Most Underrated Rock Bands

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161 Fear Factory Fear Factory Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.
162 Mr.Strange
163 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

Yeah us metallica fans made them so underrated - blackBlackBlack

Look at the best songs from Kill 'Em All and Dave Mustaine wrote several of them. Not as good at Metallica but still damn good.

He do write a little bit that's all. He gets way to much credit then he deserves. - Sabbath

They should be the king of thrash not Metallica - superluke10000

Metallica sold out and got popular while the real metal fans stayed with a real metal band.

164 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
165 Nothingface
166 The Psychedelic Furs
167 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

Definitely one of the best punk bands

The best punk rock band in my opinion.I WAS LISTENING TO GREEN DAY for 2 years and at the same time I was listening to The Offspring...Now there have been 5 years since I first heard of them and I still enjoy their music.And...Dexter Holland is a man that everyone should admire for his achievements.

168 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.

Sebastian Bach has one of the best voices in history. Their songs were really touching, not only the ballads, but the rebellious ones also.

169 Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.

What a boss but I don't think he's underrated. bat out of hell has sold more than 40 million copies

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170 D'erlanger

most of the bands in the top tens is internationally known but this one, even if they are legendary, only japanese people recognized the band. other people into j-rock recognizes x-japan, buck tick, l'arc en ciel, dir en grey, gazette, asian kung fu generation and they forgot this one - ronluna

only a few outside japan like me who are a fan of d'erlanger, x-japan gets all credit in terms who started visual kei movement but this one is also one of the bands who started it. ask many visual kei bands in japan and they will point d'erlanger as their idol. - ronluna

very underrated under appreciated rock band of japan because of those fangirls who are busy collecting x-japan, dir en grey, girugamesh, etc without noticing d'erlanger's major contribution to japanese rock history - ronluna

I'm the only one voting for them and writing them in the website and other japanese rock fans are busy with other popular japanese bands like dir en grey, larc en ciel (one of my favorite besides this) and so common x-japan - ronluna

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171 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
172 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Pearl Jam are very underrated mainly because they refused to be commercial sellouts so not as many people have had a chance to listen to them. It just goes to show how much of a great band they are when Eddie has performed with the likes of Pink Floyd, The Who, The Rolling Stones, REM etc.

Not most underrated but it most be at top 10 at least. They are one of the best bands in the history. Better than nirvana alice in chains Foo Fighters. Best grunge band. - Bilgehankonya

Every day I'm reminded of how amazing Pearl Jam is when I listen to one of their songs. I even think of my 30th favorite PJ song as an incredibly awesome song. Even songs below that! This band is rated pretty high, but they still could be much higher, which is why I put Pearl Jam at number one. - Songsta41

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173 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

If you've all jumped on board with the "Nickelback sucks" band wagon, then it's a real shame. Yes, they only had 2 hits. 2 mainstream successful hits does NOT equal only 2 good songs. No, Nickelback have many good songs. They have their own distinctive sound. They are underrated in so many ways, people I know say they hate Nickelback and when asked why, a long pause is then followed by "well I didn't like Rockstar," I mean come on, grow up. So yes, Nickelback is extremely underrated, they deserve so much more than this!

Everyone hates them. I love them. They sound the same but so what song fix what's not broken.

Corruptly underrated

"They have their own distinctive sound"
Oh yes, very distinctive, THE SAME EXACT DISTINCTIVE SOUND IN EVERY SINGLE SONG THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO PULL YOUR EARDRUMS OUT - KingofSnails42

174 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. V 1 Comment
175 Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr.

So underrated they're not even high on the underrated list. I firmly believe Dino is up there among the greatest rock bands of all time. They invented their own unique sound and no one has done it quite as well as them since.

Half these bands are over rated. Radio head, and Megadeth for sure. Nirvana is over rated too

176 Daughtry Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.
177 Black Stone Cherry
178 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are 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.

One of the greatest rock bands off all time. The founding fathers of heavy metal. They where around in the early 60s

They deserve more credit. Black Sabbath is one of the most influential bands in the world and they helped inspire many of the bands we have today; they're practically the Godfather of rock and roll. They rule!

Wouldn't necessarily say underrated, everyone credits them for the invention of metal. I do agree that more people should listen to them then say, basically everything nowadays that's mainstream.

Kind of underrated, in relation to bands like AC/DC and Queen, but not even remotely underrated in relation to bands like ELO, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult.

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179 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...read more.

This is the most beautiful band ever. And Dave Grohl (maybe you know him from Nirvana) is the president of this band. THEY ROCKS!

180 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Radiohead encompasses everything a band should be. They are experimental, unique and have an huge range of amazing songs that they don't get much credit for - in Rainbows, for example. This album is undoubtedly one of their best, and I could listen to it all day.

However even though this is the case, I don't think they're underrated as such. OK Computer was a MASSIVE hit album and they had quite a good career and are still going.
I'd say they're one of the best and most influential rock bands in the world but not the most underrated. I think in the 130 - 150 spot is good for them - SMU2WG

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