Top Ten Tips On How to Be a Good MetalheadIronSabbathPriest I'm not trying to be big headed here. Nor do I consider myself some metal expert. I'm just giving advice so you can enjoy metal music as much as you can without needing to change your personality. It's not necessary.
The Top Ten
There's enough metal genres out there to where nearly anyone can enjoy the genre.
Most important of all. If you like a metal band, it doesn't matter which one or what genre, then you're a metalhead. (Just make sure they are actually metal). - IronSabbathPriest
@IronSabbathPriest - this is an amazing list, I agree with all your items and comments. Congrats on the great job! - Metal_Treasure
Yeah, I hate it when people say they like metal and only like bands like Asking Alexandria and Avenged Sevenfold. - Brobusky
Most people at my school hate metal, and the few people that like it only like Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, and Linkin Park.
I am not an actual metalhead. But when I say this is metal and this isn't, I always explain it. I also proved some of them. - zxm
My brother is always saying this. Countless times he has moaned when someone says AC/DC are a great metal band. - BritgirlV 1 Comment
Lyrics are just lyrics. Not to be taken seriously most of the time. - IronSabbathPriestV 1 Comment
I admit, I used to be a big hypocrite on this site. And insult bands that people liked in posts. I've deleted them now so don't bother looking for them. That being said, if you can give constructive criticism, then that's fine. - IronSabbathPriest
Yeah, this one is extremely important. Everyone has their own taste and opinions, especially in music.
You'll never find anyone with whom you agree in every single matter, so get along with that.
(And if you do, you are probably not yourself, but trying to be someone else.) - Flav
This is the most important tips. Remember, if you respect others, they will respect you - BlueFrostOfThunderClan
I like old and new equally. Although most of the modern bands I like are obscure. But listen to those old metal bands, they put a lot of effort in. - IronSabbathPriest
Judas Priest, Slayer, and Overkill are all great old bands. Opeth, Evile, and Children of Bodom are good new bands.
Yes I agree most old bands like Black Sabbath and ironmaiden and judas priest are great and even newish bands like System of a Down,slipknot are also one of my favourites - Toucan
I mainly like older bands such as
The only new metal band that I like is Dusturbed, and I'm not really that big of a fan. Nothing beats the classics! - Alpha101
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If you're a Slipknot fan who wants to listen to Darkthrone, go ahead. - IronSabbathPriestV 3 Comments
Find a hobby. Whilst some bands are amazing, their lyrics can get depressing if that's all you do all day. - IronSabbathPriest
You'll also get problems finding friends or a partner, if you're interested in only one topic... - Flav
Yah, rock is another good hobby too. Rock and metal together can be another one. - MetalObsessed
It always amazes me how much good music exists. There is an endless realm of music that's waiting to be discovered and to be created out there. Whether you've heard of the band and you're giving them a try, or you've never heard of them, there's always a great band that you don't know. - Songsta41
I never stop, I always end up loving new bands. And sometimes its not new( like they just released a debut album ) but like I found out about the band Motorhead, a band formed in the late 70$/early 80$. And I loved them. If its new to you, it doesn't matter if they are 50 years old or not - RustyNail
Don't hear the whole Metallica discography, think it's good and then play it's safe. There are lots of bands out there. - IronSabbathPriest
If you thought Iron Maiden and Metallica were good enough for you, consider listening to Cirith Ungol, Exumer, Evile, Vader, Cryptopsy, High on Fire, Candlemass, Dream Evil, Edge of Sanity, Exciter, Venom, Mercyful Fate, and Sepultra.V 2 Comments
I don't think that finding your subgenre is important. You should enjoy the music and when you like several types of metal: why not?
But if you are into only 1 or 2 subgenres that's also fine, and you'll probably get to know more underground bands! - Flav
Nu, Heavy, Black, Death, Thrash, Proggresive, whatever you want... it is their. - MetalObsessed
Not only that, but I enjoy a lot of different music genres, like classical, rap, electronic, and despite I love metal, my favourite band is (and will always be) a stoner rock band called Queens Of The Stone Age.
Yes this true.
You can like ANY type of music. Being a metalhead doesn't strictly mean, that you have to listen ONLY to metal. It just menas metal is one of your FAVORITES.
Many seem to forget this. - Flav
Even though I love metal, I also like bands like
The Rolling Stones
Guns N Roses
Alice in Chains
Etc. - Alpha101
Where did it begin? Who were the trailblazers? How did it change over time?
Even if you don't like metal at first listen, continue to give it more and more chances and find other bands to use to get into metal, and I'm positive you will adapt. That is, if you're already a big rocker. - Songsta41
Don't be like an elitist metalhead.
Thrash Metal is basically Death Metal but with more singing and less screaming. - ElectricCorpseSlayer
Don't call bands like Avenged Sevenfold or slipknot or any hair/nu metal/deathcore/metalcore etc. band poser metal. Also, don't call the people in these bands emo- (you know what word goes here). Don't criticize someone for liking a band that you call "poser metal" (don't call them names). Don't go on videos of bands that you call "poser metal" and leave a hate comment just to hate. If you're a metal head and you do this, then you'll come off as an arrogant and stuck up metal elitist. Don't be one of these, metal elitists are the reason that many people have hate towards metal fans. Like some of the tips in the top tens, be open minded towards all music genres and bands and be respectful towards others and their opinions.
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2. Have respect for other's opinions
3. Know the differences between metal genres
2. Don't dress in leather, have a knife strapped to your thigh, cut yourself, etc.
3. Don't say non-metal bands are metal
2. Find your subgenre
3. Be you