Top Ten Best German Bands
The Top Ten
Not a SINGLE bad song! EVERY Rammstein song I have ever heard is just pure genius!
From their first album to their most recent, they are truly a legendary Metal band...
Rammstein, rammstein. Why The best because it is legendary band. Amazing melodies, its not the best German band, its best band worldwide. Just listen to albums Mutter or Sehnsucht and you will understand why its the best
I can't honestly think of a band as unique as Rammstein. Their sound is vulgar and powerful, and they 're lyrics are poetic and interesting. Their music will engulf any room it's played. Rammstein ueber alles!
This is the best band in the history of german!225 Comments
They are incredible and Klaus Meine is an awesome vocal! They are way better than Rammstein, Accept and any other german band! Definitely one of the world's greatest bands ever! Songs like Wind Of Change, When You Came Into My Life(both versions), Alien Nation, A Moment In A Million Years, Under The Same Sun, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Still Loving You, No Pain No Gain, Here in My Heart, Your Last Song, Humanity, We Were Born To Fly, We Will Rise Again-this proves they are definitely the best german band up till now.
The best band in Continental Europe. Period!
NO ONE ON THIS LIST WOULD BE HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR THESE GUYS.
They are responsible for every German band who has reached fame somewhere other than Germany
Scorpions is the original and still the best German metal band. Why is Rammstein number 1? - MattAffterburner108 Comments
Tokio Hotel has been around for quite awhile, and we KNOW they are going to stick around for many more years to come. And what is great about them is that even though they have been around for so many years, they hold their fans well and have the amazing ability to crank out more and more great music and evolve according to changes that need to be made. They keep everything interesting and updated, from altering their music style a little to glamorizing their look and shows. Bill has the most amazing voice I have ever heard, Tom and Georg are absolutely rocking' on the guitars, and Gustav is a wonderful drummer. They are fabulous and capture everybody's interest with the whole deal about Bill and Tom being twins (not to mention the twins' amazing looks and fashion styles) and they have such good hearts. All four of the members are amazingly polite and sweet boys, and they care so much about their fans. Fans, I might add, that are very numerous in quantity
Tokio Hotel brings ...more - ingridbrindle
I love the way they became in who they are, who could know that 4 boys from a little town would become into super stars
Amazing band; The fact that they are one of the very few still together more than ten years after being successful even though they were barely fifteen at the time is already incredible; but they manage to make each record evolve. It's never boring, they never keep on doing the same usual thing, they experiment, and each record is better than the last, even though they take quite some time along the way. They took a five year break, which is basically a professional suicide, and still managed to make their last album successful because well their music is simply great.
I love the whole band, but I must be honest: the main reason why they've been that successful (internationally, which is quite incredible for a German band) is their very frail and beautiful lead singer Bill Kaulitz. Of course his voice is great and boy can he sing ; but most than that, he has sex appeal, he has stage presence, he has that little something only stars have. Daring, audacious, glamorous, he kept on ...more
They're so amazing, I'm ALWAYS listening to their songs and I won't go anywhere without listening to them first. They're my favorite band and I love all of their songs I could never choose between them176 Comments
The best Power Metal band in the world! Everything they've done is a work of genius. Listen to 'And Then There Was Silence' (all 15 minutes of it) and discover your new favourite band.
This band is great, love the style of their lyrics
Blind Guardian is many favorite band! I have ALL their albums and have seen them live about 6 or 7 times!
The Bard's song is the best song in the world5 Comments
ENEMY OF GOD!
Alright I understand Rammstein being high and Scorpions should be first but really? TOKIO HOTEL? They're just a big joke. Kreator should definitely take their place on this list at #2 after Scorpions
Rammstein 1st, laugh out loud, Tokio Hotel 2nd, laugh out loud, Scorpions 3rd, big joke! Scorpions should be 1st. Even if I prefer Kreator, Helloween or Accept, I have to admit that Scorpions is a legendary hard rock band and REAL musicians. But Rammstein and Tokio Hotel things shouldn't be in that ranking, or at the bottom of that list. If Justin Bieber was germanic, I'm sure he would be 1st too... What a shame!
