Top 10 Hard Rock Bands

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This is bad-to-the-bone hard rock, no emo-screamo, or happy joy joy, so you can take your pansy little flute and go home.

The Top Ten

1 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

AC/DC was easily and still is one of the most popular bands of all time. Their innovation and style isn't necessarily in their songwriting or song meaning. It's in their songs' groove. And the lyrics and parts balance perfectly. Weighing all aspects of rock 'n' roll, AC/DC is the best hard rock band of all time.

I see them as the most consistently amazing rock band of all time, I can rock to pretty much all of their songs, especially "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Thunderstruck", "Back In Black", "Highway To Hell", "Whole Lotta Rosie"... Oh, forget it, there's just too many to name!

This is the greatest rock band of all time. They are definitely the most humble group of guys. Their first album in the US received NO stars! With Bon Scott they were so different than with Brian Johnson but both versions were 10 out of 10 for me. AC/DC-the Greatest Band of All time!

Rock and roll is just...Rock and roll

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2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

How the Hell did Guns N' Roses Beat Led Zeppelin!?!? Seriously!?!? What?!?! Today's Generation! Now Don't get me wrong I think that Guns N' Roses is an awesome band but come on man Led Zeppelin is easily the best band of all time... Just give a listen to Achilles Last Stand or Stairway or Dazed and Confused or Immigrant Song or practically any other song from their 9 albums. Led Zeppelin is the best band EVER!

At least Robert Plant has a voice you can actually listen to and enjoy. - BrianScott01

They practically MADE rock for all the bands we know now. Without Zeppelin, rock would still be gospel and bluegrass. - stjpbwthjk

This isn't even a competition. Led Zeppelin, along with Black Sabbath, invented hard rock. You idiots saying that slash is the greatest guitarist ever and that guns and roses is the best need to shut up. The only guitarist on this list who can content with jimmy page is Eddie Van Halen. And there is no band that can contend with Led Zeppelin. You could listen to any one of their albums and think it was the highlight of their career.

I'm a huge huge fan of acdc but I don't think they are the same league as zeppelin the hammer of the gods are a cut above the rest you take zeppelin out of the picture there would be a gap as big as the grand canyon they invented hard rock to a form no one has even got close too

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3 Guns N' Roses

I know a lot of people will be upset to see that Guns N' Roses is voted #1, because over the past 20 years Guns N' Roses has gotten a bad par because of everyone's hatred for Axl, but in their heyday they were, in my humble opinion, the greatest band ever formed. Songs like Sweet Child, November Rain, Civil War, Welcome to the jungle, Patience, Nightrain, one in a million etc... are better and have more depth than any songs released by any other band ever. Obviously this is purely subjective, but I absolutely agree with the ranking.

Slash is an awesome guitarist. His solos is very marvellous to hear. The best guitarist in the best HARD ROCK bans.

Axl+slash+izzy=best team ever
The original Guns N' Roses was fantastic. It still is, but I hope a reunion does happen.

How can we not putt them number 1
slash is the best soloist
axl has the best voice
and duff is the best bass player

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4 Warfaze Warfaze Warfaze is a Bangladeshi hard rock band. The group consists of Palash Noor (vocals), Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (lead guitar), Sheikh Monirul Alam Tipu (drums and percussion), Samir Hafiz (Guitar), Shams Mansoor Ghani (keyboards and vocals), and Naim Haque Roger (bass) . Multiple changes have taken place in ...read more.

Back in 1991, Bangladesh was used to with pop, folk, etc kind of music. A very small amount of people used to listen to hard rock and heavy music which was in English. Back in those days, even musicians could not think of doing some rock music. Suddenly there came out a different sound, such as high pitched vocals, fast guitars with distortion, blood pumping drum bits, and thought full lyrics with new type of tunes. That was nothing but the first album of warfaze. Listeners ran up to shops to check out this unique sound and it got deep in their hearts soon.

