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.
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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 called me one once because I said I like metal, as did my acquaintance, who also said it was just screaming into a microphone and repeating the same thing over and over. Here's the exact quote from my acquaintance when I asked him to demonstrate what he thought of 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.

2 Metalheads are evil/mean

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

Absolutely not! I take up different sports in addition to listening to metal.

5 Metalheads are drug addicts

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

Sabbath was. Just look at an Ozzy interview - he is messed up.

6 Metalheads think any band they haven't heard of is "screamo"
7 Metalheads hate every genre other than metal

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.

Not true at all. I listen to metal, rock, classical, and even some jazz and older country. I say older country because most country music nowadays sounds the same to me.

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

Well, I am an atheist, but in recent years atheism has been gaining 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!

12 Metalheads are close-minded

Yes, the worst thing about this is that it's partly true, unfortunately. Several metalheads (not all, of course) judge others by their musical taste and act like bigots towards non-metal fans. This sucks, especially because those idiots give all metal fans 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.

13 Metalheads are very liberal

Eh, I am in between on this one. I like the Democratic social views and the Republican economic views. I'm not sure what that is called.

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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