Top Ten Shock Rock Bands

Not 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

1 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

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

Alice is a god

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2 Marilyn Manson 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. more.

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.

M*r*l*n m*ns*n is the most schoking band the world. the master of really bruto extrem shock, the letter of kill. I hated this band for-ever

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3 GWAR GWAR Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.

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.

4 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, more.

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.

5 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.

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 me

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6 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

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!

7 Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.

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

8 Lordi Lordi Lordi are a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi.

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

9 White Zombie White Zombie White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.

So much better than Manson, where's John 5 now? Enough said.

10 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

Iron Maiden has no place in shock rock. Maiden is top tier music - Johnnyt800

The Contenders

11 Rammstein Rammstein 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 . more.

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.

12 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.
13 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

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

14 Misfits Misfits 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.

One of my Favourite bands and I'm only 14 come on guys this should be higher

15 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

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.

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16 Arthur Brown

I'M THE GOD OF HELL FIRE AND I BRING YOU FIRE! No Arthur Brown would mean no Alice Cooper

17 Slayer Slayer more.

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.

18 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor.

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.

19 Ramstien

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.

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20 Cannible Corpse

CC is on here because of their lyrics. Truely some of the grossest song names and album covers in music came from cannible corpse.

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2. Marilyn Manson
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