Top 10 Philippine Rock Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
Anyone, may be it a die hard fan or a hardened critic, can agree that The Eraserheads never ever released a bad record and each song left us with LSS. I may not be a batang 90's kasi 2004 ako ipinanganak, but 90's opm music is my favorite and I will definitely agree and even insist that the Eraserheads is the best and is the greatest band of all time. Eheads is the GOAT!
Greatest Pinoy Band of All Time! They were not called the Beatles of the Philippines for nothing! The only OPM Band who have a Diamond Album status and has a single who is one of the Greatest OPM songs of All Time in and Huling El Bimbo. Saan ka pa? Eraserheads rules!
They are the greatest in their generation... Very straight forward, actual experiences from the "masa"... Not like others masyadong pa-cute... With exception to the fore fathers of filipino rock "Juan de la Cruz" band... If I were to be asked E'heads could have bested JDLC band if they were in the same generation... Esp in terms of hits... No way you can compare this band to their generation because they are simply "THE BEST"!
Eraserheads! I give no doubt that this band is the crème de la crème of all Filipino bands. Not just alternatives, but I say personally, all kinds of genres. They rock my mind like I'm a Voodoo doll when I listen to their masterpieces. I even tried to download all of their songs for Christ's sake. It is just horribly addictive to be intoxicated by their songs. This band, even though they disbanded, is still the best and the top of the rest where no one and no other, band will beat until the end of time. The Beatles Of The Philippines is the right name for this pioneering engineers. Mr. Ely Buendia, Mr. Marcus Adoro, Mr. Buddy Zabala, and Mr. Raimund Marasigan paved the way for further improvements for the future bands and laid down the cornerstone for the Filipino people to sit onto, and express harmony. Even though the hardships in their past lives, and the challenges and struggles they passed through, they're just exceptionally rigid like a diamond like one of their albums. A ...more
You guys must check FB page followers of all the bands mentioned here. Parokya ni Edgar is way too far from Eraserheads. 4M+ vs 1M...
I love this band.. Parokya best band for all season.. Great songs and lyrics.. Songs that you anyone.. ANYONE can relate.. I bet that every aspect in your life, there is a song by PNE that you can relate to.. Keep supporting this band.. Best band in the Philippines yeah rock on m/
Not a Filipino but was introduced to Parokya around 2000 when I say them play live in Manila, This band is highly creative and unpretentious band who appear to make enjoyable music with a slight slant of comedy in many of there songs.
This band is formed 20 years ago until today they still got the peoples true feelings, their music is very unique they got one characteristic that the other bands don't have, from the members of this band Chito, Vinci, Dindin, Buwi, Gab and Darius. KEEP rocking' GUYS! Still loyal to PAROKYA NI EDGAR since 1997
Grandfather of Pinoy Rock artists. They started the rock songs with FIlipino language during the time when foreign rock music was dominating our country's radio stations. Juan dela Cruz Band is truly the number one Pinoy Rock Band of all time.
They put the Philippines in the rock map and are recognized by other rockers in the world as the epitome of rock & roll in the country.
Without Juan dela Cruz band there would be no Pinoy Rock
Juan dela cruz should be in number 1 position.
Juan De La Cruz band need to be number 1, They started pinoy rock and the second generation look up to them.
Wolfgang is the best band OPM has to offer. They got the talent and the creativity of writing legendary music for the universe to hear. This band is definitely should be higher than a lot of bands above them. Best heavy metal band in the Philippines and even Asia.
This guys rocks! The first pinoy metal band who released their album in America. Best vocals, wild guitar solo, and feel the beat of the drums and awesome bassline. Truly world class! This is HEAVY the story of METAL!
You guys rock. You are Metallica of the Philippines. Old school rock and roll. One of the best of our time. You would appreciate almost all of their songs in all of their album.
Their music can be compared to foreign rock music. I think they are the only filipino band that was able to release an album overseas.. And their lyrics are not for the shallow minded
This band is great. Their songs were pretty good and while you listening to their songs you can truly understand the lyrics of their songs and it's also interesting! Rico Blanco is one of the best songwriter in the Philippines but the bad news is Rico Blanco is now like Bamboo they are now both R&B singers. Ely Buendia is still the best and loyal pinoy rock icon in the Philippines!
