Worst Stereotypes About Metalheads

The Top Ten

1 Metalheads are Satanic

Satanism is based on rational thought and self survival, which is why its not popular.

Cue the Tide pod challenge

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. - LostDream258

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! - ryanrimmel

I sick of this one. - gemcloben

2 Metalheads are evil/mean

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

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

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

I''m a nice guy, the only time I'm 'mean' to someone is if they are 'mean' to me - ryanrimmel

3 Metalheads are alcoholics

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

I don't even drink haha - ryanrimmel

I'm 14. Of COURSE I drink. It's not that it's UNSAFE or anything. - Cyri

I am. - Roach

4 Metalheads are racist

I shouldn't have to explain why I'm not racist - ryanrimmel

Nah. - RiverVibeZ

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

Someone asks me who I'm listening to, if I don't say Black Sabbath, iron maiden, or Metallica, they say "I don't like screamo." - ryanrimmel

So annoying when they just call our bands screamo. - EvilAngel

Oh My God I told my friend that we should listen to Metallica and he said "I don't like that screaming music"

6 Metalheads are drug addicts

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

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

I can assure you that I am clean - ryanrimmel

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.

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

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. - LostDream258

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.

8 Metalheads are criminals

Again, I have no criminal record. Don't worry about that

9 Metalheads are stupid
10 Metalheads are atheists

Have you heard Dave Mustaine on religion? - IronSabbathPriest

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

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. - ryanrimmel

Tom Arya of Slayer is Catholic. - DarkBoi-X

The Newcomers

? Metalheads are homophobic and sexist
? Metalheads hate metalcore with a passion

The Contenders

11 Metalheads are possessed
12 Metalheads hate religious people

Well I strongly dislike religious EXTREMISTS, as they are the ones holding humanity back. - ryanrimmel

I am very unreligious. - gemcloben

13 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. - ryanrimmel

14 Metalheads are close-minded

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

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

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

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.

15 Metalheads are white
16 Metalheads are depressed

Someone who listens to DSBM songs is not necessarily suicidal.

17 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. - ryanrimmel

I just hate politics. - Cyri

More of a punk thing, even then its not particularly true - xEliHbkx

18 Metalheads only talk about music
19 Metalheads are drunks
20 Metalheads have long hair
21 Metalheads disrespect opinions
22 Metalheads are emo

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

23 Metalheads are picky
24 Metalheads are elitists
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