By the name, Metalheads are people who love all types of metal music, be it black metal, symphonic metal, glam metal, heavy metal, the list goes on. They also like harder rock, "shock rock" and other such genres that are hardcore enough for them. They aren't nearly as fashion based as the rest of those in the Goth subculture, and whether or not they're a type of Goth is debated, although the two subcultures cross over easily since they both love black, leather, boots, and many Goths enjoy metal. There are genres of metal like doom metal and Gothic metal that give a nice bridge between the two types of people. Typically, Metalheads won't care all too much for makeup like Goths do, though theys still might wear it, and have incredibly long hair, both men and women. Leather jackets and black pants, along with chains, bullet accessories and leather chokers are common as they're usually worn by members of metal bands. There's a lack of idealogy since this subculture is mostly based around music alone, although they enjoy anti-conformity and anti-authority like the Punks. All in all, they're simply a group of people who like black and different subgenres of metal (although thats not all they have to listen to!). They're seen as more masculine and hardcore than some would consider Goth, despite Gothabilly and other scenes working well for men wishing to appear masculine in their dark adventures.

'What''s its connection to Goth?

The fondness of black, horror, edgy and spooky things along with metal is what mixes these subcultures up. (I like Romantic styles but I adore leather and metal too.) These people like to stand out and have their lifestyle based on music, like Goths, but not so much fashion. Their similar taste in clothes and music puts people to think that they're the same, but they're actually only cousin subcultures.

Think Metalhead is more your thing?

  • You love metal and rock
  • You love black, leather, or other spooky things
  • You love horror genres
  • You love anti-conformity and standing out

If these things appeal to you, you may like the Metalhead scene, but you are you, and you only! You don't have to make yourself fit any mold, you can create your own, and that's the beauty of these subcultures and types!

Types of Goth
Trad Goth Romantic Goth ~ Cyber Goth ~ Fetish Goth ~ Victorian Goth ~ Vampire Goth ~ Bubble Goth ~ J-Goth ~ Medival Goth ~ Hippy Goth ~ Tribal Goth ~ Fairy Goth ~ Steampunk ~ Emo Goth ~Cabaret Goth ~ Gothabilly ~ Geek Goth ~ Corp Goth ~ Baby Bat
Other Goth Cousins
Punk ~ Rivithead ~ Deathrocker ~ Emo
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