Some bands develop their persona with their sound, and others develop it through a style. Both forms of creativity give audiences and fans an opportunity to portray bands/artists as a “character” when they walk on stage. Most of the time, people outside of the rock music scene view these bands and artists as “scary”. When in reality they are nothing but creative musical geniuses. 10 of the “scariest bands” may be Slipknot, Mayhem, Marilyn Manson, KISS, Slayer, Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White, Rammstein, Disturbed, and Suicide Silence.
The fact people see these artists as “scary” does not stop them from being renowned performers. Musicians who stray from the norm don’t make them bad at what they do. It actually makes them more desirable to see because what they do is different. Some of the top 10 are not apart of putting on a character to go on stage. For example, Suicide Silence brings the “fear” factor by merely their sound, and even music videos. Their video for You Only Live Once is based on various people trying to kill the band in a gruesome way with realistic effects. One would not see the band walking down the street and immediately think that because they are heavily tattooed, they are scary humans. Suicide Silence goes on stage as who they are and the sound they produce is generally why people deem these hardcore bands to be scary.
On the other hand, famous bands like Slipknot put on masks to portray themselves as someone they are not. One look at the band and people jump to conclusions thinking that the band is to fear. In reality, Slipknot is extremely talented with the music they generate and the devoted fans they have developed over time.
Regarding music, people are extremely quick to judge a book by its cover. Even if a musician’s music sounds “scary” it still matters what they are trying to get across to their audience. Lyrics are a key part of a song, not just how the instruments are played. These “Top 10 Scariest Bands” are more than their sound and look, they are all musical geniuses.
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White