Lame pop music performed by feminine men that wear makeup and have no historical knowledge of heavy metal.
Poser metal reared it's ugly head in the mid-1980's. Corporate television producers have tried to re-write rock history and give this type of teeny bopper bubblegum credibility within pop culture history. It was a joke then, is a joke now. Practioneers of this genre include Poison, Warrant, Winger, Slaughter, Skid Row, Motley Crue.
by Axl Gump August 5, 2006
slutknot, korn, limp dickshit, linkin park, and other stupid ass shit. fuckers that think theyre metal but are not even close. music that requires no real talent to make. screaming pointless meaningless lyrics, and playing shit music that is composed of all power chords.
slipknot is not metal, it is fuckin garbage.
by MetallilbangeR April 5, 2005
Poser Metal's most popular example is the entire Nu-Metal genre. Bands such as Limp Bizkit, Korn, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Staind, Papa Roach, System of a Down, ect.

These bands are posing to be metal. If you ever listen to these bands, they're clearly not metal at all. They're in it for the money. Metal all about the technicality of the music and musicians skill. These bands have no talented musicians and their music is no where near technical.
Poser : Dude some faggot called Slipknot poser metal! They were just played on TRL along with Hawthorne Hieghts. They're so fucking metal.
by Grimes March 3, 2006
Metal that has no point in it's lyrical content and is incapable to be listened to by any real metal head on this earth. I.E. Dethklok, Cannibal Corpse, Bring Me the Horizon, I Killed the Prom Queen, We Butter The Bread With Butter. The list goes but i cannot bare to name anymore of these trivial bands. And to you fuckers who enjoy this shit. Go listen to some goddamn Black Sabbath. Oh and Fuck Kiss.
Loud obnoxious noise coming from a group of Posers
Metal Head: Hey turn that shit off!
Poser 1: This is I Wrestled A Bear Once and it's better than anything you listen to Faggot.

Metal Head walks over to table finds phone in which it is being played on and smashes it.

Metal Head: Fuck You and that whinny arrogant emo shit to. Fuckin Poser Metal
by Fuckthisshitimgoinghome August 18, 2011
A male or female, typically in their teen ages, 14-18, who usually listens to metalcore, post-hardcore, deathcore bands es pecially chelsea grin and suicide silence, and nu metal. Genres like these symbolize a typical teenage boy or girl who call themselves "metalheads". These genres are considered to be poser metal to real metal fans. These teenage boys and girls usually bash people for their personal opinion on the music they like and won't be friends with someone unless they have their music taste.

Bands like Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, Bring Me the Horizon, are examples of fake metal and poser metal.
Metal-Poser: *talking to someone who doesn't have their music taste*, "omg what the fuck, you're such an asshole, your music sucks!"

^ This is typically said by a metal poser to someone who doesn't like their music.

Metal-Poser: "I hate rap and country, it's so fucking gay. Mac Miller and Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber and all mainstream music sucks!"

Real Metalhead who doesn't bash people for their music taste: "Gosh, leave people's music alone. What are you, a metal poser?"
by volumesftw96 June 28, 2013
A young person (typically female or feminine/emo male) who listens to metalcore, deathcore or nu-metal. These genres represent the extremely commercial form of metal music and are designed for teenage girls/boys. These genres are widely considered as fake metal or poser metal among the true metal-fans.

Bands like Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, As I Lay Dying and Slipknot are typical examples about fake metal, poser metal and mallcore.

Metal-poser is basically a fan of nu-metal, metalcore or deathcore.
True Metalhead: "I enjoy many different metal sub-genres like heavy metal, power metal, NWOBHM, thrash metal, speed metal, black metal, viking metal, progressive metal, death metal and doom metal. Some of my favourite bands include Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Death, Saxon, Mercyful Fate, Led Zeppelin, Satyricon, Kreator, Slayer, Behemoth and Amon Amarth. I have a lot of respect for the fore-fathers of metal music and I buy real albums."

Metal-Poser: "I just downloaded some songs by Bullet For My Valentine and I Killed the prom Queen. Man, they are sooo br00tal."

True Metalhead: "What are you? A Metal-Poser?"
by True-Metal-Rules September 29, 2010