25 Bands Similar to Breaking Benjamin

This is a close look at the stage while Breaking Benjamins performs in Michigan back in 2020.

Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band hailing from Pennsylvania. The band was founded in 1999 by lead singer Benjamin Burnley and former drummer Jeremey Hummel. Besides Burnley, other current members include lead guitarist Jasen Rauch, rhythm guitarist Keith Wallen, bassist Aaron Bruch, and drummer Shaun Foist.

Breaking Benjamin has released six studio albums, with their sixth being 2018’s Ember. Having sold more than seven million albums in America alone, the band is a critical and commercial success. The band’s musical style can be described as alternative rock or hard rock, being influenced by acts such as Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

In this article, we’ll be looking at twenty-five artists similar to Breaking Benjamin. From bands that have been creatively inspired by Breaking Benjamin to bands that have toured with this acclaimed rock band, we’ll tell you about all the artists you should be listening to. Let’s get started so that you can get listening!

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1. Disturbed

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Disturbed is a heavy metal band that was founded in Chicago in 1994. Dan Donegan, the band’s guitarist, and keyboardist, and Mike Wengren, their drummer, have been with the band since its inception. David Draiman has provided lead vocals since 1996 after the departure of the original lead vocalist, Erich Awalt.

Similarly, John Moyer took over as the band’s bassist from a previous member, Steve Kmak, who departed from the band in 2003. Altogether, Disturbed has released seven studio albums. Their latest album, Evolution, was released in 2018.

Having sold more than 17 million records across the globe, Disturbed is considered one of the most successful modern rock/metal bands. In 2016, Disturbed went on a co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin – so who better to check out if you’re looking for bands similar to Breaking Benjamin?

2. Seether

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Seether is a rock band that was founded in South Africa in 1999. Shaun Morgan, who serves as Seether’s lead vocalist and guitarist, has been with the band since its inception.  To date, Seether has released eight studio albums and five extended plays to much critical and commercial acclaim. 

The band also includes Dale Stewart, who has played bass and acoustic guitar for the band since 2000, and John Humphrey, who has played drums for the band since 2003. Corey Lowery is the most recent addition, taking over as lead guitarist from Morgan in 2019.

Back in 2004, Seether co-headlined a tour with Evanescence, Three Days Grace, and – you guessed it – Breaking Benjamin. While it’s not possible to go back to enjoy that jamming lineup, we can put on some Breaking Benjamin and Seether to pretend we were there!

3. Papa Roach

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Formed in California in 1993, Papa Roach is a rock band that has been fronted by lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix since the band’s inception. Jerry Horton, who plays guitar and provides backing vocals, has also been with the band since 1993. Other current members include Tobin Esperance on bass since 1996 and Tony Palermo on drums since 2007.

Papa Roach has released ten studio albums and nine extended plays to date. Their latest album, Who Do You Trust?, was released in 2019. Papa Roach has been nominated for two Grammy Awards to date; Best New Artist and Best Music Video.

In 2021, Papa Roach took to Twitter to ask their fans about the top five artists they’d love to watch live. In the comments, Papa Roach was naturally mentioned numerous times. Besides Papa Roach, however, fans mentioned Breaking Benjamin mutiple times. That should say enough!

4. Skillet

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Skillet is a rock band that was formed in Memphis, Tennessee, back in 1996. The band’s members include husband and wife duo John and Korey Cooper; John provides lead vocals and plays bass while Korey plays rhythm guitars and keyboards. The band is completed by Seth Morrison on lead guitar and Jen Ledger on drums.

To date, Skillet has released ten studio albums, with numerous of their songs being certified gold or platinum. Skillet’s song Monster has been streamed more than 3 billion times, while their song Hero has been streamed more than a billion times.

Back in 2019, Skillet unveiled two new tracks from their most recent album, Victorious, while on tour with no other than Breaking Benjamin. While it’s not possible to time travel back to those shows, you can put on some Skillet between Breaking Benjamin and pretend you were there!

5. Billy Talent

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Billy Talent is a rock band that was formed in Ontario, Canada, in 1993. Since its inception, Billy Talent has seen no changes to its band members. Their lead vocalist is Benjamin Kowalewicz, with Ian D’Sa as lead guitarist, Jon Gallant as their bassist, and Aaron Solowoniuk on drums.

Currently, there are five studio albums that have been released by this Canadian rock powerhouse. Their latest album, Afraid of Heights, was released in 2016. If you’re a fan of Breaking Benjamin’s hit song Diary of Jane, you should check out Billy Talent’s song Saint Veronika and take it from there!

