Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 17

321 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

What can I say... They have arguably one of the greatest songwriters in existence, one whom I personally would put next to the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare (Sing what you can't say, forget what you can't play/hasten to drown into beautiful eyes/walk within my poetry, this dying music/my loveletter to nobody; Beneath the candlebed/Two saddened angles, in heaven, in death... One light for each undeserved tear... Beneath the candlebed/Two souls with everything yet to be said). Their guitarist, unlike most others in traditional rock bands you see all over the place right now, actually knows how to play his instrument, and despite being more of a melodic/rhythm guitarist who plays alongside keyboards he sure knows how to shred when he wants to! The keyboardist himself (who is also the main songwriter) plays pretty much everything in concert - the piano, the keyboards, and the orchestra, and despite being more of a metal band, because of those aspects, they've created ...more

I absolutely refuse to believe Nightwish is not #1. Every in the band is possibly the most talented person that plays the instruments (For example, Emppu on the guitars and Tuomas on the keyboards) and the three singers they have had are all amazing in their own ways. Tarja was trained in opera, Anette was the classic metal singer, and Floor's voice fits with Nightwish's music so well it's astonishing. The heavy metal combined with the orchestra truly makes for a beautiful sound. The lyrics are so deep half of them I can't understand, and I write songs exactly like Tuomas's. Nightwish is the most talented band in the world, there's no doubt about that. Their song The Poet and the Pendulum was the one that got me hooked. I heard it when I was just six years old and it blew me away. I've been a true and dedicated fan ever since. I don't speak Finnish, but I love Nightwish so much I've learned how to sing those songs. I know every lyric to every song, and I never get tired of listening ...more

I am personally offended Nightwish is not the first on this list. How is this possible? Nightwish has been the epitome of amazing symphonic metal for over 20 years. Not only are the lyrics so deep it takes me years to understand them, the music sounds otherworldly. Nightwish combines the classical sound of an orchestra with the most melodic metal I've ever heard. The keyboards and piano are complicated yet beautiful at the same time, the guitar riffs cannot be compared to anything else ever done, the singing mixes with the music perfectly, and the lyrics are one of a kind. Why isn't Nightwish first? Nightwish has been my favorite band for literally half my life. Why don't people give this amazing band the credit that they absolutely deserve?

Songwriting, music, vocals, live performences...at best there can be!

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322 Anathema

They are so sincere in everything they do. Never-ending energy and evolution make this band special and beyond any music style. They are pure Anathema, nothing to add.

Soul-touching music, they should've been so much known internationally. Definitely one of the bands that reaches the inner side of yourself. I like to use my headphones and close my eyes while listening to them... Makes me travel deep inside my soul.

Simply the best band ever. No other band could ever convey such emotions.

They are so good that you can't feel your soul in your body when you listen to their songs

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323 Nightmare

Definitely the best Band ever! I can't find any words to describe how awesome they are... These 5 guys are the best thing that ever happened to Rock music. They're all really great and talented musicians. And they're rocking since 12 years now! I love them, and they will ever be MY number 1! The best Rock Band of ALL TIME!

We are Nightmare! The best Band! It's a very good band. His lyrics rebel, daring, love, melancholy and justice. Very good rock! Create and transmit your music in my blood to sweetest flesh in my dreams...

Incredibly adorable! They do the theme for Death Note! -

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324 Flyleaf

I love hearing Flyleaf, because Lacey sure knows how to get into your head, she sings, you have to listen.

their music is amazing. you can't stop listening to Lacey's voice. and the meaning of their lyrics is so deep. greatest female voice ever

Just listen to flyleaf, you will never listen to another band again!

Great band! Lacey's voice is so powerful!

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325 D'erlanger

You will see an underrated band overseas cooler than the famous X-Japan. They are popular in Japan but other people acknowledge x-Japan as the only rock group that started visual kei - ronluna

326 CN Blue

I love them! They're a South Korean rockband full of awesome guys with a lot of talent! They are kinda new, so they deserve some nice votes! Love CN Blue, look 'em up if you don't know 'em.

Cnblue is a unique band and compose and write lyrics to all their songs. Moreover, there are lots of different songs you can listen to whatever mood you are in

CN BLUE IS THE BEST BAND, has wonderful song, is a band that their music reflects a lot of feeling;CNBLUE best is that they love the music they love their fans as.

They are the Best Rock Bands of All Time

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327 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.

The most popular electronic band the world has ever known, one of the few who changed the world of music. They have been going on over 30 years and have not been really recognized in the UK. Well, nobody can be a prophet in his own land.

This is the best alternative band in the world period. No Alternative music musician will argue that Depeche Mode's songs has some sort of influence on them.

Powerful. Plenty of meaning and soul, and though it may sound strange, so powerful live as Pink Floyd or whoever reigns that title

This is not a band for everybody but everybody can find a song for himself from their repertoire.

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328 Poets of the Fall

Awesome lyrics, awesome vocals, awesome music. They don't have a single song that you can term as crap, which is a rarity for a rock band. Its not in the top 10 simply because they are from Finland, and not USA.

