Best Brazilian Rock Bands of All Times


The Top Ten

1 Legião Urbana (Urban Legion)

The songs by heart from my generation. Theirs music is the until nowadays because they took to Teenagers and seniors soul.

It's like if The Smiths had Bob Dylan writing their lyrics

Musics with stunning melodies and very intelligent lyrics. They ROCK!

Renato Russo is the best brazilian singer ever. The band in the 80's was like a religion. Millions of people in the whole country just loved them. There is a song called Faroeste Caboclo which has more than 9 minutes of duration, with huge lyrics. Everyone knows how to sing it by heart. Legião Urbana has their first album recorded in 1985. Their carreer finished in 1996 when Renato Russo died. In just 11 years they became icons of rock in Brazil. They have at least 40 hits.It is amazing.

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2 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

Deserves the number 1 spot for sure. Their the only Brazilian band that can rival bands from other countries, listen to arise, roots bloody roots and refuse resist and youll see what I mean - wolphert

I've never even heard of any of these other bands - gelatinbeastworm

Brazilian metal = Sepultura. - IronSabbathPriest

Best metal of Brazil

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3 Titãs

Até 1993, era a minha banda favorita.

4 Charlie Brown Jr.

Charlie Brown Jr. Was created in 1992. It mixed several rhythms like rock, hardcore, reggae, rap and skate punk, creating a unique style. Its lyrics criticized Brazilian society from the youngers' universe perspective and songs' quality are great!

This band was awesome! Unhappily there isn't anymore! But Everybody in Brazil love Charlie Brown Jr even if you don't like Rock you will love this band!

Come on Facebook, I want to add to my friend list

Charlie Brown Jr. For ever

5 Paralamas do Sucesso

Technically the best band to ever come up in Brazil, been together for 35 years and counting

Their music made a revolution in 80th year.

very gut

6 Barão Vermelho

Cazuza is the king

Barão Vermelho should be 1st! Perfect song lyrics and Cazuza's voice was AMAZING!

The best Brazillian Band! Frejat and Cazuza!

7 Raimundos

One of the greatest rock bands of all time!

Real hardcore, 'enough said.



8 Mamonas Assassinas

This men is very crazy, I am from the Brazil, I am sorry for my English.

They are very dead

The best

9 Angra



Amazing! I saw them alive in Mexico and believe me they are really great

This is number one...!

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10 Novos Baianos

Mixing rock with samba, awesome!

The Contenders

11 Nação Zumbi
12 Skank

That's a nice name. NOT. Very offensive if you live here and know what it means. But God knows if they are a really good band. Well, good luck to them anyway.

They are really good, and it doesn't matter what's their name it's a good band and their song are the best ones after Legiao Urbana. So I would listen it if I was ya.

Easily one of the greatest latin rock bands ever! FYI their name refers to "skanking" like in reggae and not an a reference to an offensive term.

13 O Rappa
14 Nx Zero


15 Capital Inicial

My favorite band!

One of most famous bands in Brazil! As famous as Charlie Brown Jr, everybody know about them. Everybody loves at least on song!

16 Jota Quest

They are total crap. Watered down blue-eyed soul.

To me they are the best.

They are lovable! "Amor Maior" is my favorite song!

17 Massacration


18 Engenheiros do Hawaii

The songs are amazing! Them touch the soul.

Progressive rock. It sounds like rush and pink floyd. It has deep lyrics based on niilism and Albert Camus.

Best bass lines, great lyrics and very authentic

Interesting outfit, revolving around Humberto Gessinger, who sings, writes and plays the electric bass guitar. Songs loaded with whimsical tirades and political content (leaning to the left and nationalist side).

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19 Ratos de Porão

I'm brazilian,and of all brazilian bands,this the best!

20 Os Mutantes

Best Brazilian band all tine... Sergio Dias is a brilliant guitar player... In the same level of Harrison, Page or Clapton...

One of the most influential Brazilian bands. Just ask Kevin Barnes to name one.

The best band ever for sure

This is an epic band almost always underrated.

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21 Scalene Scalene

I don't have words to their work, sounds like they're one of the most famous band in the world

22 Pitty
23 Ira!

Ira should be on the top of the list!

Irados. Top ten.

24 Ultraje a Rigor
25 Gloria
26 Matanza

The first Brazilian song I ever heard was from Matanza. I've been a fan ever since.

27 Kid Abelha

A girl-band gone serious. Managed to cross the barrier from silliness to meaningfulness in just a couple of years. Almost broke up after the divorce of singer Paula Toller and bassist/composer Leoni. She later learned how to compose and, with the help of the two remaining members (saxophonist Nilo Romero and guitarist George Israel) produced a series of nice and quite intelligent records. She sings well and is very pretty, even in her 50s.

28 Sarcófago Sarcófago Sarcófago was an influential Brazilian extreme metal band. They were fronted by Sepultura's original singer, Wagner Lamounier, and Geraldo Minelli.
29 Shaman
30 Le Prodicatorius

Best rock band off all time!

Le Prodicatorius (or simply LeProd) is a Brazilian band from Osasco-SP who is changing the hardcore and metal style in Brazil, don�'t be surprised if they appear in RockInRio next years

31 Supercombo
32 Black Eagle

New band but perfect sound, love this band... One day it will be in the 1 place

33 Plebe Rude

One of the most complex punk bands of the eighties: they made use of vocal harmonies (all four of them sung) and were quite above the level of most Brazilian rockers in terms of musicianship. Some lyrics are weak, some are good. Lost some credibility because of a failed attempt to go folkish. Lost two members thereafter. Still active, but obscure.

34 Camisa de Vênus

Rockabilly-inspired band from Salvador, Bahia. Nationalist, angry and often offensive. Lots of foul words and devastating attacks on consumerism, overrating of sex and politics.

35 Biquini Cavadão
36 Blitz
37 Metro
38 Vespas Mandarinas
39 Dead Fish
40 Tópaz
41 Versailles
42 Os Brazões

Mixed Brazilian music with heavy rock in their 1969 album.

43 Quimere
44 Quimere
45 TNT
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1. Sepultura
2. Nação Zumbi
3. Titãs
1. Legião Urbana (Urban Legion)
2. Titãs
3. Charlie Brown Jr.
1. Legião Urbana (Urban Legion)
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