A metalhead is any fan of metal music. That's it. There are many different kinds of metalhead, just like there are many different types of metal. Most metalheads, despite what genre they like, are classified by the mainstream as "wierd," "scary," or even "emo goth posers." Note: Metalheads are not emo or anything like it, except for metalcore listeners who don't seem to know the difference. If you go up to most metalheads and talk to them, you may find that they are intelligent people. However, as with all groups of people, there will always be some that are... less-than desirable. These people should NOT be the basis for judging metalheads, just like terrorists should not be the basis for judging muslims, nazis should not be the basis for judging Germans, rednecks should not be the basis for judging Americans, etc. Most metalheads are generally misunderstood and just want to listen to the music they are passionate about, and have a good fuckin' time.
Joey the metalhead: A 15 year old who discovered bands like Iron Maiden and Slayer, and mostly listens to the old stuff. He also enjoys some new stuff, like Mastodon.
Kevin the Metalhead: Listens to mainstream, modern metal, such as Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold. Is often discriminated against by other metalheads for liking that music, and doesn't seem to know the difference between metal and emo.
John the metalhead: 35 years old, with a family. He listened to metal as a kid, and while his hair might not be as long as it used to be, and he dresses more "average," he still loves to listen to bands like Judas Priest and Megadeth.
Then there's Jake the metalhead. Jake thinks that ALL metal is awesome, and listens to Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Groove metal, Black Metal, metalcore, and Nu-metal. He likes basically any kind of metal he can get his hand on, and rejects no genre of metal. He listens to Iron Maiden, Sabaton, Judas Priest, Slayer, Amon Amarth, All That Remains, Black Sabbath, Hammerfall, Emperor, Megadeth, Venom, Iced Earth, Slipknot, Testament, Morbid Angel, Exodus, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Rush, Cannibal Corpse, White Zombie, and any other band that makes the beautiful sound known as metal.
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