Best Hard Rock Bands of the 90s

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21 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s.

Honestly, I was surprised how low Manson was. He was such a controversial figure for 90s Rock. Even to this day I love his stuff from the 90s, and find it almost a perfect way to describe 90s Rock and metal. Manson was the perfect 90s rock star, he should be higher up on the list easily.

Marilyn Manson should definitely be at least in the top 10. HE DOMINATED THE 2ND HALF OF THE 90'S DAMN IT! - ComaWhite21

Should definitely be number 1 best band ever for sure more famous than most bands on this list

Too low marilyn on this list

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22 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

They have very many hits and deserve number 1

The offspring is my all time favorite band. I reckon the guitar work is just magnificent

Top 10 no problem. Smash and Americana? Both in the '90s.

The Offspring have a lot of great songs

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23 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

I haven't been listening to these guys for very long, but like everyone says the more you listen the better they get. I agree.

Just listen to them. You will know why

Important things from DT they make unsual music in rock paths of course...

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24 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; more.

One of the best modern rock band

25 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Perfect blend of quiet and meaningful lyrics to relax to and hardcore scream an heavy riffs to get you pumped up for a big game or a workout set.

The deftones r a really hard band but there also very melodic I love them they deserve a ranking

Even the new albums that they release are amazing. To this day, still the best live band I've ever seen!

The best then failing now

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26 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Definitely leopard has to be one of the best bands of all time!

One of my all time favorite. bands. These guys rocked rocked till you dropped

Dec leopard is and wI'll ALWAYS be my number ONE! Not only are they gorgeous they are very talented.

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27 Muse 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 five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

A great band with lots of different music styles throughout their whole discography; started with rock and now they are both rock and electronic music, since they started to change their music since the album Black Holes and Revolutions. They are still active today, with their latest album being The 2nd Law. They are one of the few bands that started good and gone to the better, lasting throughout time. Their debut album, Showbiz, has a great rock song called "Sunburn". Have a look for their music!

I love Muse, but I don't think they count as a 90s band, because they only released one album in 1999.

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28 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

It's because they're not a 90's band. They were around since 1970 really. And they only had a couple of hits in the 90's. They're luck to even be on this list. But as for best rock bands of all time, they'd be higher (probably).


Most Of These Bands Are Grunge Not Hard Rock

Even Heavy Metal Is on this list

I thought this is meant to be Hard Rock not Grunge/Metal/Punk or Alternative

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29 Bush Bush Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Why is Bush at 96? Some of the best singles of the mid 90's. This list is ridiculous. Butthole Surfers ahead of Bush and Three Days Grace? Really?

30 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Amazing guitarist & singer x'D the girls are just fantastic, rocking out & they r very known from their popular song 'barracuda' wats better is that they r talented sister c: I deserve to be higher

31 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

Great band when you see them live

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32 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

They have definitely get to be high up. They had so many iconic songs and a wide range of styles. At the point of the album Angel Dust they were one of the most listened to bands at that time. They were huge. Internal disputes eventually ruptured the band and ended an immense set of albums. Mike Patton is a genius though!

They should belong to top 10, very unique band... Don't know how to describe them.. But they rock hard with their unique style... You should listen to them if you are a band member

The albums The Real Thing and Angel Dust are definitely 90's classics! Very talented yet obscure band.

Just can't be any better.

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33 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden. V 1 Comment
34 Live Live Live is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, composed of Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chris Shinn. Live's original lead singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band in November 2009.

Most influential band in my life. The charisma depth and rawness of Ed especially back in the throwing copper days to me has never been surpassed

Throwing copper changed the direction of the entire industry. Remember it was that or hootie and the blowfish at the time

I saw Live at South Park Meadows in Austin in 1995. It is still the best concert I've ever seen.

Simple and well done. Very good lyrics!

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35 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would more.

Woah why is it on 49? With hallowed be thy name, fear of the dark it should be on top three at least!

Bloody hell, how can one of the greatest "hard rock" bands be this low on the list... Behind many bands that are not regarded as hard rock at all?
I mention Nirvana, Green day, Red hot chilli peppers and Pearl Jam just to mention a few! This bands aren't even hardrock, what are they doing on this list?

Greatest band music and lyrics totally of all time

Fear of the dark changes all the list

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36 Queen Queen Queen are a British rock group 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 more.

Well. The fact that they are this far down, even though they aren't a 90s band, shows that most people have a terrible taste in music. Seriously the greatest band of maybe all time

They are this far down because they aren't a 90s band, they shouldn't be on this list at all, duh.

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38 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

More on the metal side, but you can classify them as hard rock. Beautifully poetic, deep lyrics combined with heavy, energetic instrumentals is just what's needed for a great band.

One of a kind sound that is still classic, but all of the top 25 bands are legit

Released 4 albums in 2000s as opposed to 1 in the 90s.

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39 HIM HIM HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty. V 2 Comments
40 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
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