100 Greatest 5 Piece Rock Bands: Quintets The Rocked The World

A musical group consisting of 5 members is called a quintet. This article brings to life a list of the best 5 piece rock bands.
100 Greatest 5 Piece Rock Bands: Quintets the Rocked the World
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5 piece formats in rock bands have been exceedingly popular since the 60s. Many bands that started as quartets have gone onto become quintets in later years, this done to further strengthen or add value to the sound of the band. The common lineup in a 5 piece rock band consists of vocalist, bassist, rhythm guitar, lead guitar and drums. Two guitarists may share rhythm guitar and lead guitar parts or one member may play lead guitar and the other rhythm guitar. In many bands that have a member exclusively for keyboards, the rhythm guitar and lead guitar parts are

played by one member.

In some 5 piece bands a member may switch between instruments such as saxophone and synthesizer or guitar and synthesizer. In many rock bands post 2000 a person in a quintet performs duties of a turntablist. Unlike in majority of four-piece bands where the vocalist either plays rhythm guitar or bass, in majority of five-piece bands the vocalist concentrates only on vocal duties and seldom needs to play an instrument. In many bands that sprung from the folk movement of the 60s, vocalists in quintets used the tambourine as percussion. The use of harmonica and flute was also popular among country rock and folk rock bands in the 60s and 70s.

Popularity of Rock Quintets

Classic rock quintets of the 60s and 70s are known for their intrinsic instrumentation. The use of sublime synthesizer passages in AOR rock quintets of the 80s added new identity to rock music. A number of melodic rock bands and glam metal bands of the 80s that had formed as quartets added a fifth member for keyboards to bring a melodic textural feel. Also, the 80s thrash metal quintets and became talked about for their diverse twin riffing in song structure. Technical metal quintets and progressive metal quintets made jaws drop with their compositional structure in the 90s.

The 5 member band format has become hugely popular in heavy metal. Metal quintets in various rock genres and subgenres have floored audiences with their brand of music. From traditional rock, heavy metal, glam metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, power metal, symphonic metal, metalcore and other rock genres, 5 piece bands have become the mainstay in metal. While larger rock ensembles that consist of more than 5 persons in musical group are prevalent, the classic quintet format rules in the realms of rock and metal.

The space below showcases a list of best rock


100 Greatest 5 Piece Rock Bands: Quintets that Rocked the World

  1. Guns N’ Roses
  2. The Rolling Stones
  3. Deep Purple
  4. Avenged Sevenfold
  5. Radiohead
  6. Dream Theater
  7. Judas Priest
  8. AC/DC
  9. The Beach Boys
  10. 311
  11. Oasis
  12. Aerosmith
  13. Iron Maiden
  14. Deep Purple
  15. The Byrds
  16. Anthrax
  17. The Zombies
  18. Yes
  19. Pink Floyd
  20. The Hives
  21. Testament
  22. Genesis
  23. Pearl Jam
  24. The Sonics
  25. Journey
  26. Scorpions
  27. The Animals
  28. Children of Bodom
  29. Incubus
  30. The Strokes
  31. Bon Jovi
  32. Fleetwood Mac
  33. Jethro Tull
  34. Alice in Chains
  35. Dio
  36. Styx
  37. Marilyn Manson
  38. Blue Oyster Cult
  39. Nightwish
  40. Deftones
  41. Whitesnake
  42. Survivor
  43. Lamb of God
  44. Twisted Sister
  45. Evanesence
  46. Buffalo Springfield
  47. Arch Enemy
  48. Uriah Heep
  49. Rainbow
  50. As I Lay Dying
  51. Municipal Waste
  52. Europe
  53. The Dave Clark Five
  54. UFO
  55. The Guess Who
  56. Opeth
  57. Meshuggah
  58. REO Speedwagon
  59. Korn
  60. The Cars
  61. Symphony X
  62. Collective Soul
  63. Skid Row
  64. The Moody Blues
  65. Hatebreed
  66. Snow Patrol
  67. The Yardbirds
  68. Kamelot
  69. Simple Minds
  70. The Cure
  71. New Order
  72. Stratovarious
  73. Iced Earth
  74. Queensryche
  75. Pain of Salvation
  76. Warrant
  77. Death Angel
  78. 10,000 Maniacs
  79. HammerFall
  80. My Chemical Romance
  81. Steppenwolf
  82. Fates Warning
  83. Sheriff
  84. Bad English
  85. Sonata Arctica
  86. Cannibal Corpse
  87. Masterplan
  88. Dream Evil
  89. Overkill
  90. Dark Angel
  91. Edguy
  92. Between the Buried and Me
  93. Shadow Gallery
  94. Firewind
  95. Jag Panzer
  96. Helstar
  97. Rhapsody of Fire
  98. Sabaton
  99. Grave Digger
  100. Forbidden

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