Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Metal 101- The Metal GRRRL by LusoSkav Metal 101- The Metal GRRRL by LusoSkav
Since this has been coming up a lot lately and i get tired of repeating myself

-This is satire, not meant to offend in the first place, i really have no problem with any of these types of people here portrayed (except the guy in the pantera shirt cos he's a dick), i'm not judging, simply caricaturing;
-Most of these are male simply because most metalheads are male, that does not mean that a 'male' archetype cant be applied to a female metal fan.
-The female archetypes are portrayed as such because they are specifically female archetypes, non-applicable to males, and while they may seem 'insulting', they aren't meant to be any more insulting than any of the other ones, since i make fun of guys just as much as i make fun of girls.
-This is an ongoing series, and as thus, more archetypes are to come, females included, meaning that the female archetypes i come up with aren't all 'negative'

-If, after all of this you still choose to be offended and find this sexist, well, then that's beyond my grasp and you should just lower your political correctess-related sensitivity switch for a while and chill. I'm not really here to pander to or coddle those easily offended anyway.

Thank you

Bout time we slipped some tits into this sausage fest. However fret not, my good friends, for this is not the sole female archetype in this sweaty, hairy subculture.

So, after a few years passing, and many, many metal shows attended, i couldn't help but to notice the diferent archetypes and demographics in the metalhead culture that i kept coming across.
And since i never saw any kind of descriptive charts that accurately portrayed the metal subculture i so dearly know and love, i decided to do it myself!

So, based on people that i know, people that i merely saw, often or not that often, and on blunt personal experience, i began scribbling out a few, and constructed many more in my mind, which is to say, that there will be quite a few before i'm done.

Also remember this is not meant to offend. It's all harmless satire, more often than not :)

So yes. Hope you enjoy Luso's Handy Guide to Metalheads

Add a Comment:
deiopei Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  New Deviant
Offend me??? not a chance! This is great. This is me hands down. Especially the short, tiny part and generally being voided in the pit. One guy moshed with me for real and that was cool! He was a thrasher of some unknown ethnicity. lol. You nailed these perfectly! Please come out with more :-D Thanks again! 
Strawberry-Pink05 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Imma metal gurl but I'm tall =D
elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ok that is totally me with the mix of black metal, folk metal and power metal
jcxtc Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
accurate description of me (except for Arch Enemy. I like them, but not THAT much, and definitely not because the vocalist is a girl :D

love the series, can't believe people would be offended by it (as part of the metal community, I have never yet met someone butthurt enough) and, well, waiting to see more stereotypes :D 
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2015
Now this is awesome and being a Metal Gurl myself.  Also I agree with your bold text disclaimer and is not offended or bothered, even though I don't do any of those things typically! :XD:


Your series of these is awesome by the way and your gallery kicks ass! :headbang:
HeavyMetalAngel666 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
She looks like Simone from Epica =)
babakacsa Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, when I was younger I had no idea that Arch Enemy has a female singer..... :)
dimesqueal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, every single one of these I can relate to haha
Well maybe apart from the "tiny" bit :P
Love it! :D
ValeTheHowl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I know many girls like this... except for the "tiny" part: they're all as tall as guys.
Heck, my cousing is EXACTLY like this and she's more than 6 foot tall! When she looks for a brawl, people avoid her out of fear. xD
SahtiWaari Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's why I don't go into the mosh. It looks like fun though... Maybe we should start our own girl-only pits to avoid this problem
Distilledwasteland Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Artist
Girls only mosh pit? They exist. And they hurt like a dude mosh pit.
Jorinda Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I might be that girl XD.
Although I do not go into the mosh pit for exactly this reason - I'd love to, but I'm afraid everyone would try to protect me, and I don't want to ruin their fun.
Twippywippy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
This girl is supposed to be a readily mockable poseur more than anything else, no?
RabidLynx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy fuck, that's me! except for the "skinny" part, lol. I'm actually listening to Arch Enemy right now!
MalevolentCreations Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not short or skinny and I hate arch enemy, wish you'd done one about girls like me xD 
GoatQueen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I hate arch enemy too. I didn't know other people would agree with me though in a civilized manner so I kept it mostly to myself. XD
CorpusVermis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wintersofboredom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
That's me! :D :headbang: :D
mariajogato1996 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
ˇI Like MelodicˇXD
NinjaRed400 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Honestly, I couldn't help mosh with girls like this. It was fun, especially at a Slayer concert.
FayesWings Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
oh my God this is spot-on hahaha! love it!
forest-of-fire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a little bit like her, I don't wear any make up, love arch enemy and I'm wearing bands t-shirts and pants almost every day. even now, in november, when it's time to find some long-sleeved shirts.
gexisunderrated Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Man Metal Sucks got really hurt over this one.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
lol did it? i actually sort of avoided to read the comments on that
MiauTgG Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer the "Trophy Metal girl" :D
NathalieRoann Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Writer
that's me, hahaha :D
ChewishJewish Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Hm. i'd figure the fake fem metalheads would at least know about Dark Moor or Nightwish or something.
LambofGodRules Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Oh of these are really good. Funny stuff.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, the Metal Grrl. I thought this was the Glam Metaller at first.

