Top Ten Finnish Bands

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The Top Ten

1
HIM
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

[Newest]I love HIM but still I think Nightwish is a little better. Well, I prefer HIM's lyrics but Nightwish is just amazing.

Ville has an amazing voice. Sexy and low and... kind of sweet.
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2The Rasmus
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! )
[Newest]The best rock band in Finland and also in the world is the rasmus. Lauri has a fantastic voice.
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3Nightwish
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.
[Newest]Their music is extraordinary if compared to other bands of present era.. Don't believe me, listen to "The Poet and the Pendulum" and their beautiful instrumental "Sahara";I just can't get enough out of this song 😊

4Poets 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.
[Newest]They're clearly the best.
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5Children Of Bodom
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.
[Newest]Best ever melodic death band


6Sonata Arctica
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.
[Newest]Good lyrics, good music. There's nothing can beat this band off top places.

7Apocalyptica
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
[Newest]Apocalyptica should be first, or second, or third. HIM Nightwish and Apocalyptica are top three Finnish bands (even they are not actually my favorites). I think maybe Nightwish is the first, HIM second and Apocalyptica third.

8Lordi
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
[Newest]Lordi=best band in Finland and the wold

9Stratovarius
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.

10The 69 Eyes
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.
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
You Cant Beat The 69 Eyes! "Dead And Gone"
[Newest]Best voice! Much more people should hear them

The Contenders

11Ensiferum
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!

12Eternal 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
EToS is underrated here.

13Korpiklaani
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!

14Kalmah
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/

15Amorphis
They deserve to be the best, indeed. Latest albums have this epic progness along with the "br00tal"ness.

16Sentenced
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
Its a shame that no one knows about sentenced :/
Legendary band that was never truly appreciated.

17Sunrise Avenue
Why are they not in the Top10?

18Satellite Stories

19Hanoi 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.

20Insomnium
They should be at least in the top ten. they have awesome riffs and incredible lyrics!
Best Band Of all Times From anywhere yes I may overrate them but it's my reality
How low sky can be? Music is so sad but beutiful.

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