:
1. Stairway to heaven
2. Kashmir
3. Ramble on
4. Achillies Last Stand
5. Dazed and confused

Who the hell are voting there...
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4Warfaze
Back in 1991, Bangladesh was used to with pop, folk, etc kind of music. A very small amount of people used to listen to hard rock and heavy music which was in English. Back in those days, even musicians could not think of doing some rock music. Suddenly there came out a different sound, such as high pitched vocals, fast guitars with distortion, blood pumping drum bits, and thought full lyrics with new type of tunes. That was nothing but the first album of warfaze. Listeners ran up to shops to check out this unique sound and it got deep in their hearts soon.
WARFAZE is WARFAZE. No Doubt to say that all founder members of the Band. Lead guitarist KAMAL as well as Leader Tipu has sacrificed a lot to continue the band and stand on ground till this days as the TOP ROCK BAND in Bangladesh. Here is another things that has to say that the VOCAL MIZAN is an Extra powerful vocal who is the current perfect front man of the band and we hope the last one till the band stands whatever comes. Rozar is the bassist of the band, old hand with the current lineup always having hungama with the vox as the best mate. ONI young talented guitarist with fast playing hand who fills the bands empty space in a new shape. AND keybordist SHAMS, ARCHITECT as well as a lecturer who transform all new vibes. Lacking of WARFAZE is not to focus on international rock music industries by live concerts, I acclaim with conviction people of Saskatoon, German, England USA, South Africa as well as Australia will never gonna hear their own band songs after your performances... The best songs are unlimited, want to hear their sound? Just buy a CD or download or see YouTube. YOU WILL ROCK.
They are one of the best band from Bangladesh along with other great bands. I'd recommend every music lover to listen to their music. You may not understand the lyrics as it is in Bengali language, though you can feel the music. Music itself is a language. Bangladesh is filled with many talented artists (mostly band musicians) but sadly the world haven't hard of them due to some reasons.. Don't forget to listen to their music though. Have a nice day
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5Metallica
I really like the sharp and quick guitar work as well as the crisp drums. The lead singer also has a great voice. There is just something about Metallica that is just out right awesome. Something I don't see in other bands like ACDC guns "n roses and Iron Maiden. by the way Of Wolf And Man is my favorite song
God of Metal. Needless to say anything more.
Metallica is the greatest band of all era.
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6Iron Maiden
Haha, you can't beat those twin guitars and the speed is mind blowing, hats off to Murray and Smith.
They are with led zeppelin, deep purple, black sabbath, metalica, ac dc, the best hard rock band.
I'm the man who walks alone, when I'm walking in a dark road--the most love line
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7Avenged Sevenfold
They are awesome! Shadows has an amazing voice, Syn shreds like pro, Zacky's unique cause he's a left-handed guitarist and the guitar duels they performed are amazing, Johnny's sexy as hell with his bass and Arin's just an amazing drummer. RIP Jimmy the Rev cause he's the greatest drummer for me! Their new album Hail to the King has amazing worth hearing tracks!
Everything about them is amazing. Find one bad aspect of their music.
Avenged sevenfold should be number 1 they have amazing skill in all instruments and they are amazing live
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8Bon Jovi
Amazing, like kings of melodic rock. Enough said.

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I think this is one of the greatest bands in History, because they are active for a Long time Hope Richie comes back.
Best rock band ever!
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9Aurthohin
One of the leading rock bands in Bangladesh at present times. A huge entertainer. The lyrics are awesome, they have some songs that will remain in people's head for a long time for sure.
The maestri of jaw dropping guiter riffs, flashing drum works and spellbinding bass attack made this band reign the rock kingdom of Bangladesh. Where other bands struggle to hold their reputation-Aurthohin made rock a religion where passion for creation is a signature any listener can taste.
Aurthohin is one of lead rock band in Bangladesh. They are best ever. I just their diehard fan.
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10Nirvana
Are you guys kidding me? Nirvana is "Grunge"...noobs. How dare you.
Nirvana is boss! They are one of the best bands ever and Kurt is legend.
RIP kurt nirvana should be on no1
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The Contenders

11Scorpions
Great vocals, Great guitarist, Great songs, Everything is great!
Most of their songs are great! Lucky to herard about them
Its the best band I have ever see

12Aerosmith
People don't pay attention... HARD ROCK! The most of the bands here are Metal! It's not fair!
The best out oft he options and better than nirvana anyday
Aerosmith are self-proclaimed Greatest Rock band! I mean, Aerosmith are amazing.