Seriously? Go back to 90's and watch the competion between Eheads and Rivermaya. Songs such as 214, Kisapmata and Hinahanap-hanap kita are still sung by the mass until now. Rico Blanco's lyrics are so meaningful. The song You'll be Safe Here gained popularity in Asia and was selected by MTV 2006 Asia Awards. The only Filipino Band to perform in the awards show.
One of the greatest band ever formed. They are very musically gifted, each songs released were a hit and always sounded different. Rico Blanco, Bamboo and even Perf de Castro will be legends in the industry
This is the best band ever! The original, Rico, Mark, Nathan, and Bamboo. up to the new generation, Mark, Mike, Japs, and Jayson. Tuloy ang ligaya!
Bamboo's unique music can easily rival foreign international artists without losing the pinoy touch. It's easier to start from the international scene then embraced by the locals - but from local to sold-out intenational gigs? Bamboo has done it. In terms of vocal performance, Bamboo must be the only one who can sing the phonebook in any music genre and still sound amazing!
I really love Bamboo! They have this unique talent that once you listen to their music, you'll know bamboo is playing. They are very world class that the whole world should listen to their music. The Philippines is very lucky to listen to such heart melting music from such talented musicians. Bamboo is the best!
I love his uniqueness into his music and songs.. Every lyrics connects to the listeners.. And he help to promote and brings life the OPM music industry. And because of him the Philippine rock bands live again. Thanks for inspiring us.. =)
I really like this band since I was in high school till now,., every time that I sang at the video OK I sung their song again and again other than that this band makes me rock... And roll
I like the maturity of their lyrics throughout the course of their albums, I do believe that they're the best. These guys were the reason why a lot of kids went out to form bands, every song was a hit and it was embraced by everyone which proves how big an influence these guys are! More power and rock on!
Kamikazee is not a great band, they are not good in way of singing. but the way they perform is very funny & entertaining that's why I choose kamikazee one of the best band in Philippines.
Their lyrics are very unique and interesting. It is so great, their voices' harmony is perfect. I like it very much!
Nothing is more better than music made by this band (after Eraserheads). Also unique and powerful riffs and instrumentals were shown in their rock music.
Every person have their own likes when it comes to music. Some want classic songs, rock musics, heavy metals, hip hop musics, and etc, some prefer country songs, ballads, love songs, and pop music. People choose for their favorite songs and/or bands that somehow at some point they can relate in the message brought by their favorite music. And sometimes, it also shows personality; it expresses emotions, life experiences, and things that is really true in this world.
I prefer Siakol as my favorite OPM Band. "SIAKOL" is pertaining to be free, happy and sometimes a naughty state of mind. What makes Siakol be my favorite Pinoy Rock band is that all there songs is originally composed and written by their vocalist Mr. Manuel "Noel" Rivera Palomo. And another is, all there composed master piece are very fascinating, it makes you realize that it is really true and somehow open your eyes or senses and makes you smile.
God bless Siakol...
Siakol.. One of the best bands with very great songs. They're song are sing with. Ang daling sabayan. , and some songs contains lyrics which are true to the real world and shows reality of life and politics. A patriotic band indeed. Siakol is really a great band for me. Shine again SIAKOL at GAWING LANGIT ANG MUNDO..!
Inspiration of all new generation they fall but they rise and back into the stage with full of confidence and that's rock my world!
This band does not need to shout, growl, crawl, etc. great Lyrics and soft voice of its vocalist would bring you on cloud9..
Slapshock is one of the premier rapmetal bands of the Philippines.
Whilst the band entered the business playing rapmetal, the members are influenced by a lot of rock sub-genres: Grunge, Metal, and glam, to name a few. It is upon hearing Rage Against the Machine that all the members of Slapshock all connected at the same time and decided that yes, they want to do something as prolific as Rage.
It is hard to brush aside a band as talented and hard working as Slapshock. Never negligent nor lenient, the band continues to grow, experiment, and mature. As such, Slapshock continues to make believers and fans of regular listeners and casual audiences.
