Best European Bands

The Top Ten

1 HIM HIM was a Finnish gothic rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen under the name His Infernal Majesty, the band broke up in 1993, before being reformed in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström.

This band represents a wide range of musical influences and genres and is in no way defined by one genre only. That's one of the most beautiful characteristics about HIM, they sing in all colors and still manage to deliver their sound beautifully with their signature romantic sense. Ville, the vocalist, is a lyrical genius and never fails to keep up with the modern dark poet lyrical style, whether drunk or sober. Together, with Mige, the funny bassist, Burton, the handsome keyboardist, Linde, the introverted cute guitarist and Gas, the adorable drummer, they put on so much effort and talent to produce pieces of arts that never die with time. Add to all that the fact that they are truly amazing with their fans, which is something that most artists miss nowadays. HIM are really underrated in a world full of posers who claim they know everything about music and call HIM 'wannabes', because HIM deliver artistic music in all its colors, which is their specialty, unlike limited bands ...more

My opinion? That HIM are honestly the best European band. They opened the gateway up to other Finnish bands, being the first band to reach Gold Status in the United States. And that was with an early album! Ville, amazing vocals and lyrics. Linde, amazing guitar solos and rifts. Mige, possibly the greatest bassist. Burton, amazing synth and piano from that genius. And Gas, giving the wonderful beats that make you want to tap your feet to the music from the start. There's no reason why they shouldn't win. C:

HIM is an awesome band. They have the greatest live shows. I love the fact that they are willing to evolve with their sound as a band and add remarkable lyrical content for their listeners. They are a unique band by not only sing about love, heartache and the loss of love but also infusing it with hard and heavy rock background. -Ava @InvadersAsylum

Should be best band in the world, not only europe. Their fan base need's to expand substantially.. Every song from every record is a song worth listening to if not liking, where most north american bands etc. Have 3 or 4 singles released in 5 years and get to headline coachella and lollapalooza every year.

2 The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

The most legendary European band by far, no other European bands are better than this band.

You can find Beatles in every other bands, because they invented a new idea of music

Umm this is correct The Beatles obviously deserve the top spot. No one else.

The Beatles should seriously be number 1. What's it doing at number 2?

3 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

Influential, different, brave, heartbreaking, bold... There are some many ways to describe Pink Floyd. One of the best bands I know.

Pink Floyd has been & will always be my favorite band.

pink floyd, black sabbath, the beatles, the who, led zeppelin are 5 knights of the round table

SOOO good

4 Nephew

Nephew is just awesome.

Here's a recipe for what their sound is like.

One cup of Depeche Mode
A half a teaspoon of Franz Ferdinand
Two cups of the Danish language

And that's the awesome recipe for this awesome band.

A really damn good Danish band! I love them, really recommended for those who like foreign language songs. Kind of a heavy rock sound mixed with techno :D

Who r they... Don't even know em..

5 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Come on! Half of these bands wouldn't exist without Led Zeppelin.

Not only the best band in Europe, but the best band in the world!

Um what the hell they NEED to be number 2 or 3

The epitome of excellence.

6 Poets of the Fall Poets of the Fall is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki. The group consists of Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen, Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen, Jani Snellman, Jaska Mäkinen, and Jari Salminen.

This is my favorite band ever, not just in Europe, but the entire world - and I'm American, by the way! Their music is impeccably produced, entirely by the band and their independent label. It's difficult to express how deeply their music has touched me over the years, since I first discovered them in 2009. They are all incredible musicians, but together they have created something you simply don't hear these days. Their sound incorporates elements from many different genres, but is still completely unique to anything I have ever heard before. Their music is memorable and will stay with you forever. It was a blessing to have discovered them, and I feel bad for those who will probably never have the opportunity to hear their music simply because they are not well known in the US. Hopefully we can change that though!

The only word that describes them is, "MAGNIFICENT"! A great band, with a great lineup! Marko, with excellent and diverse vocals, Olli and Jaska, with a unique and impressive guitar work, Captain, with pleasing and rhythmic keyboards, Jani, with great bass work and jari, with awesome drum work! Overall, this band is simply excellent! All of their songs are unique, inspiring and creative! Songs like carnival of rust, cradled in love, late goodbye, lift, diamonds for tears and maybe tomorrow is a better day, have a special place in my heart! The songs are simply great! They deserve much more than the limelight they get! It's a knows fact, that they are the most underrated band is rock history! So let us all make an effort to make the people realise, that POTF is not just great, they are, THE BEST!

