Top 10 Hard Rock Bandsstjpbwthjk 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
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!
AC/DC is the greatest band to this day they will never be forgotten in the rock n roll era
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.
They invented hard rock and have no bad albumV 93 Comments
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.
The greatestV 107 Comments
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!V 34 Comments
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
SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!V 12 Comments
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 is Pop RockV 12 Comments
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.
Bon Jovi earned the top spot for me in 6 albums, enough said.
Living on a prayer is enough to beat all the led Zeppelin songV 7 Comments
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!
American-Led Zeppelin is down here at #11? That's weird.V 22 Comments
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.
AC/DC first? Only Highway Star was enough for me to vote for this band. They're simply awesome! - Userguy44V 28 Comments
They aren't hard rock.. Definitely heavy metal. So is Metallica
Haha, you can't beat those twin guitars and the speed is mind blowing, hats off to Murray and Smith.
Iron Maiden is unique and trend setter. Not to mention " Empire of the clouds" from these days and the first 9 albums. They are musically extremely rich and only after researching a song you can really judge the superiority of their music. And the double harmonies at Guitar. Fan for 35 yrs. They are Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal...everything. But not pop.
Best band in the worldV 21 Comments
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.
One of the oldest band from Bangladesh when heavy metal was rear in the society. Back in 90's the tune they created was absolute from another world. My best wishes to Warfaze.V 748 Comments
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.V 22 Comments
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
bossV 180 Comments
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
Very underrated. Great band with good live performances too. - Userguy44V 8 Comments
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...
Nirvana is boss! They are one of the best bands ever and Kurt is legend.
RIP kurt nirvana should be on no1
Grunge is very different compared to hard rock. - Userguy44V 35 Comments
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 should be in the top 5. Ranking them below Scoprpions and Avenged Sevenfold is bizarre.V 10 Comments
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
Hard to define Sabbath... Some people think hard rock, some think metal. I think Zep is by far #1 in hard rock, and sabbath is #1 in metal. Period. Both great bands!
Really 15th, shame on yaV 5 Comments
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.
I love aurthohinV 181 Comments
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
No they're posers and clownsV 9 Comments
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.
HOW IS DEF LEPPARD IN 20? DEF LEPPARD OUTRULES EVERY BAND IN THE WORLD!V 8 Comments
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.
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.
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.
Greatest band it all time...
All time best..
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
Yeah, it's prog-rock, but also hard rock. Listen to 2112. It's prog and hard at the same time but still a masterpiece. - MaxPapV 4 Comments
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.
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 bestsV 15 Comments
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.
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...V 61 Comments
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.
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.V 1 Comment
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
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 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 musicV 5 Comments
What the hell people skynyrd has been around way longer than led Zeppelin
Wheels of Steel is a unique song!
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?
I lovr this bandV 7 Comments
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 bandV 3 Comments
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 BangladeshV 4 Comments
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 - DisturbedpotatoV 1 Comment
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 upV 6 Comments
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
They are awesome
Just listen to them
I love black band
BLACK is the best... BanD (y)
Best alternative rock band from Bangladesh.
BestV 4 Comments
If you rock you should know about Slayer!
Thrash metal kings.
Not Hard Rock - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
Top 20 at least
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
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!V 1 Comment
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.
HOW! WHY IS RED SO MUCH HIGHER THAN SKILLET?! Red is crappy compared to skillet! enough said.V 8 Comments
The Republic of Arbovirus...
I don't think they are a hard rock band. - zxm
Love this band
The prominent Band of Bangladesh...
Very popular specially for young generation...
A lot of quality and improvisation is the main strength of this band... :)
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 bandV 2 Comments
Should be top 10 at least.
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