Top 10 Best Alternatives to Nirvana

Bands similar to Nirvana/ bands I would recommend checking out if you like Nirvana. If I missed one feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 Seether Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

They honestly have lots of songs that sound similar to Nirvana especially their first two albums and a majority of Poison the Parnish. I'd definitely recommend them if you love Nirvana. - SomePersonYouHate

I just realized, 'Alternative's to Nirvana. Not sure if that was intentional or not but oddly still a good choice of words. - cjWriter1997

2 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

Slightly different than the Nirvana sound but not bad by any means. They're just as good as Nirvana. - SomePersonYouHate

Way better than Nirvana in every way in my opinion.

3 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Formed around the same time and generally are pretty similar. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Similar in some aspects. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.

Like the other Grunge bands on this list they share a few similarities. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of the bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. The line-up included Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, more.

A side project band made by Chris Cornell and a good one at that. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Mad Season Mad Season

They only made one album and this is another side project grunge band but if you like Nirvana you might like this band to. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking 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). more.

Nirvana is one of Benjamin Burnley's influences and this band does have aggressive riffs so they count in my book. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Screaming Trees Screaming Trees Screaming Trees was an American rock band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985 by vocalist Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel.

A underrated grunge band that I'd recommend checking out if you like Nirvana. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

Mainly their first album which has a few Nirvana-ish sounding songs. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 The Pixies The Pixies The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
12 Mudhoney Mudhoney Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.

Some of their songs have that punky Nirvana feel that some fans may enjoy - cjWriter1997

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