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Over the years, the best shock rock bands have managed to rankle the status quo and scare people outside of the music fans. Shock rock, which incorporates elements of glam rock, hard rock and metal, is one of the most theatrical genres of rock music. The best shock rock bands are known for their edgy, over-the-top live performances. Shock rock peaked in the 1970s when some of the top shock rock bands emerged and the sensational shows laid the groundwork for bands to come in the future.

So, who can be considered the best shock rock bands? For starters, any list of shock rock bands can't be complete without the likes shock rock artists like Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Though Osbourne may be known more as a heavy metal and hard rock singer, his antics on-stage fall in line with the definition of what shock rock is. As for Cooper, with his use of imagery and makeup, he helped pave the way for the likes KISS and GWAR and other shock rock bands. 

That said, it's up to you to determind wha tare the best shock rock bands. Taking a look at this poll, all shock rock bands should be included on here. This list answers the questions "who are the best shock rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest shock rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular shock rock bands that you might've heard of. (97 items)

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Marilyn Manson Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Iggy Pop Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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Dee Snider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Dee Snider Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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Lordi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Lordi Horror punk, Glam metal, Progressive metal

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Demented Are Go! Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

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King Diamond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
King Diamond Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Black metal

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Gwar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Gwar Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

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GG Allin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
GG Allin Spoken word, Rock music, Garage rock

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Shock rock, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Mercyful Fate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Mercyful Fate Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Arthur Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Arthur Brown Rock music, Shock rock, Rock and roll

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Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Mayhem Black metal, Heavy metal

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Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

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I.D.S.F.A. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
idsfa paul added I.D.S.F.A. Shock Metal, Shock Rock, Punk Metal

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Slayer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Slayer Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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Cannibal Corpse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Cannibal Corpse Brutal death metal, Death metal

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Lizzy Borden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Lizzy Borden Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

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White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

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The Amazing World of Arthur Br... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
The Amazing World of Arthur Brown Rock music, Shock rock, Pop rock

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Evil Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Evil Blizzard

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Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Skinny Puppy Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

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Behemoth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Behemoth Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Black metal

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Rotting Christ is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Rotting Christ Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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The Berzerker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
The Berzerker Deathgrind, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Cattle Decapitation Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Watain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Watain Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Gorgoroth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Gorgoroth Black metal, Heavy metal

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Cradle of Filth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Cradle of Filth Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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Marduk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Marduk Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal

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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Mushroomhead Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

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Deicide is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Deicide Heavy metal, Death metal

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Dave Brockie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Dave Brockie Thrash metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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The Tubes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
PaulWojciechowski added The Tubes New Wave, Rock music, Dance-pop

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Flattus Maximus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Flattus Maximus Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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Mentors is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Mentors Crossover thrash, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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Dwarves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Dwarves Pop punk, Garage punk, Shock rock

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Dick Wagner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Dick Wagner Rock music, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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BalSac is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
BalSac Shock rock, Punk rock

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Bob Kulick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Bob Kulick Disco, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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Reb Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists
Reb Beach Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music