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After spending some time in this musical subculture you get to know a lot of people, and a lot of tastes and inclinations regarding Metal and all of its children. You'd think that there might be a consensus between the followers but I get surprised/amused by how a fan of certain metal sub-genre can despise another sub-genre as much as he/she'd despise Justin Bieber.

Which amuses me.

Also this is just for fun, and of course, not everyone is like this, and yeah I know I didn't feature Atmospheric, Dark, Fusion, Industrial, Melodic, Sludge, Stoner, etc, etc, etc here. The graphic is already crowded enough as it is ^_^
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JasonAlexander1993 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental.
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AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! LOL!
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Karret Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Heeee nice~ Though as someone pointed out, the "metal horns" are done inaccurately - those people are actually saying 'I Love You" in American sign language. :P!

My musical journey started out at a 180 basically from where I am now. O vO!
Grew up early on with [this] kinda stuff. Eventually moved to pop, rock, etc down the ever darker sliding scale of teh metulz so now the darkest/br00talist thing I like is [this]. However, I don't stay in one place.  I keep moving all around the different levels. I love [Epic Rap Battles of History], I've really enjoyed what I've heard of [Electro Swing], [Punk], etc etc etc rjkshgdfg bunches of other genres of varying levels on the scale of pop-y to extreme music. Also a couple of random [foreign] [artists]

So while the majority of my interests, musically, are in eeeehh probably anywhere from Symphonic to Death metal [or rock stuff of some kind], I still love a bunch of other styles. XDa Even Gangnam Style and The Fox P:
With that ramble out of the way, there are a lot of metalheads with mentalities like this. XDa Metul is srs bsns to them. hue. 


... Actually this kind of reminds me of this one picture [here] hehehee
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I may not get the actual point of this picture but I thought it was good so I Favorited it anyway.
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Vernon682 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Does that mean im Tarja Turunen? Uh, ok. Great graph though!
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kaikauspasha Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok i use to listen to linkin park and think they brutal.i was 9 when i heard them and had never heard any thing like them.chester screaming and shit.after that a bit heavy on the guitars bon jovi's album have a nice day.the whole album i use to listen every day for a whole year.mixture of alt metal,country and glam metal.easy easy happy happy lyrics,but more guitars than linkin park and then system of a down chaotic on the guitars as compared to b.j and l.p.lyrically more heavy,beautiful and varying styles of vocals
and then finally this year in 2014 i became  a proper metalhead listening to stuff traditional metal,thrash,melodic death,doom,funeral doom,melodic thrash,power metal,speed metal,alternative meta.grindcore,groove metal,hard rock,psychedelic rock,symphonic metal,metalcore,deathcore,black metal and just really constantly exploring metal sub genres.yup this evolution has some credibility in terms of where i stand with metal,but not seeing myself becoming a metal elitist.lot more shut to explore.awesome fun evolution.nice stuff 
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fimoman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, just about sums it up. I personally probably sit comfortably around 7, though I'll readily swing as high as an 8 or as low as a 3 (In other words, I pretty much find anything from power metal and hard rock, up to melodeath and symphonic black metal).
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aldris247 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Number 3 is Tarja. I dont know who you are, but I love you.
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regidar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Writer
straight from /mu/
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MGS96 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I went from first to second and jumped straight to 4th where I currently am
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