Best Lesser Known Grunge Bands


The Top Ten

1 Green River

One of the very first grunge bands alongside Soundgarden. Featured Mark Arm who would later be the vocalist of Mudhoney. - NuMetalManiak

2 Skin Yard
3 Tad Tad (often styled as TAD) was an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1988 by Tad Doyle. Among the first of the many bands which came out of Seattle in the grunge era, Tad was notable for the fact that its music was inspired far more by 1970s metal (much like Alice in Chains and more.

Tad's pretty heavy for a band in the grunge era. - NuMetalManiak

4 Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.

Another very heavy band. - NuMetalManiak

5 L7 L7 is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, first active from 1985 to 2001 and reformed since 2014. Due to their sound and image, they are often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s,.
6 Gruntruck
7 Love Battery
8 Malfunkshun

Mother Love Bone is a lesser known band too, but I put Malfunkshun here because it was Andrew Wood's band before that.R.I.P. - NuMetalManiak

9 Hammerbox
10 The U-Men

The Contenders

11 Drenge

Proof that Grunge hasn't went extincted.

12 Mudhoney Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.
13 Soul Asylum

This is a really great band although it is only known for the song Runaway Train.

14 Paw
15 Bundle of Hiss
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