Popular Grunge Bands List That Will Rock You to the Core

Popular Grunge Bands List
Grunge is a genre of music that few understand and appreciate; but those who do, love it to the core! Find out about some of the greatest, most popular grunge bands here.
Melodyful Staff
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2018
Grunge is a genre of music that originated in Seattle, Washington in the late 1980s. In its wake, grunge gave rise to a kind of music that came about to define the youth of those times. Full of heavy as well as heavily-distorted music and angst-filled lyrics, grunge music was popularized the most by Nirvana and Pearl Jam - two grunge bands that grunge enthusiasts and fans all over rank to be the top 2 grunge bands to have ever existed. Though Nirvana came into existence in the 1980s (1987 to be precise) it attained cult status in the 1990s, with the release of their most popular and influential album Nevermind. This album introduced the world to grunge and transformed it from a local form of music to an international genre. Pearl Jam followed closely - the band, formed in 1990, is one of the most definitive existing grunge bands. Pearl Jam aficionados sometimes say that Pearl Jam is a genre in itself - that they are in a league of their own. However, it is majorly classified as a grunge band.
Popular Grunge Bands
Here is a list of popular grunge genre bands according to the years in which they released albums.
Grunge Bands of the 80s Grunge Bands of the 90s
  • The U-Men
  • Green River
  • Screaming Trees
  • Melvins
  • Skin Yard
  • Soundgarden
  • L7
  • Mudhoney
  • Blood Circus
  • Mothe Love Bone
  • Nirvana
  • Tad
  • Alice In Chains
  • Babes In Toyland
  • Gruntruck
  • Seaweed
  • Hammerbox
  • Hole
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Spin Doctors
  • Temple of the Dog
  • 7 Year Bitch
  • Failure
  • Love Battery
  • Sprinkler
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • X Japan
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Mad Season
  • Malfunkshun
  • Third Day
  • Truly
  • Jerry Cantrell
The Complete List
Here is a complete alphabetical list of all the grunge bands to have ever existed.
7 Year Bitch A Day With The Dammed Alice In Chains
Ammonia Angel's Perfect Dream Another Dead Hero
Atticus Finch Babes In Toyland Bad Legacy
Battalion Of Flies Beard Seeking Missile Big Chief
Big Dismal Billy Corgan Black Market Radio
Blind Iris Brain Danger Bullets For Teeth
Bush Candlebox Candy Flesh
Causticum Chokebore Collective Soul
Courtney Love Crash Palace Creed
Cry Row Dai Lo Days Of The New
Dead Mushroom Descados Dimusculated
Dry Can Endorphins Evil Adam
Fadeless Far Plain Fast Foolish Flies
Feuerzeug Fire In The Asylum Fis(ch)er
Flood Flux Foetus
Glomming Geek God Slaves Green River
Grey Daze Gruntruck Guldin
Harmful Hauk Headquake
Helium Hole Honeytrap
Hopesfall Illusion Invain
Jehangir Aziz Hayat June Deville Juxtaposed
Kandi Coded Kursed
L7 Lethargy Live
Local H Love Addiction MAB
Mad Season Maddame... Mindfunk
Mother Love Bone Mudhoney Musicphobia
My Darkest Days My Sister's Machine Nirvana
Nisvanis Noiseless Novels
Nuno Onesidezero Pagoda
Pandora Paradox Paw
Pearl Jam Puddle Of Mudd Radioactif
Rapscallion Rosemary Scorching Bullets
Screaming Trees Second Coming Serial Joe
Skin Yard Smashing Pumpkins Smeer
Smile Soul Asylum Soundgarden
Sponge Steal-No Stone Temple Pilots
Stub Horn Tad Tantric
Temple Of The Dog The Big F The Half Bees
The Jesus Lizard Toadies Troubadour
Tumbleweed Verdena Violent Soho
We The Faceless Witness Zero Point
The popularity that grunge ultimately received kind of emphasizes an important point - whatever you do, if you do it with conviction, the world will accept and celebrate it. Grunge, and the factors that stemmed it, are something not everybody gets. The wet weather of Seattle, the constant downpours, made people stay indoors for the majority time of the day; it made the youth gloomy, restless. They had no way to vent their feelings, their youthful energy that they were so full of. At such times, they went underground, to the basements, to the garages, and what came out of all the angst bursting underground was grunge. They say you will never understand or appreciate grunge unless you have been in a situation like that - that desperate, that anxious as those kids were in their basements. But those rebels created a revolution and changed the face of music for years to come. I wonder if they are aware about it though; or more so if they care. In the words of Kurt Cobain, Oh well, whatever, nevermind...

*Disclaimer: The list of grunge bands given in this article is subject to change according to personal choice!