You should man up and do the fuckin' Glam Metaller. I'm sure... I'm sure it's going to require a strength no mortal possesses, but if you can bring yourself to do it, you a have a potential favourite.
DarkLingg666 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Quite funny, I'm a girl and listen a lot to metal, but I ain't completely like this type, hehe.
I can actually growl (after I drank some alcohol of course :') ) and Arch Enemy is one of my fave bands.. Besides, I'm not even skinny and small, more like tall, haha XD With coming Amon Amarth concert in Tilburg, I'll sure go and try out a moshpit!
DarkEpicAngel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I'd like to say that this is me but Im not nearly tough enough xD
Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find this funny... Arch Enemy is my favorite band, but I don't act anything like this. XD
...cept the eyeliner bit. Yesh.
Coolkitten13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, nice drawing. And that is true mostly. I am a metal girl, but not like this. Yes, my voice is too, erm, GIRLY, to sing with most of the bands I listen to, lol.
Wenttoschoolandiwasv Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, sometimes I think girls like this try too hard, but on the other hand I can't blame them, 'cause so many guys just judge them before they know them.
Madmelo101 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a mix of this , the young metalhead , the power metaller , the thrasher ,and the folk metaller :D
A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm... Somewhat myself years ago and even now. :D Screaming is a hard thing to do and, just as the singing, is not for everyone. (no matter if people say anyone can do it.) I still do it though - because it annoy the crap out of my people :D and mostly because "One does not simply SING Carach Angren's song."
And i can keep it up for a long time if i want to, but i am sure as hell it doesn't sound so good :D So i keep it up only on big concerts where no one can hear me.
Extreme metal is great though, and it's true the vocals are hard to do. Not only women but men, as well, have hard time with it, or simply can't. That should never stop us from doing it. It fun and it feel good! :) And i personally don't care if i look like an idiot screaming.

Slim and short. Yes. If i had hairy legs i could pass for a hobbit :D
I don't go into the pit. I'd rather stay in the front line, since being short and skinny prevents me from seeing anything if i am on another place. But I was in a female pot once (How did i even got there? O.o) i got out pretty fast since one skinhead bitch thought she is there to show how good she can fight :/ Seriously, entering a mosh pit doesn't prove you are a brave viking shieldmaiden, damn it!

Make up rules. :D If i don't go too lazy to do it.
But i never ever wear make up on concerts. Its uncomfortable and un needed. Also on concert i choose the comfortable clothes too. I don't live in the movie, in witch the band will see me from the sage and fall in love with me. In fact I look so very ugly on concerts, that if the band actually manage to see me, they'll run like hell and never come back! :D (fans in my country will hate me for it :()
Also i like girly stuff... a lot :D It's just not the only thing that i like. I kind of like manly stuff too. It depends on my mood a lot. And on how cold is outside. (when it comes to clothes) But things should not be divided if you ask me. There is no such thing as a men hobby. It just happens to have more men doing it, but that means nothing.

I Always get the lesbian thing :D But that might be because one of my best friends is gay :D
Before, when i hated girly stuff, it happened more often. :D One woman at the street actually called me mister once :D (true story) and after i turned around to face her and i talked to her, she still couldn't get that i am a woman. :D I blame it on the voice. And on the fact that i speak like some old truck driver. (What?! I like it!. :D)

Don't know much about Arch Enemy. Other than "My apoclypse" and "Nemesis" (pretty cool songs)Funny thing is that before i see them (Cause i rarely look at the bands i hear) i thought the vocalyst was a guy, because i only knew they had male vocalist. Juhan Liva, was it? I never ever questioned if it is a woman. Still i was never a big fan of them. I wonder why now... They seem good. They should not get hated just because the singer is a woman.
From the female vocalist bands i like the usual old-Nightwish, Within, Draconian etc. I usually choose by the songs not the gender of the singer.