Oh my God, one of the best Thrash Metal bands is forgotten
The real list must be: 1. Scorpions 2. Avantasia 3. Rammstein 4. Tokio Hotel 5. Kreator
Best power metal band of all time. Period.
Thank me for adding Helloween to this list, for me they are the second best band. - MartinHelloween
Most underrated hard rock band of the eighties! Their music was original, but they also had outstanding lyrics. Real ones. Ones you could actually think about and live.
They are great I live in Canada and nobody know them when I listening some helloween and people around are like what is this band it's good music and I told them it's helloween power metal German band lol!10 Comments
if Accept isn't in the top 5 of the best German bands, this list is really pathetic...
you should check out their classic songs "Fast as a Shark" and "Balls to the Wall", as well as other songs like "Teutonic Terror", "Restless And Wild", "Princes of the Dawn"... - rock2metal
This band is really amazing, love the new singer, Mark Tornillo! They were big in the 80's, then came back again with a 2010 album, Blood of the Nations. Check out their classics, Fast as a Shark or Balls to the Wall, and also check out the newer stuff like Teutonic Terror! These guys are amazing. Heavy metal! - xSpartanXx
great metal band! this band is a marvel - rock2metal
Best band, not like other electro Emo bands that's in top6 Comments
Along with kreator best thrash metal bands of Europe!
City of God is such a tune
Agent Orange is UNBELIEVABLE
Wow they deserve to be a lot better... Ausegebombt is a kick ass tune. Gove it a listen it'll blow away your expectations. Just Listen to the Agent Orange album in general. They kick some serious ass.2 Comments
after Helloween the best German band - MartinHelloween
They're the best. Gamma RAY
Stunning Band... Up there with Scorps for me
I know them from my childhood, they changed through time.
I still love the approach for good music.
Oomph! Is an excellent band; their songs are great, and many of their songs, such as Labyrinth, are essentially short renditions of classical cultural items. In the case of Labyrinth, it is a nod toward Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Brennende Liebe is sort of an alternative Frankenstein tale. Both songs and music videos are intricately and excellently done.
People like Rammstein due to their live performance but on the other hand Oomph! Likes to stay focused in their songs. I personally love Oomph! A lot more than Rammstein and I like Rammstein a lot UNTIL I heard Oomph!. Tip: Listen to Oomph! If you like Rammstein and you might like it, just because one song is not good listen to another, maybe that one is
Oomph is the best German band I've ever heard. They're so creative and just make good music. Oh I love Oomph! So much29 Comments
These guys have been a great part of my music lately. They have so many amazing songs and are just incredible. They started out with 3 guys but now with 4, they are just absolutely insane. Great songs like; 'Barfuß am Klavier', 'Pocahontas' and many others. These guys deserve a place on this list. They are amazing! - NarQion
One of the most influential bands of all time
Electronic version of Beatles
I can't believe that only 3 percent agree
They should be higher. They are as influential as the Beatles and The Beach boys.
Most of the influence from modern music no matter what genre, comes from Kraftwerk and most artists and musicians have multiple elements of Kraftwerk in there songs. They're just awesome anyways.
Originators of techno sound.39 Comments
Thrash metal at its finest.
Hey, this band is underrated in this list! It's the best!
Tobias is a genius! 17th? Why? Edguy is a true heavy metal band!
They need to place somewhere on this list
I'd say this should be at LEAST 5
From what I can see, this list is currently a little biased towards a more thrash or raw almost shock rock sound. Die Toten Hosen is definitely not in this category, but I would say that from what I know of them, they are definitely a more developed band and frankly... other than Rammstein... one of the only ones I would be interested in, in that they actually sing... IN German.
Die Toten Hosen are a gift from God to mankind. I love the deep lyrics and their guitar skills keeps me dead electrified. As I can see all other bands listed here have been compared to others but Die Totens are just one of a kind. Seriously which genuine rock lover doesn't adore this Mega Band. -Chege (Kenia)
Die Toten Hosen in my opinion is so much better than all of the bands above it. They are not heavy metal scream-o type, their like your hard rock/modern rock band you hear in America but Deutsch. I love them and have been hooked on them for years. I am happy to call myself a fan of Die Toten Hosen. And if you haven't listened to them yet, I more than highly suggest you should start to.
