Top Ten Most Overrated Modern Rock Bands

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

They're good, but their fanbase is so pretentious full of edgy teens that say how this band saved their life. Also I don't think numb deserves 1B views on Youtube. - XxembermasterxX

I like them a lot, but their edgy emo tween fans elevate them to unrealistic levels.

Another case of Good band, bad fanbase

Everything as huge is Linkin Park will be either overrated or underrated massively. So, I don't view this as a negative. They've resonated with many, as their sales and hype for them portrays.

I just love Linkin Park they are the best band in the whole world that are my most favourite band that have tens all over the world.

2 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

You nostalgic hipsters trying to go back to the good days when Green Day was "good." Face it, Revolution Radio brought back their old sound. The Uno, Dos, Tre albums were kind of poppy, but that's what you get from a POP PUNK BAND. Stop whining.

They are not overrated what

It is overrated. They have only some songs worth listening to.

Green Day is so cool.

3 Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

I don't think it's really fair to call Coldplay "overrated" because of the obscene amount of unjust hate they get. Yes their newer albums have a lot of really bland and sometimes just plain bad songs, but if you look back at their first four albums you might find some hidden gems. Also Ghost Stories was pretty phenomenal, maybe minus A Sky Full Of Stars, but calling them "overrated" really doesn't make any sense, since they don't get extreme critical acclaim like many of the other artists on this list. - Blackzelot101

I have friends who praise coldplay like gods so yeah its overrated at least for me

Coldplay is amazing, they don't deserve to be here

I love Coldplay it's so cool.

4 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Maybe a bit (or a LOT) overrated and that's coming from a fan. We Stitch These Wounds really is a terrible album and Set the world on fire isn't AMAZING but Wretched And Divine is great. Can't wait for BVB 5! They probably will redeem themselves

Cancer with guitars - dankmaul

A BUNCH OF GIRLS PUTTING ON THEIR MAKE UP... that is all I see when I look at this jokers

They suck. People only like them for Andy. And I mean the old songs are on the verge of being decent. But all the fans ruin it. " OH I'm SO EMO I LIKE BVB LET ME GET FRINGES so EMO" like bitch, do you even?

Muse and BMTH are so much better so stop trying to fit in with the emos and be yourself. You don't need to like BVB to be "alternative".

5 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal 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). more.

Never understood what's so great to be honest. For the most part a slightly above average heavy hitter with virtuosic playing and mediocre songwriting. That shouldn't be an insult in the big leagues.

The person that said it's just screaming has obviously only heard their first two albums, and even that screaming was melodic lol

No one can make music like Avenged Sevenfold that are the best.

Great instrumental, but lazily written lyrics. The songwriting is just boring. - MetalPope

6 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.

Lol. Nickelback is one of the most hated bands ever. How is it overrated?

I don't know why people dislike this band. I personally think, music is a thing that people hear to entertain themselves, not to experiment or overthink about it. So love what you listen and listen what you love.

I love this band, where's My Chemical Romance?!

No one likes them, they can't be overrated. - dankmaul

7 The Foo Fighters

Honestly, these guys should be much lower on this list for a few reasons. 1) the music videos (need I say more? ) 2) nice diversity of rock 3) their albums have been pretty consistently good

No, we are not talking about worst band, we are talking about how the world see them and think they are the greatest. They still a good band here - InsaneRockfan

Good Band, but not everyone just wants cheesy melody and one chord rock songs

They suck so much and so overrated - Th3Zm0nst3r

Playing ride crash on every song does not create dynamics. These guys hit the drums, not play the drums.

8 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Love dis band, but leave some room for other Christian rock / metal - RustyNail

If you're sick If you're sick, yea I'm sick off you.

They suck

9 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 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

Even though I enjoy them quite a bit, they are blown out of proportion terribly.

Yup. - dankmaul

10 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).

Now, as a Radiohead fan myself, I do think they are overrated in the general scheme of things. I don't think they reach the levels of overrated that bands like the Beatles reach, (it's my opinion cuckold), but I also don't think, what most people call their masterpiece, Ok Computer is the greatest album of all time or something of the sort, but I can see why people would. Overall I think people like to hate this band because of some of the obscene fans and the general "moody" culture of the band. I do wish people would see them for what they actually are and not as this post-rock, moody, edgy band (which is kind of what they are, but some people don't think those things are particularly flattering) and give them a legitimate chance. - Blackzelot101

Not overrated at all, Ok Computer is quite possibly the most influential album of the past 25 years, and 10 years after its release they were still able to maintain the critical acclaim they got with the release of in rainbows, people who think they're overrated most probably havr only listened to creep or in the best of cases karma police, there's a lot more, just give them a chance before you call them overrated.

