Top Ten Best German Bands

The Top Ten

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.

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!

Rammstein is one of my favourite bands of all time! Their lyrics are so thoughtful and poetic and the way this is all put together along with the raw guitars, the catchy electro and piano beats, Schneider's awesome drumming style, and of course, Till's dynamic vocals! I'm lucky enough to see them in Bulgaria for the first time ever! And even more happy to share Schneider's birthday. My family doesn't like them because of Till's deep voice, but that is HOW IT SHOULD SOUND with those lyrics. They like them for their personality, but for me, they are just spectacular!

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.

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.

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

I just found out they started in 1965! The songs I enjoy seem to come from the mid seventies. The music is catchy and the sound of the singer's accent is endearing. It still seems to have a definite European feel even if you didn't know they were from Germany. I only found out about the band when my brother came back from the Army. Although I didn't approve of his military stint, I did approve of the music to which he introduced me. I don't know that much about the other bands listed. I approve of Kraftwerk and wonder why Nina Hagen didn't make the list as well. The inclusion of Kraftwerk validates the fact that this is not only a rock list.

Scorpions are the best band on any rock list of all time - never mind a list of German artists. For some reason, the music world rarely seems to acknowledge how important they are to the development of the modern hard rock sound and the huge influence they had on the rock scene in the 1980s. Their comparative lack of success in the UK is probably down to the fact that the most successful bands in the UK are those which make the loudest fashion statement rather than the creation of consistently listenable music.

Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.

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

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 them

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.

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 world

Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer ...read more.

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

Kreator under Tokio hotel? A joke or what?

Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.

Thank me for adding Helloween to this list, for me they are the second best band.

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!

One of the first music bands from "behind the curtain" (from the West) I ever heard and I loved it, and, well, learned a lot of English reading lyrics of this German group :-)

Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

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"...

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!

great metal band! this band is a marvel

Best band, not like other electro Emo bands that's in top

Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

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.

Edguy Edguy is a heavy metal band from Fulda, Germany that was founded in 1992 by 14-year-old students Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dominik Storch and Dirk Sauer.

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

Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

after Helloween the best German band

They're the best. Gamma RAY

Stunning Band... Up there with Scorps for me

The Contenders

Kraftwerk Kraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.

One of the most influential bands of all time
Electronic version of Beatles
I can't believe that only 3 percent agree

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.

They should be higher. They are as influential as the Beatles and The Beach boys.

Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.

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 composer

Oomph! Oomph! is a German industrial metal band formed in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1989. The band is considered the pioneers of the German Neue Deutsche Härte movement.

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

I know them from my childhood, they changed through time.
I still love the approach for good music.

Oomph is the best German band I've ever heard. They're so creative and just make good music. Oh I love Oomph! So much

Destruction Destruction is a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "The Big Four" of the German thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator, Sodom and Tankard.

Thrash metal at its finest.

Die Toten Hosen Die Toten Hosen is a German rock band currently consisting of Campino (vocals), Andreas von Holst (guitar), Michael Breitkopf (guitar), Andreas Meurer (bass) and Vom Ritchie (percussion), that was formed in 1982. ...read more.

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.

Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.

Best production, killer vocals

This is my favorite band.

Obscura Obscura is a technical/progressive death metal band from Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album Obscura. ...read more.
Die Ärzte Die Ärzte (German for "The Doctors"), is a German rock band currently consisting of Farin Urlaub (vocals, guitar, bass), Bela B (vocals, drums, guitar) and Rodrigo González (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), that formed in 1982 in Berlin. ...read more.

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

Life would suck without their songs, it lightens up mood and brings a smile to sad faces

The best band in the world hands down. They even fought (and where killed by) Laura Croft.

Ahab
Juli Juli is a German alternative rock band consisting of Eva Briegel (vocals), Jonas Pfetzing (guitar), Simon Triebel (guitar), Andreas Herde (bass) and Marcel Römer (drums), that formed in 2001. They had their national breakthrough with their debut single “Perfekte Welle” in 2004, with the follow ...read more.

Awesome band. If you like Wir Sind Helden you may find decent this one.

Eisblume Eisblume is a German pop rock band consisting of Ria Schenk (vocals), Benny Baumann (guitar), Philipp Schardt (bass), Philipp Schadebrodt (drums) and Golo Schultz (keyboards), that formed in 2007. ...read more.

Hey Dude no bad songs why is this band all the way down here! I mean I listen to them every day!

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.

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.
Nena Nena was a German Neue Deutsche Welle band. In 1983 and 1984, their German language song "99 Luftballons", reached number one in the singles charts of countries around the world.

This is the only good German band. Ever. Get over yourselves

I went to one of their concerts!

The only worthwhile German band. Nena is the coolest ever! Also 1984-great year for music!

One of the greatest. The Young generation should investigatoren her Music :-)

Eisbrecher Eisbrecher are a German Neue Deutsche Härte band that consists primarily of Alexander Wesselsky and Noel Pix, with live support from Jürgen Plangger, Rupert Keplinger, Achim Färber.

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.

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