Most Underrated Rock Bands

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42 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
43 Barclay James Harvest

Perhaps THE most under-rated prog rock band - at least in the UK. Much appreciated however in most of Europe, particularly in Germany, where they are revered, have played massive concerts and hold the number 3 spot for best album of all time.

Why am I having to add this immensely successful, though under-rated in their home country (the UK), band to a list that includes so many unheard-of bands? At the height of their success, they played a free concert in front of the Reichstag in West Berlin, with an estimated attendance of 250,000 people (30 August 1980). They were also the first Western rock band to play an open-air concert in pre-Glasnost East Germany, playing in Treptower Park, East Berlin on 14 July 1987 to a 170,000+ audience. In 2011 official German chart company Media Control has named BJH's Gone To Earth the third most successful chart album ever in Germany - the largest music market in Europe! Their chart is based on points given for the number of weeks spent on the official chart and the positions reached. Number one is Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (the new remastered edition of which recently re-entered the German album chart at No. 4), and second was German schlager singer Andrea Berg's Best Of. "

Thank goodness that the rest of Europe latched on to this insanely under-rated Lancashire prog band and took them to their hearts, otherwise they might not have created all those wonderful albums for their many devoted fans to play over and over again. I never tire of listening to their exquisite music.

44 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.

Never get discussed. Great guitarists and one of the top 20 voices in rock of all time in Joe Elliot.

The Best. The sound undeniably unique.

45 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.

Very underrated band. Love the earlier stuff. Saw them is Australia 2011 fantastic.

One of my favorite top 5 bands

Rivals any band in terms of pure musical talent. David Byron is the most underrated singer ever as well.

At their best Uriah Heep matches any other band in the world. Genius is shortlived. that's just how it is. Songs like Gypsy, Easy Living, July Morning will live forever. They are as good as Led Zep, Rolling Stones in my opinon.

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46 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.

toxicity, question, chop suey, byob, sugar, aerials, spiders, hypnotize, holy mountains, radio/video, lonely day, kill rock n roll, this is the greatest rock band of all time and yet very few people appreiciate them - CaptainComedy17

How the hell did the get on the overrated list!? no one knows them - SoldierSide1224

People tend to say that they are overrated...but at least where I live nobody knows them?! - filuxx_

More likely overrated. - zxm

47 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

Every mid school teen that has grown in the 00s must have listened at least once to their best single song ''Headstrong''.

This band bring me back so much nice memories from the High school.They are one of the best.

48 The Cars The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer ...read more.

One of the early pioneers of the new wave scene, even before it became mainstream in the 80's. A great live act in their times, they have been forgotten and constantly overlooked by fans, peers and critics alike though their songs have stood the test of times.

The Cars are no doubt one of the most underrated bands of all time! Although they weren't together for that many years, they created some of the best music the world will ever hear. A shame that so many hits of theirs will go unrecognized by many!

I love these guys. They are so great and so underrated. It makes me sad that Ben Orr died. He was so great, not to mention an angel. These guys have so much talent and not enough credit. My favorite songs:
1.) Hello Again
2.) Cruiser
3.) Moving in Stereo
The Cars really are one of the best bands that ever lived. They deserve more credit and recognition than they get. Cars forever!

When I think of underrated bands, The Cars is the first one to come to mind. - Knucklewood

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49 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Looking at the ratings some bands shouldn't be in the list because everyone rates them. Some bands are down here and underrated as they are barely heard of and others are just underrated. Heart can really rock and put on a good show. People have heard of them and they get overlooked because of line up changes and being forced by the record label to accept hitmaker songs in their albums in the mid 80s. But look at what they play, it does rock and when you look at recent stuff they have done themselves without hitmakers they still rock as much as they did in the 70s. Underrated writing and performing tallent.

50 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
51 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.

Myles Kennedy easily has one of my favorite voices in rock in my opinion. Just listen to the intro to Calm the Fire and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Or just listen to the entirety of Fortress. Truly a fantastic album that really demonstrates what Mark Tremonti is capable of writing as a guitarist, supported by Myles' great use of texture on rhythm guitar.

In my opinion, the best rock band in the last 10 years, and sadly, one of the most underrated. They have so much variety and a lot of their songs are just beautiful and badass. Myles Kennedy's great voice and Mark Tremonti's awesome guitar solos worth it.

One of the most underrated rock bands with extremely good music

In my opinion there the most underrated band ever great vocalist Myles Kennedy and awesome songwriter wrote one of the most powerful lyrics ever [Watch over You] and plays with one of the best guatarists ever [Slash] and features another one of the most underrated rock bands [Halestorm] lead singer Lzzy Hale in Watch over You.

52 Moby Grape

They are pretty underrated. - Pony

53 Budgie

I felt like they got an uncredited role in the progression of rock/metal in the 70's. Basically if there was no Rush then everyone would know Budgie - Johnnyt800

Very underrated and an unknown...Check out "Breadfan" Metallica does a cover of this but can't compete with Budgie. One of my top loves

Exceptional Band. One of the founders of NWOBHM. Some bands like Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Metallica, Judas Priest covered their songs.

You have to be kidding me,budgie at 56.These guys are extremely understated they have to be in top 20,I mean these guys rock...they were awesome! Yet no one knows them.Metallica did a cover of their song but damn the originals kicks Metallica in the crotch! (sorry Metallica! )

These guys are like the rush of hard rock!

Listen to breadfan,Turned to stone and be amazed! - Toucan

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54 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

A very special band and one that seems to be overlooked. They were at the forefront of the British Invasion with The Beatles, The Stones and The Who, yet they seem so unique. The singer/songwriter (Ray Davies) is a great humored genius with an addicting voice. The drummer is always solid and well timed. The bass is (maybe a bit shy) soft when you want and strong when needed. Finally, the guitarist is very talented and is obvious in their more complex compositions. Just start with their first album, if you aren't into 60s Pop Rock n Roll then skip to Village Green Preservation Society (easily one of the best albums ever). You'll be hooked.

I feel like The Kinks were made from this list because they NEVER EVEN GOT NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY, have been around from the early 60's to the early 90's (3 decades), have been banned from playing in the United States, and have an amazing sound that is unique! I have to say that The Kinks are one of my favorite bands of all time because their sound is so perfect (In my opinion)! - TheThomasThomas

They are simply amazing - You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, Tired of Waiting For You, 'Til the End of the Day, Lola, Everybody's Gonna Be Happy, and BEST OF ALL... 'Waterloo Sunset'! There are so many more brilliant hits that aren't on this list. Please go check out the Kinks because it will be worth the time - I promise!

This has to be the most underrated band.

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55 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

This band is so underrated that it is raked 101 in a underrated rock band list... Come on they were a big influence for Clapton, Pink Floyd and even The Beatles. Great songwriting, three excellent singers, one of the most laid back rhythm section. They toured with Dylan and their first two albums are masterpieces constantly praised by other artists.

Some of the smartest music that inspired greats like Eric Clapton and others. Amazing and underrated roots rock

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58 The Last Sleepless City

If My Chemical Romance is famous, I don't understand why this isn't.

59 Faces

Ron and Rod and the boys...Stay With Me Debris Ooh LA La...no Black Crowe without them.

60 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.

It's not only about their music, but it's the lyrics and the meaning. Rise against are and will always be my favorite band.

I will never forget this band. Love it

Some of the best lyrics I've ever heard and a unique sound

good band

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