Best Post Grunge Bands
The Top Ten
When I first heard the song "Breath" I instantly knew I was gonna like everything this band had and they didn't disappoint. I have every single album from We Are Not Alone to Ember and I most definitely plan to get Aurora.
They are incredible, Benjamin 's voice is deep and hypnotic and their songs are truly masterpieces. They deserve the first place, because although I like foo fighters, breaking Benjamin is better
You will never get a band greater than Breaking Benjamin. There songs are epic and you can rock out to EVERYONE of their songs. Breaking Benjamin is the absolute best that their ever is
Definitely the greatest Post-Grunge in my opinion! Breaking Benjamin has a great array of Nu-Metal/Grunge songs such as "Water" and "Home", but also surprises their fans with mellow soft tunes such as "Forget It" and "Rain".
While looking at this list I saw someone said Nickelback should be number one. I don't know you and I definitely don't want to know you. Back to Foo Fighters, they are by far the best "post grunge" band to exist. Dave Grohl is definitely a very creative person when it comes to songs and music videos
Their sales, grammys, popularity are all too match the powerful, through-the-roof, in-your-face vocals of Dave Grohl. Breaking Benjamin had a fee good songs good enough to deserve the lists’ top 5, but the Foo Fighters are inarguably the best and most successful in sales and popularity everywhere.
Breaking Benjamin is a great band, I'll say that much, but Foo Fighters take the cake for best post-grunge band by a longshot. When Dave came off the Nirvana scene and headed to his own solo project, it was life-changing and revolutionary. He didn't realize he created a band with soon to be anthems such as Everlong, Monkey Wrench, Best of You, and Learn to Fly. Theyve countlessly sold millions of outstanding records, have amazing shows, great music, hell, theyve sold out Wembley for Christ's sake! A damn good band, 20 years strong, and still kickin' serious ass and taking names today!
Love this band from some of their more alternative heavier songs like Everlong and other stuff from colour and shape to radio friendly kick ass rock songs like the pretender and learn to fly, to ballads like best of you and all the way up to their latest album Concrete and Gold!
They just do a great job at making grunge music the we’re absolutely bred for it
Their songs are masterpieces and adam 's voice is one of tne best in modern rock
The REAL Three Days Grace (it's not the same without Adam) is the best band ever! The lyrics of their songs are touching your soul, the voice of Adam goes under your skin and... Wait, why are you still reading this? Go and listen to them, you won't regret it, trust me.
Come on, so far this is the only real post grunge band on this list. Foo Fighters is grunge not post grunge breaking Benjamin is more of a alt metal / hard rock type and seether is somewhat hard rock type
Seether is lead by Shaun Morgan, who has one of the greatest voices I have ever heard. Too add to that, Seether can shine as a band in many different ways, be it the Heavy metal sound, or the Grunge sound, or the punk sound, or even, believe it or not, they have a few great acoustic songs. Take Broken for example. Also, for Grunge, Fine Again has risen to the top of many lists, while Like Suicide remains great with Metal, and Six Gun Quota is a nice Punk song, great change of pace for Seether.
Seether is amazing, they have many excellent songs. There are very few bands that can put the same level of emotion in their music like seether, the songs that they are probably best known for, broken and fine again, are perfect examples of this
Great band with consistency throughout their discography. Morgan is one of the most underrated writers of his generation and has an infectious way of combining heavy music with melodic hooks that no one else in the genre has seemed to capture.
This band deserves more recognition, and not just as a showy charade of nirvana. They do sound similar in certain aspects, but seether has got their own unique style and breath taking energy that only they possess, and you gotta respect that.
Way too underrated. brent smith is an amazing vocalist and all their songs are fantastic
Aww come on guys! Shinedown is awesome! There aren't enough people looking at this page if Shinedown is all the way down at #14!
Some others that should be much higher that share Shinedown's case (but aren't necessarily as good as Shinedown) are:
Godsmack (although they might be a bit more metal than post-grunge)
Theory of a Deadman (although I do agree that their last album was in fact horrible)
THIS BAND REALLY ROCKS. It would be my third favourite band - after Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin - and then there comes Seether. But this band is really awesome, it's really worth listening to them. I wish the world could recognize them.
Now don't get me wrong I love Seether and Three Days Grace but this band plays music better than any other not to mention they do great cover songs such as times like these and one.
