Top 10 Best Finnish Rock BandsWhen people say "Finnish rock," what comes to your mind? Is it the hauntingly beautiful symphonic melodies of Nightwish, the enchanting heavy sounds of HIM, or the versatile harmonies of Poets of the Fall?
Finland has long been a breeding ground for remarkable talent. The country's knack for producing world-class musicians isn't confined to classical music or even metal, for which it is perhaps most famous. In fact, the Finnish rock scene is as diverse and dynamic as it gets. From indie rock to hard rock to glam rock, Finnish bands have been making waves in the global music industry, crafting a unique sound identity that's hard to overlook.
One characteristic that sets Finnish rock apart is its raw authenticity. The music isn't just about sound; it's about storytelling, reflecting deep emotions and the realities of life. The lyrics are thoughtful and profound, often exploring existential themes. Paired with innovative musical arrangements, Finnish rock can evoke a wide range of emotions, from melancholy to joy, sorrow to euphoria.
What we're asking from you is to decide which of these bands rise above the rest. Who managed to touch your soul with their lyrics, energize your spirit with their rhythms, and captivate your senses with their melodies?
I love Nightwish. I have loved Nightwish since I was 6 years old. They are definitely the best band out there. Not only is their music astounding, but their lyrics are out-of-this-world. I think their best album is Dark Passion Play because it is so dark and deep. I'm not a person who listened to Nightwish's new album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and said, "They sound interesting." I've been with them since Dark Passion Play, and I love their songs like Romanticide, The Greatest Show on Earth, and Eramajarvi. I love them so much that I can sing songs such as Eramaan Viimeinen, and I don't know the language of Finnish. Nightwish deserves the top spot in anything they do, and Tuomas should totally be the best songwriter ever. Saying Nightwish is terrific is the understatement of the century.
I have been a fan of classic and hard rock most of my life (Ok, I still love ABBA) and hearing the two fused together so naturally is astounding. Love it so much we are going to name our speed boat "Nightwish" when it is finished. Tuomas is a musician's musician. Love the older material, but Story Time would be number one at present. The melody and lyrics would be perfect for a movie script I have... Darn, they beat me to it.
When it comes to total music experience, there is Nightwish and after that... Nightwish alone.
Tuomas is just a genius. The Poet and The Pendulum and Ghost Love Score are some of the best songs that gave me the chills. The first band I ever heard in my life that made a coherent mix between symphony and metal.
HIM does have the power to heal, as I found out for myself over 7 years ago. Besides being a lovely group of fellows, they are ultra-talented and serious about their musical pursuits. HIM is a gift from the universe. The best band!
Ville has one of the most amazing voices I have ever heard! I was in love with this band from the first time I heard their music and long before I knew what they looked like. Now that I've seen these guys live, I'm even more in love with the music.
You have to love this band, this man! Ville is charming and talented. And if you really want to find something that is typical for Finland, you can find it all in this band. And try not to love his laugh.
They are the best band ever! They are the biggest band in Finland and they have a very long career with seven albums, all of them really amazing!
Good old kind of heavy rock with new ingredients.
I love Kalmah.
Excellent, excellent band! These guys rock!
If you're looking for some soulful music, beautiful wordplay, and some mesmerising instrumentation, then this is the band you should check out. These poets are far better than their American, mainstream counterparts. Some songs are pure genius, and a few can haunt you (this goes for the music videos of a few too). And the best thing is that each song delivers something new, be it in terms of lyrics and/or in terms of the music! And of course, you have Marko's brilliant vocals! An amazing band indeed!
Poets of the Fall is one of my favorite bands of all time and I live in the United States of America... Rock on!
POTF is one of the most underrated bands ever. They are very unique and they have songs of various genres. Marko's voice cannot be challenged.
This is one of the most amazing bands in the history of music... They have done some unbeatable work like Lift, Carnival of Rust, and Cradled In Love... POTF fan forever.
Amorphis rules! They've been going on for almost 20 years, and they're still going strong, and their albums just keep selling and so on. They are by far the best band in Finland and one of the top five bands in the world.
Kalmah receiving more votes than this band is ridiculous.
Best melodic metal band ever heard!
The 1981-84 version is the first and so far the only true rock band to come out of Finland. Goes to show how out of touch with reality some people are when crap like Poets of the Fall gets ranked higher..
A long-term favourite band of mine. They're experimental, deep and original. There's little more that needs to be said.
I disagree with anyone claiming they are even minutely similar to HIM.
I love them since I was 15. I'm 26 now. They are different on every album, but they are still good. It's one love, one life...
My favourite, best of best! Forever.
The best band ever! I have loved them from the first time I heard their songs!
They won the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
Better than eighteenth.
I love their songs