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299 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Judas Priest
1970, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Painkiller (1990)  #2
2
Black Sabbath
1969, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Doom Metal
Paranoid (1970)  #14
Heaven and Hell (1980)  #21
Master of Reality (1971)  #65
3
Led Zeppelin
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock
Led Zeppelin IV (1971)  #12
Led Zeppelin (1969)  #64
How the West Was Won (2003)  [Live]  #100
4
Deep Purple
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock
Machine Head (1972)  #10
In Rock (1970)  #112
Made in Japan (1972)  [Live]  #136
5
Ozzy Osbourne
United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  #36
Tribute: Randy Rhoads (1987)  [Live]  #80
Diary of a Madman (1981)  #711
6
Alice Cooper
United States
Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Brutal Planet (2000)  #177
From the Inside (1978)  #209
Dada (1982)  #210
7
Queen
1970, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock
Queen II (1974)  #288
Made in Heaven (1995)  #359
8
Scorpions
1964, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Love at First Sting (1984)  #238
Moment of Glory (2000)  #307
Blackout (1982)  #344
9
Rush
1968, Canada
Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Moving Pictures (1981)  #42
2112 (1976)  #187
Hemispheres (1978)  #229
10
AC/DC
1973, Australia
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll
Back in Black (1980)  #48
Highway to Hell (1979)  #503
The Razor's Edge (1990)  #740
11
Guns N' Roses
1985, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal
12
Bon Jovi
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Pop Rock
Slippery When Wet (1986)  #260
New Jersey (1988)  #499
Keep the Faith (1992)  #635
13
Rainbow
1975, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR
Rising (1976)  #118
14
N.EX.T
1992, Korea
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
15
Dio
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Holy Diver (1983)  #78
The Last in Line (1984)  #338
16
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #223
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #358
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #576
17
Skid Row
1986, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Slave to the Grind (1991)  #181
Skid Row (1989)  #239
Subhuman Race (1995)  #1756
18
Whitesnake
1977, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, AOR
Slip of the Tongue (1989)  #411
Live in the Heart of the City (1980)  [Live]  #731
19
Def Leppard
1977, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, AOR, Glam Metal, NWOBHM
Hysteria (1987)  #110
Pyromania (1983)  #767
Adrenalize (1992)  #1401
20
Aerosmith
1970, United States
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock
Pump (1989)  #612
Toys in the Attic (1975)  #732
Get a Grip (1993)  #815
21
Mötley Crüe
1981, United States
Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Dr. Feelgood (1989)  #212
Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)  #1219
Shout at the Devil (1983)  #1512
22
Accept
1976, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Metal Heart (1985)  #728
Balls to the Wall (1983)  #737
Blood of the Nations (2010)  #813
23
Van Halen
1974, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Metal
1984 (1984)  #319
Van Halen (1978)  #419
5150 (1986)  #572
24
Stryper
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Christian Rock
Second Coming (2013)  #1695
In God We Trust (1988)  #2056
25
Motörhead
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
26
Avenged Sevenfold
1999, United States
Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Hard Rock
Nightmare (2010)  #892
City of Evil (2005)  #958
Avenged Sevenfold (2007)  #1428
27
김경호 (Kim Kyungho)
Korea
K-Pop, Hard Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal
00:00:1998 (1998)  #988
1997 (1997)  #1607
Kim Kyung ho - 5th (2000)  #2679
28
Mr. Big
1988, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Metal
Lean Into It (1991)  #469
What If… (2011)  #979
Bump Ahead (1993)  #1267
29
Extreme
1985, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Funk Metal
II Pornograffitti (1990)  #92
Extreme (1989)  #2361
30
Gary Moore
United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal
Still Got the Blues (1990)  #206
Wild Frontier (1987)  #455
Blues Alive (1993)  [Live]  #817
31
Kiss
1973, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Glam Metal
Dressed to Kill (1975)  #1372
Destroyer (1976)  #2067
Alive! (1975)  [Live]  #2151
32
W.A.S.P.
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Glam Metal
The Crimson Idol (1992)  #330
W.A.S.P. (1984)  #1305
The Headless Children (1989)  #1589
33
Uriah Heep
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Demons and Wizards (1972)  #889
Look at Yourself (1971)  #1505
34
Journey
1973, United States
Hard Rock, AOR, Pop Rock
Escape (1981)  #702
Frontiers (1983)  #1218
Greatest Hits Live (1998)  [Live]  #2149
35
Firehouse
1989, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Firehouse (1990)  #449
Hold Your Fire (1992)  #1289
Good Acoustics (1996)  #3543
36
UFO
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, AOR, Space Rock
Strangers in the Night (1979)  [Live]  #882
Phenomenon (1974)  #1326
Force It (1975)  #1621
37
Europe
1981, Sweden
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, AOR
The Final Countdown (1986)  #839
Prisoners in Paradise (1991)  #1514
Wings of Tomorrow (1984)  #3632
38
시나위 (Sinawe)
1993, Korea
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Psychedelic Rock
은퇴선언 (1997)  #1343
Down and Up (1987)  #1915
Four (1990)  #2099
39
Loudness
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Soldier of Fortune (1989)  #2681
Hurricane Eyes (1987)  #3417
Disillusion (1984)  #4073
40
Pretty Maids
1981, Denmark
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
The Best of...Back to Back (1998)  [Compilation]
Carpe Diem (2000)  #2359
Stripped (1993)  #2757
41
Fair Warning
1990, Germany
Hard Rock, AOR
Go! (1997)  #619
4 (2000)  #2141
Sundancer (2013)  #2463
42
Thin Lizzy
1969, Ireland
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Thunder and Lightning (1983)  #1311
Jailbreak (1976)  #1513
Live and Dangerous (1978)  [Live]  #1744
43
Joe Satriani
United States
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock
The Extremist (1992)  #1058
Crystal Planet (1998)  #2103
44
Unisonic
2009, Germany
Power Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Unisonic (2012)  #1478
Ignition (2012)  [EP]  #2214
Light of Dawn (2014)  #2408
45
Poison
1983, United States
Glam Metal, Hard Rock
Flesh and Blood (1990)  #1126
Open Up and Say...Ahh! (1988)  #1722
46
Steve Vai
United States
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Experimental Rock
Passion and Warfare (1990)  #409
Alien Love Secrets (1995)  [EP]  #1065
Fire Garden (1996)  #3449
47
Kansas
1972, United States
Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, AOR
Leftoverture (1976)  #363
Point of Know Return (1977)  #577
Song for America (1974)  #1312
48
H.E.A.T
2007, Sweden
Hard Rock, AOR
H.E.A.T II (2020)  #243
Address the Nation (2012)  #2262
Tearing Down the Walls (2014)  #2464
49
Blue Murder
1988, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal
Blue Murder (1989)  #302
Screaming (1994)  [Live]  #2810
Nothin' But Trouble (1993)  #3553
50
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1966, United Kingdom
Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock
Electric Ladyland (1968)  #151
Are You Experienced? (1967)  #325
Axis: Bold As Love (1967)  #2566
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,696
Reviews : 9,980
Albums : 153,531
Lyrics : 198,741