Poets of the fall is definitely one of the best bands out there, if not the very best. They're definitely underrated. Each song has inner meaning, and poetry-like lyrics. I went to one of their concerts and was absolutely mesmerized... They should win, HANDS DOWN! Much better than Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, and the other asses who call themselves musicians.

OHH YES! Finally the band in #1 for which the place #1 is created..! The deserved place for the deserved band! Have nothing new to say about them. I only want to say that.. Poets of the fall is such a band for which the 'Perfect Compliment' is yet to be Discovered!.. The 'best BAND' ever in the Whole Universe...! & We feel PROUD to be the fan of them!

7 Kashmir

One of the most consistently excellent Scandinavian bands of late. They have at least five really good albums. They also have a good twenty to twenty five great stand-alone songs.

8 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

In my opinion, queen is the greatest band of all time. As far as singing quality goes, they are unsurpassable. They can do opera, and they can do heavy metal. They are the best.

Queen is awesome! They are so underrated to me! Much better than one direction!

Freddie, Brian, Roger, Deaky, they are still the best!

The greatest.

9 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.

The best Metal band of them all. Power, melodic anthems, with crafted musicianship. Speed, intensity, and at other times, complex and thoughtful and even progressive. Great live act, great stage show, great albums, great songs. May never be beaten.

For me Iron Maiden is'nt just the best European band it is the best of all... This is the most inspiring band of all time... Though heavy metal was pioneered by Black Sabbath but Iron Maiden overtook them as the best...

Iron Maiden are just the greatest European band of all time!

Few can match their power, awe and excellence on stage, and they are the best band when it comes to live performances.

The best band ever! Which other band has 10 studio masterpieces, 1 great album and 4 good albums? The beatles are cool, but Maiden are GODS!

10 Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Phoenix

I love their songs!

One of a kind...

12 Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.

My only regret going to their stadium tour is, that every other convert will pale in comparison.

My favourite band for 10 years, and I still love them just as much. They put on the best concert I'v ever seen.

Best live performance I've ever seen.

You don't need to understad German to enjoy this God-Tier band.

13 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
14 The Pigeon Detectives
15 Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

They truly rock! I voted for HIM, but I love them too!

16 A Toys Orchestra
17 Children Of Bodom Children Of Bodom was a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the final lineup consisted of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

Children Of Bodom is low because todays peoples are only listening to awful musics!

Best european band ever!

18 Europe Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.

Europe is one of the absolute best bands to ever come out of the 80s. They are the definitive Arena Rock band. The point is, when you put on The Final Countdown album, you feel like everything is gonna be awesome.

Europe has got the awesome guitar riffs in songs like The Final Countdown combined with a great vocalist aka Joey Tempest.

Europe is still rocking and have proven that they are one of the best bands from Europe.

They can still rock the world. They are one of the best rockbands of the world not for only 'Final Countdown '.

19 Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Wow a little underrated if you tell me. Everyone needs to dig a little deeper other than wind of change or still loving you. Songs like we'll burn the sky and zoo are really good songs that aren't so well-known; however, I do want to say that Uli Roth should've stayed longer with them and they'd definitely be up there with the giants.

The nearly 5 decade of carrier, and the 80-100 000 000 sold record says everything! HIM is the MOST POPULAR OF ALL TIME? Ridiculous! If HIM is the first, then the Europe should be the second... The final countdown was a bigger hit, than any song from HIM. To be honest I know a quiet few songs from HIM, but I remember only one hit... Maybe join me in death...

With "winds of change", the band's song should rate #1 of all the times. Thank you.

Best Band ever- Wind of Change

20 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
21 Muse 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.

Deserves to be on the top of list, they are best, especially matt, his vocals are just awesome!

Great band, awesome live deserved winners in my eyes

Their song is so cool! Our time is running out~ and many more...!

Hello, where is muse, u know the band that redefined bass and guitar, basically the 2nd biggest european band ever

22 Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.
23 Nightwish 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.

Hardcore Nightwish fan. I start listen them when I was 8. My dad bought their album and me and my dad are still NIghtwish fans

Best songs in the symphonic metal history! Listen this music of you don't know what this is!

There are many awesome songs by them... Best symphone metal band in history... Nightwish rocks!

Them songs are awesome!

24 Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa ...read more.
25 A-Ha A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.
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