What's Your Classic Metal Hairstyle?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Metal is the one genre of music that is possibly even more misunderstood than rap. It's about exploring a darker side to things, but it's also about more than that. It has its roots in blues rock and acid rock, which its pioneers like Led Zeppelin found to be not extreme enough. 

With thrash metal bands like Metallica and Megadeath crossing over into the mainstream, metal's edges are now not as sharp as the material for which they are named, and metal culture has become more open and welcoming. It no longer has to be a full-time commitment, which means that the casual metal explorer is far more welcome than they might have felt in the days of Slash.

Today's metal fans, like their forefathers and mothers, aren't fettered by the expectations of normal society, and they're willing to experience the fullest parts of their nature, never shying away from uncomfortable truths. 

Still, they know when to draw a boundary around that side of themselves, as they're also fully-realized humans who are sober most of the time, hold down jobs, and do other things than go to concerts and blow out their eardrums with songs about death. That means you can find a space in metal that suits you - once you have your look sorted out, that is. So let's figure out what that should be!

How hard are you?

How long have you been into metal?

Who else knows you are into metal?

Do you know much about the history of metal?

How long do you spend on your look?

Do you also have to work a normal job, and if so, what type?

Do you like the path of least resistance?

How vulnerable are you secretly?

How do you feel about chivalry and other such codes?

Vikings: good dressers or best dressers?

How many leather garments are you wearing right now?

What leather garment do you own that is the most surprising?

How many piercings do you have?

How many studs are too many for a single garment?

Are you a study in contrasts?

How often do you start a fight?

Of the fights you get into, how many do you win?

How sore is your throat after an evening of singing metal?

Have you ever bang your head so hard that it hurt?

Do you wear earplugs or headphones to gigs?

If a lady came to your gig, how would you ensure she had a nice time?

How important is your honor to you?

Does being metal mean you can't have a soft side?

What do people not understand about the metal lifestyle?

What's the worst crime you'd commit (or have already committed)?

How much makeup should a metal outfit include?

How many kinds of hairspray do you own?

Not that you care what people think, but other than fellow metalheads, who approves of your metal hairstyle?

What other genre of music might your style sort of fit with?

What would it take to get you to change your style?

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