10 of the Best Bands You Don't KnowNightlock This list contains bands that to fans or certain metal or rock subgenres may know and love, many people may not have heard of them or listened to them. Some of these bands are bands I only discovered later in my life of music, or bands that while much loved haven't achieved a lot of mainstream success. Everybody knows AC/DC, Guns N' Roses and Bon Jovi, but these bands are just as good, but not as well known.
The Top Ten
Such an amazing amazing band! Great songs, and some of the heaviest punk I have ever heard, ADTR are awesome. Their albums 'For those who have heart', 'Homesick' and 'What separates me from you' as well as their newest release 'Common Courtesy' are all great albums. - Nightlock
Biffy Clyro is a Scottish band who are very original and unique. Their sound is great, lots of heavy riffs coupled with intricate orchestral parts and unique, creative lyrics. Their albums 'Puzzle', 'Only Revolutions' and 'Opposites', and songs 'Mountains' and 'Black Chandelier' are all very very good and must haves for any rock music collection. - Nightlock
Australian band, quite well known and successful in Australia, with some success overseas. Very good songs such as 'Just Ace', 'Ready 1' and 'Hard Act to Follow', really are such a good, solid rock band tat should never be underestimated or ignored. - Nightlock
I know Silverchair. In fact, many people I know know Silverchair. And frankly, they're annoying. - PositronWildhawk
Cannot believe the Frogstompers to be honest. They think songs like "Tomorrow" and "Pure Massacre" show off Daniel's songwriting ability. I highly disagree.. Amazing band including every album.
If you ignore Diorama and Young Modern, they are pure perfection! Ben's abuse of the drums and Daniel's all round amazingness combined equals perfect music. I'm 13, but my 50 something year old father likes them too.
Another Australian band, whose sound has faulted in their last couple albums, and have became more of a pop rock group. But their first album titled 'Frogstomp' in my opinion is one of the best grunge albums ever made. Songs like 'Tomorrow' and 'Pure Massacre', really show the talent in these guys. - Nightlock
HIM are probably the most well known on the list, but I didn't really discover them until recently. Very good band, inventers of 'Love Metal' and the heartagram, very creative and original with powerful deep lyrics. - Nightlock
Yeah, I don't know any of these bands! - funnyuser
The Gaslight Anthem has gotten more recognised with each album, but some people still wouldn't have heard of them. They are a real throwback to the 50's era, put with punky, rocky tunes and their favourite word (included in almost every song), Radio. Very good band, must haves. - Nightlock
Very good modern metal band. Almost a mix between Motley Crue and Megadeth, very good sound, great songs like 'The Legacy', 'Fallen Angels' and 'In the End'. If you haven't heard them go out and listen to or buy the album 'Set the world on fire'. - Nightlock
Not unknown but they are underrated - donovanthorn
While Seether are quite well known in the alternative rock world, these South African rockers, really deserve to be hailed as one of the best bands of the past 10 years. Songs like 'Remedy', 'Tonight', 'Fine again', 'Gasoline' and 'Country Song' as well as newest single 'Words as weapons' show that they are a force to be reckoned with. - Nightlock
Again, pretty well known band, but should be one of the best all time bands. Their song 'Lightning Crashes' is quite possibly the best song of the 90's and the album it comes form 'Throwing Copper' the best album. Live are amazing, deserve more recognition for sure. - NightlockV 1 Comment
Check out currents, their latest album
Everclear shined in the 90's with the song 'Santa Monica', but are considered one hit wonders for that song. While the song is very good, the whole album it comes from is equally good. 'Sparkle and fade' is a highlight of the 90's rock, and other songs like 'Heroin Girl' and 'Heartspark dollersign' are also very good. - Nightlock
Blue Rodeo deserves world wide acceptance as one of the best torch bearers of the Country Rock genre. Fortunately for us Canadians, they are a national treasure, plus, they make ample use of vintage gear!
Amazing humans from New Jersey. Great tunes, a singer that can ACTUALLY SING and well They're awesome, enough said.
Never heard of this band. - zxm
Punk Rock Band from Chicago who actually sing for a really good cause. Through their music, they try making the world a better place, with moving lyrics and strong vocals + great guitar riffs. They're all down to earth people who need to be known for their talent and skills.
Definitely recommend checking out this band if you haven't already. - BrianScott01
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