Top Ten Finnish Bands

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1HIM

HIM is the best band of all time, they should be the all time number one band! The rasnus aren't that great honestly and the guys from HIM especially Ville Hermanni Valo! They rock and should be on top.

HIM are just amazing, The lyrics are like poetry and could stand on their own without the music. The songs are well composed and a lot of love has clearly been put into every song by every member. They are way better then the Rasmus! Simply because they have ville Valo as their singer. They're one of the few bands these days who just create honest music, they play the music they want when they want to and the new album is going to be incredible!

The full package when it comes to music, regardless of where they are from. Their musicality is so precise and tight, they beat any band I have ever seen live. The lyrics are pure poetry, and you can tell these guys LOVE music, which is rare in today's music business. Such a wonderfully talented group of musicians, and so glad to have found their incredible music! - vvgal

Ville never fails when it comes to writing and composing brilliant songs, and we know he always puts his heart in them. We can clearly hear and feel the love that all of HIM music has... Each song has a story behind, it's poetry and Ville eternalized them with his unique voice and the guys with their musical talent. HIM is the best!

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2NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

Nightwish is a really good Finish band I like there music a lot and them a lot they are awesome one of my favorite bands of all time I like Anette Olzon great vocalist and Marco Hietala great bassist. (vote here) for a cool Finnish band. Called Nightwish

One of my favorites period. Nightwish has a unique style that does compare to other bands in its genre like Epica or Within Temptation. No matter what vocalist is at the helm, the still have that classic Nightwish feel. If you like classic Beethoven or are trying to get into heavy metal, then I recommend this band. New album will be released on March of 2015

Nightwish was my gateway to the wondrous world of metal. I came across Dark Passion Play at the library after a teacher had recommended them to me. I immediately was hooked, and continued to love every bit of their music I listened to. There will always be a place in my heart for all the band members past and present.

HIM as number one? Most of their songs sound the same. Nightwish is 1000 times better.

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3The RasmusThe Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.

I'm Julia from Ukraine, and I think that The Rasmus is melodic, not too funny, but vital music, reflecting the depth of feelings which indescribable in words and awakens the senses. This music can make my mood. Thanks guys for the fact that their selves and their music are in my life!

My name is Marina and I am from Greece. I love The Rasmus. They are so much better than HIM. They are the best! When I saw Lauri I fell in love and I listen their songs every time. I love them and I think that I am the most fanatic fan!

Hei. I have been a The Rasmus fan since 2004 and have graduated to helping run a couple of their fan sites in the UK.
Here, the band really need your votes. Since their Black Roses tour in 2009, we have had to import their music from Finland. Expensive! We can't live without it! These guys really deserve better. Come on guys, get voting please!

Time to Burn street team, from Yorkshire and Cornwall UK
(yes we are 2 Rasmus fans running our site from opposite ends of the country! )

The rasmus- just perfect... They seem to be so real, they must be amazing guys

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4Children 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.

Both Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala or two of the most talented guitarists I've ever seen. Best solos I've heard, and I really liked their version of Vivaldi's four seasons (not featured on any of their albums) Follow the Reaper 1st, Hatecrew Deathroll 2nd, Hatebreeder 3rd, and Something Wild 4th are my favorite albums, although their newer stuff isn't bad either. I like the blend of melodeath and blackmetal lyrics.

Children of Bodom is the best band of the world. No band could beat this magnificent Melodic Death Metal band. C.O.B. definitely deserves the number one spot. It is a lot better and much more famous than Nightwish, HIM or The Rasmus. Now who the hell heard about that band? It definitely does not deserve to be trough the top 10. But there are a lot of people in this world who are some fake metal heads.

I am From Nepal and I am a great fan of melodic metal. COB is the best melodic metal band in the world. How come it not be on the top of the list of FINNISH BANDS? I totally disagree with the list. Now who the hell is HIM and The Rasmus. I have heard about Nightwish but it is no even comparable to COB. How on EARTH can this happen? Come on guys lets make cob the number 1.

Best guitarist and keyboard player I've ever seen! Amazing riffs and solos! Deserves number 1 spot on this list.

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5ApocalypticaApocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.

I love HIM and the Rasmus and Children of Bodom, but Apocalyptica is just the best. I usually have to have something to sing along to, but I just love listening to their instrumental tracks. I've heard they're beyond amazing live, too.

The very first Finnish band I ever fell in love with. Now I have expanded my horizons to seek out more talent from Finland. I confess, I prefer their songs with lyrics and vocalizations, as opposed to simply instrumental. I like several other bands on this list, but Apocalyptica takes #1. Those guys can rock cellos.

Awesome band... These guys are different.. They brought the beauty of classical music into metal world I can't understand why some people don't know them... May B because they are all instrumental no vocal but they are hell of a band

They are am amazing I have seen them live and they are epic

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6The 69 Eyes

I love the 69 eyes they are the best and even there style of clothes. I just love there songs too it makes my day perfect and it makes sense to me. Have all there albums and they do rock and put as my best ever

Awesome band that definitely doesn't get nearly enough credit. They started off as a glam rock band but eventually turned into a gothic rock band. All of their albums are amazing. Check them out.

Awesome- just awesome... I didn't vote for them because I have a big love for another finnish band.. BUT I HAD TO TELL HOW FANTASTIC THE 69 EYES ARE! Love them sorry for not voting

This band is forever.

