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Metal 101- The Nu-Metal kid by LusoSkav Metal 101- The Nu-Metal kid by LusoSkav
I was very much like this once.

After a few years as a metalhead, 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 thinking up of a few, and will sure remember a few more as i go along.

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
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RockyUndertaker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
That kid was kind of like me when I was in high school in 2006-2010. My favorite bands in the nu metal category are Slipknot, Korn, and Linkin Park. \m/
elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
scifykid Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  New member
I listen mostly to Groove and Nü Metal or combinations of them, like baggy clothes, and consider myself pretty much a Nü Metal Head..... I´m tired of arguing with more classic metalheads abuot styles, heaviness or whatever bullshit people came out with.... I guess, everyone has the right to listen to whatyever style or band they like.... It´s fully enough with shitty "music" around to be arguing between metalheads......
RabidLynx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was me about a year ago...
SlingShot505 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like nu metal alot, and dress in baggy clothes (excluding tripp pants, not incredibly baggy). KoRn and Disturbed are the best, whereas Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit suck. Honestly I hate all these metal purists that aren't open to new ideas when it comes to metal as a genre. KoRn created it, Disturbed got the right idea of what nu metal truly is, and then of course a few poser bands come in and almost ruin the genre. But back on the art itself, nice job. I seriously mean that. :)
SlingShot505 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Also I hope I'm not coming off as offended or offensive.
JimmyLethal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never really was this kid, but I've got the baggy clothes thing going on (though they're mostly throwback sports jerseys, but I kinda mix metal with punk, hip-hop, new wave, ska - basically, I don't judge music by popularity, but quality). As for nu-metal itself, Nonpoint is a very good band in the genre that really never get that much attention.
Karret Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I was sort of like this. I loved [and still love, but can't afford] Tripps and went WAY overboard with necklaces and bracelets. However, I don't remember if I ever thought Korn, Disturbed, Slipknot, etc were metal; I can't recall ever thinking that about them. I remember way way back in the day, before I had gotten into them, I heard a little bit of CoF [I remember theee album with Of Dark Blood and Fucking on it, also found that song title lulzy] thanks to my sis and thought that shit was too much for me/I'd never be that 'hardcore' lool. xDa  But yeah, I was definitely in the mallgoth/numetaller crowd in jr high and high school XDa Had a friend who burned me a CD with a bunch of good stuff on it which was my gateway into indisputable metal. xDa
LithiumFire Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Oh man, all these stereotypes are killing me xD nice humor you got there. Can you do me a favor? Im quite missing a Grindcore guy. You can describe the grind guy very good via prejustices like "everything else slower than Napalm Death is Doom Metal" or something like that :)
BostonFan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I still listen to a ton of Nu-Metal, but I was never this dorky. Then again I also was in marching band.
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