38 Times Metal Bands Tried To Take Truly ‘Metal’ Photos, But Got Some Questionable Results

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 Bored Panda 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!

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Vepri Suicida (Wild Boar’s Suicide)

Vepri Suicida (Wild Boar's Suicide)

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Manowar

Manowar

Tunnel Of Love

Tunnel Of Love

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Funny Awkward Metal Bands Photos

Funny Awkward Metal Bands Photos

Young And Broke Motley Crue 1980

Young And Broke Motley Crue 1980

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Manowar

Manowar

Awkward Metal Band Photo

Awkward Metal Band Photo

Manowar

Manowar

Shotgun Messiah

Shotgun Messiah

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Stryper

Stryper

Stovokor

Stovokor

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Motörhead

Motörhead

Metal Band

Metal Band

Pretty Boy Floyd

Pretty Boy Floyd

Detsorgsekalf

Detsorgsekalf

Rhapsody Of Fire

Rhapsody Of Fire

Metal Band

Metal Band

TWATT

TWATT

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Metal Band

Metal Band

X Japan

X Japan

Night Jamming Band

Night Jamming Band

Venom

Venom

Black Death

Black Death

Tunnel Of Love

Tunnel Of Love

Madam X

Madam X

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Metal Band

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Metal Band

Metal Band

Krank

Krank

Crimson Glory

Crimson Glory

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