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!
(h/t: Design You Trust)