So overrated you can't put them on a "Most Overrated" list without their fanboys rushing to their defense

The Contenders

11 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

This has been added twice already, but to be honest, as much as I love this band, I'm gonna have to agree that they're pretty overrated. Animal I Have Become and I Hate Everything About You play quite a lot on the rock radio, and I've personally heard better from them. I love both of those songs, and again, overrated doesn't mean bad. It just means it's praised more than it needs to be. I'm just saying that there's so many other songs from Three Days Grace that I prefer, such as Get Out Alive, Last To Know, Never Too Late, Pain, No More, Riot, Born Like This, Running Away etc.

12 Slipknot Slipknot is an American Alternative/ Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired more.

In response to the other comment, I think that the masks add a different aesthetic to them and make them unique...but that's just me

They are overrated just because of their appearance and image in public masses.

These guys aren't even rock..

Why? This should be number -1

13 Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, more.

This band is good, but AM was a rather commercial album, the Monkeys should return back to their roots. Their new stuff sounds just bloated.

This isn't overrated - EliHbk

Return to the arctic,oh and take Foo Fighters with you.

14 Thirty Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.
15 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

They are amazing and not overrated at all

Whoever said they are amazing and not overrated has no sense in music. Nasty band on record, and forty times nastier live


16 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Best living legendry band... Metallica rocks

Legendary band and far better than Iron Maiden

If anything System of a Down, Slipknot, Thirty Seconds to Mars are a bit overrated. Green Day and Metallica...just shouldn't be on this list. What?!


17 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
18 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 more.

Seriously this isn't even Metal. It's emo teenagers yelling at their highschool bullies! >:O

19 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

I keep hearing people say they're influential. I mean how? They may have influence a few artists, but I doubt they have made a big impact. - XxembermasterxX

What? I would even say they're underrated. People didn't notice the amount of incredible talent they had until they broke up.

My Chemical Romance was one of the most important bands of the 2000's. They shouldn't be on the list.

Best of the emo trinity. Fob sold their soul to the devil that is pop music and god only knows what's been happening to panic!

20 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
21 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 more.

Underrated - EliHbk

22 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

I like them but their fan base sucks

Yea, I agree with the other comment. Their music is really awesome and their lyrics are really deep. Also, I believe Tyler and Josh are really awesome people. The only thing I hate is their fan base (known as 'the clique' or 'skeleton clique'). Some examples:
The clique is rude to 'new' fans or 'fake' fans. Personally I think this is ridiculous. You should introduce them to older albums, not calling them names.
They push Tyler and Josh to make new music. When the Emotional Road show ended, the clique started getting really extra about new music. They need to relax and give these guys some time, cause we want quality over quantity, right?
Of course not every clique member is like this, but it's a high amount. There are some more points which bother me about the clique, but I'm lazy so I don't write them out.

23 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
24 Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
25 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music.
26 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

No, they were not overrated bruh - InsaneRockfan

*coughs* what. they are not overrated. I don't hear people in public saying about evanescence. I always hear people talking about justin and taylor - Th3Zm0nst3r

27 System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
28 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.
29 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.
30 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

They are a bad band in my opinion

Very much overrated yes

I'm kind of wishing I voted for this instead of thirty seconds to mars now. That Jekll and Hyde song they do is awful, I hate it. - Imreallyboredrightnow

31 Upon a Burning Body
32 Relient K

Wha? Why is this on the list? - RiverClanRocks

33 Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
34 Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

The only reason this band is famous is because the lead singer is attractive -.-

35 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.
36 The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band are an American pop rock duo from New York, New York, consisting of brothers Nat and Alex Wolff. The siblings are known for their work on the Nickelodeon television series The Naked Brothers Band, which was created and produced by their mother, actress Polly Draper. It was adapted more.
37 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
38 Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa more.
39 The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Not modern, but still overrated to the max. - XxembermasterxX

40 Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
41 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.
42 Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
43 Pierce The Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.
44 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
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They're garbage

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