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.
No contestV 19 Comments
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. - warrantsbestgirl
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
Alice is amazingV 12 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 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.
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 KISS
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. - HardRockSam
Black Sabbath is heavy metal lol not shock rock! Kiss tare the loudest and best shock rock. Manson how many years? Kiss 1971-present!
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
They are more more better than gwar
They are more better than gwar
Lordi is the best finnish band and more better than gwar
Fireworks zomies death and blood this is Lordi
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 - Johnnyt800
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.
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
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
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 already on the list.
They're far more edgy than Marilyn Manson.
I love manson but ramstein was to lowV 1 Comment
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.
Cannible... nice word. - Lucretia
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