Most Underrated Bands in Europe and North America

We all know those underrated bands, Here are the most underrated bands in North America and Europe.

The Top Ten Most Underrated Bands in Europe and North America

1 The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.

People overrate Led Zeppelin, If you want to know an underrated British band, You need to know the Animals. Their good songs are The house of the rising sun, When I was young, Don't let me be understood, Don't bring me down and sky plot. Their good albums are winds of change, The Animals (1964) and Animalism. - Fullwalking2

Good to see this at #1 where they belong. The Animals had an amazing sound that was almost ahead of its time in the 60s.

2 Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Who doesn't like German rock bands? And by that, I mean who doesn't like scorpions? Their good songs are winds of change, Always somewhere, Rock you like a hurricane and Maybe I maybe you. Good albums are blackout, crazy world and forever. - Fullwalking2

3 Rush 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). more.

That moment when a canadian progressive rock band is number 3. Their good songs are Tom Sawyer, A closer to the heart, Working man, Time stand still, Fly by night, Cygnus X-1, Free Will, and Xanadu. Their good albums are Moving pictures, 2112 and Signals. - Fullwalking2

4 Annihilator Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.

Well... we probably know this band thanks to metal_treasure, Their good songs are Set the world in fire, King of the kill, Alison hell, Human Insecticide, Phantasmagoria and The fun palace. Their good albums are Set the world in fire, Never Neverland, Alice in hell and Schizo deluxe. - Fullwalking2

5 The Kinks The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.

Like the animals, They are British, and they formed in the 1960s. Their good songs are You Really Got me, Sunny afternoon, a well respected man, Shangri-la, Lola and Waterloo sunset. Their good albums are The kinks are the village green Preservation society, Muswell Hillbillies, One for the road, face to face and Lola versus powerman and the moneyground, part one. - Fullwalking2

6 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" more.

This Irish band formed in the 1960s, People praise nirvana, queen, Black Sabbath, the Beatles, linkin park and Led Zeppelin too much. While the kinks, the animals and thin Lizzy never got attention. Their good songs are Don't believe a word, Jailbreak, Whisky in the Jar, The boys are back in the town, Emerald and Waiting for an Alibi. Their good albums are Black rose: A rock legend, Jailbreak and fighting. - Fullwalking2

7 Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

A lot of Canadian bands are underrated, especially this one. Their good songs are Hold on, fight the good fight, Lay it on the line, Magic power, Somebody's out there, A world of fantasy, Rock 'n' roll machine and I live for the weekend. Their good albums are Just a game, Never surrender and Sport of kings. - Fullwalking2

8 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

You knew there would be an American rock band in this list. Their good songs are Bad moon rising, Down on the corner, Proud Mary, Have you ever seen the rain, Who'll stop the rain and run through the jungle. Their good albums are Cosmo's factory, Pendulum and Green River. - Fullwalking2

Phenomenal band, but not really that underrated by anyone who likes rock. Perhaps those who champion EDM don't think too much of them.

9 The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.

Like the kinks and the animals, they are also British. Their good songs are Behind Blue eyes, Who are you, My generation, Won't get fooled again, Baba O'Riley and Pinball Wizard. Their good albums are my generation, Quadrophenia, Who's next, The Who sell out, It's hard, Face dances, Live at Leeds and The Who by numbers. - Fullwalking2

Who underrates The Who? Very few. Too few for them to be on this list. - Billyv

The Who underrated? I beg to differ.

10 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. more.

The Contenders

11 The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".

Like Annihilator and Rush, they are canadian. Their good songs are American woman, Undun, These eyes, friends of mine, Shakin' all over and I found her in a star. Their good albums are canned wheat, Artificial paradise, Wheatfield soul, Running Back thru Canada, Live at the paramount and Share the land. - Fullwalking2

12 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.
13 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.
14 Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
15 Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
16 Edguy Edguy is a heavy metal band from Fulda, Germany that was founded in 1992 by 14-year-old students Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dominik Storch and Dirk Sauer.
17 Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
18 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.
19 Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
20 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.

This seminal group spun off several Hall of Fame careers and bands, including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Poco, and Loggins & Messina, plus the solo careers of Neil Young and Stephen Stills.

21 Love

Jim Morrison of The Doors idolized this early Los Angeles psychedelic group. Their album "Forever Changes" is still considered one of the best albums ever recorded.

22 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant was a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.
23 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
24 Camel Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. Led by founding member Andrew Latimer, they have produced fourteen original studio albums, fourteen singles plus numerous live albums and DVDs. Without achieving mass popularity, the band gained a cult following over the years with albums such more.
25 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.
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