6. Three Days Grace

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Like Billy Talent discussed above, Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Ontario in 1997. Current members of the band include Brad Walst on bass, Neil Sanderson on drums, Barry Stock as of the lead guitarist, and Matt Walst on lead vocals.

Matt Walst took over from previous lead vocalist Adam Gontier, who was with the band from their inception until 2013. Altogether, Three Days Grace has released six studio albums and four extended plays.

The band also famously broke Van Halen’s record of number-one singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart, with 15 songs reaching that coveted spot. To date, Breaking Benjamin has had seven number-one singles on the same chart.

7. The Used

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The Used is an American rock band that formed in 2001. On lead vocals and piano is Bert McCracken, with Jeph Howard on bass, Dan Whitesides on drums, and Joey Bradford on guitar. Many of The Used’s albums have been certified gold and platinum across the globe.

To date, The Used has released eight studio albums, with their most recent album, Heartwork, coming out in 2020. If you’re a fan of Breaking Benjamin’s mid-2000s albums Phobia and Dear Agony, then you’ll love The Used’s albums Lies for the Liars and Artwork from that same era.

8. Flyleaf

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Flyleaf is a rock band that was founded in Texas in 2002. The band has had two lead vocalists thus far – Lacey Sturm and Kristen May – who have both departed. The remainder of the band has stayed intact since its inception in 2002.

The remaining members of Flyleaf include James Culpepper on drums, Sameer Bhattacharya as the lead guitarist, Jared Hartmann on rhythm guitar, and Pat Seals on bass guitar. To date, Flyleaf has released four studio albums and seven extended plays.

Former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Strum has featured on the Aurora version of Breaking Benjamin’s track Dear Agony. For Breaking Benjamin fans who haven’t yet discovered Flyleaf, the aforementioned version of their song Dear Agony is a great place to start!

9. Shinedown

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Shinedown is an American rock band formed by lead vocalist Brent Smith in 2001. Other current band members include Barry Kerch on drums, Zach Myers on lead guitar and rhythm guitar, and Eric Bass on the piano and bass guitar.

Shinedown, which has cited bands such as Iron Maiden and Metallica amongst their influences, has released six studio albums to date. Their most recent album, Attention Attention, was released in 2018. All four singles from their 2018 album reached number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.

Back in 2015, the band members of Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin hit the road on a co-headlining tour. The tour was the promote the Breaking Benjamin album Dark Before Dawn (2015) and Shinedown’s album Threat to Survival (2015). We suggest you play both albums right now!

10. Five Finger Death Punch

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Founded in Las Vegas in 2005, Five Finger Death Punch is an acclaimed heavy metal band. Current members of the band include lead vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarist Zoltan Bathory, bassist Chris Kael, drummer Charlie Engen, and lead guitarist Andy James.

The band – who have been nominated for numerous awards – has released eight studio albums to date. Their most recent release was F8, which was released in 2020. Back in 2018, Five Finger Death Punch toured with Breaking Benjamin. Fans of Breaking Benjamin are sure to love 5FDP!

11. Godsmack

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Godsmack is an American rock band that was formed in Massachusetts in 1995. The band members include founder and lead vocalist Sully Erna, bassist Robbie Merrill, lead guitarist Tony Rombola, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

To date, Godsmack has released seven studio albums. Their seventh album, When Legends Rise, was released in 2018. The band has been nominated for numerous awards, including three Billboard Award nominations with one win, as well as four Grammy nominations.

In 2015, Breaking Benjamin thanked Godsmack through their official Facebook channel. The bands had played numerous shows together. Fans of Breaking Benjamin should feel right at home listening to Godsmack!

12. Bullet for My Valentine

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Bullet for My Valentine is a heavy metal band that was formed in 1998 in Wales. Matthew Tuck is the lead vocalist of the band and also plays the rhythm guitar. Michael Paget is on lead guitar, while Jason Bowld is on the drums, and Jamie Mathias is on bass guitar.

BFMV has released six studio albums and five extended plays to date. Their latest release is the upcoming self-titled studio album Bullet for My Valentine, set to be released in October 2021. The band has sold more than 3 million records globally, with numerous albums that charted on the Billboard 200 list.

For fans of Breaking Benjamin’s heavier rock influences, they’ll love Bullet for My Valentine. In fact, Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for My Valentine once co-headlined a tour with the American band, Avenged Sevenfold. 

