Top Bands With Makeup and Masks
8. GWAR: If GWAR didn't originate rock music rooted in theatrical stance, they certainly did it bigger than any before them. When the members of GWAR hit the stage, they look nothing like human beings, enclosed in full-bodied latex costumes and taking on alien-inspired characters. They're onstage presentation mixes dark humor, taboo subject matter and the most gory of showings, as audience members often leave covered in "blood."
6. Slipknot: Known for pulsating percussion, chunky riffs and intense theatrics a la nightmare-inducing masks, Slipknot quickly rose to the top of the alt-metal landscape in the late '90s, and soon after broke into the mainstream. While the future of Slipknot is currently in question, with lead singer Corey Taylor's new book and work Stone Sour, there's little point at denying Slipknot's influence in the masked metal world, especially for the next generation of metallers.
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