Top 10 Greatest Metal Bands With Controversial Names

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The Top Ten

1 Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based ...read more.

One of my all time favorite death metal bands. Their name leads people to believe they are extremely violent. In reality, they are made up of vegans and vegetarians, and their lyrics are about anti-animal cruelty - ryanrimmel

2 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

The most controversial, because of the attention gained through some of America's dumb politicians - ryanrimmel

3 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for ...read more.

Their name literally means "killing of God". Their satanic lyrics and acts only add fuel to the fire. - ryanrimmel

How does their name mean "killing of God"?

4 Dying Fetus Dying Fetus Dying Fetus is an American death metal band originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Formed in 1991, the group is known for their consistently hook-laden song structures, characterized by blast beats, complex riffing, slam riffs and heavy breakdowns.

Love this band. Very raw, sinister sound.

One of the most brutal death metal bands ever. Before I got into them, or even death metal for that matter. I thought it was a sick, f----d up name. Now that I know more about Metal's shock value, I think it's a pretty funny name - ryanrimmel

5 Goatwhore Goatwhore Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States formed by former Acid Bath guitarist Sammy Duet. Goatwhore is known for their fast-paced fusion of black, death, and thrash metal.

They are an awesome band! They play blackened death and thrash metal, and their name... It's something else haha. The problem I have is that every time I type a comment about them, Admin censors it because the name is 'inappropriate'... - ryanrimmel

6 Eyehategod Eyehategod Eyehategod is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans that formed in 1988. They have become one of the most well known bands to emerge from the NOLA metal scene.

An awesome Sludge band, the name speaks for itself - ryanrimmel

7 Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust is an American black/thrash metal band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1999. The band has gained notoriety among the thrash metal community, and is arguably one of the most popular modern thrash metal bands. Toxic Holocaust also gained attention when their song "Bitch" was featured ...read more.

An awesome black/thrash band, not hard to tell how it's controversial. - ryanrimmel

8 Isis

A good band, but their name isn't controversial intentionally. Unfortunately we all know about that whole Islamic State BS. - ryanrimmel

9 Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer

Just the life of a man, getting criticized for destroying pigs - ryanrimmel

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10 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".

The Contenders

11 Heaven Shall Burn Heaven Shall Burn
12 Rotting Christ Rotting Christ Rotting Christ is a Greek extreme metal band formed in 1987. They are noted for being one of the first black metal bands within this region, as well as a premier act within the European underground metal scene.

Name says it all. They sound awesome though I never heard them - MetalObsessed

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14 Bloodbath Bloodbath Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup from Stockholm, formed in 1998. The band has released four full-length albums, two EPs and two DVDs depicting their performances at Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock Open Air.
15 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has been received negatively ...read more.
16 Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
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