They are one of the best band from Bangladesh along with other great bands. I'd recommend every music lover to listen to their music. You may not understand the lyrics as it is in Bengali language, though you can feel the music. Music itself is a language. Bangladesh is filled with many talented artists (mostly band musicians) but sadly the world haven't hard of them due to some reasons.. Don't forget to listen to their music though. Have a nice day

With the release of their debut album in 1991, Warfaze introduced Rock, Heavy Metal music in Bengali language in Bangladesh. Warfaze has released songs with many variations enriched with Twin Guitar Harmony, Keyboards and Bass solo's and melodious and wide range vocals. They created many hit songs and adventurous music as well. Though not in English language, Warfaze captured rock music lover with their brilliant compositions in universal language of music. And their lyrics are always exceptional talking about reality, social problems and human emotions. Warfaze is a pride of Bangladesh and Bengali speaking community of Indian sub continent. Thanks.

Really awesome band

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5 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Metallica isn't hard rock band. They play thrash/heavy metal. And they're epic!

Black album, Load, ReLoad, Death Magnetic and Hardwired are hard rock - Disturbedpotato

For all those saying Metallica are not hard rock are wrong. a lot of their work in the 90s was hard rock along with heavy metal in some albums.

Hate to say it but Metallica isn't the longest Running band and to add Metallica was considered metal in its time but now it more falls under hard rock due to the changing of times and music

Best metal band and hard rock band of all time!

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6 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

Amazing, like kings of melodic rock. Enough said. - stjpbwthjk

I think this is one of the greatest bands in History, because they are active for a Long time Hope Richie comes back.

Living on a prayer is enough to beat all the led Zeppelin song

Bon Jovi earned the top spot for me in 6 albums, enough said.

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7 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".

People don't pay attention... HARD ROCK! The most of the bands here are Metal! It's not fair!

Most people hear cryin, miss a thing and sweet emotion, then say they suck. But they have so much more that truly makes them America's greatest rock and roll band! Toys in the Attic, Rocks, and Get your Wings are some of the best albums ever, topped only by Appetite for Destruction.

The best out oft he options and better than nirvana anyday

Just the best, they inspire many bands.

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8 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. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.

Haha, you can't beat those twin guitars and the speed is mind blowing, hats off to Murray and Smith.

They aren't hard rock.. Definitely heavy metal. So is Metallica

Favorite metal band, but they aren't really hard rock. Even if they have some hard rock songs (which I don't know). those songs are very few. - zxm

They may be more metal than hard rock, but they are still my favorite band so whatever

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9 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band 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 ...read more.

Queen was very plural in theirs music and possesses excellent vocalist and excellent guitarist

It was the gift of Freddie Mercury

The most harmonic hard rock band ever! All band members are very talented in musicality. Freddie's vocal is so hypnotizing!

Queen and Led Zeppelin should be #1 and 2. I can't decide which is better. After should come AC/DC.

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10 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

They are awesome! Shadows has an amazing voice, Syn shreds like pro, Zacky's unique cause he's a left-handed guitarist and the guitar duels they performed are amazing, Johnny's sexy as hell with his bass and Arin's just an amazing drummer. RIP Jimmy the Rev cause he's the greatest drummer for me! Their new album Hail to the King has amazing worth hearing tracks!

I have seen them twice live. I took my teenage son. They are pretty good for a modern day band. Whoever put they should be ranked number 1 is as clueless as any person I've ever seen post anything in my life. Background vocals leave a lot to be desired. I seen them at U.S. bank Arena in Cincy and the upper level was empty well into their Hail To The King tour. I've seen oh, Metallica, AC DC, Van Halen, and many more bands sell out every arena or coliseum in the world for decades. Metallica has played for crowds of over 250,000 before. A7X will never achieve the album sales or play for crowds nearly the size of the above mentioned and they admitted that themselves. Like I said they are very good however, at least they play good guitar solos and don't just play 3-4 chords on their guitars like most modern day guitar players. Very good but not great or anywhere near elite status but good guys.

Everything about them is amazing. Find one bad aspect of their music.

If the band gets featured in call of duty they are obviously good.

