Best Brazilian Rock Bands of All Times

The Top Ten
1 Legião Urbana (Urban Legion)

Renato Russo is the best brazilian singer ever. The band in the 80's was like a religion. Millions of people in the whole country just loved them. There is a song called Faroeste Caboclo which has more than 9 minutes of duration, with huge lyrics. Everyone knows how to sing it by heart. Legião Urbana has their first album recorded in 1985. Their carreer finished in 1996 when Renato Russo died. In just 11 years they became icons of rock in Brazil. They have at least 40 hits.It is amazing.

If you understand Portuguese, the lyrics are diamond beyond gold. Nor Bob Dylan's, neither John Lennon's lyrics show so poetic as Renato Russo's lyrics against corruption and oppression. He is a genius.

The songs by heart from my generation. Theirs music is the until nowadays because they took to Teenagers and seniors soul.

2 Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

Deserves the number 1 spot for sure. Their the only Brazilian band that can rival bands from other countries, listen to arise, roots bloody roots and refuse resist and youll see what I mean

Brazilian metal = Sepultura.

I am from Brasil! (cool,no one cares) and this is the best rock band from here!

3 Titãs
4 Charlie Brown Jr.

Charlie Brown Jr. Was created in 1992. It mixed several rhythms like rock, hardcore, reggae, rap and skate punk, creating a unique style. Its lyrics criticized Brazilian society from the youngers' universe perspective and songs' quality are great!

This band was awesome! Unhappily there isn't anymore! But Everybody in Brazil love Charlie Brown Jr even if you don't like Rock you will love this band!

5 Paralamas do Sucesso

Their music made a revolution in 80th year.

Technically the best band to ever come up in Brazil, been together for 35 years and counting

6 Barão Vermelho
7 Raimundos

One of the greatest rock bands of all time!

Real hardcore, 'enough said.

8 Mamonas Assassinas

This men is very crazy, I am from the Brazil, I am sorry for my English.

They are very dead

9 Angra Angra is a Brazilian power metal band formed in São Paulo in 1991. The band gained international acclaim for their unique blend of power metal, progressive rock, and elements of traditional Brazilian music. Their technical proficiency is often highlighted, especially their intricate guitar work and complex song structures. Angra has been influential in the South American metal scene, contributing... read more

Angra is the best band from Brazil, and Kiko Loureiro is the best guitarist from the Americas!

Amazing! I saw them alive in Mexico and believe me they are really great

I think it's the best Brazilian band. Kiko loureiro is the best guitaris ever.

10 Novos Baianos

Mixing rock with samba, awesome!

The Contenders
11 Nação Zumbi
12 Skank

That's a nice name. NOT. Very offensive if you live here and know what it means. But God knows if they are a really good band. Well, good luck to them anyway.

They are really good, and it doesn't matter what's their name it's a good band and their song are the best ones after Legiao Urbana. So I would listen it if I was ya.

Easily one of the greatest latin rock bands ever! FYI their name refers to "skanking" like in reggae and not an a reference to an offensive term.

13 O Rappa
14 Capital Inicial

One of most famous bands in Brazil! As famous as Charlie Brown Jr, everybody know about them. Everybody loves at least on song!

My favorite band!

15 Nx Zero
16 Engenheiros do Hawaii

Interesting outfit, revolving around Humberto Gessinger, who sings, writes and plays the electric bass guitar. Songs loaded with whimsical tirades and political content (leaning to the left and nationalist side).

Progressive rock. It sounds like rush and pink floyd. It has deep lyrics based on niilism and Albert Camus.

The songs are amazing! Them touch the soul.

17 Massacration
18 Jota Quest

They are total crap. Watered down blue-eyed soul.

To me they are the best.

19 Ratos de Porão
20 Os Mutantes

Seminal in the development of a particulary Brazilian rocking style in the sixties, when people often still considered electric guitars something offensive.

Best Brazilian band all tine... Sergio Dias is a brilliant guitar player... In the same level of Harrison, Page or Clapton...

One of the most influential Brazilian bands. Just ask Kevin Barnes to name one.

21 Pitty

The band which has musics for all the people, they're just great in what they do.

22 Scalene Scalene is a Brazilian rock band founded in Brasília in 2009. The group is known for its eclectic musical style, blending alternative rock, indie, and post-hardcore elements. Scalene gained significant exposure after participating in the reality TV show “Superstar,” where they finished as runners-up. They have won awards for their albums and are celebrated for their poetic lyrics and energetic performances.

This band deserve a lot more recognizing than they actually have. They're amazing! I recommend you to listen to these songs to have a taste of their work: Surreal (one of their most famous songs), Danse Macabre and FORTUNA, from their last album.

I don't have words to their work, sounds like they're one of the most famous band in the world

23 Shaman
24 Gloria
25 Fresno
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