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Metal 101- The Power Metaller by LusoSkav Metal 101- The Power Metaller by LusoSkav
By popular demand, here it is!

Now, this one, moreso than any other, I had to make by means of deduction, since Power Metal fans are very, very few around these parts, but hopefully this is accurate enough.


also im getting kinda sick of pasting this footer in here everyime i do these, them words just kinda piss me off now haha

oh well

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

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rondrigo-alex Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They have better hair care than their girlfriend or sister
TimPlazasta Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I was this guy, but my school rules on haircuts are too strict and I'm too young, so I'm maybe a little crossbreed between this for my musical taste and because I'm really into fantasy and a young metalhead for my appearance, sadly. Oh well, I can still grow, I'm just 15
TimPlazasta Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
tip: play "something for the ages" by hammerfall while reading this, it fits this guy perfectly
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
So that Pantera loser was your least favorite of these archetypes.  Is this your favorite?
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
emrysmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
10/10 it perfect
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say this guy looks like Dave Mustaine a little, but Dave's a speed metal guy.
Shisco11 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2015
I'm something in between Power Metaller and Folk/Viking Metaller. A geek, but more into sci-fi than into fantasy, and into future rather than into history. I actually do have a sword, a katana, and I used to train martial art with it, but I also have a beard, mjolnir pendant and a drinking horn (and a mead) and I have more of a Viking Metaller figure.
Have you met any interesting "crossbreed" metalheads? :)
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student General Artist
most metalheads are crossbreeds, actually, from my experience, lol

well, maybe not most, but a very healthy percentage i'd say. i'm definitely one
AlucardxLiddell Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Much similar to me ^^ hail power metal \o/
armage22 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
damm now tha i think about it im actually this guy 
psychoticgamer5000 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So many wonderful fellow power metalheads out here... :iconshaplz:
guilmon182 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, how'd you get the picture of me as reference?!
Morwina Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Wow! 90% Accurate for my fiancee! :D:D:D (Love his hair <3)
masterchaoss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty much me but with long hair got the color right though!
AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is quite accurate! I like several styles, but Power Metal is probably my fave. Pretty much every single one of the things you listed is true of me!
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Favorite type of metal ever
StrykerBrony Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me right on down to a tee, good sir. I've got this as my computer's background, because Power Metal.

Keep it up!
SonOfTheNorthe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
This is mostly me, except my hair is dark brown.
I almost did a book report on the Silmarilion, but then it turned out to be extra credit, so being the lazy ass I am, I didn't do it.
And yes, I totally want to own a sword. In addition, I wish to play Dagorhir. (Kinda like LARP, but there's no magic. Only steel. By which I mean foam.)
Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Lol, fits me in most points. :D
EternallyShy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
This is like a male version of me :3
mariajogato1996 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
ˇHeyˇˇPower Is My Favorite,TooˇLove 
Cameronm110 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
"Usually has some Dio merch"
DeathfromSpace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is me.
Andr3w137 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
This is great, I can see a few bits of this in myself aswell. Make's me proud to be a fan of Power Metal.

I would like to keep swords but when it comes to metal it's a warhammer for me.

Heavy Metal 
mariajogato1996 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
DragonPirateXIII Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Sadly, I'm not much of a reader so I haven't read many fantasy novels (including LOTR, please don't judge) and I'm nowhere near as much of a Tolkien geek as I'd like to be. Other than those, this fits me perfectly!
Fits exactly for me :D, Especially the part with the swords!
omega3456 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Ha ha ha Brilliant so on the spot! ha ha ha brilliant! :D
Rico616 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda sums me up... Almost too well. Am I THAT predictable??
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
dont feel too bad, we're all predictable in our own little ways :p
Rico616 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't but I will be using your gallery as an I-Spy book for Hammerfest next week, and I know I've seen every one of them in Bloodstock so will tick them off as I go. I only need to look in a mirror though to see this one.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
hah! that's sounds like a  pretty fun game to play actually, i just might try that myself on the next festival i go to
Rico616 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
There's probably even a few regulars who don't appear in the gallery. (Not meaning to sound like a war vet, but...) I've seen some things in my time.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
oh yeah, i still need to make a few more, that's a given, i'm just terribly slow :x
Rico616 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hear that, I'm still working on a few projects I should have finished ages ago, one happens to be the biggest I've ever done.
sugarnspike613 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The hair and the pose are awesome, love this xDD
unknovne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
yep pretty much sums us up... except pen and paper instead of larp but that might just be around here.
WillVenitus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Yup. that's got me summed up. 'cept I don't keep swords. I keep axes. A lot of them.
vec170203 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
I'm in love with this guy (and he's a drawing... Oh well, he's epic anyway ♥)
KaitoShion95 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm totally this XD
JWB96 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly this is me almost to a T minus the locks worthy of a warrior. But I'm working on it :D
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
keep at it!
typeandkey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Good to know.
NinjaRed400 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I share a few of this guy's traits. I play a lot of video games and own a sword (a Japanese tsurugi). Not a fan of LOTR though.
Therangerman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I wonder how the power metaler feels about deathened power metal bands like Scar Symmetry, Children of Bodom and Raintime. 
Rei-nanto-suichoken Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Power metallers also study martial arts.
LusoSkav Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
do they now?
MeisterQuitte Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No - I wouldn't call that a necessity. I think you got the essential points figured out masterfully. Great piece of artwork.
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