Weekend Warriors AUS Blog 5 Scariest Bands
Slayer has become one of the biggest names in thrash metal but has also become one of the most controversial. The band has been accused of having Nazi sympathies, being white supremacists and Satanists. While the band has denied all accusations, their music is still shocking, such as “Jihad,” about September 11th and their album cover for Christ Illusion, which was banned in many places.
- Black Sabbath
It may seem tame in retrospect, but Black Sabbath was one of the first bands to introduce the heavy use of occult and horror ideas into their lyrics. Sabbath also brought the world Ozzy Osbourne, who has also had his fair share of horrifying moments (bat decapitations anyone?). Black Sabbath was a heavy influence for many of the bands on this list and that instantly makes them pretty terrifying.
- Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson has easily become the most famous of the shock-rockers, who seem to only want to gain controversy through their actions. With Manson, it’s worked. Manson has been constantly attacked by religious groups for his imagery and lyrics and he even had his music blamed for influencing the Columbine shootings. While Manson has become less and less scary and controversial in the past years, there were few artists in the ‘90s as shocking as Marilyn Manson.
KISS may have turned into a novelty spectacle, selling out large arenas with their theatrics and rock and roll anthems. But consider that a common occurrence at a KISS concert is having lead singer Gene Simmons breathe fire and spit blood. And they’re even more terrifying without their make up on. Just ask Terry Gross.
Slipknot could cast their own horror movie. All nine members wear matching uniforms, but each wears a different creepy mask and are only known by numbers. Their lyrics have inspired a pair of killers and a grave robbing, making the band scarier than just a group of guys in masks.