13. Red

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Red is a rock band formed in Tennessee in 2002 by brothers Anthony Armstrong, the band’s guitarist, and Randy Armstrong, the bassist, along with lead vocalist Michael Barnes. All three of these founding members have been with the band since its inception. In 2021, they welcomed drummer Brian Medeiros to the band.

Altogether, the band has released seven studio albums and five extended plays. For fans of Breaking Benjamin who are looking for bands that evoke a similar musical style, we’d recommend checking out Red’s 2015 album, Of Beauty and Rage.

14. Starset

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Starset is an American rock band that was formed in 2013 by Dustin Bates, the band’s lead vocalist. Other band members include bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards, and drummer Adam Gilbert.

To date, the band has released three studio albums. Their latest album, Divisions, was released in 2019. In 2017, Starset’s song Monster, from their second album, reached number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

Dustin Bates has cited Breaking Benjamin as one of his biggest musical influences. Bates was lucky enough to tour with one of his musical influences, performing with Breaking Benjamin in 2015. When you’re listening to Starset’s discography, that influence will become clear to you!

15. Sevendust

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Sevendust is a rock band that was founded in Atlanta in 1994 by three of the group’s members: guitarist John Connolly, bassist Vince Hornsby, and drummer Morgan Rose. Following the release of their first demo as a band, they were joined by Lajon Witherspoon as Sevendust’s lead vocalist and Clint Lowery as a guitarist.

To date, Sevendust has released thirteen studio albums. Their most recent album is Blood and Stone, which was released in 2020. The band has sold millions of records across the globes and has also been nominated for a Grammy.

While on tour a few years ago, Breaking Benjamin performed a song on stage with Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose. On stage, Breaking Benjamin’s Benjamin Burnley gushed about his love for Sevendust, who he has been listening to since he was 19 years old – fans of his music are sure to agree!

16. Trivium

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Trivium is a heavy metal band that was formed in Florida in 1999. Matt Heafy is the lead vocalist for the band, pulling double duty on the guitars, with Corey Beaulieu on guitars, Paolo Gregoletto on the bass, and Alex Bent on the drums.

To date, Trivium has released nine studio albums. Their most recent offering is 2020’s What the Dead Men Say. Trivium has sold more than a million albums globally and has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance.

For fans of the videogame Rock Band, there was a well-received downloadable content pack released in April 2018. The DLC featured two new songs for players: Breaking Benjamin’s Torn in Two and Trivium’s The Heart From Your Hate. For fans of Breaking Benjamin who are unfamiliar with Trivium, this track would be a great place to start!

17. Evans Blue

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Evans Blue is a Canadian rock band formed in 2005. Three of the band’s founding members remain; bassist Joe Pitter, rhythm guitarist Parker Lauzon, and lead guitarist Vlad Tanaskovic. Dan Chandler took over the position of lead vocalist from Kevin Matisyn in 2009.

The band has released five studio albums to date, with their latest release being 2016’s Letters from the Dead. Altogether the band has sold more than a million albums across the globe. Back when Matisyn was the lead singer, Breaking Benjamin’s Ben Burnley joined the band on stage to perform their song Beg.

For those unfamiliar with Evans Blue, their song Beg is a great entry point to their music. We’re sure you’ll love what you find. After all, at one point, Evans Blue and Breaking Benjamin were represented by the same music label!

18. Nothing More

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Nothing More is an American rock band that was formed in 2003. The band’s current lineup includes lead vocalist Johnny Hawkins, guitarist Mark Vollelunga, bassist Daniel Oliver, and drummer Ben Anderson. To date, the band has released five studio albums.

Their latest release was 2017’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves, which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards. The band has a further two Grammy nominations. Breaking Benjamin fans should start with their track Jenny and take it from there!

19. Avenged Sevenfold

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Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band formed in 1999. Current members of the band include lead vocalist M. Shadows, lead guitarist Synyster Gates, rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance, and drummer Brooks Wackerman.

To date, Avenged Sevenfold has released seven studio albums. Their latest release was 2016’s The Stage. The band has received five platinum album awards and has sold more than 8 million albums across the world.

As mentioned earlier, Avenged Sevenfold once toured with supporting acts Bullet for My Valentine and Breaking Benjamin. For any Breaking Benjamin fan, this should be a no-brainer: put on some of these bands’ music and pretend you were at that epic concert!

