1 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 ...read more.
I was surprised Pink Floyd wasn't on the list whereas most of the listed bands actually sound pretty usual. - Metal_Treasure
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 ...read more.
Jethro Tull has a very unique prog folk sound, but this band... This is something else. They have their official ID3 genre, "Primus", and as the other commenter said, their song structures are like nothing else. Just listen to the frantic instrumental of "Hamburger train", or the extremely short yet disturbing "Grandad's little ditty". Any of their song is weird in fact. They are very experimental. The Shaggs is another very unique band.
They are so unique they are difficult to get into. Les Claypool doesn’t take music as seriously as most other musicians which in turns reflects in his music giving him more creative liberties. He doesn’t care what people think about him or his music. He play whatever the hell he likes and doesn’t need the approval of others. The band combines funk, metal, and talk poetry into their own blended melting pot they dubbed Primus. They can be heavy whilst maintaining their light hearted grooviness. No one comes close to Primus when it comes to originality and uniqueness. True musicians in these fields :-).
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
3 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. ...read 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
4 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
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". ...read more.
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 ...read more.
Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
Damn, tool has his own sound and his own genre! A "Progressive Heavy Rock band". Not Hard Rock, not Metal...
The guitar is not very exceptional but is very original and effective. The bass is very present with its own melodies. The drums are really extraordinary, technical and tribal. And the voice... Keenan's voice is really deep and powerful like the Lyrics... And the composition is exceptional! The Odd Time signatures are not boring and complex like some Dream Theater songs but look natural. The band uses almost every time the drop D. Too lazy? really effective goal. The exotic / tribal aspect is accentuated by the drums but also by the Phrygian range often used.
All of these few aspects make, for me, Tool one of the bands that have the most unique sound.
Tool's sound is very unique. Just listen to!
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
10 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
There guitar has some weird technique to it
No band comes close to sounding like The Doors
Instead of a bass player, the doors had co-founder Ray Manzarek on electric organ, resulting in a distinctive and immediately recognizable sound unlike any other rock group.
11 Mr. Bungle
Mr. Bungle was an American experimental rock band from Northern California. Known for a highly eclectic style, the band often cycled through several musical genres within the course of a single song, including heavy metal, avant-garde jazz, ska, disco as well as funk.
Mr. Bungle took the reins from Frank Zappa and did something original. Not just blending musical styles and tempos in an album they blended and switched them up inside songs.
A rough first listen. But after a few times around you’ll get it.
This is the first band I think of when I hear the sound “unique.” Also why are Three Days Grace, TOADM, and Skillet on here? I wouldn't call ANY of them unique in the slightest.
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 ...read more.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
Phish is an American rock band that was founded at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in 1983. It is known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and a dedicated fan base.
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
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
17 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 ...read more.
Distinctive dense sound thanks to multi-layered vocals and intense drumming.
Ex. - Ride Into Obsession - Metal_Treasure
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). ...read more.
19 Theory of a Deadman
Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian post-grunge band. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. They were discovered by Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.
20 Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.
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.
22 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
23 Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
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).
The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
26 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".
Very unique sound thanks to that really low voice. R.I.P. Peter! - Metal_Treasure
27 Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
These guys should be #1 this is bs
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.
Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.
30 Electric Light Orchestra
The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.
31 The Mothers of Invention
The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California. Formed in 1964, their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.
32 Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington, and currently based in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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.
Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
36 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.
37 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.
Their sound is so unique - Fakol
39 Men At Work
Men at Work are an Australian rock/pop band formed in Sydney. The group is most famous for their hit, "Land Down Under"
Great original sounds. Brilliant drummer.
40 King Crimson
King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), ...read more.
41 Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
42 Butthole Surfers
Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
43 The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
44 Sunn O)))
45 The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
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47 Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
Traffic were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham, in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason.
49 E Street Band
50 Jimi Hendrix Experience