Top 10 Rock Bands That Have the Most Unique Sound

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.

I was surprised Pink Floyd wasn't on the list whereas most of the listed bands actually sound pretty usual. - Metal_Treasure

2 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.

You can call primus garbage all you want, but they are one of the most unique bands out there, and les claypool is one of the greatest bassists ever.

Phish are the greatest improvisers ever to take the stage, hands down - ryanrimmel

Listen to Primus or Phish and tell me Three Days Grace is more unique - ryanrimmel

3 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

I'm not their fan but their sound is quite bizarre. - Metal_Treasure

4 Metallica 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.
5 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys more.

Don’t really love much of their music but I love a couple. This band isn’t something else. They have some of the strangest sound combinations ever in music. Their abstract structure and unusual distorted noises make this band extremely unique and unusual. Kinda silly that Three Days Grace is number two. They’re definitely one of the most recognizable but not one of the most unique. Also, why the hell isn't System of a Down on this list anywhere. Just listen to Bounce and you’ll see just how strange and unique they are lol

6 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
7 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
8 AC/DC 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.
9 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
10 Phish Phish Phish is a band known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and dedicated fan base.

The Contenders

11 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
12 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 more.

Distinctive dense sound thanks to multi-layered vocals and intense drumming.
Ex. - Ride Into Obsession - Metal_Treasure

13 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
14 Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a rock band from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records.
15 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

LOL, they are known as one of the most generic bands of all time. Their biggest hit "I was made for loving you" is actually a disco song, believe it or not. Kiss themselves admitted that this song is stylistically a disco song. - Metal_Treasure

16 Seether Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.
17 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
18 Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
19 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
20 Type O Negative Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four". V 1 Comment
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1. Three Days Grace
2. Metallica
3. Skillet
1. Pink Floyd
2. Blind Guardian
3. Jethro Tull
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2. Primus
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