Staind should at least take Puddle of Mudd's current list rank of 5th place right here, right now. As much of theirs songs are grandly popular, some are mostly characterized as less meaningful and just for rocky kicks and ones as the opposite only on the least occasions. As someone had said best, they're "mediocre at best'. I'll admit that I listened to most of their songs (I even have one of their albums too), but as much as some of the songs were good and enjoyable that you could experience different fuzzy emotions from them, their conventional themes blended in with their musical genres are old and bland. What's more, Wes Scantlin, the band's singer, is dragging a lot of attention to his crazy, controversy-worthy antics that spoil opportunities for his band to continue their way of living, making new music material, releasing new albums, touring around the country to sold-out shows and venues, and all the more enjoying the perks of their success more than enduring the throes ...more
This band is the worst of the butt-rock bands that have been plaguing rock. This band hasn't done one thing that's original, and most of their songs are mediocre at best. They're just another band trying to be Nirvana and failing at it miserably. In addition, the singer has lip-synced in some concerts. The band's music sucks and they aren't a good live act, so they shouldn't be at number five or even in this list.
I like 3 days grace but there's no way there better then Puddle of mudd if only they got the recognition they deserve because they were one of the best band of the 2000's in any genre and made one of the best songs of all time in Blurry
Puddle of mudd is awesome they should in the top 2
Brought back the grunge scene in a whole new way which is very cool
If everyone cared, and nobody cried, if everyone loved, and nobody lied...
Nickelback is good loser since their a Rock artist, can be hard and not very soft. If you say/think anything to me that is not good but like rude and jerky than you are a loser with no life since I did not started it. People can like stuff and no one mess with my Rock music. Rock music is the best music. No one mess with how I like my Rock music. People do not have to this though. I do not call them names/rude jerky stuff for it.
What it's on 2nd it should placed t no. 1
Staind is the only band I know that can do heavy metal, and you cans still understand them. Aaron Lewis has a very beautiful unique voice. But the guy from breaking Benjamin sounds the same as many other post grudge and alternative bands
Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace aren't even post-grunge. Staind should have the title as best of post-grunge.
Definitely post grunge and Aaron Lewis has that great post grunge voice of a poet
Staind is number one. They are better than every other band on here. Matchbox twenty is next.
My Own Prison invented polar grunge, human clay was one of the greatest rock albums of all time, weathered sold almost a million copies in the first 7 days of release, 22nd-fastest selling album of all time in the United States. Also, "Higher" was on the billboard 100 for a whopping year and a month.
The Sales, popularity, and emotional balladry-quality of this band are unmatched even to 3 doors down. The lyrics and musical quality of this band are more than enough to supersede staind, nickelback, and puddle of mudd, however Nickelback is still a better band in terms of success and popularity, especially songs that are almost not post-grunge like Rockstar and This Afternoon. There’s something about Creed and its resemblence to Eddie Vedder(slightly) vocally, and musically from the doors and Led Zeppilin. Although success was short-term for them, they deserve to at least be #8.
12? Seriously? My Own Prison practically invented polar-grunge
Great band no matter what some people say. Human Clay is one of the best rock albums ever made. And they are NOT a Christian band. Scott stapp only uses his strict religious upbringing as metaphors.
Nothing even comes close to this band!
All those who are not voting them are fools. They have one of the best vocalists and this gen's greatest guitarist in the world! Listen to any of their song
You dudes that haven't vote for AB, the solo guitar playing in blackbird track, has been chosen to be the best solo performances in history, by guitarist magazine
Alter bridge is the best band... Mark tremonti... Is a guitar god... Hail AB
Carrying on the 90s style
Bush is an awesome post grunge band and Gavin Rossdale has a great grunge voice compared to Kurt Cobain but with a British twist
Not sure people know what post grunge is since bush is number 12
I think it's appalling that Nickelback is ahead of this band.
Best post grunge ever
Meaningful songs and an untouchable aggression pours out from this band. They need to be higher.
Better than most post grunge bands- if you'd call them post grunge
This band is so damn underrated
I'm sorry but there is no way in HELL Nickelback is better than Silverchair. They made a masterpiece of an album at age 14. Their hit song "Tomorrow" had a demo version from when they were 12/13 years old. Freak Show and Neon Ballroom are complete works of art and Diorama is amazing. Young Modern showcases their HUGE style change and it is not very well liked but honestly, it can easily be appreciated when you can understand that they're older now and so is their music and it shows how much Daniel's health has improved. Best band ever.