Why is Die Toten Hosen down here? They should be number 1 or 2 at worst. If you disagree check out 90% of all of there songs and then tell me why they're 9th and not 1st.11 Comments
Best production, killer vocals
This is my favorite band. - 906389
I am personally a scorpions fan but I also really like Avantasia so I just decided to go with Avantasia because it is lower down on the list and it is not where it should be scorpions should be #1 and Avantasia should #2 right behind the scorpions I guess all I am trying to say is that Avantasia and the SCORPIONS ARE THE BEST BANDS EVER AND SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER! 1!
It's simply one of the best power-metal band's out there! It obey's al the power metal rules as the best!
28. Songs come in two tempos: metal and ballad.
32. Play in as many bands as possible. More side projects and guest appearances means more epic!
And yet its still way more then just a "Power-Metal" band
Definitely deserves to be in top 5, common people vote!
Every single song from Avantasia is just awesome. And the lyrics are beautiful. Tobias us a genius composer2 Comments
Best band in the world, hands down! I can't believe they are number 20 on this list. Oomph! And Rammstein are good, but Die Arzte is number 1. They are everything anyone could want in a band
I love them! Good punk rock music and funny lyrics
Simply the best
Life would suck without their songs, it lightens up mood and brings a smile to sad faces8 Comments
Awesome band. If you like Wir Sind Helden you may find decent this one.
Hey Dude no bad songs why is this band all the way down here! I mean I listen to them every day! - KiraMiacora23
Best German band in my opinion
The first band I really liked and listened when I was learning German
Ridiculous, should be in the top 5 easily.5 Comments
One of the greatest. The Young generation should investigatoren her Music :-)
This is the only good German band. Ever. Get over yourselves
I went to one of their concerts! - waldo
The only worthwhile German band. Nena is the coolest ever! Also 1984-great year for music!
I just recently started listening to these guys and immediately became a fan. They remind me of Rammstein one of the best industrial rock bands in the world. Eisbrecher is more techno with club beats which is not a bad thing.
This band should be on 2nd after rammstein
Totally better than 39th. Not sure who is deciding this
Phenomenal. Old Rammstein meets the new wave of Techno. A good blend of styles and a cocktail for the ears.8 Comments
Das Bose, Das Tier in Mir, and Mitternacht are the best tracks and Rammstein level by excellence.
My favorite song from them is Mana. It is just so epic.
Such an amazing band.
And one is simply just awesome no more to that
Surprisingly good. Worth a listen. Itunes had some of their stuff.
Their music is beyond amazing and meaningful, both in German and English.
Second only to Rammstein
Play "Jordan" and you will feel like you could take on an army. Powerful song. These guys ROCK!
Simply love the heavy grind, rhythm, and vocals. Like them just as much as Rammstein. Blender, Reppunzel, Zombieland some favorites!
Brilliant! Till lindemann and Peter tägtgren with their humour and Tills magnificent voice. Shame there's only one album.
Amazing music band
Best band ever
Relaxing music for people with "complicated" and rich mind, 60- 80 bpm
They revolutionized European pop music in the 80s. Probably the best ever music band in the 80s.1 Comment
This website is full of plebs. Can are the bomb!
One of the best bands of all time, German or otherwise.
I'm quite certain that Can should be at the top, given how much influence they've had on so many other artists over the years. If you were to remove that influence, perhaps 20% or more of the music we have now would not exist.
PEEL SEASSASION- End of story...what a record 197513 Comments
Incredibly diverse across their entire repertoire. I don't know what else to say - awesome industrial metal/techno sound, with bits and pieces of other genres and influences along the way. All in all, just incredible diversity, from dance/electronic to heavy/thrash metal, and everything in between. Great social commentary as well.
