Outsiders of the metal community always say how scary they find this music. Little do they know, plenty of bands contradict that in both their work and lifestyles. Groups like Cannibal Corpse are just everyday people with families, hobbies, and careers. So, I want to prove those haters wrong by showing a wholesome side of terrifying metal bands.
#5: George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher From Cannibal Corpse and Target
Corpsegrinder, the vocalist of the legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse, has his favorite store like most people. No, it is not a taxidermy shop or butchery. It is Target, an American retail chain where you can get anything from electronics to essential clothing. The man has needs and can meet them by going to his local Target.
#4: Adam Nergal Darski From Behemoth and Yoga
Since defeating cancer, Nergal, the face of the Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth, does his best to take care of himself. The healthy musician took a turn for the worst when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. Now he regularly posts on Instagram of his delicious food and working out with yoga being one of his favorite methods.
#3: Phil Bozeman and His Dogs
One of the most brutal vocalists to come to the metal scene in the last 10 plus years has been Phil Bozeman from Whitechapel. His gutturals and low screams gave him a name in the genre. When he is not belting out roars that echo for miles, he spends times with his two dogs, Max and Coco.
#2: Corey Taylor is a Comedic Genius
The vocalist for Slipknot and Stone Sour might come off quite intimidating, especially when he puts on the mask for his nine-piece metal outfit. In reality, the guy has a great sense of humor. Read any of his books or watch some interviews to see he could easily be a comedian if he decides to quit music.
#1: Vincent Bennett Plays Rock Band
He might write some extraordinarily aggressive and sometimes offensive lyrics, but he does more wholesome things than that. After an interview, the vocalist of The Acacia Strain played Rock Band with his interviewer and her crew. On top of that, during the actual interview, Bennett drank from a juice box which was adorable.
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