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The Contenders

11 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

How in the name of god is Van Halen this low? Many people have deemed them the sucessors of Led Zeppelin and if you listen to songs like Panama, Hot For Teacher, and ain't' Talking' 'Bout Love, you will see that they are well deserving of that title. Plus their songs are so catchy and all instruments are always in sync with each other. Van Halen is simply a monster of rock, especially hard rock with Eddie's guitar riffs, Alex's thundering drumming beats, Michael's thudding bass lines, and Diamond Dave's wide and enthusiastic vocals. Van Halen should be in the top 5 at least because they are simply awesome and I will never stop loving them. Sure, all the other bands on here are good, but some like Iron Maiden should not be above Van Halen because they are heavy metal, not hard rock. Van Halen also ruled the air waves in the 1980s, because of their awesomeness. Also, Van Halen on their most recent album "A Different Kind Of Truth" from 2012, Van Halen has not lost their legendary sound ...more

Huh? Van Halen in #23? Is this a different band that sucks with the same name? I hopes so! Cause the real van halen should be in top 3

Van Halen is top five for sure in regards to live bands and Hard rock in general. In one of there concerts they opened for Arrowsmith and blew them away with a great show! Great energy, entertainment, David Lee Roth is a awesome frontman, and a underrated great drummer in Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony is a very good bass player, and of course on of the greatest guitar players ever, the electrifying guitar god himself Edward Van Halen! Just really listen to there first four albums. In regards to this list, true fans are yelling ain't talking about love!

Acdc number one alright but wheres black Sabbath the ones who started hard rock and metal

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12 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

I would have voted for Zeppelin, but I had to vote for Deep Purple because the fact that they are not in the top five, let alone top ten is just ludicrous. They are one of the hardest rocking bands of all time. And they were/are extremely influential. Machinehead is packed full of extremely well known and perfect rock riffs. I would seriously just put Deep Purple up there for in Rock and Machinehead but they also had a plethora of other great songs not to mention every guy in that band is one of the best instrumentalists it vocalists respective to their instruments (for mark 2 and 3 and 4 at least) they just need to be way higher on this list though.

In fact, Deep Purple have always been one of the top 3 best and most influential bands in both hard rock and metal. They were pioneers of both genres. And they were damn good!
Finding them always so low on these lists means that they are terribly underrated.

Deep Purple is undoubtedly the best Hard Rock Band ever. Listen to the huge number of hits they have delivered. Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Child in time, Highway Star, Hush, Fireball,...the list is endless. There is no-one on earth who has not heard Smoke on the water. They gave rock music to the world.

Should be at the top 10

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13 Nogor Baul

NOgor Baul is undoubtedly one of the best band in Bangladesh. Besides, they have James who's often called as "Guru" and he's the pioneer of psychedelic rock in Bangladesh.

James is the legendary musician in Bangladesh. And he is the most popular singer in the country.

Second version of LRB. Boring band - zxm

Greatest band in Bangladesh and James voice is rocking

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14 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Are you guys kidding me? Nirvana is "Grunge"...noobs. How dare you.

Because people think every heavy song is hard rock or heavy metal, rest of 'em don't even heard about grunge or punk I think... - somekindofaguy

Nirvana is boss! They are one of the best bands ever and Kurt is legend.

RIP kurt nirvana should be on no1

Grunge - Disturbedpotato

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15 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.

Led Zeppelin did create the "Hard Rock" genre in comparison to Black Sabbath. For Sabbath created the Metal genre. They don't belong in this list. They belong at the number one spot of every Top Metal list out there.

Zeppelin created the blue print for both genres. The sound that they displayed in songs like "Black Dog and "Whole Lotta Love" were so influential that bands like deep purple and Black Sabbath adapted a familiar sound. Toni iommi's style of picking the guitar and distortions created a low sound that was loud. Hard rock on the other hand has a bluesy sound.

Pioneers of heavy metal, and Ozzy is just as good flying solo as he is in a band. - stjpbwthjk

I think black sabbath should be top 3 there bae

You've got to be kidding me! How are they not top 3? Songs like War Pigs, Iron Man, Paranoid, and Hand of Doom will be forever remembered. Ozzy is classic and don't forget Ronny James Dio took on after him. R.I.P Dio

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16 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled ...read more.

