Nomenclature. Heavy metal fans go by a number of different names, including metalhead, headbanger, hesher, mosher, and heavy, with the term thrasher being used only for fans of thrash metal music, which began to differentiate itself from other varieties of metal in the late 80s.
They found that many heavy metal aficionados shared a particular pattern of personality traits. Enjoying heavy metal was also correlated with openness, possibly because people with more open personalities would be drawn to music that is “intense, engaging, and challenging,” as metal can be, the researchers write.
Its is actually good for the brain One interesting study has shown that listening to music you like, like Heavy Metal, can have incredible benefits for your cognitive abilities and memory.
Typically, Metalheads wont care all too much for makeup like Goths do, though theys still might wear it, and have incredibly long hair, both men and women. These people like to stand out and have their lifestyle based on music, like Goths, but not so much fashion.
They arent nearly as fashion based as the rest of those in the Goth subculture, and whether or not theyre a type of Goth is debated, although the two subcultures cross over easily since they both love black, leather, boots, and many Goths enjoy metal. (I like Romantic styles but I adore leather and metal too.)