Top 10 Worst Stereotypes About Metalheads

You've seen them in movies, heard them in conversations, or read them in articles. Stereotypes like metalheads are all angry, violent, or antisocial, that they worship the devil, or that they're not intellectually engaged. Or what about the assumption that they all have long hair, tattoos, and piercings, and that they only wear black? Even the idea that all metal music sounds the same and lacks musical sophistication is a commonly held stereotype.
The Top Ten
1 Metalheads are Satanic

I am truly sick and tired of this stereotype! I'm tired of being called a gosh darn Satanist! Even my mom call me one once because I said I like metal, as did my acquaintance, who also said it was just screaming into a microphone while saying the same thing over again. -_- He's the exact quote from my acquaintance when I asked him to demonstrate what he thought of when I told him metal music, "I know your mom is dead! (x20)" He screamed the whole thing, and right then and there I wanted to blast some Iron Maiden and Dio into his ears.

I am an atheist and I have friends that call me satanic. I gave up on trying to defend myself and I say "Hail Satan" cause it makes them very mad!

I hate it when people think you worship Satan just because you listen to songs with lyrics about the devil.

I've said this before I can worship whoever I want. I'll leave you to figure that one out.

2 Metalheads are evil/mean

Only when they slag off the most slagged off singer on here who is the opposite to metal and wouldn't sing metal ever.

Only when you bully fans of pop music, calling it stupid because you think its cool to call it stupid.

I'm only mean if you piss me off or if I'm in a bad mood.

3 Metalheads are racist
4 Metalheads are alcoholics

I don't even drink haha

Absolutely not one, I take up different sports apart from listening to any metal

5 Metalheads are drug addicts

Some probably are but the majority aren't into hard drugs.

Sabbath was just look at a Ozzy interview. He is messed up.

6 Metalheads think any band they haven't heard of is "screamo"

So annoying when they just call our bands screamo.

7 Metalheads hate every genre other than metal

I know two metalheads who absolutely HATE hip-hop music, so I made them listen to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly. That really changed one of their opinions, but the other called it a trashy waste of space and said it was really bad. I don't know him anymore.

I like to consider myself a metal head but I will listen and try to appreciate EVERY genre.For instance I greatly enjoyed Kendrick Lamar's song "King Kunta" for drawing inspiration from historical (although relatively fictional) sources. He plays his songs with a live band as well rather that just rapping over a premixed track without his vocals on it.

No true at all. I listen to metal, rock, classical, and even some jazz and older country. I say older country since most country music nowadays sounds the same to me.

Not really true. I believe all metalheads should know their roots - blues and rock. And Jazz of course.

8 Metalheads are criminals
9 Metalheads are possessed
10 Metalheads hate religious people

I am very unreligious.

The Contenders
11 Metalheads are atheists

Well. I am atheist. But in recent years, atheism has been gaining lots of credibility, it has nothing to do with the music you listen to.

Have you heard Dave Mustaine on religion?

Dave Mustaine isn't! Get your facts straight!

I am... But even tom araya is catholic.

12 Metalheads are close-minded

Yes... the worst thing about this is, that its partly true unfortunately.. Several metalheads (not all of course) judge others by music taste and act like bigots towards non-metalfans. This sucks! Especially because those idiots give all metalfans a bad name.

You HAVE to be open minded to listen to metal music. The most popular bands among the metal community are still very obscure to most people

Just because we listen to metal most of the time does not mean we hate all kinds of pop.

I will admit that I'm close minded, especially when it comes to music.

13 Metalheads are very liberal

Eh, I am in between for this one. I like the democratic social views and the republican economic views. I'm not too sure what that is called.

I just hate politics.

14 Metalheads are stupid
15 Metalheads are violent

I love to mosh, but that doesn't make me violent. The violent lyrics that bands like Cannibal Corpse and Slayer use are based on serial killers and horror movies. It is no different than any horror movie you've seen.

16 Metalheads are white
17 Metalheads are emo

Do people seriously believe this? Metalheads don't dress like emo or listen to the same music as them.

18 Metalheads only talk about music
19 Metalheads disrespect opinions
20 Metalheads are depressed

Someone who listens to DSBM songs is not necessarily suicidal.

21 Metalheads have long hair
22 Metalheads are picky
23 Metalheads are elitists
24 Metalheads hate metalcore with a passion
25 Metalheads are homophobic and sexist
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