Best Metal Bands With Which to Shock Mainstream Pop Fans


The Top Ten

1 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: more.

It would be so funny if someone actually tried to use these bands to shock Justin Bieber fangirls.

I done it before they were crying eh... They kinda suck though making sick songs. But those pop a holes made fun of my music so yeh they deserved it

Just show em eaten back to life album cover if that doesn't work you always got their next two albums

Don't know how well they can understand the lyrics though. And there music isn't supposed to be sweet and gentle. that's what I like about them - Lucretia

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2 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

Apparantly I was listening to Mayhem and I guess my headphones was too loud and some dumba** girl came and heard me and was giving me looks. She looked like she was scared. Then she started to walk away from me very fast. I think I saw her running away too. So you wanna clear the room from dumb people? Play some Mayhem - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Won't understand the lyrics, death growls are hard to understand for poop idiots. And non pop idiots, too. - Lucretia

3 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 more.

Uh, no. They are heavy, but their lyrics are all anti animal abuse/ consumption. That's not shocking - ryanrimmel

Well... I mean you could show them a video like 'Forced Gender Reassignment' because their dumba** brains wouldn't understand the lyrics.

4 Slayer Slayer more.

If any modern pop fans heard songs such as "Disciple," "Raining Blood," and "Angel Of Death," they would be shocked out of their minds! - IronSabbathPriest

If anything, play Dead Skin Mask or Disciple. - ryanrimmel

I think conservative Christians would be a better option to play this to, just to see their reactions! - Metalhead1997

I may have played Payback in front of some pop fans once... still remember it. I mean those lyrics are so raw - Lucretia

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5 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.

I have a little whiteboard in my locker. I write a band name on it every day. One day, I decided to write down dying fetus. It shocked the Heck out of my poor science teacher. A couple days later, I wrote down Infant Annihilator. Not a good idea either.

Seriously, the bands name is Dying Fetus. - RalphBob

I told this to some one and they hated them based on the name. I wish they died when they were a fetus. - Lucretia

It will be awesome...again - Ananya

6 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 more.

This band, along with gorgoroth has been an inside joke between me and my friends - ryanrimmel

A very offensive mean band that hates everyone. Especially gay people and women. - Lucretia

Just the name alone would shock them. - Metalhead1997

7 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 more.

Do they have a song not mentioning god in a negative way anyways? - Lucretia

Ultimate troll band! I would love to play one of their songs in front of those Westboro bastards to give them a piece of my mind. - Aragorn98

Imagine just some boring pop radio station, then..."DEAD BY DAAAWWWN! DEEEAD BY DAAAWWWN! " - Brobusky

8 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder

Just blast "Holy War" while at a Justin Bieber concert. - Metalhead1997

9 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

The funny thing is that the lead singer of this satanic looking band was a judge on the polish version of The Voice.

I want to show then a picture of them and it will make them pee in their skinny jeans. - Lucretia

You should seriously play Lucifer, Messe Noire, and O Father O Satan O Sun.

10 Cryptopsy Cryptopsy Cryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.

And find a video where Lord Worm eats worms - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator

Their song titles alone will shock the hell out of them.

Yes, love these band. Shocking and evil, and those poor infants - Lucretia

Welcome to hell - KMalik993

12 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more.

I tried doing this but instead the person I tried to ward off actually liked it and was head banging to it. Thank god for Bathory - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Not the heaviest of best possible - Lucretia

13 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

Reek of Putrefaction (both the song and the album) will terrify them.

14 Carnifex Carnifex Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released five full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Latin: carnifex, meaning "butcher" more.
15 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor.

I lost a friend listening to this awesome band - SirSkeletorThe3rd

16 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

Get them to listen to Mein Teil, read the lyrics and inspiration then get them to listen to the song for a second time. - OC96

Rammstein is actually somewhat popular in Germany! Engel is probably their most well-known song here (and my personal favorite! ) - CastlevaniaFanboy128

Try showing them their performance of Buck Dich.

17 Dissection Dissection Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal".
18 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.
19 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

I actually did this once before with Wait and Bleed. They were just like... "What is this? " - RaineSage

I was called a satanist but I didn't scare them away - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Nope. - Metalhead1997

20 Marilyn Manson

Korn? Avenged Sevenfold? Lease! Marilyn Manson is the true master of shock here!

They're shocking, but they're not a metal band.

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