Graveyard Shift

Heavy Metal Controversies That Left People Outraged

List Rules
Vote up the metal controversies that deserved the backlash.

Heavy metal as a genre has always courted controversy, but a few artists in particular are lightning rods for audience outrage. In many of the following cases, the artists included here had no intention of doing anything more than titillating their audience, but then there are the church-burning, bird-beheading, riot-starting bands who dropped bombs and never looked back.

Not every one of the following controversies is as upsetting as the last, so it's up to you to vote and decide which ones are the heaviest of them all.