Metalhead is a popular term for a devoted fan of Death, Thrash or Speed metal music and is often used interchangeably with the term "headbanger"; since the early 1990s, however, the use of the latter term has declined in favor of the more fashionable "metalhead" tag. Metalheads are often associated with evil, satanism and brutality.
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 drank all of my beer.
That metalhead pawned my Ipod.
That metalhead screwed my mom.
That metalhead ate my goldfish.
Metal head - Group of musical listeners that are often described as drunkards, partiers, and fighters, but this is a bit of a stereotype. Metal heads often listen to classic rock along with blues rock, classical, and opera based music, since those 2 genres are the root of what rock music could be considered today and the dawn of all music. Metal heads tend to have a powerful dislike towards the close-minded and mainstream. The majority tend to be very liberal and anti-conservative, but not all of course. Metal lyrics are often quite political and have more meaning than what people say. Metal music is very often stereotyped as “ satanic devil related material” . This is the worst stereotype of them all and the reason many don’t give metal a chance. Metal lyrics also deal with independence, pride, and free will. The metal genre has more sub-genres that any other musical genre existing today. These genres are often known as classic metal, death metal, black metal, grind core, thrash metal, symphonic metal, opera metal, folk metal, Viking metal, industrial metal, progressive metal, power metal, etc etc. All are tied together in the same branch and all kick ass if I do say so myself. Way back when there was a rivalry between punks, metal heads, and skinheads. This rivalry has long since dwindled out and people have matured today ( for the most part ) . There is no particular attire, metal heads tend to dress however they damn well please and this is great. But many people...more...
a dedicated listener to any kind of metal music. is thouht to be angry and violent and evil, but is less likely to kill than a rapper. DOES NOT require the hair or gear, but must respect the genre for its music and not its image.
metalhead: james, the 40-year-old who lives and breathes music, but has a loving family, kids and is no longer an alcoholic.
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.
All these definitions are bullshit. Metalheads do NOT follow a specific look or all listen to the same bands. What's considered "metal" is so diverse and open ended that there are tons of different types of metal heads. You've got your mainstream nu-metal/metalcore, thrash, death, black, power, grind, all of that kind of stuff, and everybody enjoys different kinds of metal outside of the mainstream metalheads and perceptions of them. You don't have to exclusively listen to Slayer, Metallica, or Cannibal Corpse. Hell, you don't even have to like any of the "classic" bands. You don't need to be a long haired, dim-witted delinquent either. Or drink/do drugs. You can dress however you want; you wouldn't be able to tell some metalheads apart from people who despise metal because they look the same. As long as you like some form of the metal spectrum, it's all good.
listen to whatever you like and don't be bound to to supposed "mandatory" metalhead bands. Explore as much metal as possible.
A very small ammount of people fit into this category. Your average highschool would have four or less of them at most, seeing as most people who listen to "metal" actually listen to Alt. Rock/Nu metal. Metalheads are usually spotted by their looks. Usually denim jeans (Blue or black), band shirts, long hair/shaved hair, etc. The metalheads truely are the stupidest group of people to pick a fight with, we may be the quiet type, but metalheads could easilly wipe out multiple kids, and have a short temper that goes along with that. The metal culture however has dropped quite a bit, seeing as how the "hip" thing is to listen to rap or numetal.
Real metal bands: Iced Earth, Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Bathory, Morbid Angel, Manegarm, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Burzum, Borknagar, Emperor, Immortal, Einherjer, Finntroll, etc
NOT metal bands: Korn, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, etc
Ass Kickers And soldiers of music. kinda like hippies with black clothing and attitude. Moshers and definitely not goths. and metalheads get laid a lot.
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someone who likes rock/metal and knows how to have fun
someone who sticks to their music no matter what people do to them for it.
being the only metalhead in school, you are picked on, but you still say you're metal and proud