All of the members of the band Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and roger daltrey are on the rolling stone's list of greatest drummers, guitarists, bassists, and singers. John Entwistle was voted the greatest bassist of all time Pete Townshend was voted the 10th greatest guitarist keith moon was voted 2nd greatest drummer of all time and roger daltrey was voted 62nd greatest singer of all time come onn

This list is actually disturbing, The Who was the definitive Hard Rock band. Where would we be without Who's Next

You must be joking. The Who are better than Avenged Sevenfold for certain, and probably most of the other Top Ten bands (excluding Zeppelin) and should be top 5 at least!

The Who is the best, period. They were essentially the first really hard rock band (before Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Deep Purple). Baba O'Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again alone can take on half the Zeppelin repertoire for sheer power, and that's only two songs from one album!

Roger+Pete+John+Keith=Complete Awesomeness!

Besides, half the bands ahead of them are metal, not hard rock.

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17 Aurthohin Aurthohin Aurthohin is a Bangladeshi hard rock and metal band formed in 1998 by bassist, singer and songwriter Sumon. He is the only founding member still with the band . Aurthohin are known for their mix of melodic acoustic numbers and extremely heavy metal numbers in their albums often containing lots of bass ...read more.

One of the leading rock bands in Bangladesh at present times. A huge entertainer. The lyrics are awesome, they have some songs that will remain in people's head for a long time for sure.

Aurthohin is clearly a hard rock band. No doubt in it. They have played many good songs. And the bassist here "Sumon" is called "Bassbaba" for a reason. (by the way Bassbaba means father of bass). He can play bass solo. I know he is least popular. And if there's some musicians who are on the underrated list. Then this is Sumon. He plays bass solo. Geddy Lee and this guy has a tough competition (to me). But this guy wins cause this guy has a better voice than Geddy Lee. - zxm

Aurthohin is one of lead rock band in Bangladesh. They are best ever. I just their diehard fan.

Love love love

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18 Scorpions 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.

Great vocals, Great guitarist, Great songs, Everything is great!

It's the best band I have ever see

I think scorpions must be in the top 10

The best band ever!

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19 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

What! KISS is the best band ever! How can Rise Against be 10th and kiss 14th! Rise Against are not even a hard rock band! They are melodic hardcore... KISS ARMY forever!

Kiss is easily top ten - their is no Stairway to Heaven or Won't Get Fooled Again in their catalogue but no band has produced as many good hard rock songs as Kiss. They could play an entirely different set list for seveN straight days and all would be good.

The make-up is why they're on here. Music-wise, they are not so good, but they sure put on a show! - stjpbwthjk

Kiss is great

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20 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.

On here because of the one-armed drummer, and, I guess it was cool to be successful even without two arms. - stjpbwthjk

The best band of the 2nd British Invasion or the 1980s as Americans like to call it! They never split and still thrive! I wish Steve Clark was still alive!

I'm not familiar with six of the bands ranked ahead but Def Leppard and Motley Crue should both be rated higher.

Steve Clark and Phil Collen were one of the best guitar duos hard rock known

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21 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Personally, I love bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden, but they aren't hard rock, they're metal. Alter Bridge are the best hard rock band in the world at this time. Every album they bring out is breathtaking, the perfect mix of heavy riffs with Myles' soothing vocals.

Probably the most under rated band on this list. Myles Kennedy has one of the best vocals in rock at the moment and Mark Tremonti is an amazing songwriter and one of the top most seasoned guitarist today.

Best Band Of All time. Love Their songs... They deserve to be on the top of the list. Especially since THEIR songs are hard rock, not Metallica or iron maiden's. No offense, but Metallica and iron maiden's songs aren't hard rock. They're metal, you stupid idiots.

Only Nogor baul is real

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22 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

I am 49 now, and I consider Dio as a Hard and Heavy Rock band, because they are unique, from the legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio, to the great other members! They should be on the top of the list. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Journey, AC/DC, Iron Maiden (Heavy but Melodic), Kiss, Aero Smith, etc..., should be on the top also!

