Metal music has a reputation for being hard and aggressive, a celebration of the darker side of life. Something happened in the '80s however, with a baffling infusion of glam that spawned a big-haired, face-painted style. This bizarre mix of makeup and macho macabre left an unforgettable mark on the genre, with some attempts to nail the look coming up hilariously short.
We here at GIGGAG have decided to celebrate this strange period in music history, with a selection of the funniest and most awkward metal band photos out there. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
(h/t: Design You Trust)
Man, oh man!
Vepri Suicida (Wild Boar's Suicide)
this is so bad, it stays bad.
Anyway, here's Wonderwall
Tunnel of love
Oi. Hahaha 😂
Romance novel cover casting call
is this whole post a photoshoot of Manowar? xD
I see some Klingons circling Uranus.
Lemmy think about this for a second
Boy, did you eat Gene Simmons ?
Baby: "I was told I could take a picture with the teletubbies. They lied."
Look, there goes our career
this looks like it came out of some sort of medieval war movie
These guys do not take themselves too serious. Chapeau!
Frankie goes to Hollywood, the later years.
some members of the Leningrad Cowboys took a shower :-)
Now, for the photo shoot, steal your sister's workout clothes.
If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else!
Good old times :_D
Pretty Boy Floyd
BON JOVI WHEN THEY WERE AWESOME!
Rhapsody Of Fire
italians at its best
That eye makeup took some skill. And a steady hand.
damn… his cat was Walking across his keyboard computer and that's how he gets his names
Why the hand? Why every single time?
Michael Angelo Batio
This guy is guitar hero Michael Angelo Batio
Mom, is that you?
Looks like Batman could use a new cape.
the middle one looks too zen for the rest :-) he's likes: be cool boys
Tunnel Of Love
Takes name of band wayyyy to literally!