Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Improved Over Time

Rock bands that have improved during their career overall.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Breaking Benjamin opened my eyes to not just rock, but music as a whole! They've inspired me to write and play since the very beginning and I respect everything about the band and my idol Ben Burnley!
Their sound and style never ceases to amaze me! Never changes too much, and if it does it's always for the better!
The diary of Jane will always be my favourite song but I can't wait to here their hopefully new stuff soon!
Rock on you Legendary Gods!

Were great to begin with, but over time they've got better better, Phobia and Dear Agony are their two latest studio albums and are the best in my opinion.

Phobia and Dear Agony are two of the greatest albums ever. They've improved immensely throughout time from their first studio album to their fourth. Skillet have also massively improved over time too overall, those two should be top of this list.
I dunno why Linkin Park are on this list though, because they're nowhere near as good as they used to be. - EvilAngel

One of my favorite bands! Awesome

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

Skillet are EASILY number one for improvement in my opinion, and Breaking Benjamin are easily number 2. The Skillet originally started off as a small unknown Christian Rock band, back then John Cooper had very weak vocals, there were no great guitar solos, and there wasn't any real strength or punch to their songs. However, their 2003 album Collide changed all that, and with it they improved massively. Their 3 most recent albums, Collide, Comatose and Awake are much better than anything they'd done before. They've changed their style and changed their genre.

Skillets music has its own amazing but unique sound to it. There is no band that I think sounds like skillet and I believe they should be number 1 on this list they have improved so much since there first album.

This band so the world that you must patient and never stop trying. Their first four album was suck but their second four album was great.

Definitely should be #1. Honestly I don't even think they had a GREAT album until Awake. (but they definitely had some good ones) - LarkwingFlight

3 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.

I feel like the longer their music goes on, the more innovative the band becomes. From starting out as sheerly deathcore, to gradually adding electronics or guest starring others from different genres (such as the Canadian female singer, Lights, and her appearance in the song "Don't Go", to Oliver sharpening both his singing and screaming skills, to even adding interesting hooks like the sarcastic cheerleader intro of their newer song "Happy Song" (which isn't at all happy by the way), this band never stops evolving, and that's why they are my favourite.

That said, their newest album to date, That's the Spirit, shows how much more mainstream they have become, making me fear that sooner or later, they may lose their metalcore or even rock sound altogether in trade for a new mainstream pop sound. If this happens, I swear to god I''ll cry.

Sempiternal is the best rock album of 2013. This is not up for debate.

Screw Arctic Monkeys. THIS is the band that makes me proud of where I am from, Sempiternal is the best album of 2012 & 2013 - Reptile

Don't get me wrong, I loved their E. P and Count Your Blessings, in fact I like all of their albums, but Sempiternal really does show how far they've come and how much they've matured in time. The lyrics are the strongest they've ever been and the songs are phenomenal as a whole, with Sleepwalking being my all time favourite song of theirs.

4 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.


By changing only they are so close to me

Lol. They were saving trees till now but they have started cutting trees in 2017. This change not at all means that they have improved. As of till 2014 I loves their each album as they had experimented something which included some effort

Great band of all time

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.

Started off as a terrible metalcore band and evolved into an amazing heavy metal band. Not that there is anything wrong with metalcore, such as great bands like All That Remains (Fall of Ideals era), but a7x's adoption of it was awful. Matt Shadows is an extremely talented vocalist, but not meant for screaming. His screams in Unholy Confessions were dreadful, but now his powerful vocal range is properly showcased in their newer work. Ever since the 2005 album City of Evil, a7x has been one of the best bands there is. Now Shadows can display his vocal prowess, Gates can shred, and the Rev could drum like no one else.

These guys should be number one! Listen to Sounding the Seventh trumpet compared to Hail to the king! Especially the vocals. I'll admit this, well to me Matt didn't sound the best on the first 3 albums. But the white album, Nightmare and Hail to the king sound 10 times better! And without the Rev they have continued and gained power to make awesome music again! My opinion

The music was always great, but the singing just wasn't there on the first two albums. Once Matt stopped growling, they instantly sounded much better. I wish they would re-record their first two albums, they would be great. But even after City of Evil, they just continued to get better and really focus on what makes heavy metal as great as it is. - Songsta41

Now listen to waking the fallen compared to hail to the king and I tell you there will be a huge difference

6 Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

They got a lot better, but Dime was always awesome, he just got a lot more - EliHbk

7 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 more.

Their recent album (2015) is my favorite and it's an awesome result of constant improvements. They've been improving for 30 years - Metal_Treasure

8 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm more.

Modern maiden is amazing, but I don't think they're necessarily improving. Their 80's stuff is the best, and their 21st century stuff is nearly as good (it's also incredible), but I have to say yes to that because they had a bit of a lull with Blaze Bayley and they've been improving ever since he left. Their new album The Book of Souls rivals Number of the Beast for their best album, in my opinion. - Songsta41

Iron Maiden got better over the course of their first 3-4 albums and then plateaued and then went down hill in the 1990's but now they are bigger than ever! Their 2010 release, Final Frontier, went #1 IN 28 COUNTRIES!