Ronnie James Duo has THE greatest singing voice rock has ever known. Nothing compares.

I am only 11 and have s lot of respect for the greatest singing voice ever on Earth. R.I.P Dio

Why number 21? The voice himself should be in the top five. (R.I.P.) Mr. Dio.

23 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Rush should be #2 or #3! Greatest musicianship out of all these bands other than Zeppelin. Remember though only 3 guys in Rush with the sickest oddest time signatures known to man! If you haven't seen these guys live and you call yourself a musician or music lover than you should be ashamed of yourself! They could outplay the whole list of bands! I Promise!

I agree with the comment below. their musical talent at their respective instruments is unmatched! I have seen them live many times, and each time their better than before! They should be WAY further up on this list!

Best band to ever come out of Canada

23!?!?!? What?

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24 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.

Come on! I know these guys are newer, but their sound is just amazing, and no other band has a sound like this. Respect!

This is one of the best bands I've ever listened to their songs have so much meaning and even though they lost Adam their still amazing

Only Three Days Grace has a point in they're songs. And the music is good too. They deserve top 10

Yes they are on of the bests

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25 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

I agree they should be at least top 20. However not top 10. They are not as aggressive as other bands, their overall sound is a little too rounded so to speak. But 43? Come on

Are you serious? They deserve to be in at least top 10

Seriously breaking Benjamin is ranked lower than Skillet! This is ridiculous they should be way up on the list

Breaking benjamin have a class that is uniqe and effective. Many bands have thaire own class but they are not effective and attractive. Only some bands can do that BB is one of tham.
they are vocal and guitar speclist.

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26 Artcell Artcell Artcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".

Undoubtedly the best progressive rock band in Asia, who won millions of heart from absolutely nothing. If you want to know about Bangladesh's progressive rock scenario, just listen to their album Aniket Prantor. Totally worth it!

Definitely the best band of Asia. They rock like anything! When Artcell performs no I have never seen anyone keeping quite! All of their songs are memorized by our generations!

Artcell is not really a hard rock band. They are a prog rock/prog metal band. Prog rock and prog metal change their tempos, so it may sound like hard rock in some parts, but overall its prog metal, prog rock. - zxm

Artcell is the Best...

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27 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.

Why Aren't Motorhead in the Top 10! A brilliant band!

21 albums and they just get better with age. Anyone who does not believe Motorhead is the greatest band of all time... Well their opinion simply does not matter. Without Lemmy and Motorhead there would be no Rock n Roll, no thrash, no Metal. They are THE GODS... PERIOD

No band thrashes harder than these guys. Lemmy is one of the true gods of rock. This placing is WAY under-rated.

Top 10...obviously.

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28 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

Too low rank for Judas Priest. Rob Halford's vocals and Tipton's and Downing's great guitar work alone should guarantee a place in top 10. That being said, they were also the first band to acknowledge being a "heavy metal" band so maybe this list is quite not up their alley.

Their first two albums were hard rock!

Well, it's Heavy Metal, but still, these are Gods...should be toe to toe with Iron Maiden.

29 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

Red is an amazing band. if you haven't listened to them do it RIGHT NOW! Their best songs are Breathe into Me, Already Over, Death of Me, Shadows, Feed the Machine, Faceless, Watch You Crawl, Release the Panic, Perfect Life, Run and Escape, Impostor, Darkest Part, And Part That's Holding On. Just listen to a few of these and you will know why I love their music! Plus they have one of the best singers out there!

Amazing band..should be top 20

30 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Great band great music

Their music is deepening! Down with the sickness and stricken are the greatest hard rock songs of all time!

Disturbed is my #1 favorite band I have been listening to them ever since I was 4 years old I was born in 1997

Some of the best music

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31 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.

Wheels of Steel is a unique song!

32 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. ...read more.

Their style and unique creepiness is what might bring them down but in my mind brings them to the top ten.

They had been on of the greatest bands like Metallica if they still played

Why is this awesome band so underrated?

