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Worst Metal Band Names

Discussion in 'LORD' started by TheDenimRager, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. TheDenimRager

    TheDenimRager Hats make things better.

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    Start firing salvos, people. Play nice. Only the ones that are actually the REALLY bad ones, not the bands you don't like - this isn't dissing bands, hell, I listen to half my list, but fuck they could do with better names.

    Rhino Bucket (Seriously...what?)
    Fairy Land
    Enuff Z'Nuff (Pretty lame play-on-words IMHO)
    Edguy (Knowing the story behind this only makes it worse, surprisingly)
    Ratt
    Amon Amarth
    Gorgoroth
    Burzum is pretty dumb
     
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    Robotman Gun Kata

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    Chinchilla
    Cinderella
    Custard
    Gotthard (the reasoning is fine, it's just odd... I drove through the Gotthard pass... fantastic!)
    Moon'Doc (not sure what was happening there)
    Moon of Steel
    Pink Cream 69 (this is either the BEST or WORST name ever!)
    Spock's Beard (clever, memorable, but stupid)
    Template (love the band; but finding this name on the net is simple impossible :)
    Any band with THE in their name... ;)
    Visions of Atlantis
    Wiz
    Zool
     
  3. Turner

    Turner I have a cunning plan

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    i dunno whether it's the best or the worst, but there's a sydney band called MEAT WALLET
    hahaha

    also Bridezilla would have to be up there
     
  4. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Happy Little Boozer

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    I (seriously, trying to find information on that band is a nightmare haha)
    Iron Fire (yeah, because that makes sense)

    oh, on a similar topic, does anybody know the meaning behind the name Porcupine Tree? It's not a bad name, but perhaps knowing the meaning behind it may make it seem a little less random haha.
     
  5. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    HA! Funny story!

    One of the worst names for a metal band IMO is "Ironware" who were also signed to LMP I think.

    When Dungeon was in Japan in 2003, we got to talking to the Dragonland guys about shit band names and I brought up Ironware, saying it sounded like something you get from a homewares store ("New Ironware cookware... now with Teflon for that silky non-stick experience! *cheesy presenter smile*"). Turned out that Elias the keyboard player also played keyboards for Ironware! HAHA! Oops! :p

    But I was also quick to point out that for a band who really doesn't write any fantasy songs (with a couple of very rare exceptions), Dungeon was a fucking stupid name too, so we were even! HAHA!

    When you think about it, a name becomes almost irrelevant after a while when people start associating it with a certain thing. Dungeon was a stupid name for a band and if a new band came out called "Dungeon" now, we'd all groan and go "pfft, another gay fantasy power metal band, probably on some gay label like LMP", but since all of us here know Dungeon as that band who plays that music we're all familiar with, you don't even think about it anymore.

    It's like Kiss. What a crap name for a band. But when you think of Kiss as in Kiss the rock band, you don't think of the name, you go "Yeah, Kiss!! They rock!! Gene is greedy!" It's not a name anymore, it's an icon.

    Having said that, there's a metal band called Enola Gay. I doubt anyone would be thinking of planes that drop nuclear bombs when they hear that name. ;)
     
  6. in_absentia

    in_absentia Aurora Borealis

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    Even though Porcupine Tree isn't metal, it's a fucking shit name for such a fantastic band

    actually For My Pain... and Eternal Tears of Sorrow is pretty faggoty too
     
  7. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Fairyland has already been mentioned, but some others are

    Treasure Land
    Magic Kingdom
    Autumn Leaves
    Dew-Scented
     
  8. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Oh yeah: Heavenly. How could I forget that one?
     
  9. flip`

    flip` Your mother was a hamster

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    They sound like toilet freshener :lol:

    Most of the worst have been named some others would be Circus Maximus (cool prog band but stupid name) and Cloudscape.. I'm sure there is more but I can't think of any atm.
     
  10. TheDenimRager

    TheDenimRager Hats make things better.

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    Hahah good call! Goddamn good call.

    What's the story? Do share...

    Good calls again..:lol:

    IMHO thats an OK name...short but kinda cool.

    Hahahaahah, thats like most of your favourite bands :lol:


    I'll add Power Quest and Narnia, but surely there's heaps more stupid black metal band names too...
     
  11. Nebulous

    Nebulous Daniel

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    On the subject of bands that I like, Iced Earth is pretty irrelevant to the bands' lyrical themes and can come across quite dumb.

    I think there are more bad/ dumb/ irrelevant band names (in all genres) than there are good ones.
     
  12. Toby

    Toby Cheesegrater Of Chastity

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    Probably Rake Sodomy.... yeah, that or Scrote
     
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    Robotman Gun Kata

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    Pethical Tom

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    damn. beat me to it :p


    (paying out your own band name)
     
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    Rick Senior User

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    I think it's a pretty cool, unique name. I'd like to see them go back to roots a bit more (i.e. Stupid Dream era sound). Nuclear Blast better not put pressure on them to sound gay; although FOABP was pretty good, didn't get into it as much though, sort of like Deadwing, which i only really liked Arriving Somewhere anyway.

    Farmer Boys
    Fireball Ministry
    Amon Amarth is a cool name, it's Tolkien!
    Immortal
    Halloween
    Nightwish
    Narnia
    Slipknot
    To/Die/For (To/pretentious////)
     
  16. Toby

    Toby Cheesegrater Of Chastity

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    What about Sunn O)))
    Dying Fetus
    Meatwagon (seriously... Meatwagon?)
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg
    Morbid Angel
    Pungent Stench
    Septic Blood Fart (hahahah!)
    Shining of Kliffoth (might help if I knew what Kliffoth is supposed to be?)
    Assuck
    Cock and Ball Torture
    Vomit Remnants
     
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    operator please
    arsebreed

    the mighty Meat Wallet were an Adelaide band (RIP)
     
  18. TheDenimRager

    TheDenimRager Hats make things better.

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    Rick, I know Amon Amarth is Tolkien, that doesn't automatically make it cool! Whatever fictional or real language you choose to disguise it in, "Mount Doom" is as lame as Power Quest! :p

    I actually wish I had've thought of Immortal first, I can't see anything wrong with it...Morbid Angel is OK in my books too.
     
  19. in_absentia

    in_absentia Aurora Borealis

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    Nuclear Blast?? Wtf? :erk: they're with WHD (Japan), Roadrunner (Europe) and Atlantic (USA). I'd like to see them go back to Up the Downstair days or On the Sunday of Life. LSD music ftw. I also thought that FOABP was phenomenal :)
     
  20. Rick

    Rick Senior User

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    Yep, Roadrunner is what i meant. Not a big fan.
     

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