Top Ten Modern Rock Bands You May Not Know and Should Listen To

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The Top Ten

1 Starset Starset

Alt metal and electronic rock - RustyNail

There actually space rock

Rock music with space themes. That's my jam!

Heaven

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2 We Are Harlot

Hard rock and 80s rock vibe
Seen them live, amazing - RustyNail

3 New Medicine

Hard rock, post grunge, and punk rock bands - RustyNail

4 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Metalcore( extreme metals and hardcore punk) heavy metal and hard rock - RustyNail

NOO

Ah...um... NO - Metal_Treasure

5 Hinder Hinder Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey.

Hinder's kinda boring for modern rock standards I mean yeah their ok and all. But dear god does this band get repetitive boring like Creed really fast.

Hard rock and post grunge - RustyNail

6 The Pretty Reckless

Hard rock, alt rock, and might I add, female lead singer - RustyNail

She also played a role in the gossip girl,taylor momsen.

7 Islander Islander Islander is an American nu metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, founded in 2011. The group signed with Victory Records and have released an EP, Pains.

Only know one of their songs but it's amazing so I might try out their other songs - LemonComputer

Nu metal and rap metal, harcore punk - RustyNail

8 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

No way!? Please I love this band I don't want them to enter mainstream and destroy their quality musicianship..

Yes, if you don't know Red, you should definitely give them a listen. - LarkwingFlight

This band is incredible. - BillyBobJoe

One of the best rock bands,great sounds,great lyrics,they're very much complete.

9 Katatonia Katatonia Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.
10 Riverside Riverside Riverside is a progressive rock/metal band from Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in 2001 by friends Mariusz Duda, Piotr Grudziński, Piotr Kozieradzki and Jacek Melnicki, who shared a love for progressive rock and heavy metal.

The Contenders

11 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
12 Soilwork Soilwork Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork.
13 Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris (Latin for "forget not") are an extreme progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2003.
14 Saint Asonia Saint Asonia Saint Asonia is a Canadian rock band consisting of former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, Mike Mushok, Corey Lowery, and Rich Beddoe.

These guys are amazing. Listen to " Blow Me Wide Wide Open", " Let Me Live My Life", " Better Place", and" Fairytale" - RustyNail

15 Tear Out the Heart
16 Kamelot Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced ...read more.

If you haven't check them out yet, you can't imagine what you lose! A Power Metal and Progressive Metal band that you should not by any means lose! My 2nd fave band of all time...

I love this band

17 Living Sacrifice
18 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

Nu metal, alt metal, hard rock - RustyNail

19 Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.
20 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band together, only Ryan remains, since Don left the band to take care of his family.

Love their songs... Just listen to them...u will love them

21 Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.
22 Anubis Gate Anubis Gate Anubis Gate is a progressive metal band from Denmark. Despite having formed Anubis Gate only in 2003, the members have regularly worked together since 1984. They have released six studio albums and two singles/EP's.
23 Nothing More

Definitely alt metal and Jonny Hawkins' range is incredible

Alt rock, hard rock - RustyNail

24 Stabbing Westward
25 Filter
26 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

Tame Impala are a great band. Lonerism is a masterpiece. The lead singer also sounds a bit like John Lennon.

Amazing band! Although I really only listen to their most recent album (Currents), Innerspeaker and Lonerism are also great. Their music is so atmospheric and unique. If you like Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd then this band if for you.

27 Royal Blood Royal Blood Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock.
28 Pain of Salvation Pain of Salvation Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive rock band led by Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the band's main songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and vocalist.
29 Love and Death
30 Flaw
31 Green Carnation Green Carnation Green Carnation is a progressive metal band from Kristiansand, Norway formed in 1990. Green Carnation's trend of music has continuously become less and less heavy after every release; from straight forward death metal, to a progressive doom metal sound, to an atmospheric gothic metal sound, to a melancholic ...read more.
32 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
33 The Rasmus The Rasmus The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.
34 Crush 40

Listen to:
What I'm made of
Live and learn
Open your heart
Knight of the wind - ShahryRKnoT

35 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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.

Too popular for the list in my opinion - LemonComputer

Yes they are popular, but a lot of people don't know about them. If you liek Heavier Music that is experimental and catchy. This is a band for you.

36 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD IS AMAZING! THEY SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD IS THE BEST BAND!

Overrated

37 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

I do love the band, but this is the most known band in the entire world so what is it doing here? - LemonComputer

Yeah, nobody has heard of them - Metal_Treasure

Just no.

38 Leprous Leprous Leprous is a Norwegian progressive metal band formed in 2001 in Notodden, Norway. The band gained prominence as the backing band for former Emperor frontman Ihsahn's live shows.
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40 Trivium Trivium Trivium is an American Heavy Metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Their frontman, Matt Heafy, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu and Bassist Paulo Gregoletto are the band's most consistent members and have appeared in every album since. ...read more.
41 In This Moment In This Moment

um...no - Metal_Treasure

42 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
43 Famous Last Words

A lot of people don't know them and their very "unique". Each song and Album tells a story.

They're amazing oml

44 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

Eh, most people already know enough about him.

AWESOME! But everyone Already knows MANSON!

He's overrated

THE BEAUTIFUL PIZZA THE BEAUTIFUL PIZZA!

Sorry I had too

45 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.
46 SALES

Great band, all of there songs are good but you should check out Chinese New year it's the best.

47 The Ocean The Ocean
48 Relient K
49 Highly Suspect

I only know one song and it's amazing so I might try their others - LemonComputer

50 Pain

Peter Tagtgren's band.

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