Best Synth Rock Bands
The Top Ten
1 The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.
Depeche mode has better songs than this group, but they have a couple not-so-good songs on every album. Not bad- just not perfect. The Birthday Massacre has a PERFECT discography. Every song is equally well written, and each song is amazing!
. The best synthpop-rock band I've ever heard. Truly amazing. How they mix dreamy synth and heavier parts,also so catchy and beautiful. Magical! - ninnilist
3 Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.
4 Mindless Self Indulgence
6 Apoptygma Berzerk
Their music is something special, inspiring. TREMENDOUS!
7 The Naked And Famous
The Naked and Famous are a New Zealand indie electronic band from Auckland, formed in 2007. The band consists of Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood.
A Band with really unique music - ghostryder3333
10 Vanilla Ninja
Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (lead vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards). Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass. ...read more.
Were predominantly synth rock in the beginning, "Traces of Sadness" being entirely a synth rock album, but changed towards alternative and symphonic rock later on. - Martin_Canine
11 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
12 The Helio Sequence
13 Breathe Carolina
15 I See Stars
16 Woe, Is Me
17 The Word Alive
18 Dead By April
19 Cinema Bizarre
Cinema Bizarre was a German synth rock band consisting of Strify (vocals), Yu (guitars), Romeo (keyboard), Shin (drums) and Kiro (bass) that formed in 2005 and disbanded in 2010. Before leaving the band in 2008, Luminor would provide vocals and keyboards, originally ought to sing in duet with Strify, ...read more.
20 The Bunny the Bear
This band is technically synth metal, but a lot of it is still at rock level, so I'm adding them. I can't believe they weren't on here already!
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