13 Incredible Bands Similar To The Cult

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The Sisters Of Mercy: Our first band hails from Leeds, England. The Sisters of Mercy consists of Andrew Eldritch, Ben Christo, and Dylan Smith.

Goo Goo Dolls: Because The Cult gave off post-punk sounds in their early works, the punk rock band Goo Goo Dolls have made the cut on this list.

Jane’s Addiction: American rock band Jane’s Addiction, shares many similarities with The Cult—from their edgy style to mainstream success.

Whitesnake: Formed in London, England, in 1978, the hard rock band Whitesnake was created as a backing band for lead singer David Coverdale, who had recently left Deep Purple.

Tesla: Next up is Tesla, a hard rock band from Sacramento, California. They are similar to The Cult in that they formed in the mid-80s.

Ratt: A band that shares The Cult’s sound is the metal group Ratt, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1976. 

Theatre Of Hate: Though not quite as popular as some of the bands on this list, Theatre of Hate’s influence on music was still significant. 

The Mission: Hailing from Leeds, England, The Mission is occasionally called The Mission UK due to a conflict in name with an American R&B band.

Skid Row: Although Skid Row is also the name of an Irish rock band in the 1960s, that’s not the band we’re referencing here. 

Dream Theater: Another band sharing similar heavy metal vibes as The Cult is Dream Theater. Formed in 1985 by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy.

Simple Minds: Born in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland, the inception of Simple Minds can be traced back to a punk group called Johnny and the Self-Abusers.

Fields Of The Nephilim: From the English gothic rock scene in 1984, Fields of the Nephilim was established in 1984 and made a significant mark on the genre.

Soundgarden: Ending this list is the Seattle rock band Soundgarden. Formed in 1984, the band is often regarded as one of the founding fathers of grunge.

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