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13Deep Purple
Smoke on the water... That's all
O yaa smoke on the water
Deep purple changed d rock n roll history.. must b up there in d top 10!
Greatest hits ever!

14Queen
Queen was very plural in theirs music and possesses excellent vocalist and excellent guitarist
It was the gift of Freddie Mercury
Where the hell is Avenged Sevenfold on this list!

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15Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin did create the "Hard Rock" genre in comparison to Black Sabbath. For Sabbath created the Metal genre. They don't belong in this list. They belong at the number one spot of every Top Metal list out there.
Pioneers of heavy metal, and Ozzy is just as good flying solo as he is in a band.

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Hard to define Sabbath... Some people think hard rock, some think metal. I think Zep is by far #1 in hard rock, and sabbath is #1 in metal. Period. Both great bands!

16Alter Bridge
Personally, I love bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden, but they aren't hard rock, they're metal. Alter Bridge are the best hard rock band in the world at this time. Every album they bring out is breathtaking, the perfect mix of heavy riffs with Myles' soothing vocals.
Probably the most under rated band on this list. Myles Kennedy has one of the best vocals in rock at the moment and Mark Tremonti is an amazing songwriter and one of the top most seasoned guitarist today.
Down to my last...
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17Artcell
Starting as an underground band, Artcell became the top progressive Rock Band not only in Bangladesh, but also in the whole Indian Subcontinent. Artcell was formed in 1999 with four friends from Dhaka. In Cézanne and Shaju's words: "Even though we were a heavy metal band when we started, we didn't want a heavy metal name. We wanted a softer or an artistic touch to the heavy metal side. 'Cells where art is produced' - that was pretty much the basic idea behind the name 'Artcell. ' Ershad came up with it and we all opted for it." Songs from 'Onno Shomoy (1999)' and 'Aniket Prantor (2002)' are still holding the first choice of Band music listeners' victuals for ears.
One of the most promising progressive rock band from Bangladesh
This is an awesome band from Bangladesh. Try their song "aniket prantor". bet you'll like them
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18Red Hot Chili Peppers

19System of a Down
I wish they kept on playing. They were like my inspiration
They had been on of the greatest bands like Metallica if they still played
Laugh out loud
Three days grace and disturbed are higher? Haha
System of a Down should be number MINIMUM 3
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20Megadeth
First of all let me tell you this is TOP 10 HARD ROCK BANDS LIST not TOP 10 METAL BANDS LISTS so bands like Metallica do not belong here
Megadeth? Why so far down? Ehh? You should listen man. unfair world this is.
The pioneer of true metal
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21Def Leppard
On here because of the one-armed drummer, and, I guess it was cool to be successful even without two arms.

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Definitely LEPPARD ROCKS DUDE

22Linkin Park
Linkin Park shouldn't be on this list. Don't get me wrong Linkin Park are my favourite band but they're Nu Metal not Hard Rock
One of the best creative band of world
Best Band On Earth
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23Van Halen
How in the name of god is Van Halen this low? Many people have deemed them the sucessors of Led Zeppelin and if you listen to songs like Panama, Hot For Teacher, and ain't' Talking' 'Bout Love, you will see that they are well deserving of that title. Plus their songs are so catchy and all instruments are always in sync with each other. Van Halen is simply a monster of rock, especially hard rock with Eddie's guitar riffs, Alex's thundering drumming beats, Michael's thudding bass lines, and Diamond Dave's wide and enthusiastic vocals. Van Halen should be in the top 5 at least because they are simply awesome and I will never stop loving them. Sure, all the other bands on here are good, but some like Iron Maiden should not be above Van Halen because they are heavy metal, not hard rock. Van Halen also ruled the air waves in the 1980s, because of their awesomeness. Also, Van Halen on their most recent album "A Different Kind Of Truth" from 2012, Van Halen has not lost their legendary sound one bit even after a long break from releasing albums and material to the public. Long live Van Halen!
Huh? Van Halen in #23? Is this a different band that sucks with the same name? I hopes so! Cause the real van halen should be in top 3
The're simply the best in you don't like JUMP you're a punk
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24Alice In Chains
This band should definitely be in the top 10. Their albums have all been great and have honest and real song writing. Layne Staley's vocals were beyond amazing. He was a true gift to the world.
You people are crazy this band should at the very least in the top 15 if not the top ten if you don't believe just listen to dirt and jar of flies I mean damn laynes voice probrably in the top 3 greatist singers of all time if not the greatist I mean both those albums are completely flawless rock masterpiece
How is alice in chains not even top 15? F*** Iron maiden! Their guitars are sh** and don't have more than 3 simple chords my 7 year old brother can play,

25Bullet for My Valentine
What they're so far down!
Tears don't fall! The song that wil inspire U.

