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The Best Instrumental Rock Bands/Artists

Instrumental rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good instrumental rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top instrumental rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Instrumental rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all instrumental rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest instrumental rock bands of all time, since the most famous instrumental rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best instrumental rock music.

You can click on the instrumental rock band names to see more information about that particular notable instrumental rock group. If they're near the top of the best instrumental rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top instrumental rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the instrumental rock band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of items like Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Allman Brothers Band. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top. The best items on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show things like Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Beck some love.

All important, significant and iconic names in instrumental rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new instrumental rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of instrumental rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into instrumental rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good instrumental rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent instrumental rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best instrumental rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest instrumental rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular instrumental rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  1. 1

    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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  3. 3

    Nintendocore, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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  4. 4

    Glam metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

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    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Power metal

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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

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    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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    Instrumental rock, Classical music, Neo-classical metal

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    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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    Space rock, Electronic music, Instrumental rock

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

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    Philip Bynoe Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Rhythm and blues

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    Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Electronic dance music

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    Glam metal, J-pop, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Video game music

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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Desert rock, Instrumental rock, Stoner rock

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    Instrumental rock, Rautalanka, Surf rock

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    Jangle pop, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    Noise rock, New Prog, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Rockabilly, Instrumental rock

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    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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  25. 25

    Rock music, Garage rock, Instrumental rock

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