9 definitions by PsychoFox

A form of music which has been taking a real battering for years now.

The main problem is, because of magazines and the APPALLING "Metal" sections in CD shops the first bands which pop into your average persons head when they thnk of metal actually AREN'T metal. This is made even worse by teenagers running around with poppy albums (i.e System of a downs latest two) and calling themselves metalheads, kids who would probably cry and cower after hearing a few minutes of Exhorders 'Slaughter in the Vatican'

I can think of 100's of bands misthought of as metal, from the false inclusion of hard rock legends like G n R as metal, right upto this new "Metalcore" fad, which is, when you step back, as close to metal as Britney Spears. And the problem is newcomers to the genre are put off by this crap which is pretending to be metal.

NOW, actual metal is propped up by a relatively tiny and extremely dedicated fanbase, with help from more casual listeners who may latch onto one of the sub-genres, such as Doom Metal. These people may not stand out as metalheads at all, but are infinitely more attuned to metal than the kid with the Trivium T-shirt, who goes on about how "metal" he is.
Commonly mistaken for metal:
- All Metalcore bands (granted there's some quite good stuff in there if you look beyong inane rubbish like BFMV, but it just isn't metal)
- Nu-Metal
- Hard rock bands: i.e Guns n Roses - Again, some good bands in there, but not metal.
- Glam metal, like Nu I reckon they only chose the name "metal" as it sounds better than "glam rock". Pretty much no connection whatsoever to actual metal.

Best of REAL metal (in my opinion):
Summoning, Artillery, Intruder, Testament, Wolfchant, Emperor, Fjoergyn, Death, Savatage, Coroner, Gamma Ray
by PsychoFox August 10, 2007

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Quite literally a merge between a trendy and a geek.

Rarer than the trendy, the trendy-geek is usually identifiable by having slightly geeky attire and usually glasses, yet hangs around primarily with trendies.

Most likely to be found sipping a Guinness and playing pool in a trendy club with pinpoint accuracy.

Unfortunately like the trendy, the whole geeky facade is pretty much that, a facade. You could almost say they are a poser geek. And they will have activities like a "Warcraft" account, counter strike, watching Red Dwarf, maybe even LARP, in a desire to look original. Yet they'll also like the typical trendy interests too, like "celebs", and football and One night stands etc...

Clothing is usually strictly trendy, usually the only thing that separates a trendy-geek is usually small things like less "cool" hair and glasses. Or most likely, an aversion to being as rowdy as their trendy peers.

They may also say they like metal in a craving to be "Individual", but by that they mean they've listened to poser-metal like Bullet For My Valentines most popular song.
Guy 1: WTF that trendy looks like a geek, and he was just talking about computers instead of weight training.

Trendy-Geek: Oh my god, I'm like so geeky!1 I have a WoW account and I watch geeky things like Dr. Who!!1 And I've played the most mainstream Final Fantasy all the way through!1
Trendy: Shall we go clubbin'?
Trendy-Geek: Yeah, "sick" mate! (I can go and attention seek by pretending to be really geeky, which is what I do every friggin' day!)
by PsychoFox November 22, 2007

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