Top 10 Most Underrated Canadian Bands


The Top Ten

1 Triumph 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.

Hell yeah! Triumph is so underrated and I really don't know why. Triumph was the go to Canadian band once Rush decided to suck after 1981. Rik Emmett is one of my favorite guitarists and singers and he's extremely underrated as well. And Gil and Mike were fantastic musicians. Gil's drumming was great for what they play and his vocals rivaled those of Rik. Mike was an excellent bassist with some of my favorite bass lines ever being on "Fight the Good Fight", "Blinding Light Show", and "Tear the Roof Off". Anyways, I absolutely love this band. Well, until they put out The Sport of Kings. - Aweso

My favourite band of all time, So many great songs. Known well in the 80s. Nobody knows who they are now. - Goalie1

2 Bachman-Turner Overdrive
3 Trooper
4 Loverboy Loverboy Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Loverboy's hit singles, particularly "Turn Me Loose" and "Working for the Weekend", have become arena rock staples and are still heard on many classic rock and classic hits radio stations across the United States and Canada.
5 Toronto
6 Chilliwack
7 Annihilator 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.
8 Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite is a Canadian hard rock/glam metal band formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls. The band's name was a nod to the fact that Niagara Falls is the unofficial honeymoon capital.
9 Headpins Headpins Headpins are a Canadian rock group, founded as a side project in the late 1970s by then Chilliwack members Ab Bryant and Brian MacLeod.
10 Anvil Anvil Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson.

The Contenders

11 Stampeders

An endless supply of hits in the 70s, They probably played in EVERY rink in Canada that had a roof

12 Blue Rodeo
13 Quo Vadis Quo Vadis Quo Vadis was a technical melodic death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed in 1992 by Bart Frydrychowicz, Yanic Bercier, and Arie Itman, named after the novel by Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz.
14 Our Lady Peace
15 Into Eternity Into Eternity Into Eternity is a Canadian progressive metal band from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was formed in 1997 by Tim Roth, Scott Krall and Jim Austin.
16 Headstones
17 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; more.
18 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
19 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.
20 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.
21 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire Alexisonfire is a five-piece Canadian post-hardcore band that formed in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2001. The band consists of George Pettit, Dallas Green, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings.
22 Hey Ocean!
23 The Tea Party

Incredible and incredibly underrated band.

24 Tricky Woo

If every band could capture the moment and the energy the way Tricky Woo did on the "Sometimes I Cry" album, this world would be a better place.

25 Danko Jones

This dude was a friend of Lemmy's and I didn't see him anywhere on this list?!?! Danko is rock n roll...good basic rock n roll with a touch of punk. Some of the choruses just crack me up for the right reasons...for example, Sticky Situation from the "Sleep is the Enemy" album.

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