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.
I am personally more fond of 80's gothic rock, it wasn't until recently I got interested in shock rock, and I have to say, I use to despise this band for the whole "baby-goth" image they have, but I actually began to listen to the music, and I must say, I found a new favorite, great guitar solos, great live performance, and I just love how wild and crazy the lead singer's stage charecter is, and how real he seems in interviews, not to mention fabulous taste in stilts and metal head gear, no wonder why lady Gaga likes to dress like him.
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!
Although alice was the creator of shock rock, his antics are out shon by mansons. Alice was feared back in the day but marilyns hard on for eating bibles, ripping bibles and flags, burning bibles and wiping his ass with flags also don't forget cutting himself on stage and humping a camera earned him his place here
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.
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) anyway you see the infamous boa constrictor onstage, stabs a baby doll and puts it between a maniquiens legs, screwed one of the maniquiens (as in... You know) and having his head chopped off by a gillotine. The first time seeing this I was like "..." Then "that was bizzare" 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
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.
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
The undisputed master of shock. Might not scare many people now but back in the day Alice's live show was hugely controversial
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!
Gwar are just amazing. Their vocals are awesome. Just as good as anal c***
They influenced so much music; they definitely should be higher
They are the godfathers of shock rock. They should be higher.
Some of you may not call them shock rock but ozzy Osborne had freightened the mainstream public with horror imagery dark heavy music and theatric stage shows when rock and roll was about peace love and happiness not to mention gene Simmons Marilyn Manson and Alice cooper pay respects to them
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
You wanted the best you got the best KISS
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.
Number 1 cause I'm a wild child come an love me
Best shock rock band of all time
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
Lordi is the best finnish band and more better than gwar
They are more more better than gwar
The best shock rock band of this century
They are more better than gwar
So much better than Manson, where's John 5 now? Enough said.
Their songs, music videos, and performances are all very controversial. They're the masters of shock rock.
Their performance of Bück Dich got two of the members arrested one time.
Iron Maiden has no place in shock rock. Maiden is top tier music
Bring your daughter to the slaughter!
One of my Favourite bands and I'm only 14 come on guys this should be higher
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
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.
Mick Mars also had blood spitting out similar to Gene Simmons of Kiss.
Motley Crue aren't 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.
Really intense terafiying masks love them maggot for life
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.
The Architect Of Shock Rock
I'M THE GOD OF HELL FIRE AND I BRING YOU FIRE! No Arthur Brown would mean no Alice Cooper
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.
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..
Not to mention they had naked crucifixes and real live goat heads on stakes onstage.
Gogoroth should be number 1 because they're actually crazy.
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.
Dude's it's rammstein not ramstein get it right
CC is on here because of their lyrics. Truely some of the grossest song names and album covers in music came from cannible corpse.
Misspelled Cannibal Corpse.
Great awesome real shock rock music
The best shock rock band out there
Real shock rock bands!
Only the best of the best shock rock bamds
One of the first bands to play the satan worshipers card. Hugely influential on shock bands to come.
Anyone that disagrees obviously has absolutely zero knowledge about "shock rock"
Being only at 27 on this list is gay