Most Underrated Punk Bands


The Top Ten

1 Black Flag Black Flag Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of more.

Had a very big influence on hardcore punk - BossDj0

I absolutely love Black Flag! - Punkrockmenace

2 Bad Brains Bad Brains Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members have objected to this term to describe their music.
3 The Crucif****

If you could only have one punk record this would be it. I purchased Wisconsin first and did not discover the first album until years later. If you know of something that tops this please post a link or something.

Black flag isn't underrated! If anything they are highly overrated. Also the casualties

Why aren't they number one!?!?!

4 T.S.O.L.
5 The Adverts

Released only two albums, but created four timeless classic punk anthems, i.e. 'Bored Teenagers', One Chord Wonders', 'No time to be 21' and 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'. Plus many other great songs, too.

6 D.O.A. D.O.A. D.O.A. is a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Angry Samoans, the Germs, Negative Trend, and Middle Class.

Best punk band ever

7 The Germs
8 Scream

Dave Grohl was in Scream before Nirvana - ryanrimmel

9 The Adicts
10 Reagan Youth

The Contenders

11 The Adolescents
12 OFF!
13 Descendents Descendents The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson.


14 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
15 The Damned

The Damned were the coolest British Punk Band. They could play, sing, the were wild, speed-driven FREAKS. They had the greatest energy, no-one could top them.

16 The Casualties
17 AFI

Hey miss murder can I! Hey miss murder can I, end my life!?

18 NoMeansNo

Most technically talented punk band ever

19 7 Seconds

New wind

20 The Slickee Boys


21 Sham 69
22 Screeching Weasel
23 The Vandals
24 999

Totally underrated and fookin great live!

Over 40 years playing great punk, responsible for such classics like 'Homicide', 'Emergency', 'Nasty Nasty', 'Absolution', 'Feelin' alright with the Crew' and many others.

25 The F*ckwits
26 Radkey

They show you that Punk is not dead. Best new band I've heard in a long time.

27 Napalm Beach
28 Agnostic Front Agnostic Front Agnostic Front is an American hardcore punk band, pioneer of the crossover thrash genre, formed in 1980. The band began playing hardcore punk similar to their contemporaries, and were thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning New York hardcore scene in the mid-1980s with their widely regarded 1984 classic more.
29 Subhumans
30 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are more.
31 Angry Samoans Angry Samoans The Angry Samoans are an American punk rock band from the first wave of American punk, formed in August 1978 in Los Angeles.

Pioneers of American Punk. 'Back from Samoa' should be in any respectable album-collection of Punk-Rock.

32 Leftöver Crack
33 Reel Big Fish
34 Slime Slime

Most people, outside Germany, are familiar with Die Toten Hosen and Rammstein, but Slime are the original and best German Punk-band, since '79 and still going. Many of their songs are in English, their classic A.C.A.B. has been covered by many British bands. A Punk-Anthem!

35 Goldblade
36 Argy Bargy
37 Gimp Fist
38 Daily Terror
39 Abrasive Wheels

Criminally over-looked original punk-band. I think, it's because they're from Leeds and not from London. It's nothing new, happens to so many bands from all genres.

40 On Trial UK
41 Neurotic Arseholes
42 Angelic Upstarts

In my eyes, they stand aside The Clash, Sex Pistols and The Damned, but somehow, they're always forgotten.

43 Paranoid Visions
44 Zounds
45 The Bored Teenagers

Spanish punk-band, best known as backing-group with T.V. smith, playing songs by The Adverts.

46 Dezerter

Their first album 'Underground out of Poland' is legendary.

47 In Evil Hour
48 The Swindells
49 Psycho Surgeons

I'd advice anybody to watch the mini-documentary 'One Last Stand' (on YouTube) about late frontman Wild Willie Beckett and I bet, most will get a bit wet around the eyes. A beautiful individual.

50 The Buttocks

Ignored, even in their homeland Germany.

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