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These guys are AWESOME! Especially their stuff at the time of Blood Sugar Sex Magic. I love John's guitar playing, Anthony's vocals, Chad Smith's highly underrated drumming, and Flea's slap bass.
A completely new new sound that brought two good genres together
Best rock band ever, gave a new name to funkV2 Comments
Marilyn Manson is the best artist and best band! Just watch everything they made, and you will understand
There certainly is no one like Marilyn Manson. The man and the band are truly unique and original - Shake_n_Bake13V2 Comments
Such unique sound mixing 70s rock with their own metal-ish style. Chris Cornel's voice is stellar and powerful! Not to mention complex and genius lyrics.
This band deserves way more recognition.
I have yet to find a band come near the ranks of My Chemical Romance in terms of their style of musical elements and lyrical quality.
I love My Chemical Romance, they inspired me and helped me get through the hardest.
They're just amazing, they are original, don't care about the haters, and just made the music they wanted to make, even if it neer really fit into a genre.
Is there anything there is band can't do? Yeah, last.V1 Comment
Weirdest and most abstract band of the past 20 years. Also most original, their sound is like nothing you have ever heard before or probably ever will again.
Beautiful songs and style. They even invented kind of language that makes use of the voice to fit the sound. Unique.V1 Comment
I really had to add korn. They made nu metal!
Korn ushered in an entirely new genre in "Nu Metal." Over the years, however, that "genre" has all but disappeared except for its originators. It just turned out that the new sound that emerged in 1994 was simply KoЯn, not a new genre.
Seriously, as their sound has altered throughout the years, the only way to describe it is KoЯn. Even in their dubstep album somehow sounds like KoЯn.
First Punk-Pop band ever and are the best live
Must be in top 10! Because they are actual band and they do "rock" with rock instruments only
Best band ever. They sound amazing live.V2 Comments
Representing prog rock at its zenith, early Genesis combined complex, classical-jazz influenced songwriting with virtuoso musicianship to create several genre-defining masterpieces. From the haunting, ethereal chords of "Watchers of the Skies" and breathtaking piano & guitar solos of "Firth of Fifth" to the epic "Supper's Ready" and effortless 7/8 & 4/4 mash up of "Cinema Show," Not to mention many classics on "Lamb Lies Down on Broadway." Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford & Steve Hackett were at the top of their game. Highly innovative and memorable structures & melodies, especially on album, "Selling England By The Pound."
Few to no covers, and one of if not the first to feature finger tapping and sweep picking guitar.
You've got to be kidding me. They do NOT define gothic rock. Bauhaus, killing joke, and siouxsie and the banshees define gothic rock.V2 Comments
If it wasn't for Black Sabbath they'll be no Metallica, Megadeth, Iron maiden, disturbed, Slipknot, Korn, AC/DC and every other metal band that ever existed!
They created metal. I just added this, so vote it up, metal fans!
Pioneers of a whole new era way back when and demand respect
First metal band ever, and the best band in the universe
Avenged Sevenfold is a respectable band with great song.
Nightmare and Afterlife are GOLD from gothic P.O.w
I can't think of anything that sounds like this band with loads of great songs to boot and funny videos and just of the record who in the lucifers balls put evanescence on this list must have serious musical problems
without a doubt they are completely unlike anyone else. You can love'em or hate'em, but you can't deny originality. Pink Floyd definitely numbah 1 tho. - IknowAlotAboutMusic
SO ORIGINAL. There is literally no other band like them. And Les Claypool's lyrics are awesome.
These guys are weird, but they are incredibly talentedV1 Comment
Great band that is very original and should at least be top 20
Radiohead and gorillaz should be number one most UNIQUE bands. Guys this list isn't about your personal favorite, its about originalality. So why is Linkin Park at 11!V1 Comment
They are the most unique band I have ever heard in my entire life, and I took a liking to them at the age of 6. It nay be a bit young, but they must be something special for a kindergartener to take such an interest. To this day, they still blow my mind, and chills run down my spine every time I hear the introduction to I Write Sins, Not Tragedies. They have such a unique style and theme, 1930's to be exact. Their first album was alternative, pop punk, and even cabaret or baroque. The album gives me this feeling of joy, strength, mystery, burlesque, and even a little lust at times. It's just hard to find the words that I feel when I hear them. Even though half of the original members left, their legacy will live on because nothing was the same without them. As the remaining two members rise to fame, the other two went off to create a new band. Now, they lay low, thinking that they were forgotten, but actually, some of us patiently wait for the day when they reunite to continue their ...moreV1 Comment
How in the world are they behind Linkin Park
Come on! How the hell are the Ramones not into the top 10!?
I really don't understand why they aren't in the top three. They have influenced basically every band on this list some way or another. I'm not saying that hate everything else on the list I'm just saying it should be top 3 at least.
King Crimson is a band everyone should listen to. They have beautiful ballads, sweet melodies and very heavy technical experimental stuff too. Most original and most interesting.
Pretty much invented one of my favorite genres of music, progressive Rock. - Pony
The Best of the BestV1 Comment
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