Frogstomp is FAULTLESS, only criticised for their ages (14) and by people making comparisons because they are too lazy to listen to the music. Freak Show is the perfect follow up. Neon Ballroom showcases Daniel's vocal range, although most wouldn't call it rock or grunge, it is still a great album. Diorama is okay, not Silverchair at their finest, and no-one really counts Young Modern anyway.
Silverchair is a great band, from start to end. You just have to acknowledge that just as people grow up an evolve, so does their (musical) expressions. Everyone of their albums are great, from Frogstomp to Young Modern. Daniel Johns is a great music genius and even now that his solo project is light years apart from that grunge sound, is still great music.
They are such an inspirational band producing their first album while still at high school. Their music is sensational but it's a shame that the band broke up a few years ago.
Candlebox's first album alone beats all the other bands on this list, I however consider Candlebox grunge, they came out of Seattle and released their first album (self-titled) in 1993, not even a full year after the release of Stone Temple Pilots' Core and Alice in Chains' Dirt.
Practically invented Post-Grunge, until Alanis Morrissette and Creed came along. “Far behind” is good enough to make them at least #15.
You only have to know Sunburn, Something Like Human and Natural Selection to know that this band deserves a spot in the top 10. Their other stuff is quite forgettable, but they only need 3 albums to put themselves on the map! Great band. They know how to make a single and still make some great hidden gems.
Wow, shame they are ranked so low. Sunburn and Something like Human were great full albums, not just the hit singles. And agree, they were a really great live band as well. Lead vocals are powerful.
They have consistently churned out some of the best post grunge albums since they first hit the scene. The deep cuts on every album could be singles. Listen to These Things and tell me that isn't a great song... or Bittersweet, Sunburn, or Mary Pretends before judging them solely off of Shimmer, Falls on Me and of course Hemmorage which are all great songs as well. They also have some good heavier songs, such as Untitled, Empty Spaces, Last Time, Jesus or a Gun. Definelty seem to have a strong Stone Temple Pilots influence in my opinion.
This band is kick ass. Should be in Top 5!
Throwing Copper is a great album but the rest isn't very good.
Easily one of the Best Post-Grunge bands of all time. Chris Cornell’s vocals are unchallenged to even Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl. Deserves #1, with Foo Fighters #2.
How are they 33?! They deserve better than that
What!? Number 40th? This is an outrage
These guys are awesome! RATM with Chris Cornell really works!
Collective Soul deserves to be a lot higher on this list. Their ability to successfully vary dynamics, true ballads to hard rock, and to expand beyond basic post-grunge sounds is very underappreciated whenever great bands of the 90s are reckoned, and they've kept making music since. Foo Fighters may have maintained commercial success, but musically I've always been a bigger fan of CS.
One of the best bands of 90s & 00s
Not enough people are looking at this list if these guys are all the way down here they should be number 3 tf
This band deserves to be #3 on the list, being 3 doors down from the top. Powerful emotional quality with extremely catchy melodic songs that bring out some of the best of music from 1999-2002
Very good lyrics. Their lyrics have feeling and they deserve a bit higher place.
Best writers on the list. 3 Doors Down has the best lyrics of this list.
I'm here without you baby...
These guys, Decyfer Down, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Chevelle, and Thirty Seconds To Mars are my jam when it comes to post-grunge.
Come on just listen to their songs Feed the machine and faceless you'll know why they should be #1
Man what a band. Every song is a gem. I have each and every album of them!
Definitely the closest band to Alice and chains around so easily one of my favs
They're great I wish they were post-grunge after all Layne Staley was a hero and influence to Sully Erna so maybe he carries a little grunge in him I don't really know I can't tell
Godsmack should be number one - hands down. They cut their teeth on the greats of grunge and IMPROVED it, making it their own. Erna is legit! Even his solo albums blow this list away!
Godsmack are sick! Definitely deserve to be in the top ten
STILL GETS RADIO PLAY TO THIS DAY...COME ON, JUST LISTEN TO THE ALBUM RUBBERNECK
AMAZING BAND! Emotional quality is good-voice even better than Nickelback! Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger chose this band good.
I really love this band!
Much better than position on this list.
The best band ever
And I don't want the world to see me, cause I don't think that they'd understand
They have the song iris. That's better than any garbage band garbage
Are you kidding? These guys should be on the top!
Father of mine, tell me where have you been