There is one school of thought among the metal subculture that the "metalhead" and "headbanger" labels represent distinctive groups within it (i.e. Death, Speed, Thrash metal), with metalhead being a generic term for metal fans as a whole and headbangers representing older fans or fans of "heavy metal" styles(i.e. Iron Maiden). This idea does have some merit as older "heavy metal" fans often dress in a distinctively 'retro' fashion, favour different or more traditional bands and eschew some aspects of the culture that have developed in recent years. Younger fans delight in the use of heavily-distorted guitars, harsh vocals that are low-pitched and/or growled, morbid lyrics, fast-paced rhythms, violent themes, imagery and stage personae, and unconventional song structures. Nevertheless, both groups share common interests that go beyond a preferred musical style and together comprise a distinctive brutal counterculture.
That metalhead pawned my Ipod.
That metalhead screwed my mom.
That metalhead ate my goldfish.
Old-school punk kicks ass, but what’s all this emo/screamo/pop-punk shit. * Sigh * Kids these days.
retard trying to capitalise on the image: fred, the 24-year-old wannabee metalhead who thinks korn are heavy, and believes that rap has a place in metal.
NOT metal bands: Korn, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, etc