Top Ten Shock Rock BandsNot based solely on music style or talent. This list is simply the a time bands that scare the hell out of you live.
Alice Cooper may have pioneered the shock rock genre, Marilyn Manson made it a thing. Manson embodies shock rock and "lives the values" so to speak. Manson also has more hits than any other shock rocker and flexes his musical muscle while changing up sound on nearly every album. Antichrist Superstar is my favorite album of all time and Sweet Dreams is my favorite cover of all time.
Everything about him is perfect! From his amazing performances, to his wonderful songs he truly deserves to be classed as the best. He is very abstract and even though it can be pretty controversial, you've got to admit that he does it well! His voice really goes with his songs which makes it all the more pleasurable to listen to. His intellegence is quite surprising actually. So with a good personality, intellegence and perfect music, he truly deserves this place!
Marilyn Manson is the most controversial and shocking musicians in music history. His theatrical stage antics have sparked protests; which have included burning the American flag and ripping and burning the bible.
Manson is just AWESOME.. The only musician I never ever get bored on listening again and again. And he is my favourite. His songs are rich in sounds. Variety of sounds. And everything perfectly matches.
No one does it better than Alice and that includes even today in late 2017. He still tours 9 months a year and still uses all of his trademark theatrics and the music stands the test of time and he is never crude or vulgar to make his point. A class act and the greatest hard rocker ever.
There was nothing shocking about R&R until this man arrived with his (original) band; Alice Cooper. They made music feel dangerous which is what every kid in America wanted. "Billion Dollar Babies" is still one of the greatest albums ever produced. RIP Glen.
KISS, Marilyn Manson, GWAR, Slipknot, and Misfits (that horror punk band) can never top Alice Cooper. He is the original shock rocker. Although in his early years he was really controversial. In the Billion Dollar Babies tour (which was more of a less friendly Alice), you see the infamous boa constrictor onstage, stabs a baby doll, and puts it between a mannequin's legs, screws one of the mannequins (as in... you know), and has his head chopped off by a guillotine. The first time seeing this, I was like "..." then "that was bizarre." Then I saw the Brutally Live one. I found that one a little better than the other one. But overall, he tops Manson! Manson can never top him.
How can Alice cooper not be number one he practically invented shock rock. Also wasp isn't even shock rock they're just glam metal
Kiss are awesome, heavy,mean and dirty when they need to be and also downright poppy and disco at other times. Shocking! But seriously their live shows are what defined shock rock in the 70's and influenced bands like Slipknot.
I absolutley love Alice Cooper, but I had to vote for Kiss since it was so low. Along with Alice Cooper, Kiss pretty much invented shock rock. They perfected it.
After Alice Cooper in the early 70's there was nothing more terrifying to parents other than KISS
Black Sabbath is heavy metal lol not shock rock! Kiss tare the loudest and best shock rock. Manson how many years? Kiss 1971-present!
While Alice Cooper did all the stuff to himself and all of mansons stuff was super anti religion and sexual. They didn't maim animatronics of celebrities and politicians, their lead singer didn't a cuttle fish thing around their penis that sprayed fake blood, they didn't have fake blood cannons worked by slaves, on the topic of the slaves non of those bands had slave characters but gwar did. Also the crowds at the other shows didn't sprayed with fake piss, sperm and blood
Gwar guts animatronic celebrities on stage and let the fake blood, urine and sperm spray on the crowd.
Gwar is awesome thrash metal!
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They are the godfathers of shock rock. They should be higher.
They influenced so much music; they definitely should be higher
They were formed in 1982, and KISS was formed in 1973. KISS did it first. But W.A.S.P. did it better. The thing I hate about KISS is that every member of the band is scum. That is not true of W.A.S.P.
They should be #1... They invited shock rock (along with KISS), true true legends... They began it all, man!... Ahh memories when I was a kid, damm--how time flys---sunset strip where are you know? , man, laugh out loud.
Shocking music and lyrics. King Diamond was always a little sloppy on stage. I wish he had the energy the music of Mercyful Fate exerted
Rammstein is one of Germany's most successful music artists, and one of the few that gained notable chart success and fame internationally. Since their debut album "Herzeleid", Rammstein's music has often been used in well known movies, including "Lost Highway", "The Matrix" and "Nymphomaniac", the first of which is often credited as the movie that brought the group to international recognition. ...read more.
Their songs, music videos, and performances are all very controversial. They're the masters of shock rock.
Anyone who has seen these guys live knows why they made the list. Every time I see them I bring extra pair of pants incase I piss myself from watching one of them almost get their head ripped off.
So much better than Manson, where's John 5 now? Enough said.
Iron Maiden has no place in shock rock. Maiden is top tier music
Bring your daughter to the slaughter!
The most shocking moment is when Nikki Sixx was lit on fire during the filming of live wire. So they were considered shock rock at that time.
Honestly after reading their book they are more shocking than manson, only ozzy can surpass them in crazy. My fave band of all time but not really shock rock
Mick Mars also had blood spitting out similar to Gene Simmons of Kiss.
This guy is so damn influential and inspirational to so many weirdos. This man was an absolute original. He shaped rock and roll. A genuine oddball imitated for decades since.
I don't care what anyone says. This guy was the original shock rocker that started it all.
They have some of the most blasphemous songs you can ever imagine. Just listen to Raining Blood, Angel of Death, Disciple, and Jihad and come back and tell me that wasn't shocking! Not to mention their graphic and offensive album covers.
The funny thing is that the lead singer of this band is Catholic.
Clearly nobody has seen Rammstein live otherwise they would be number one. Marilyn Manson is woeful live. A mention that Tool could have been included in the top ten.
They're far more edgy than Marilyn Manson.
They're already on the list.
Gorgoroth's live shows are brutal. They are also the only band that actually worships the devil. And they have reportedly murdered people on stage. Think ill stick to watching these guys on YouTube..
CC is on here because of their lyrics. Truely some of the grossest song names and album covers in music came from cannible corpse.
Real shock rock bands!
One of the first bands to play the satan worshipers card. Hugely influential on shock bands to come.