No other Filipino rock bands can beat slapshock in terms of world class rock music.although didn't recognize in industry,proudly slap army..
Those Band are good but for me SlapShock is the best pinoy rock band and makes the world rock. Not only their music are amazing but they are also making a history in rock music. Slapshock makes every filipino proud through by playing their best and quality rock music.
Creates hard music yet with a passion in their lyrics; Jamir has a voice of such a hard rocker and when he sings you can feel him inside your heart. The way he plays each word makes Slapshock distinctive from other bands in the market. Slapshock is a rock band with a heart!
Yano is like, what the hell. I'll have to say every good thing about them if I have to say one. Suffice to say that Banal Na Aso has the greatest guitar solo ever from a fellow Filipino. Eric is a guitar god. Anyway, getting incoherent here. I don't have much time. I'll just end this message for now by saying that Yano's a close second to Eraserheads, and would have topped my personal list if they went on to be more prolific. But in the end, their 1994 self-titled debut is the best album ever made in the Philippines. Not even Cutterpillow can touch it.
One of the band that hook me up to music. When I listened to their songs when I'm still 5 years old aroung 94 (along with Nirvana), it made me want to learn guitars and write my own song. Good thing my brother and his close friend where in a band and they thought me how to play (They are a big fan if Yano and Eheads). One thing I loved about Yano is their song writing especially the poetry in their lyrics. Proud to say that the current bassist of Yano "JR Madarang" is actually my bandmate, he is also a very talented musician that helped me write and improve my own compositions.
Are you serious? Number 19? Yano's dong abay is one of the greatest lyricist ever. Social and political issues with a mix of great melody? This band should be in the top 5
Yano and eraserhead must be number one and two.. If not, this is a complete bull.
"Enveloped Ideas" was the most popular rock song during its time, and it must be the mos peotic Filipino rock song... Thir popularity dwindled when their guitarist was murdered. This group shold be in top 5 if you have to consider rock poetry.
This band should be placed higher, should be on the top 5. The Dawn opened up the gates for the local bands and that includes Eraserheads.
Almost all their songs has a very good and intellectual lyrics. A serious band... Rock on the dawn!
They ruled the 80s new wave generation of pinoy rockers! Long live The Dawn.. We miss you Teddy Diaz!
Great Band! They play very GOOD! I want my to be just like them they came to our city they rocked the night! The band members are really good
When they play they don't have mistakes. Sponge Cola is a Great Band so many people will jam with them in their gigs it is a great and fun band! I wish they could come to our city again and play
The Drummer Tmac Cruz
The bassist Gosh Dilay
The Lead Guitarsist Erwin Armovit
The vocalist Yael Yuzon
I wanna be like Tmac Cause I too am a drummer of my own band called Revolution band From San Carlos City
I can say Yael Yuzon is really the best frontman! where he can take his band to a high level and he really has pure intelligence. He talks and jokes a lot just for the audience to be alive ( unlike the other bands who just perform and talks less ). And the way he speaks is really really good that brings out the smartness in him. He's really humorous and doing the best vocals live. He's got that unique singing style where he makes people get amazed because if they hear that voice singing (usually on radios, and other stuff playing SC songs on public) they already know it's him and definitely an SC song. Also can sing the best high note lines that the other vocalists can't really do. Takes the crowd to the level of pure enjoyment and happiness. And of course, we're not only talking about Yael here, but also the other members does their best too! esp. Armo! one of the greatest Filipino guitarists ever! and don't forget about Gosh and Tmac haha! those guys are great. I strongly idolize ...more
I think this should be at least in the number 2 spot. because this band is so awesome and keeping the OPM alive :)
Aside from that, they are still active and still keeping their music awesome as ever and this band was my childhood favorite until now.
From their first Album up to the Last album, all of their songs are all really really good. for me Sponge Cola is the number one OPM band. Go Sponge Cola keep making beautiful songs and inspire people.