Not hard rock - Disturbedpotato

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33 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American alternative metal/ alternative rock band formed in, Las Vegas Nevada. The band's came originated from a fictional movie called Kill Bill.

These are terrible same drumming style in every song they make it so bad

5FDP is awesome! From one song to the next... they "Got Your Six"!

You can't go wronge with five finger death punch!

America’s best band

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35 Shironamhin Shironamhin Shironamhin is an independent band from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Their music has a mixture of a wide variety of influences, including classical and folk traditions of Bengali music and rock music.

Shironamhin is not a hard rock band. Even if they are then still they shouldn't be so high on this list. Cause they are mainly an alternative rock band. - zxm

My 1 of favorite band

Their voice, their style make me crazy!

They are awesome... One of the best in Bangladesh

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36 Nemesis

Ahh! What can I say... This is just a class apart band from Bangladesh. Personally my favorite. They are just too good. Specially those solos by their former guitarist Maher Khan, makes you wanna listen to them again and again. And I appreciate their lead vocals Zohad because of the way he lead the band after losing two of their key musicians. Enough said, Nemesis deserves to be on the top that's it!

Nemesis is the Best Active band In Bangladesh. I like Nemesis.

My personal favorite... Love their work... Very promising..

Amar Guru James er song onk valo lage.. Ami class 9 theke shuni guru er song.Fantastic voice guru James. keep it up

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37 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

They should be top ten

Best. Should be at top

What the hell is this doing at 27 behind TDG and A7X Tool will kick there ass! Should be at least #5

Prog metal - Disturbedpotato

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38 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.

My favorite band... but it isn't hard rock what the heck is Green Day doing here?

I just like their lyrics.

Posers have no place amongst legends. Biggest sellouts of the millennium

Nagar baul

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39 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

A Little soft for my liking...might appeal to those who are depressed but not great

Amazed to see them around 30! I didn't realise How popular they actually are

So UNDERRATED
They are awesome
Just listen to them

40 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Just listen their live shows with John Sykes on guitar. Or their lives shows and albums with Doug Aldrich, heavy riffs at their finest

great band

41 Black

I love black band

BLACK is the best... BanD (y)

Best alternative rock band from Bangladesh.

Best

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42 Linkin Park 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.

Linkin Park shouldn't be on this list. Don't get me wrong Linkin Park are my favourite band but they're Nu Metal not Hard Rock

One of the best creative band of world

Why is Linkin Park rank too high its should be low

I love the unique lyrics

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43 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.

If you rock you should know about Slayer!

Top 20 at least

44 Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver
45 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more.

I think they earn the right to be the best hard rock band due to what they've been doing for 20 years.

The first good band I really liked.

Best rock band ever!

Overrated, good it's not higher. - Disturbedpotato

46 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.

This band is simply amazing. There is no other band in the world in which you can put in any album and like every single song. They are simply perfect, and will remain that way forever.

Rise against is pure magic. Their drumming is awesome, and the best- their lyrics. They just touch the heart and believe me, you can't stop listening.

I remember when these guys were part of the Pop Punk scene...then they were pigeon holed as EMO...Just good rock, great song writing and great hooks

Number one after old school!

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47 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Are you kidding me? Skillet is the #1 band without a doubt

LOVE THEM! Not Gonna die and Awake and alive are the best!

Awesome. Full of energy.

Number 1

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48 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo 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 ...read more.

Haven't heard a lot from this band. But what I have heard is very impressive. Great riffs, guitar work, drums and vocals.

Bullet For My Valentine is an amazing band with songs like hand of blood, waking the demon, all these things

What they're so far down!

My favorite band

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49 Arbovirus Arbovirus Arbovirus is a rock band based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh, formed by guitarist Suharto Sherif, and guitarist Asif Asgar.

I don't think they are a hard rock band. - zxm

The prominent Band of Bangladesh...
Very popular specially for young generation...
A lot of quality and improvisation is the main strength of this band... :)
Love this...

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50 Molly Hatchet Molly Hatchet

2nd best southern rock ever.

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