Punk The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands  

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Straight edge artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good straight edge 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 straight edge bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Straight edge 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 straight edge punk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest straight edge bands of all time, since the most famous straight edge artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best straight edge punk music.

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

This list contains artists like Minor Threat and Ian MacKaye. You get to decide which ones are the "best" artists by voting for your favorites right on the list. Don't like Limp Wrist or Eighteen Visions? Give them a thumbs down.

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

The list includes all new straight edge 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 straight edge, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into straight edge 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 straight edge bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent straight edge bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best straight edge bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest straight edge 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 straight edge bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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105 17
Minor Threat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

2
51 15
Youth of Today is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Hardcore punk

3
57 23
Gorilla Biscuits is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

4
45 15
Have Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

5
38 12
Judge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Metalcore, Heavy metal

6
45 18
7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

7
13 1
Turning Point is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

8
13 1
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added Youth crew, Metalcore, Hardcore punk

9
27 7
Chain of Strength is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

10
29 10
Uniform Choice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge

11
36 16
Slapshot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

12
25 7
Ati's Warriors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added Hardcore Punk, Christian Rap, Contemporary Jungle Beat - Hailing from Chula Vista, Ati’s Warriors exploded all over the southern California hardcore scene in 1991 with the debut 7-inch record “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours.” Their unique brand of hardcore punk/Christian ...

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28 10
Ten Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Hardcore punk

14
21 5
Grudge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

15
28 13
SSD is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Straight edge

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14 3
Unbroken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added Metalcore, Hardcore punk

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18 7
DYS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Heavy metal, Punk rock

18
20 9
Casey Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge

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13 3
Project X is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added Youth crew, Hardcore punk

20
18 9
Battery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Hardcore punk

21
9 1
Wide Awake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

22
12 4
Bold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added Straight edge, Hardcore punk

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8 1
Earth Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
bld47 added Metalcore, Heavy metal, Hardcore punk

24
7 1
Outspoken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

25
8 2
Undertow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

26
7 2
Crippled Youth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

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11 7
Infest is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Thrash metal, Straight edge, Powerviolence

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5 1
Insted is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

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4 0
Fugazi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
dan808 added Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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16 13
Limp Wrist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Queercore, Punk rock

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12 9
Good Clean Fun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Positive hardcore, Hardcore punk

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10 7
Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Seancrawford added Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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7 5
Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Seancrawford added Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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3 1
Side by Side is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Golden Boy added

35
11 10
xBishopx is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Metalcore, Hardcore punk

36
11 10
Manliftingbanner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Hardcore punk

37
10 9
Purified in Blood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Rock music, Straight edge, Metalcore

38
9 9
Time Flies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk

39
11 12
Eighteen Visions is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Deathcore, Rock music, Straight edge

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6 9
Future Primitive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge

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6 10
Xcrosscheckx is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
Straight edge, Hardcore punk