I agree that callalily and Spongecola shouldn't be in the top ten URBANDUB should be at the top ten Gabby Alipe, John Dinopol, Lalay Lim, JanJan Mendoza are the best at what they do. Great Guitar Solos, Heavy Drum Rolls and Awesome Vocalisation. Songs like Guillotine, First of summer, Soul Searching, Call to Arms, Alert the Armory, Face in the woods and many more are one of best OPM songs I have heard in my life. Worthy to be The Giant Sound Of The South
Calla lily and Sponge Cola shouldn't be at the top ten. I think Urbandub and Franco is more worthy than them. Because Urbandub has a smooth lyrics and most people relates on their song. And the way they mix up their tune the way you'll hear them that's what you call ROCK.
Great Musicianship. Great lyrics and great inspiration to the broken hearted individuals. Definitely worthy to be called the great band of the south.
UBEC UNITE! From Birth up until Esoteric, Urbandub has progressed with every album but never fails to amuse people with Gabby's oh so timeless vocals, John's eargasmic guitar-playing, Lalay's eye opening bass riffs and JanJan's thunderous drum beats.
Silent sanctuary for me is the best pinoy rock band.. not only for its amazing musicality but also for the impact that the songs bring to the listeners. silent sanctuary was my best buddy when I want to enjoy what life brings to me. I can relate to lyrics that their songs bring and I know it is based in reality. silent sanctuary, I love the way you are and keep up being the best that you are.
Request: I want to see silent sanctuary in personal. they are my first love. mostly, sarkie sarangay. if someone in the band is interested, please message me on Facebook. Jolina_algire27@yahoo.com
Hoping for fulfillment:)))) I love silent sanctuary!
This band should be at least in top 10. Considering how amazing, beautiful and relatable their music is, like the kundiman, hiling, maalaala mo sana etc. I love those songs. It never gets old. Listen to their songs and I'm certain you'll agree that this should be in top 10. They're incredibly amazing, how they compose lyrics, the pattern of the rhythm, the melody, and everything. Just can't believe that this wasn't involve in top 10.
Their music not only touches our ears with its beautiful melody but also touches our heart because we can really relate our own experiences with their songs.
They play music as if we are reading our diaries and reliving our memories about love-first love, heartbreak, loving again, true love, etc.
Keep it up Silent Sanctuary!
It was I was in first high school when it happened that silent sanctuary became my favorite band because of my crush when I was also still in first year that became my love ones...
Until now your my favorite band AND UNTIL NOW, (I'M NOW COLLEGE)HE'S STILL MY LOVE ONES...
LOVE YOU SILENT SANCTUARY! CONTINUE INSPIRING PEOPLE LIKE ME!
I'm not really a fan of Paramore. I'm not even that much interested with their songs either.. However, Gracenote's unique way of delivering their cover of Paramore's songs really hooked me up. Even their own songs has that catchy tune that make people(fans or not) listen til the music ends..
They were still slowly starting the first time I heard them play, but I already know they would be "BIG" someday.. And they really did. They're fun, and play songs with their hearts.. Even fans can feel how they feel when they play.. They're true artists and can be great friends as well.. They treat their fans as if we all are just childhood friends.
In summary, Awesome band, Great Members, Cool Music.
P.S. kahit di kayo pumasok sa Top 10, you'll still be inside my list of Top 10 Philippine Rock Bands. Good Bless and More Power -edt-
At first I've loved the band because of their Paramore-like genre but then I've delved deeper and realized that they have their own way of making one. Unique. Very very talented set of young musicians. I'm always in awe watching their performance live! Well, hope to be in one of your gigs soon. Bravo Gracenote! All the best. Can't wait to have a copy of your very own album. Kudos! The songs you've made always makes me sing them over and over again, talking about LSS. Well, that's a good thing cause that means that your songs are etched on your listeners heart. God bless you guys!
They really were awesome band! The first time I saw them playing their songs, I was easily got hooked, twas just like watching Paramore, Paramore but spiced with their own style and uniqueness... The members were young but yet, skilled and talented individuals... The thing that I liked the most about them was they're approachable and appreciative at the same time... That's why soon enough, they could possibly be in the limelight! ) don't stop stop, and keep on rocking' GRACENOTE!
I first heard the band Gracenote at UP. And this band really rocks every Iskolar ng Bayan. And not just that. It is really amazing how they can make the music world alive and it is fascinating that they can play together with other great bands. And the best thing about them, they show how they love their supporters and create even greater songs not only for them but for all their fans. I can see that Gracenote will soon be a legend that inspires the many. Go Gracenote! Hope to be with you again. God Bless!