No piercing and tattoos. I drink beer very rarely, so i can escape drinking strong alcohol when social events demand me to drink. I have some periods i wanna drink bear for the taste of it, but it is a rare thing.Drinking alcohol is just not for me. May be for someone not as short and skinny :D
Croudsurf... No thanks :D

Well I don't cover them all, but i guess that's my archtype. Mixed with some power/black/gothickmetalish things.
And i am not at all ashamed of it btw. I love me. :D
And i like some other metal girls too. (Time to think i'm lesbian in 3... 2... 1...) No one is perfect and that's great actually. So don't be offended when someone is putting out your flaws, Just laugh at them with dignity :D
If you are of the sorts of people who think they are perfect and they can point out other people's flaws, but never your own (cause you have noone, duh) Than you are an idiot. So don't take it too seriously guys.
He is making fun of all other archetypes and make them look like the "fake metal poser" that because it's stereotypical.
Why, i wonder, only we, the women, bitch about it?
You don't have to prove how strong, independent and great you are in any given chance. No one gives a shit.
If I, as a woman, describe stereotypical metal girl, i'd make something similar. And i don't think there should be two of any genre, because man or woman - the fan is a fan and it covers some of them. (I see no sexim in this)
The person who did this is obviously not a hater, so i don't get the problem. Don't take it personally. We know metal girls have their good sides as much as bad. Just as the metal guys.
But we are not perfect. And it's cool cause we can make fun of ourselves. And our own flaws is one of the things we can have most fun with, cause we can relate the most. So don't ruin the joke with bullshit.

With this said.
That's so incredibly funny, seriously :D
You have my internet approval!
It was fun to see, that I actually fit in one of these. Even if not completely. Especially the first one :D I was like - OH HELL YEAH! GIRRRRAAAAAA!
And i actually do like her clothes a lot *guilty* I'd love to have the same pants. :D

Excuse my long, self-centered, comment and bad english.
Nyogtha-Art Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't see how this is offensive. I mean it's pretty accurate to some, but can't be applied to most. I'm a death metal vocalist and fronted an oldschool death/thrash band for 4 years, have been death-metal growling for nearly 9 years, and my vocal style is more death metal than anything; low growls, high screams, nothing like post-Liiva Arch Enemy. But I have seen these girls who think they're so metal and 'hard core', when in fact they are this character. Some things relate to me, such as rejection of girly things. But I can actually growl for a long time without hurting my voice. This is like the girl who first gets into that kinda thing I guess.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
exactly, just because these girls exist it doesn't mean girls like you who actually know what they're doing don't :) what's the band name by the way?
Nyogtha-Art Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Lol, yes. My band was called Reprisal Within, just some really underground band that never went anywhere... But there's some stuff online, I never used my full vocal range either because of the style and key they played in, and my performance on the demo was recorded in one take while I was sick. Had to quit a few months ago due to working on my degree and the band not wanting to work around my time table. But it was a cool experience anyway. You can hear them on ReverbNation if you want.
Gears-of-the-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kind of sexist! How about you draw a male and female interpretation for each, side by side on your posters? It doesn't matter how common female metalheads are, there are most definitely fans of all of these genres. Aside from this (just rings of the "fake girl fan" asshattery I've been seeing everywhere) I love your series.
jimbul2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
RosenrotOhRosenrot Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha many of those points describe me to a T lol I prefer to think of myself as a Female Industrial-metallist :)
lizzy1221 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Awsome, anyway i consider myelf more like a female thrasher
lizzy1221 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Hahahah true story
sofiacero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"a relative mix of shirts and pants" that actually sounds like me, well sounds like me a couple of years ago.
beornson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh god i know this girl with black hair... other then that matches the picture exact especially in being short and skinny. as in 1,60 centimeters max... any idea if they are compatible with big bulky boyfriend instead of trophygirl? iam kindof the vikingmetaler but bigger as in 1,98 xD.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
i guess it also works!
beornson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that awkward moment wen you ask a girl out and during the evening you find out she actually likes other metal grrrls >.<

forever alone :steaming:
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist

well, you could've always just asked her if you could just watch :lol:
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
April 14, 2011
Image Size
421 KB


58,769 (18 today)
278 (who?)