20. Chevelle

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Chevelle is an American rock band that was formed in 1995. The band is comprised of brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler. Pete’s on lead vocals, guitar, and bass, while Sam’s on drums. Talk about powerhouse siblings!

The Billboard Music Awards nominated band has released nine studio albums to date. Their ninth studio album, Niratias, was released in 2021. Fans of Breaking Benjamin should listen to their songs Closure, Face to the Floor, Send the Pain Below, and The Red.

21. Alter Bridge

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Alter Bridge is an American rock band that was formed in 2004. All the original members are still a part of the band’s lineup. Band members include lead vocalist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

To date, Alter Bridge has released six studio albums and two extended plays. Their latest album is 2019’s Walk the Sky. The band has received much acclaim, with albums charting on the Billboard 200 list and the UK albums chart.

In an online Battle of the Bands poll, where more than 7 million votes were cast, Alter Bridge beat out other bands mentioned on this list, namely Three Days Grace and Avenged Sevenfold. If you’re a fan of Breaking Benjamin, then Alter Bridge is a band you must check out!

22. Tool

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Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990. Band members include vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, and bassist Justin Chancellor. To date, the band has released five studio albums, with their latest release being 2019’s Fear Inoculum.

Tool has garnered much acclaim, being nominated for nine Grammy awards. Tool won four of those awards, with three being for Best Metal Performance. In the United States alone, the band has sold more than 13 million records.

Back in 2015, Breaking Benjamin made their love and admiration for Tool clear when they performed Tool’s track Prison Sex. For Breaking Benjamin fans who are not yet familiar with Tool, this track from their debut album, Undertow. It’s always a good idea to start at the beginning!

23. Korn

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Korn is an American nu metal band that was formed in 1993. The band is noted for bringing this genre of metal into the mainstream through their music. Band members include lead vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarist James Shaffer, bassist Reginald Arvizu, guitarist Brian Welch, and drummer Ray Luzier.

To date, Korn has released thirteen studio albums, with their latest being 2019’s The Nothing. Korn has won two of their eight Grammy Award nominations and two MTV Music Video Awards out of their eleven nominations. As of 2018, Korn has sold more than 40 million albums globally.

For fans that don’t know, Korn guitarist Brian Welch is in a metal band called Love & Death with Breaking Benjamin’s guitarist Jasen Rauch. This is a testament to a certain musical spirit that Korn and Breaking Benjamin share!

24. Dead by April

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Dead by April is a metal band that was formed in Gothenburg in 2007 by Jimmie Strimell, a former vocalist of the band, and Pontus Hjelm, the band’s ongoing guitarist and vocalist. Other current members include bassist Marcus Wesslén, drummer Marcus Rosell, and vocalist Christopher Kristensen.

Together, the band has released four studio albums and two extended plays. Their latest album, Worlds Collide, was released in 2017. For those who are fans of the rock and melodic metal elements present within Breaking Benjamin’s discography, this Swedish band should be up next in your song queue!

25. Digital Summer

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Digital Summer is an American metal band that was founded in 2006. The band’s current lineup includes lead vocalist Kyle Winterstein, guitarist Ian Winterstein, bassist Anthony Hernandez, guitarist Jon Stephenson, and drummer Dan Johnson.

Together, the band has released three studio albums and one extended play. Their most recent album, Breaking Point, was released in 2012. Digital Summer has previously toured with Sevendust, which was also mentioned in this list.

Fans of bands like Breaking Benjamin and Disturbed are sure to love Digital Summer! If you’re a Breaking Benjamin fan looking for something similar to listen to, then you should give their third album a listen – the similarities go deeper than just the word “breaking”. You’re sure to see why fans of these bands often compare them.


Sources:

Breaking Benjamin Website: Breaking Benjamin and Disturbed Announce Co-Headlining Tour

MTV: Evanescence and Seether Tour in July

Twitter: Papa Roach

Rock On Purpose: Skillet Debuts Two New Songs on Breaking Benjamin Tour

Billboard: Breaking Benjamin Far Away Rock Songs Chart

Five Finger Death Punch: Breaking Benjamin Announce Fall Tour

Music Mayhem Magazine: Breaking Benjamin Performs Failure with Sevendust Morgan Rose

Facebook: Breaking Benjamin

Rock Revolt Magazine: Breaking Benjamin Unplugged Show Review

Houston Music Review: Breaking Benjamin w/ Evans Blue – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Metal Insider: Breaking Benjamin break into an acoustic Tool cover

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