They are an amazing band! The lyrics are so amazing, and Marko's voice is so unique and powerful! They are the best band on Earth

Truly one of the top ten bands of the decade. They should be within the top 10 bands of this list... Please please please vote for this band.

Potf on 370...R you kidding me!

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329 One Ok Rock

ONE OK ROCK already proved themselves not just in Japan, but also world wide. They deserved to be on top not because they're popular it's because of their music, the energy in their performance and the passion and love between the band and their fans. I might cry lmao. No seriously I have seen them perform.. It's just so beautiful and heartwarming. It's true ONE OK ROCK'S music can save people and can bring us fans closer to them.

One of the most amazing Japanese rock-bands in my opinion. A young band making pure rock, inspired by American references and sublimated by the unique voice of the singer.
There is not one proper song to start to listen to them, because almost all of them are awesome! A band who deserves to become more and more famous, and to go all around the world!

ONE OK ROCK is the best on all of the rock bands in Japan because they're have an Beautiful Lyrics and Great Tune of Music. That's why I voted for ONE OK ROCK

This band deserves to be in at least top 20...it's a band whose most songs are awesome..

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330 Midnight Oil Midnight Oil Midnight Oil are an Australian rock band, who originally performed as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie.

Should be smack in the top ten - the greatest thinking mans rock band EVER. Pure passion fuelled by burning intelligence, the rarest of rock pairings. From 10,9,8, to Capricornia is an unbroken stretch of classic albums that stand against anybody's best. Australia's best band by a huge margin and the best "protest" band to ever exist. Kings of the mountain.

Songs that have universal power and appeal years after their creation. Never fail to inspire and strengthen in a world of blind greed and deception - top five band of ALL TIME.

One of the all time greats who were way ahead of their time. Prophetic music that sounds more relevant than ever.

Wow a 12 year old has this as there favourite band

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331 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Faith No More is easily one of the most influential bands from the last 30 years. Their music is so diverse, and almost all of it top notch, they at least deserve to be in the top 25.

160? are you serious? how can bands like A7X be above these guys? - Trish

Great band the vocalist are so good - mota

I still have faith

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332 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

The only reason why this band is so low (indeed not even on the list! ), is because the lack of name association. So can a band with a silly name and a cult following really be as good as Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Pink Floyd etc?... Surprisingly, Yes! So why are they not more popular? This is honestly one of the biggest mysteries in music!. I honestly believe that this band will remain a cult favourite far into the future.

They are the absolute best band of all time for sure! They would be Number 1 in this list in my opinion. No band on this list is as talented and versatile as Porcupine Tree is!

This is not list where this album is to be featured... Create a list called "The Rock Band Which Ruled The World"

Legendary band

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333 Mcfly
334 Silverchair Silverchair Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.

The greatest band without a doubt! You people are blind! All of their studio albums reached top ten in the world, all of their albums reached number 1 in Australia. How can this be so low? Pure massacre, tomorrow, freak, anthem y2k, ana's song, love your life, straight lines. Think again people!

A band with 3 genius who grew up together. From Tomorrow to Young Modern, everything is amazing and wondeful! Daniel Johns is forever the best songwriter!

I can't believe they're so low on this list, listen to the song "Freak" And you'll start liking them. - Mumbizz01

Silverchair should be higher very underrated band

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335 The Pretty Reckless

With a vocalist Taylor Momsen known from her role in the T.V. series "Gossip Girl". Great music, strong voice and strong songs! Seen them live and they are amazing! Love them!

The Best Woman (Hard Rock) Voice On The Word. The Best Choked Voice And Special Tone Of Voice On The Word (Taylor Momsen)

Taylor Momsen is definitely the best vocalist I've ever heard... Live versions sound even better than studio!

Best band ever

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336 The Mars Volta

the mars volta should be number one without a doubt, how do bands like nickelback who lack any form of creativity get above the mars volta. the mars volta is one of the only bands in years to take music to new places, they are going to go down as legends and hopefully one day everyone will realise they are in fact the greatest band ever.

They transcend genres. #1 band of all time. That's all there is to it.

The only good band I know of right now. seriously? Half the stuff on this list isn't even rock!

If you don't know about this band, I urge you to look into them.

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337 Body Count

Oh man this guys are great they toured with Metallica And Guns & Roses. They Sound like the great NWOBH time, ernie C Great Guitar Player like the rest of the band. BC Baby

How can Body Count can be not in the top 10. They Played just like iron maiden or metallica even better. Come on Ernie C rocks

338 Supertramp

Are you kidding? 409? Listen to their music. Who's list is this anyway?

One of the best bands in the music rock history.

I totally agree that they are "One of the best bands in rock music"... I just nominated them, thinking no one knew who they are.

WHat

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339 No Doubt No Doubt No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young. V 2 Comments
340 Alien Ant Farm Alien Ant Farm Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, California, United States, in 1996. Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the Earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions." They have released ...read more. V 1 Comment
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