Scary intimidating songs
With their fascinatingly eerie appearance (frontman Papa Emeritus II is a papally attired brother to Skelator while the five Nameless Ghouls don hooded robes and face-concealing black masks) and songs that espouse the virtues of good ol' Beezlebub, you'd think that Ghost (or Ghost B.C., as they're known in the US) might went to send you beyond Down Under.There were many aspects of Limp Bizkit that made some people deeply uncomfortable, but guitarist Wes Borland was really going for the jugular.Keen on full-body painting and elaborate costumes, he certainly made for a pretty striking contrast to Fred Durst.There’s no doubt about it, Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider is a frightening sight to behold.There’s just something deeply troubling about a man who looks like a pantomime witch fronting a rock band, even when they’ve got pipes like Dee.Black Sabbath’s Prince Of Darkness has been able to proudly boast of being Birmingham’s scariest rock star since at least the early ‘70s.From biting the heads off various flying animals (doves, bats, he’s not fussy) to doing his bit to further the evil that is reality TV, he’s certainly done his fair share of the devil’s work.
Eschewing the theatrics employed by many of the artists on this list, Cannibal Corpse instead focus on churning out punishingly heavy death metal, with gruesome cover art and song titles like Hammer Smashed Face and I Will Kill You.
Insanely costumed thrash metallers GWAR can proudly boast some of the most creative uses of latex in the history of rock. Well, no, but they are all-powerful inter-galactic warlords who have been to hell and aren’t afraid of staging the odd mock on-stage execution.