Top Ten Things That Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions Heavy Metal


The Top Ten

1 Electric guitars Electric guitars The electric guitar is a type of guitar that unlike an acoustic guitar, is solid body instead of hollow. They use pickups and amps to produce sound that's audible from more than a few feet. They are mainly used in rock and metal music and in those genres are commonly the main instruments. A few notable more.

So Awesome! I love them Guitars - Curti2594

2 Devil worshippers

One of the stereotypes. Meaning, it isn't true, except for black metal. - Metal_Treasure

We're not devil worshipers. We just like to rock out to the awesome music and enjoy the messages the metal song has to give you (and I know what you're all thinking now. All metal talks about is worshiping satan. No. There are a lot more metal songs about love stories, political stories, historical stories, fantasies, there are even metal songs that have positive messages and talk about being happy with life! ). Heck there's even Christian metal out there. Christian metal bands that worship god and jesus christ and try to help others. Now do you think metal is all just devil worship?

Sorry. I am now a converted rock chick! - Britgirl

I'm a Christian. - Metalhead1997

3 Tattoos

It depends. Many things have changed over time. Currently some metal musicians don't have any visible tattoos. On average, rappers today probably have more tattoos than the metal guys. - Metal_Treasure

4 Beards
5 Noise

I did get a headache once listening to heavy metal.
So it goes by peoples taste.

No critical to those who like the Heavy Metal, but it is very noisy and gives me earache - YanRocky


Metal + Heavy = Noise! - Curti2594

6 Motorbikes

Maybe Judas Priest or Motorhead. - Metalhead1997

7 Devil's horns

Thanks, Ronnie James Dio! - Metalhead1997

8 The colour black
9 Really Awesome Music!
10 Students

Depends on the students. I know many who aren't into metal. - PositronWildhawk

Students blast this stuff for 1 of 3 reasons
#1 there Really into Heavy Metal
#2 they don't Care
#3 It's the only way to deal with pain! - Curti2594

The Newcomers

? Your Taste
? School Shootings

The Contenders

11 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
12 Headbanging

Now we are talking! - Metal_Treasure

13 Growling
14 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.
15 Screaming

Yes, but keep in mind that it isn't only a metal feature - punk and hard rock also use it; the Beatles screamed a lot, too. Oh, and screamo is punk and not metal. - Metal_Treasure

That's part of metal music. - Userguy44

16 Industrial Metal
17 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.
18 Bad hair
19 Pretty good music

Heavy Metal is often pretty good, although Death Metal, Black Metal, and Screamo take some getting used to, but ANYTHING, repeat, ANYTHING is better than Rap.

20 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.
21 Black Sabbath
22 Sign of the Horns
23 Pain
24 Outfits

Only black metal has specific outfits though. The most typical combination in all other subgenres is denim and T-shirt (most often black but not limited to black). - Metal_Treasure

25 Marilyn Manson

He isn't metal - Metal_Treasure

Most people would confuse marilyn manson for metal. He's more shock rock than metal.

26 Piercings

Punk subculture is more into piercings; although some individual metal musicians do have piercings, this isn't typical for metal. A metal musician can have one earring, rarely two earrings, but not on the nose or tongue. - Metal_Treasure

27 Aggression and Violence
28 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
29 Moshing
30 Disgusting and Creepy Album Covers

Somebody made a conclusion based on Cannibal Corpse only.
You can see some very different death metal album covers on the list Top 10 Non-Gory Death Metal Album Covers - Metal_Treasure

31 Devil's Music
32 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

First thing that comes to mind when you think of posers

33 Master of Puppets
34 Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese is an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur, singer, and actress.

It's my fault for putting these three women on a list like this. They were SUPPOSED to be on the list of things that spring to mind when someone mentions Marilyn Manson.

35 Evan Rachel Wood Evan Rachel Wood Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress and musician. She began acting in the 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic and Once and Again.
36 Rose McGowan Rose McGowan Rosa Ariana Mcgowan was born September 5, 1973. She is an American film actress known for her roles as Paige Matthews in charmed the TV series, and as Cherry Darling in the 2007 Grind house film Planet Terror. She now in 2018 has her own E tv show Citizen Rose.
37 Scary Music Videos
38 Ugly Guy
39 Nice Guy
40 Skinheads

Skinheads are punk and NOT metal - Metal_Treasure

41 Overrated
42 Bismuth Bismuth
43 Metal_Treasure Metal_Treasure
44 Drums Drums
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