What are some unique, current bands?

What are some unique sounding, CURRENT, bands. Current meaning they still tour and come out with new music. I like bands that stand out, and have a unique sounding lead singer. Also, the less famous, the better.

Some examples: Linkin Park, Chiodos, 30 Seconds to mars

Quality over quantity, list only your top 5.

Thanks!

Update:

The bands I listed aren't unique, but that's why I'm asking the question. What are some bands that have similar sounds but are more unique?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Why do people have to trash our music?!

    Sorry, I can't narrow it down - too many good bands - "Music is eve-ry-thing to me ...it's all I can say." guy in 'Closer To The Edge' video

    BUT, I've given you BOTH QUALITY & a little QUANTITY ;)

    The Anix - WARNING SIGNS, SLEEPWALKER (regular & Invader mix), GLASS, etc

    Red

    Sent By Ravens

    Thousand Foot Krutch

    Pillar

    Otherwise

    12 Stones

    Three Days Grace

    Janus

    The Veer Union

    Chevelle

    Digital Summer

    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead

    Disciple

    (Some heavier, some not) Five Finger Death Punch

    (If you like something a bit heavier) - Demon Hunter

    The Gaslight Anthem

    Black Lab - ANYTHING (album version), etc

    Ringside

    ***If you haven't already, you might want to check out some of 30STM's non-LP & live recordings (not released on labeled LP or EP or for MP3 purchase), such as: Valhalla, Occam's Razor, The Believer (a.k.a. ' Some Other Son'), Save Me, etc. There is a longer list of these more rare/lesser known songs. For a more complete list and links to these individual songs and others, check out these links:

    http://thirtysecondstomars.forumsunlimited.com/ind...

    http://www.last.fm/group/30+Seconds+To+Mars+Army/f...

    Source(s): Me - Echelon and music junkie (If you like my suggestions, I could list about 20 more, so if you ever want to discuss music/bands - I am the administrator of this Facebook page)! For all things 30 Seconds To Mars, join us at: http://m.facebook.com/pages/Echelon-New-England-30...
  • 7 years ago

    I like LP and 30STM but LP is in no way unique, and 30STM is conceptually overblown.

    BATS is an Irish group that fuses post-hardcore, metal, and mathrock, almost always with groovy rhythms and quirky scientific or historic lyrics, being dubbed "nerd-rock." I find these guys really fun, and while musically they're not the most unique thing in the world, their particular brand of rock is entertaining and interesting. The lyrics drive BATS' songwriting to another level.

    Dredg is an American band known for their concept albums, most of which featuring Gavin Hayes' beautiful vocals and post-rock, art rock and prog rock influenced songwriting. Take a listen to El Cielo, an album blending themes of sleep paralysis, art in the 21st century, and 'Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening by Salvador Dali,' and you just float off to another world. Their latest efforts have been decreasing in quality but they've still got the goods live and I envision them releasing something else great before breakup.

    Blue Man Group. I don't care that the music itself isn't particularly original. The way that they go about everything they do is just so bizarre and fun and carefree and entertaining, it doesn't matter.

    Icelandic group Sigur Ros are a forerunner of the post-rock genre, with ethereal vocals and often times long, drawn out and ambient compositions. This style has been copied many times since, but Sigur Ros' spin on post-rock and their true passion towards music is evident and trumps all competition in that category. Their lyrics on ( ) and a few other tracks are in the made-up gibberish language Hopelandic (Vonslenska), and can be interpreted any which way. Pretentious? Yeah, a bit. Awesome? Obviously.

    While the Australian group Snowman broke up two years ago and no longer tours, I feel the need to sidestep that criteria, as they're still recent and are easily the most unique group I've heard. Snowman's music is ghostly and haunting in a way that I don't think has quite been captured as eloquently as how they do it: shimmering falsetto and group vocals with tribal and industrial percussion rhythms and songs delayed with lots of reverb. It's a very freaky immersing experience when listening alone in any setting. This is goosebump-inducing stuff that will chill you, and every second is incredible, unique, and unlike anything other.

    Those are my top 5.

    Edit:

    Wow, two thumbs down?

    Oh that's right, I forgot people always vote down things they don't know.

    Pardon me for writing these little summaries and giving quality over quantity.

    Next time I'll stick with some generic run-of-the-mill mainstream rock to please the masses.

    God forbid I actually answer the question.

    Source(s): "The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters" - BATS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZJoPvEwJXI "The Canyon Behind Her" - Dredg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYoDzx6kHhU "Exhibit 13" - Blue Man Group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uug21daZInI "Untitled 8 (Popplagio)" - Sigur Ros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQsPv4FMyLg "Hyena" - Snowman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lb13PZMxTM
  • Kevin
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    7 years ago

    Senmuth:

    Russian one-man project of Senmuth (Valery Androsov) with over 100 albums. Unique blend of Doom metal, ethnic instruments, electronica, and ambient.

    Tenochtitlan:

    Another project of Senmuth's. This is a blend of Doom metal, ethnic instruments, and ambient. Based on Aztec, Mayan, and Incan themes.

    Nile:

    Egyption themed Technical Death Metal that also has ethnical music blended in.

    HMKids:

    Warhammer themed Death/Thrash from Russia. Uses soundbites from the Dawn of War games.

  • 7 years ago

    Flogging Molly

    Senium

    Rahchi

    Band of Horses

    Rail Road Earth

    Gaelic Storm

    Blaggards

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  • 7 years ago

    Dillinger Escape Plan - (mathcore)

    Jack White (solo) - (indie)

    King Khan & The Shrines (indie)

    Mumford & Sons (folk)

    Car Bomb (mathcore)

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Butthole Surfers

    Big Black

    Truly

    Bad Brains

    Mudhoney

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Motionless in White

    Of Mice and Men

    The Crimson Armada

    I See Stars

    Source(s): ps your choice in music sucks
  • 7 years ago

    The Killers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc16Y9fiCvQ

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    (This is just surely unique. Never heard another song quite like it)

    Mastodon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmV-jCpW2P8

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    (Trippy prog rock/metal w/ a banjo O_o)

    The Faceless

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzlT-vw60tM

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    (Progressive Death Metal, with clean vocals and a SAXOPHONE SOLO :O)

    Nile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djnhWU42_AY

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    (Technical Death Metal w/ an Egyptian vibe, nobody else does that)

    Rings Of Saturn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4srmCNckhg4

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    (They have dubbed a new genre "Aliencore")

    Source(s): Listed from lightest to heaviest for your convenience Thumbs down? lolnoobs and/or lolpuss!es who can't handle metal. Go back to listening to your vanilla Foo Fighters & Nickelback noobs
  • 7 years ago

    Silverstein

  • 7 years ago

    the xx(really chill)

    i like the used

    scary kids scaring kids(amazing but they aren't touring)

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