That doesn't mean that this album is their best work, the best albums are killetrs, number of the beast, powerslave! Idiots

Brave New World is easily Maiden's best album ever. If you think Number of The Beast're an idiot. That album had Invaders and Gangland - 2 of the worst Iron Maiden songs I've ever heard.
A Matter Of Life And Death is on par with Powerslave.
In terms of live performance, they've accelerated in every department.

9 Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

They have never released a bad album and some of their best stuff like Human, Symbolic and The Sound of Perserverence later in their career.

10 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" .

Every single member in this band has gotten progressively better and better. This band deserves to be number 1 without any doubt in my mind.

Awesome lyrics and epic ness rushing through disturbed's veins. I also love their concept art of the albums!

True after believe their albums got way better though their first two albums were still good - christangrant

Great meaning of songs and love them

The Contenders

11 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

These guys inspired me to come to this list! Their first album was messy and didn't sound good, and as I scrolled through their discography, I realized I liked every album more than the last one. That happened until I was done looking through it. Pink Floyd has been getting progressively (pun intended) better all their career and they deserve to be number one on this list. - Songsta41

12 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

Sonic highway is their best yet!

Wasting Light was their best album other than the colour and the shape, but no album of theirs can can ever beat that

Foo Fighters is not just a rock band is a feeling when you listen to their songs you have such an strange feeling inside you and it's the most beautifull feeling in your life

How can a band be listed as "the top 10 band that have improved over time", if they already have a greatest hits cd out? I love the foo fighters and their music but come on. Just saying.

13 Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

Lamb of God hands down is the best band of the 2000's

14 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

Although an uncommmon opinion, I find every album better than the predecessor. Maybe objectively, Lateralus is the best, but I enjoy listening to 10.000 Days the most.

15 Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

They had great stuff working up from the 70s to the 80s and then the Painkiller album, but then the Ripper came and Jugulator isn't that bad, but it isn't proper Judas Priest. Nostradamus is great although it also isn't proper Judas and the Redeemer of Souls was a good comeback - SoldierOfFortune

Pendejos means stupid ignorants, judas early work and 80s is the best and that's why jp established themselves as fathers of metal, hhaahaha so many kids here saying and voting

16 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.

Green Day have improved so much, think of Nimrod, then American Idiot, the best album of our generation. 21st Century Breakdown was the same while the trilogy of albums were all as good as each other.

Improved the 1st album and other punk album was bad but they changed genre and got better they sell out but still, they sound great

First of all, why the hell are the Jonas Brothers on here. No.

Their music evolved from a distorted '90s punk sound to cleaner sounds with their albums Uno, Dos, and Tre. Don't get me wrong, Kerplunk and Nimrod and 1039 sosh are amazing, but they've improved.

Maybe this is just nostalgia talking, but dookie is still one of my favorite albums of all time. And they definitely haven't made an album that even came close in quality except for international superhits (which doesn't even really count.

17 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.

Danny have improved his voice in Run Free % The Death Of Me Rock Mix.

18 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.
19 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.

A part from Let It Be that was a bit of a letdown, they kept improving. Besides, Abbey Road was recorded after Let It Be, so technically even their last album was among their greatest. - JoLeKosovo

Totally! Their original songs from the beginning of their career were awesome, but they just got better and better! They just got legendary! - MontyPython

People tend to forget that the earliest Beatles albums were truly awful, just because their generally overrated status blinds people to the fact that they had NO musical talent in their beginning stages. Of course, by the end they created some of the greatest albums of all time (mostly thanks to George Martin being the best producer in history). Even if they still are overrated.

They were amazing all throughout their career, however they became even stronger towards the end. Best band ever

20 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.

Three days grce are like old school. No one can do what they did and they deserve to be at number 3. There album life starts now was amazing however the transit of venus was not as good but songs like chalk outline and the high road were amazing. Long live three days grace.

They seemed a bit shy of their first songs for the first two albums, but all the people who thought they would stay that way should listen to One-X and Transit of Venus! Amazing band!

Three days grace has a lot of great songs and you can hear the improvement in there music

Blonde hair to black hair

21 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.

Oh Yes I agree with that. - Soulstealer

22 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.

I don't think they've Improved or Disproved. - Soulstealer

Well, their second album is still their best to this day, sooo... - LarkwingFlight


23 As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation more.

I Love this band they are the best and all there albums are very good and meaningful. They are immensely blessed to improve and become the best with all the other Christian bands. -ARF

Most underrated band ever, and it's INCREDIBLE, I think is one of the bands that actually are better with the time, sadly the vocalist are in the jail

24 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.
25 Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

I can't believe rush isn't on here! Clockwork Angels is one of rushes greatest albums and there is snakes and arrows!

The band is exactly what Progressive Rock is all about. They progress, they change, they get better all the time.

Actually I'm pretty sure you're talking about Pink Floyd, not Rush. - aja2hip

They still rock, but test for echo isn't exactly 2112. - Brobusky

Eh I liked their older stuff better, like 70s and 80s

26 Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.
27 X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
28 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.