26Green Day
My favorite band... but it isn't hard rock what the heck is Green Day doing here?
I just like their lyrics.
Wht the hell is Green Day doing at 64
Green Day is the greatest Punk rock band
N These guys r very talented
They r hard enough to be in top 10
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27KISS
What! KISS is the best band ever! How can Rise Against be 10th and kiss 14th! Rise Against are not even a hard rock band! They are melodic hardcore... KISS ARMY forever!
The make-up is why they're on here. Music-wise, they are not so good, but they sure put on a show!

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This to me is a disgrace, I'm sorry but bon jovi and kiss need to be switched because bon jovi is not even close to being better than kiss

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28Judas Priest
Too low rank for Judas Priest. Rob Halford's vocals and Tipton's and Downing's great guitar work alone should guarantee a place in top 10. That being said, they were also the first band to acknowledge being a "heavy metal" band so maybe this list is quite not up their alley.

29Disturbed
Great band great music
Their music is deepening! Down with the sickness and stricken are the greatest hard rock songs of all time!
Are you kiding me they ar best of all and they must be in top 10
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30Rise Against
This band is simply amazing. There is no other band in the world in which you can put in any album and like every single song. They are simply perfect, and will remain that way forever.
Rise against is pure magic. Their drumming is awesome, and the best- their lyrics. They just touch the heart and believe me, you can't stop listening.
So yes ill say it its good they care for the environment but they preach too much but their music is absoultly brilliant respect them and listen to them people!

31Black
I love black band
Best band for young genaretion.
Youth + Rocking Power = Black

32Shironamhin
Their voice, their style make me crazy!
My 1 of favorite band
Best band from Bangladesh for young genaretion
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33Rage Against The Machine
Badass band... I Like Killing in the name of and know your enemy

34Breaking Benjamin
Are you serious? They deserve to be in at least top 10
The best band for alternative rock, ben burnley has the best and soulful voice and they have helped me through my hard times BB FOREVER <3...
They need to be in top ten ; diary of jane
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35Nemesis
Ahh! What can I say... This is just a class apart band from Bangladesh. Personally my favorite. They are just too good. Specially those solos by their former guitarist Maher Khan, makes you wanna listen to them again and again. And I appreciate their lead vocals Zohad because of the way he lead the band after losing two of their key musicians. Enough said, Nemesis deserves to be on the top that's it!
Nemesis is the Best Active band In Bangladesh. I like Nemesis.
My personal favorite... Love their work... Very promising..
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36Skillet
Are you kidding me? Skillet is the #1 band without a doubt

37Three Days Grace
Come on! I know these guys are newer, but their sound is just amazing, and no other band has a sound like this. Respect!
Only Three Days Grace has a point in they're songs. And the music is good too. They deserve top 10
The BEST band I've ever known!
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38Lordi
Only at 44!? Lordi is just the best hard rock band ever! Rise Against has nothing to do to do here. It is hadcore. Neither Avenged Sevenfold, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Anthrax, or any other metal band. This top ten list concerns only hard rock bands!
TOP SONGS
Hard rock hallelujah
It snows in hell
Would you love a monsterman?
Blood red sandman
Bite it like a bulldog
Beast loose in paradise
Devil is a loser
The riff
Supermonstars
This is heavy metal
Monster monster
Schizo doll
I'm the best
To hell with pop
Pet the destroyer
The house
Hulking dynamo
The best of the best hard rock band in the world
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39Papa Roach
The best band ever, simple as that
Tey r the best rock band ALIVE!

40Creed
Creed should be in top 10... Guys just listen to creed-one last breath and creed-don't stop dancing... Vote it up guys... Vote it up... Don't be so lazy...

