Top 10 Hard Rock Bands

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21DioDio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

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!

Ronnie James Duo has THE greatest singing voice rock has ever known. Nothing compares.

I am only 11 and have s lot of respect for the greatest singing voice ever on Earth. R.I.P Dio

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22Breaking BenjaminBreaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

I agree they should be at least top 20. However not top 10. They are not as aggressive as other bands, their overall sound is a little too rounded so to speak. But 43? Come on

Are you serious? They deserve to be in at least top 10

Seriously breaking Benjamin is ranked lower than Skillet! This is ridiculous they should be way up on the list

I think they should be top 20 there good but not as great as BLACK SABBATH sorry

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23RedRed 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.V1 Comment
24ArtcellArtcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".

Undoubtedly the best progressive rock band in Asia, who won millions of heart from absolutely nothing. If you want to know about Bangladesh's progressive rock scenario, just listen to their album Aniket Prantor. Totally worth it!

Definitely the best band of Asia. They rock like anything! When Artcell performs no I have never seen anyone keeping quite! All of their songs are memorized by our generations!

One of the most promising progressive rock band from Bangladesh

Real rock band in Bangladesh.

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25DisturbedDisturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren.

Their music is deepening! Down with the sickness and stricken are the greatest hard rock songs of all time!

Disturbed is my #1 favorite band I have been listening to them ever since I was 4 years old I was born in 1997

They are the best... you just listen to there any song... They are awesome

Disturbed is awesome just awesome.

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26Def LeppardDef Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

On here because of the one-armed drummer, and, I guess it was cool to be successful even without two arms. - stjpbwthjk

The best band of the 2nd British Invasion or the 1980s as Americans like to call it! They never split and still thrive! I wish Steve Clark was still alive!

They should be in the top 10 at least. One of the pioneer bands of the 80s rock sound. Uniquely British...

Come on, How the hell Leppard is at 48, an example of classic hard rock,

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27Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.

What the hell people skynyrd has been around way longer than led Zeppelin

28RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Rush should be #2 or #3! Greatest musicianship out of all these bands other than Zeppelin. Remember though only 3 guys in Rush with the sickest oddest time signatures known to man! If you haven't seen these guys live and you call yourself a musician or music lover than you should be ashamed of yourself! They could outplay the whole list of bands! I Promise!

I agree with the comment below. their musical talent at their respective instruments is unmatched! I have seen them live many times, and each time their better than before! They should be WAY further up on this list!

Best band to ever come out of Canada

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29System of a DownSystem of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American rock group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

Their style and unique creepiness is what might bring them down but in my mind brings them to the top ten.

They had been on of the greatest bands like Metallica if they still played

Why is this awesome band so underrated?

Love their songs, thanks to them for "OCCUPIED TEAR"

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30Rose Tattoo
31Five 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.

These are terrible same drumming style in every song they make it so bad

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32Velvet Revolver
33ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

What the hell is this doing at 27 behind TDG and A7X Tool will kick there ass! Should be at least #5

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34Nemesis

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..

More likely alternative rock/metal than hard rock - zxm

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35ShironamhinShironamhin is an independent band from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Their music has a mixture of a wide variety of influences, including classical and folk traditions of Bengali music and rock music.

Shironamhin is not a hard rock band. Even if they are then still they shouldn't be so high on this list. Cause they are mainly an alternative rock band. - zxm

Their voice, their style make me crazy!

They are awesome... One of the best in Bangladesh

They are good, but not a hard rock band.

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36The Angels
37Rise AgainstRise Against is an American melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes.

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.

I remember when these guys were part of the Pop Punk scene...then they were pigeon holed as EMO...Just good rock, great song writing and great hooks

Number one after old school!

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38Stone SourStone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

A Little soft for my liking...might appeal to those who are depressed but not great

Amazed to see them around 30! I didn't realise How popular they actually are

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39Black

Best alternative rock band from Bangladesh.

Black is mainly an alternative/grunge band. - zxm

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40Foo FightersFoo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...read more.

I think they earn the right to be the best hard rock band due to what they've been doing for 20 years.

The first good band I really liked.

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