They have always sucked, they got worse

Only had one good song. Then, they were terrible. VERY terrible.

Cool men cool songs!

They were ok at first, but then the singer started sounding more constipated

29 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).

I don't think any band could ever reach the heights of Ok Computer and Kid A, including Radiohead yet somehow they release In Rainbows and raise th bar again. If developing from the putrid Pablo Honey to art rocks masters and electronics innovators isn't improving over time, well I don't know what is.

They went from just being an average alt rock band with a few hits to a brilliant and heavily influential indie band. We all know Creep, but listen to there entire first album and then listen to Kid A. There is no comparison.

Burn the witch is great. My precious babies.

A better word would be matured.

30 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

After the negative reception with their debut album, they started geting better with each album. - Mumbizz01

31 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American nu metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as more.
32 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.

I still enjoy their debut and love listening to Riot! Whenever I can, but with their new stuff they are appealing to a much broader audience. Even though the Farro brothers quit and the band went through hardships they picked themselves up and still continue to do great live shows.
They're a band who have really grown up through their ordeal and they show that if you lose something keep at it and you might end up with something better. In this case a better band.

They use to be awesome but guess what THEY STILL ARE. They've grown and matured. For example in their older albums some of the songs sounded really similar to each other but they've fixed that problem.

What the frick? They've only gotten worse over time.

All we know is falling was their best album

Then came riot and ignorance

Finally they have their self-titled album, which, while it's not crap, it's not all that great. I wish they would go back to the pop punk they had on all we know is falling.

Still great live though - drum_solo

Yup, their first album sucks but when the second album comes up, BANG! Popularity explodes like a big bang theory. then BNE cames up, BANG! BANG! BANG! Popularity and improvement explodes even more, then their current album, BAM! A very big popularity and improvement explodes like a giant (A lot more bigger I mean) big bang theory!

33 Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
34 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.

They were always good, but now it's gotten to the stage where they will go down in history as The Band That Changed Rock. Hipsters in 60 years time will buy their vinyls and say that Alex Turner was a genius

AM's more modern, but I like their first album and Favorite Worst Nightmare more. - Songsta41

Not that they were ever bad in the first place :D

35 Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.
36 Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are often considered the fathers or founders of the djent metal sub genre due to their use of downtuned guitars. They are also known for their song “Bleed”, which is known for its extremely complicated instrumentation, more.
37 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.

My Chemical Romance has always been an amazing band

My chemical romance has been amazing since the beginning.

They were never good in the first place! - Brobusky

They improved the most in my opinion.

38 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their strong influence on the development of extreme metal. Formed in 1981 as Hellhammer, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and was active until 1993.
39 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.
40 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.

Yep, they did.

Just listen to 'Knives And Pens' and then to 'When They Call My Name' and 'Goodbye Agony'.

If you don't think they've improved, you're very wrong.

Andy's voice has improved so much over the years. Listen to his voice in knifes and pens compared to faithless. It's different. Also, Jake and jinxx have improved on guitar, Ashley has improved on bass and cc on drums. They all have improved over the years. It's amazing.

They saved my life... If it weren't for them my little brother wouldn't have anyone to look up to my parents would be dead and my other brother would have been in a mental hospital and my boyfriend would probably have been in jail... So because of them saving me I saved others

Don't think that would happen, obviously they would be upset, but pretty sure all that wouldn't happen

Yep great band love them from the first time I heard them and still do like to see them on tour sometime

41 Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

Chevelle should be in the top 5, because this is a band that really grown into their own. They can make any type of songs like very heavy rock songs like the clincher, thought provoking ballads like In debt to the Earth, panic prone.

Ever since their debut album they immediately made a impact. What separate them from the alternative metal sound is their lyrics. They do not settle for cliche subjects like heartbreak, breakups and love. They composed songs about social problems, conspiracy theories. Pete is a genius with metaphors. They are not afraid to experiment but also stay with those classic songs. Chevelle is definitely a band that can rock out with the best of them.

Chevelle has improved insanely from when they first started 2nd favorite band ever

Go listen to La Gargola an you shall have an eargasm.

42 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Clearly every one of their albums was superior to their predecessor (but they only had three). - JoLeKosovo

43 AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

Just a great rock band that enjoys playing music.

44 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

Like 10 of these bands on here got worse over time. Korn, Green Day, megadeth, and pearl jam are trash now - Sabbath

To me they stayed the same

When they started, they were terrible.

Eh. They remained a great band for 24 years, until 2011 came around, and I'm With You failed abysmally. They got better throughout the 1990's with each album, but after Californiacation, their albums ranged from "meh" to "What the hell has happened to these guys?! "

45 Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

Their comeback album was amazing (2010). Their new material is maybe even better than their 80s stuff - Metal_Treasure

46 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.
47 Placebo Placebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

They have improved the quality of their songs tremendously.

48 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.

They were never good. - Soulstealer

49 Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

Disagree entirely. Countdown to Extinction was their last awesome album. - IronSabbathPriest

50 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

These guys have improved the most from bottom to top!

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