1 The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.
Had never heard of them a year ago... now they are never far from my cd player. Some great songs, either uplifting or morbid depending on your mood. Lover's End, Red Stars, Pins and Needles, Looking Glass...
amazing band, and doesn't get much credit -
They are one of the best bands ever,
2 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). ...read more.
I have thought for years that Breaking Benjamin didn't get enough credit for all of their epic songs! My friends told me I was crazy but now I know that I was right for sure. BREAKING BENJAMIN ROCKS MY SOCKS!
Breaking Benjamin always have such a strong message behind all of their songs; it is ridiculous how underrated they are for what they do
why this happened
u are awesome breaking benjamin
Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
muse rocks. uprising, plug in baby and knights of cydonia are the bomb
They are so far most accurate and creative band I've come across.
This Swedish group I think are very underrated because of not much of publicity. Just try their numbers like 'church of tiamat, cain, the sleeping beauty, the temple of the crescent moon, thirst snake, summertime is gone, brighter than sun' And many more and you'll know what they're really capable of. Enjoy!
None of the bands here deserve to be on this list but Tiamat.
Someone once called them 'the most famously brilliant unknown band'.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
6 Black Stone Cherry
Glad to see more people are listening to them now. Heard them first from a recommendation on itunes and instantly fell in love with the track 'blind man'. All their songs are great. They sound like a proper southern rock band and nothing like other music from the 21st century
They make the best songs sing about proper problems listen to all I'm dreamin of is no fears no tear... Sorry got carried away there that's how awesome they are - jckiller
Awesome band with great singing and equally fantastic and well written lyrics with interesting guitar work. THEY DESERVE TO MASSIVE
Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".
Y DOINT PPL LIKE DIS BAND DIS CHICK KNOWS HOW TO SCREAM - SERO
9 Panic! At the Disco
Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.
10 Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
11 Fear Factory
Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.
Truly great industrial metal. They mix aggression and melody so well. Just listen to the Demanufacture album!
Nonpoint at Rock on the Range this year were amazing...way better than they're given credit for. -
13 Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
14 30 Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.
15 We The Kings
16 The Offspring
The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.
Burzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church ...read more.
19 Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
Basically creed but with a new singer, but that singer is myles kennedy who has, in my opinion, the best voice in rock. Epic songs that have great melody but are still heavy-my favourite band.
20 Egypt Central
21 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. ...read more.
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.
23 Within Temptation
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
Amazing, but no one knows about them. -
25 The Vintage Mink
26 Sum 41
Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.
28 New Medicine
29 Black Flag
Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of ...read more.
30 Social Distortion
Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, David Hidalgo, Jr., and David Kalish.
32 Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil is an Italian metal band from Milan. Since their formation in 1994, the group has had two name changes, being previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal.
33 Nightmare of You
34 Drowing Pool
35 System of a Down
System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.
38 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. V 1 Comment
39 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
Nightwish 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. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
41 I Prevail
I Prevail is an American post-hardcore band. They released their debut EP "Heart Vs. Mind" in 2015. They gained popularity in late 2014/early 2015 after posting a cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" to YouTube. But they still have a small fan base.
42 Beyond the Black
Beyond the Black is a German symphonic metal band from Mannheim originally consisting of Jennifer Haben (vocals), Nils Lesser (guitar), Christopher Hummels (guitar, vocals), Tobias Derer (drums), Erwin Schmidt (bass) and Michael Hauser (keyboard). As of August 2016, the members parted ways, with Haben ...read more.
43 Cadillac Sky
If you have even the slightest appreciation for classic Country music, then you HAVE to give their first album, "Blind Man Walking," a play. It's got to be my personal favorite album of all time. the other two? Eh, listen to Hangman and skip the rest. Absolutely unacceptable how unpopular they are when they were so dang good.
44 Ashes Remain
45 Asking Alexandria
Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.