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7Santa Cruz

Like a modern day Skid Row. Catchy lyrics and tons of attitude. love em

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8Poets of the Fall

Poets of the fall is Awesome. Such a talented band I have never seen in my life. They really create Amazing Songs, Amazing Lyrics. Meaningful and passionate. & Marko's voice can never be challenged.
No other band can achieve this no matter how popular they are.

Most of the bands make music with lyrics, which is what defines their songs. Poets of the Fall on the other hand, are musical in a true sense. According to me, they are the most underrated band in the present time.

Superb band with an amazing array of diverse songs. This is one band which never resorts to stupid lyrics and maintains a musical quality that is simply unparalleled. They never indulge in controversy and maintain a simple look to them. Their latest song Cradled in Love shows their ability to experiment in different genres.

They're my favorite band. Cradles in love, Illusion and Dream, Carnival of Rust... all their songs are awesome. They should be number 1.

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9Amorphis

GREAT band, top 5. Sure, songs are not better than the other top 5 bands currently there, but the BAND is...

The music is incredible, sound is just amazing

Amorphis is definitively top 10, probably top 5. Amorphis IS a better band than The Rasmus, but I don�'t say that individual songs are better.

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10Sonata ArcticaSonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal.

They should easily be in first place; They tell about life and how it is, and don't sing about love and love lost (like HIM does - ALL of their songs are about love, or a woman. Not good. ). They write stories into their songs, and Tony uses his voice to sing/tell them in such a way, that you just can't help but to listen to more and more of their songs.

This is the greatest band ever. They made me a fan after hearing just one song, and I've ben hooked since. I have never heard a song by them that I haven't loved. Sonata Arctica is a truly awesome band that deserves to be known world-wide, and not just by a select few people.

Personally, I find their music to have a lot of emotions and heart to it. If you're new to Sonata Arctica, I can tell you that their music is varied and unique and very poetic, that being said. The voice of the vocalist is amazing, specially when he sings in chorus like "Queen"(band). Just amazing.

What is Sonata Arctica? Beauty. Melody. Metal!

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The Contenders

11StratovariusStratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

In terms of overall quality of musicianship, and classic rock in the pure class category, this band are one of the greatest, and deserve to be much bigger than they are. Quality in abundance.

they're the best power metal band ever - tolkki

Stratovarius should be ranked higher than now, because the music is awesome.

This band is full of energy.

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12FinntrollFinntroll is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and folk metal.V1 Comment
13Sunrise Avenue

Sunrise Avenue are my favourite Finnish band by far! I mean just listen to Samu Haber's voice and you will understand!

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14Lordi

This band is amazing because the have imagination the don't just make one band the have one character and one new stage name in this band and they won eurovision because vote for them all he aggrieved of hard rock and heavy metal music no only pop

Hell, yeah, the costumes remind me of GWAR though

Lordi in my opinion is the best band in Europe. Their songs, their performances, their costumes... LORDI RULES GO LORDI. How can a band be that great by playing in costumes, only lordi can be that gr

Lordi=best band in Finland and the wold

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15Hanoi Rocks

It's sad that they never got really big! I myself am 17 years old from Finland and I just learned about them. Their songs are masterpieces. I especially like "don't you ever leave me" and "tragedy"... They would have deserved the success they never got.

Someone else has previously said it, the best kept secret in rock n roll. Quite simply they are legends and so influential but not many people know about them. One of my all time favourite bands and I beg for anyone who reads this to start listening to them! Such a great band that never got the recognition they deserved.

Love them or loathe them, I find it difficult to imagine that there's been a more influential band ever came out of Finland.

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16Ensiferum

Ensiferum forever! They're the best viking metal band in the whole world, TWILIGHT TAVERN!

Why is this not in top10 they are so melodic yet so heavy and their music is just beautiful. I never listened extreme metal before but Ensiferum brought me to it the best way it could

Melodic tunes that are really engaging and addicting. Ensiferum rules!

Ensiferum rules, it should be in top 10.

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17Eternal Tears Of Sorrow

wtf! that should be no.3. who the hell put this ten? man just listen the last one for life then vote. and bodom should be first. then nytwish then eternel tears of sorrow

Just listen to the seventh eclipse. It will blow you away and you will vote this band up to 3 behind COB and nightwish

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18Korpiklaani

Korpiklaani is definitely. One of the greatest folk metal bands ever. Also, their lyrics are often in finnish so if you like bands who don't use just English, it's a great choice.

I'm from the uk and I love Korpiklaani. Even though I don't understand most of the lyrics, they are seriously fun to listen to!

I thought they were swedish... Oops on me

19Sentenced

Why is nobody voting for Sentenced?! Just because they are no mainstream but true metal? I listen to them every day, they make me stand up every single morning! They are simply mindblowing, unique, special, great, fantastic... So sad that they stopped playing, but they're still in my heart. Start votingx666

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20Kalmah

My favourite two are CoB and Kalmah. Kalmah plays awesome music, they are just great, I hope more people will hear they magnificient solos, and fantastic tracks. It should be definitely in the first three.

How can kalmah be at 15th? They are the best band ever... India loves you kalmah. You just rock m/

We in India love kalmah. Their solo's are to die for. Best melodeth/swamp metal band ever.

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