This is funny. Instead of the band Asin, it became the name of indian actress and dancer. I thought this list is about pinoy bands. And everyone is very appreciating the band called asin, while the one being mention here is Asin Thottumkal of india. LOL...
Asin initiated songs about about our mother earth, war in Mindanao, love and the innocence of the children, using only acoustic guitars accompanied by genuine tunog pinoy instruments. Asin should be considered as one of the pillars of original pinoy music.
Their songs gives courage and that's why their songs never vanished legendary band
Legendary asin, their songs never die.
A super group composed of old timers but nonetheless a breath of fresh air in the music scene! OPM at its finest. Not riding the pop bandwagon of this day and age, the band continues to make quality music. Not your usual average guitar and drum-wielding quartet.
Having ely Buendia as the frontman of this band, no wonder how can they make new music with new band members and of course new styles.
Its frontman Ely Buendia is also the frontman of the number 1 band in philippines. The Eraserheads!
Pupil brings something new to the OPM scene. Only music conscious people would notice
Callalily was the BEST AMONG THE BEST band ever!
I was so in-love with this band way back 2006 or 2007 and until now.
I was 8 when Stars became my favorite song and Kean became my crush. Haha!
Kean, Aaron, Tatsi, Lem, and Alden (former member) got the looks and talents. Everything!
They have their original music. Kaka LSS pag narinig mo.
"Tulad ng mundong hindi tumitigil sa pag-ikot... "
GREAT! Sarap sa tenga!
And Destination XYZ was the best album ever!
Young Band with BIG DREAMS!
I'm a 100% Japanese citizen but I love their songs even though it's difficult to understand, but I still love it, just like K-pop songs some of other country love k-pop song etc, but these band are unique and I hope that they have a lot of english songs so that these band well known not only in the Philippines but also around the world :)... Sorry if my english is bad kekeke
I hope t0 see them in person someday
I really love the band.. Their songs are so cool.. Yeah.. Rock on callalistas
And They deserve to be on the top... They are really so cool... And they really rock everyone who watches them... Their band vocalist, KEAN, he was so cool... And I hope they will become at the firs spot...
Callalily is in the top 2 of the best rock band because the definitely make the crowds rocking' They are one of the best next to Eraserheads because just like E-heads Callalily is LEGEND
Only few knows but this guys were revered by the bands of today, hard hitting lyrics of the first album!
Legendary fathers of Philippine Punk! I love their song "Metamorphosis"
One of the punk legends...bobby balingit...should include dead ends, urban bandits, betrayed, rda, iov, gi and the idiots, chaos, collision, sex militants, zoot suit, private stocks, phil violators, deceased...
Isa ito sa mga banda na habang buhay tatak sa mundo ng punk rock sa pinas
I really love UDD songs especially "Tadhana" which really captured my heart! They have unique & poetic lyrics, unique music and unique voice! I think they are world class!
Come on, UDD? Post-rock, now electronic? Only forward thinking band in mainstream music. Lyrics, arrangement... The musicians are genius.
UDD! Astig na musical arrangement, superb lyrics, even their live performances never fails to impress viewers, under-rated na banda, kahit di sila mainstream madaming saludo sa galing nila, long live UP DHARMA DOWN!
World-class in every way. sounds are unmatched. no other filipino band in these times can take UDD's spot.
First of all, I don't think MYMP is a rock band. And most of their songs were revivals, they don't have many original songs. They mostly played songs that were famous before. I don't think that they have much contribution to "Original Pinoy Music." Though, Juris is a good artist, I just don't think that they contributed a great impact on Pinoy Rock Music.
People don't appreciate that much MYMP but for me they are on the top as the best OPM band. I really love most of their songs even some of the songs are just revival. They do have their own distinct flavor of music. Their acoustic songs are soothing to my ears. Juris is no doubt the best female vocalist ever in OPM industry.
I really love the song "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me" since my elementary days! I love MYMP's acoustic style of singing!
Make Your Mama Proud is not a rock band but their songs and cover songs are simple to listen relaxing and related too.