41Godsmack

42Nickelback
This should be number 1! It's the best band ever and I think I am not the only one that think this band is one of the greatest.
They are the second best hard rock band behind guns and roses, thye have some amazing guitar sollos.

43Shinedown
This band is amazing. enough said

44Tool
Best. Should be at top

45Miles
Old is Gold... The evergreen Miles...
They are all great musician.
They are real musician as I like. I love them all
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46Dio
I am 49 now, and I consider Dio as a Hard and Heavy Rock band, because they are unique, from the legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio, to the great other members! They should be on the top of the list. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Journey, AC/DC, Iron Maiden (Heavy but Melodic), Kiss, Aero Smith, etc..., should be on the top also!

47Motorhead
Why Aren't Motorhead in the Top 10! A brilliant band!

48Rush
Rush are pure awesome in terms of lyriscm expecially.

49Mötley Crue
From Wild Side to Kick Start my Heart Motley Crue should be #1!
Motley Crue are too good
The whole Dr feel good CD rocks. Then you got girls, girls, girls, To young to fall in love, and Shout at the devil. I think you should retest your hard rock IQ. Motley Crue should be in the top 10.

50The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Without Jimi Hendrix, hard rock would not exist.
I'd say Zeppelin, Hendrix, sabbath, ACDC are top 4. 5 maybe Aerosmith. But this is ridiculous

51Anthrax
I love Anthrax... And it will...

52Pearl Jam
They basically carried the torch of grunge music along with nirvana.. Its impossible to think of 90's music without taking them into account.. Nirvana is the reason why alternative music broke into mainstream consciousness.. Pearl Jam was their staunchest ally in cementing that breakthrough (musically of course).
Pearl jam is under rated here! It's better than Creed

53Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are so underrated!

54Rainbow

55The Who

56Foo Fighters
The first good band I really liked.
Best rock band ever!

57W.A.S.P.

58Alice Cooper
Alice frigging invented theatrics in rock. How can one not vote the man up when he has such great songs such as I'm Eighteen, School's Out, and Billion Dollar Babies? Or albums like Billion Dollar Babies, Love it to Death, and Welcome to My Nightmare?

59Queens of the Stone Age
Josh Homme is love
Josh Homme is life

You can all have your opinions but queens will allways be my favorites :3

60Airbourne
Okay, they copy too much AC/DC, but anyway, this is one of the greatest current hard rock bands, and it should be ranked higher.
They are cool, y they learn from the master acdc
They are not copping ac dc, they only inspire
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61Saliva
Much better than the so called new legends of rock Avenged Sevenfold
Listen to Always p, I walk alone, ladies and gentlemen, rase up

62Wolfmother
This is the best band comparable to even linkin park!
Listen to

Woman

Joker and the theif
Ku $ h@!

63X-Japan

64UFO

65L.A. Guns
Their songs are amazing, "never enough and ballad of jayne"

66Poison
You kidding me?! This should be in 3!

67Cheap Trick

68Journey

69Quiet Riot

70Don Dokken
My favorite hard rock band

71Stone Sour

72Budgie

73ZZ Top

74Thousand Foot Krutch

75Insanity

76Chickenfoot

77Grand Funk Railroad
Listen : Inside looking out!

78Black Label Society
Awesome... I love WARFAZE...

79Cinderella
Coming home
Gypsy road
The last mile
Shake me
Don't know what you got till its gone

They are awesome!

80Whitesnake

81Saxon

82Stone Temple Pilots

83Danzig

84Fat White Family
Music is definitely NOT subjective.

85Europe
How can you miss Europe O. O

86RadioActive
Hard Rock Band from Bangladesh
Best Bangladeshi Hard Rock Band

87Ronanggon
This it the original... how they do...

88Arbovirus
You guys r really awesome... Keep rocking like that...

89Heard Core

90Nogor Baul

91Moruvumi

92Daknaam
"Daknaam" Bangladeshi rock musical band.
Making some new concept on own lyrical & musical graps.

93LRB
LRB (Love Runs Blind) is a Bangladeshi rock band founded in 1991

94Wicked Bug
Hard Rock Band From Bangladesh.

95Slayer
If you rock you should know about Slayer!

96Cryptic Fate
A true rock band from Bangladesh with pure fresh vibe and unique work. Although the vocal doesn't sync proportionally to their awesome music creations, still they are the purest so far.

97Viking

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