A misspelling of "metal
" (obviously only used on myspace and AIM since the pronunciation of the two are exactly the same) commonly used by scene kids or any member of several sub-genres of human being not usually associated with heavy music. Usualy followed by "br00tl
" or, in person, a "metal claw," it is meant to describe a band as being heavy while, 9 times out of 10, it's not. Once a common term used by scenesters it is now more of a tongue-in-cheek expression used to make fun of someone who thinks it's still cool to say medl even though that person was probably saying it themself about a week previously. "Medl," "br00tl," and "the metal claw" usually irritate metal heads who actually take their music seriously and know what makes something heavy. However, any false "medl-heads" are usually ignored since they're not worth correcting.