6Cyclemind exudes the aura of well-intentioned OPM band. Have been loving the band for almost 6yrs. Now. The genre of pop-rock/alternative which to me should influence the minds of this generation to be inspired and achieve what they aimed in life, I feel was given justice by this band. All the songs in their new albun Good By Sunday is an inspiration and a comfort. Multi-INtelligent is my descritpion of this band.
The music that they have created was not just a song that plays on the radio or wherever. It is like the national anthem of all the youth and all the generations who loved and still loving them. Nothing can beat the EHEADS mania. They are indeed the Greates Filipino band of all time. Long live Eheads.
For they have generated a new kind of era mainly on pop-rock that instuated the birth of a lot of new acts, 6cyclemind opened doors for new acts in the industry.
6cyclemind started the second golden era of opm during the mid 00s. They spearheaded the opm band invasion that gave lots of bands opportunities to showcase their talents
Definitely a pioneer of OPM!
Philippines SUPER BAND The lineup consists of Franco Reyes (of InYo) on vocals, Gabby Alipe (of Urbandub) on guitar, Paolo "8" Toleran (of Queso) on guitar, Buwi Meneses (of Parokya ni Edgar) on bass guitar, and JanJan Mendoza (of Urbandub) on drums. Jah love!
Franco is one of the best band in the philippines the band members are combination of the best musician in the philippines
This band must be on the top 5 at least
Were talking a REAL ROCK BAND here guys
Callalily, MYMP, tanya markova and silent sanctuary is not a REAL ROCK BAND
Bakit napakadaming BOLOKS sa mundo
Franco Music is what's their life all about... Not only singing and playing... But with good style precision unique music and high standard members that made a multi genre to ROCK you World m/
More than being a "super band," Franco basically influenced a lot of musicians from the younger generation to pick up an instrument and play music. He didn't even have to do that directly.
This group is really amazing. Their songs especially the old ones like "Kahit Kailan" and "Rainbow" are still hits. They're classic! The singer's voice has that unique cool sound that they can perform in the US and can gain popularity.
I love South Border band! I love their R&B style of singing! I love the songs "Rainbow" and "Kahit Kailan" because of its poetic and romantic lyrics.
When luke was still on the band, the band was great.
I love your songs guys...
One of the best band that I know! And all of their songs in In Lab! Album are originals, no remakes! All of their songs are great and beautiful! Their debut song Emily makes us think that this band has a very nice future and indeed all of their songs are VERY INSPIRING! They'll never let down their fans with new songs like Kapitan. The song Kapitan also have a good lesson. To be a good person and help others whoever you are makes us become heroes! I highly recommend this band it's because they have the best music, best vibes and best influence to us. The band are approachable they are so very very kind and thoughtful! And if you are lucky the band will approach you as well! Sweet! Keep up the good work Paraluman!
Paraluman is a relatively new band of Alternative, Rock and Pop in the country's ever-busy music scene. Considered as one of the youngest band to ever hit Metro Manila, the band offers music that is daring and edgy yet versatile enough to shift from one genre to another. Sounds like Moonpools and Caterpillars, Plumb, Michelle Branch, D' Sound and Paramore but did not forget to incorporate their own style to the songs thus making it more interesting to the listening public.
Paraluman is composed of Madeline, Arjay, VR, Jay and Jimbo. Madeline Ramboyong with her fine crooning style make her worthy to front the band and handles the vocalist's duties. Arjay Romero plays the lead guitars while VJ Romero on bass. Jay Macalincag deals with the rhythm and Jimbo Cuenco complete the sounds with his drumming tactics. Though members are technically new in the field, some of them are experienced musicians from other bands and are very eager to learn more and grab every opportunities of ...more
I like PARALUMAN because they simply played music, friendly people and accommodating, since I know this band I always go to their GIG because I enjoy watching them how to song those music most especially their new song composed KAPITAN.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS... GOD BLESS YOU.
Paraluman is the best... When madz start to sing their songs it makes me feel crazy... Love her voice so much and the way she moves with true feelings... I love PARALUMAN VERY MUCH! GODBLESS PARALUMAN! From miss LIKE!