Most Rebellious Rock/Metal Bands
Rock is all about rebellion. The Beatles and Rolling Stones started it as a revolution. Punk bands brought the ethics to the scene and laid down rules - which you didn't even have to follow. Thrash metal proved that bands don't need girly hair and leather pants to be successful. Grunge gave disenfranchised youth a voice. Metalcore gave the angsty hardcore kids something to satisfy their desire for the extreme. Here are the bands that embrace the real purpose of rock - to go against the grain!
The Top Ten
Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.
Best band ever
These guys truly JDGAF about any haters, posers, and anyone else that pisses them off. Chris Fronzak is the end-all-be-all of fed-up frontmen. To be a rebel is basically their entire message, and they really know how to stir up controversy. - ThatStrangeKid42
Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
They started the grunge movement - which was, in its own way, a revolution.R.I.P. Kurt Cobain. - ThatStrangeKid42
3 Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.
Practically every song they did was a protest of some sort. And plus, Tom Morello is a genius. - ThatStrangeKid42
Almost every song is a protest of anything that the US government does x)
4 Black Flag
Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of ...read more.
People were so sick of punk giving in to mainstream crap, so Black Flag invented hardcore punk. A refresher for a genre that needed it. - ThatStrangeKid42
'Most Rebellious' - that's Black Flag!
It's like this: all you hair metallers can wear your girly hair and makeup, tight leather pants, and other ridiculous things... We're gonna go underground and get successful because we're talented. Not because of our image. Oh, and while we're at it, let's make brutal Satanic music to agitate those butthurt conservative Christians. Love: Tom, Kerry, Jeff, and Dave - ThatStrangeKid42
6 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
Green Day have never done what people wanted them to do and they have never tried to be what people wanted them to be. They've always done things their own way and if anybody ever criticized them for it, their response was always "F YOU! "
You gotta hand it to their song American Idiot. Hopefully that song woke up many ignorant people.
American Idiot. That album made a statement that everyone else was too afraid to say. Screw the Bush administration. Put those middle fingers high! - ThatStrangeKid42
Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.
They were so rebellious, they opposed other rebels! Meaning, they defended underground metal during the grunge movement. - ThatStrangeKid42
What Pantera sounds like to me: What u doing bro? Talking to me bro? Come at me brobro. - ThatoneMetalhead
8 Rise Against
Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
Very similar to RATM, just in punk form. Politically, they're liberals... And proud of it! - ThatStrangeKid42
9 The Sex Pistols
Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
They presented an image that, at the time, no one else would dare display. - ThatStrangeKid42
11 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
12 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would ...read more.
13 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
14 The Dead Kennedys
It really cut me deep down in the heart to see green day higher in the list.. The Dead Kennedys are very passionate about there far left beliefs and that is reflected into there music.
I don't know about #1 spot but they certainly need to be higher. They are a left leaning punk rock band not afraid to voice there political opinions in there music.
15 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled ...read more.
16 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
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 . ...read more.
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
19 Bad Religion
Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain religious and political commentary.
20 Suicide Silence
Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.