Worst band names?

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  1. mike0

    mike0 SS.org Regular

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    i agree with the plural names as mentioned in a few posts, they really get under my skin. i also cannot stand overly graphic or vulgar names that some death/tech/brutal/extreme/grind bands use such as aborted hitler cock, anal cunt, etc. i'd name some more that i could've done without knowing but i'm drawing a blank. granted i know some bands use the names in a joking manner, which i can laugh about, but some just really take themselves way too seriously and get into the - "i'm so br00tz the name of my band is disgusting and abrasive."
     
  2. -42-

    -42- Nothing to see here

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    I'm sorry, I thought this was the best band names thread for a second.
     
  3. goldsteinat0r

    goldsteinat0r Zib Zob Zabbity

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    It always bothers me when a band name is more than a few words. You always end up abbreviating it in some goofy way and it all just seems pointless.

    Examples:
    Between The Buried and Me (love the band though)
    War From a Harlot's Mouth (another awesome band with a stupid name, IMO)
    This Town Needs Guns (flows a little better, but still weird)
    The Receiving End of Sirens
    ....and you will know us by the trail of dead. (pretty cool band though)

    Even "Rage Against The Machine"....nobody ever says the whole name. They just say "Rage."
     
  4. Furtive Glance

    Furtive Glance "Bite my glorious, golden ass!"

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    Panic! At the Disco.

    What the fuck is that?!
     
  5. NSXTypeZero

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    That's the point, broseph :idea:

    It's poking fun at the influx of Verb-the-Noun bands out there lately
     
  6. DarkWolfXV

    DarkWolfXV Excised n anatomised

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    You nailed it, bro.
     
  7. GuitaristOfHell

    GuitaristOfHell The Optimist Prime.

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    A shitty local band yes.
     
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    abandonist Banned

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    Any band name that the members think is just so funny lollololol.

    Fuck those people.

    Then again, just like actual music, most names are terrible.
     
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    skisgaar Master-debatur

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    Sir, I appear to have misplaced my whipping stick today! I shall have to let you off!
     
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    Pablo Zuta STFU

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    The Beatles
     
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    Any band's name that uses more than 3 words. Generally speaking those bands also suck. And are a main feature of deathcore bands.
    Bands that are named after a mythical place or being.
    Black metal bands generally have Scandinavian names, that mean something stupid.
    Band names that are a collage of random nouns.
    And I hate when bands are named after a lead singer. It's pretentious.
     
  12. sawtoothscream

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    dont hat ethe names. but i think the devil wears prada is a dumb name. They agree as well haha.

    hated all my band names.

    what lies between me and you, alucard, off the beaten path, an absent calming

    I cant come up with names for anything so I just let them pick, the first 3 names were all the same band lol.
     
  13. Rojne

    Rojne Köttbullar är fint..

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    :nono:

    I was about to say See You Next Tuesday.. but I changed my mind,
    fucking br00tal band with a fitting name! Quite catchy! :agreed:

    And Im one of those who like bandnames wich are structured with.. one word!
     
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    Gothic Headhunter Born on a Monday

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    anybandnamewrittenlikethis
     
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    Pierce The Veil
    Black Veil Brides
    Veil of Maya

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    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    Two of my favorite band names right here, along with Decrepit Birth. There's just so much potential for morbid imagery. Its what a good Death Metal band name should be!


    Nope... Gorgoroth is an awesome band name.
     
  17. blaaargh

    blaaargh Git Fuuuuuuuuuuucked

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    Rwake... love the band, but that R is so fucking pointless.
    HELLYEAH
    Pet Slimmers of the Year - great band, go look them up
     
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  19. wankerness

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    Most really terrible names belong to really terrible bands cause all the members are morons, so I'll try and stick to bands that have awful names that I actually like the music of:

    ..And you will know us by the trail of dead
    Godspeed! You black emperor
    animals as leaders
    Cloudkicker
    Porcupine Tree (I figure this was a failed attempt at LOL IRONY)

    Dumb in a slightly more subtle way:

    Smashing Pumpkins
    Maudlin of the Well
    My Dying Bride
    TesseracT (cause of the capital T at the end)
    Mudvayne (most nu-metal bands had terrible names, this one is more inexplicable than STAIND or KORN though)
    Alice in Chains
    Symphony X

    A special award goes to the flower kings, whose name is so outrageously stupid that it's awesome.

    In the category of "makes me irrationally angry whenever I see it, but I don't actually even know what they sound like:"

    panic at the disco
    mewithoutyou
    wolves in the throne room
     
  20. Watty

    Watty Naturally Cynical

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    Every band name involving cliche for the sake of being cliche, insofar as metal is concerned. I hate it when people ask me what I'm listening to (knowing I'm not a "pop" music guy) and I still feel the need to say something else because the band's name is just silly. My problem to bear, but I'd rather they just didn't come up with lame monikers.

    Examples of good names as far as I'm concerned:

    Between the Buried and Me
    Mouth of the Architect
    Long Distance Calling

    I suppose most of the stoner rock bands that I dig tend to have better names than most (i.e. Kylesa, Baroness, Torche)...and better artwork.
     

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