For most metal heads, metal isn't just a genre of music they listen to every once in a while when it comes on the radio, or when they feel like listening to it. It's a way of life. We dress metal, act metal, and often learn to play metal on instruments just like the bands we love. We usually also grow our hair out. It's an unofficial rule book sort of, none of us want to labeled as a poser, so we outwardly express our adoration for our favorite bands.
Metal is, simply put, an aggressive genre of music. Thus, it attracts aggressive people. Not the kind of people that would punch you in the face for looking at them wrong, nothing like that, cos many of us are kind and such, but the kind of people who're sick of being forced to live within societies social rules. Constantly chafing along the edges on what's deemed acceptable in our society. Then all of a sudden, they hear these long haired, tattooed up maniacs on stage shouting, “fuck society and fuck your norms!” Suddenly they have someone they can identify with, someone who says, “Hey buddy, I know life sucks right now, I understand your frustration”. A lot of metal heads are cynical or have had shitty experiences in their lives. When that happens, they don't want to hear a song about partying, drinking and bringing home girls/guys from the last club outing, or pussy this pussy that, nigga this nigga that, bitches this bitches that.
The negative stereotypes of metal usually follow the same lines as, “satanic, aggressive, evil,” or talentless and boring. This creates even more resentment towards the general population, who clamor on about how talentless and uninteresting metal is while whoring over the Kardashian family, Vice family or whatever trash celebrity or public figure there are now a days, and listening to the same pop or rap songs, about the same shit, again bitches, pussy, money, cars, or break up songs etc etc, from the same parties, from the same artists, over and over again. You see how this pisses a lot of us off? I would go as far as to say that metal, is possibly, if not, the most diverse genre of music that exist. There's Power Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Classic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal, Hardcore Metal, and it goes on and on. Not to mention the fact that you can mix metal with a lot of the other genres. There's even genres such as Rapcore within the metal scene. Rapcore is basically rap, but metal, and lyrics don't include bitches, pussy, niggas, etc etc
As metal as i am myself, i however do listen to other genres and not just metal all day everyday.. Because i am in fact a true music lover. As long as it is something i like, i will listen to it. Be that some Taylor Swift Song, or Damian Marley song, or whatever have you. So as metal/goth as i may be, i don't like to stay inside the bubble, even if that is the metal bubble, as in, only listen to all things metal....just so you know.