Top Ten Shock Rock BandsNot based on music style or talent this list is simply the a time bands that scare the hell out of you live.
The Top Ten
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.
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.
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.
2nd favourite band.V 14 Comments
The undisputed master of shock. Might not scare many people now but back in the day Alice's live show was hugely controversial
Before KISS, before Marylin Manson before any other shock rock band even dared to appear Alice Cooper took his persona and show to new height and is truly the founding father of Shock Rock
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
Without Alice, there wouldn't be Shock Rock.V 9 Comments
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 is awesome thrash metal!
Gwar are just amazing their vocals are awesome just as good as anal c***
Gwar guts animatronic celebrities on stage and let the fake blood, urine and sperm spray on the crowd.
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
They influenced so much music; they definitely should be higher
Love sabbath, ozzy is a shocking man, but they aren't shock rock - ryanrimmel
They are the godfathers of shock rock. They should be higher.
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.
Best shock rock band of all time
Number 1 cause I'm a wild child come an love meV 2 Comments
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 KISSV 1 Comment
They are more more better than gwar
They are more better than gwar
Lordi is the best finnish band and more better than gwarV 1 Comment
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 - Johnnyt800
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.V 1 Comment
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.V 1 Comment
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.V 1 Comment
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.V 2 Comments
CC is on here because of their lyrics. Truely some of the grossest song names and album covers in music came from cannible corpse.V 1 Comment
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