Awesome band, first heard them on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack, fan ever since, they should definitely be higher up on the list.1 Comment
WARLOCK FOREVER! Doro is the best girl singer ever. I really hope, that people some day will understand, that rammstein are brutality and real bands are the classic once!
Warlock should be up much higher!
Inspired so many
Purely just because of the masterpiece of Mcauley Schenker Group.
Awesome music not for mass listening
Gotta bet higher on this list though
Best German medieval metal band ever!
I suggest you guys listen to "vollmond" by this band, it deserves a thumbs up.
Alphaville's album 'Forever Young' is the greatest 80's synthpop I've ever heard. Singer Marian Gold has a fantastically unique multi-octavinal voice. The band have varied song styles: popular sentimental ballads (Forever Young), highly danceable songs (Big in Japan, Sounds Like a Melody, Dance With Me), ethereal masterpieces (A Victory of Love, Next Generation).
Not being from Germany, I never heard about around 80% bands in the list above Alphaville, but I heard a lot about this one. Forever young! :-)
I think Alphaville is the legend
Vastly underrated, perhaps came a little too late in the synthpop scene nevertheless they are up there with the ranks of erasure, yazoo, new order, ultavox and other legends.
Best riffs, best lyrics, best vocals great emotion pure hard rock!
Awesome Band with deep lyrics! And no, they aren't nazis!
They are simply the best. In short, "Legends Never Die"
One German friend was listening to it and now + 1 fan5 Comments
They are the BEST thing that ever happened to music!
Scooter forever! There will never be any band as good as this. The coolest band on earth.
I'm surprised not to see Scooter here so adding them as I love their songs!
Posse, let's help SCOOTER get to the top!4 Comments
Silbermond is an excellent band but didn't know I can only vote once... But also: Nena (my favorite from 1983-now - went to see 4 shows in 2010 ans she's still touring & been making great music for near 30yrs); Rosenstolz (at it for 20yrs but I only heard them for first time March 2011 - bought all their dvds and music, and listen to them daily ever since - love them! ). Other good options: Juli; Ich & Ich, Wir Sind Helden, Aleen (was backup on Nena tour but great solo stuff if hard to find)
As an American I became a huge Nena fan becuase I was lucky enough to hear of her in 1983, and am happy to see she is more amazing than ever, now.
I am also a big Rosenstolz fan, but wasnt fortunate enough to hear of them until a few years ago, and been hooked ever since.
I love Silbermond too (extremely talented but commercial), and also enjoy Juli (great, except the most recent Juli album I didn't like at all), and Ich & Ich (my personal preference is female vocalist so a minus for them in my humble opinion).
My husband, who speaks zero German, loves Rammstein, whereas I cannot stand it, and cannot imagine even being able to stand the sound of Rammstein, no matter what language. Obviously to some people, Rammstein are great, and if it inspires my husband to actually study German, then more power to them!
I cannot vote for any ONE German band.
Someone listed Nena (my longtime favorite) to be "the only worthwhile" German band. I do not agree with this ...more
I love this band, they are awesome. They are more modern than Nena, yet not overwhelming, with a great sound and understandable lyrics.
This seriously awesome band is one that I discovered in my college german classes.3 Comments
Amazing stuff. Ahead of their time
A very wide range of sounds, energies, concepts, always evolving in a good way.
These guys ARE industrial.
This is awesome band. Their songs are cool. I am happy that I found this band.1 Comment
Very good band
Why was Running Wild not on this list?
Best German Metal Band of all time
Should be number 1
Compared to the others a REAL musician who is kind of a newcomer being still modern. I have to know - I'm german myself ;)! The others are already too old.. Sorry..
Greatest lyrics compared to the rest in this list.
Also great music
I saw him in concert in Nice, and I have to say, that was a really great concert!
Tillman Otto and his German Reggae
And Phantom V with Claus Lessmann!
Are you serious?! 74?! Hmm, may be there are real opponents in there... Let me see... Yes, Tokio Hotel on the second place! Mother of God, wake up, guys!
Excellent band, great vocals, lyrics, dynamics and presentation!
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Best Band ever. Very good Drummer!
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