From its inception in the late 1960s, heavy metal music has been a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. With its high-energy riffs, thunderous drumming, and screaming vocals, it’s no wonder that the genre has inspired a vast array of memes. In recent years, heavy metal memes have exploded in popularity, becoming a staple in online communities and social media platforms.
My favorite example of this is Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” gaining a new audience when it was featured on Netflix’s Stranger Things and the memes spread like wildfire on social media. So, whether it’s poking fun at the genre’s stereotypes or celebrating its iconic musicians, these memes offer a unique insight into the culture of heavy metal music. So get ready to bang your head and laugh along with us as we dive into the world of Heavy Metal Memes!
1) Let the metal memes begin!
“Amazing. Due to the lack of pollution from covid-19 lockdowns, wild black metal bands have returned to Scandinavia’s forests for the first time since the 90s. Beautiful.”
2) Metal memes that are Breaking the Law!
“Breaking: Protestors in New York City have stolen NYPD radios for the third consecutive night and are currently playing music over the frequency. Update: ‘Breaking the Law’ by Judas Priest is now being played over the NYPD frequency.”
3) Crank up the metal memes to 11!
“Brutal song with a quiet intro. Me listening at full volume.”
“Christian metal would be way more popular if it was exclusively in Latin with full voice choirs and all about the Crusades.”
5) Metal memes that speak the truth!
“Every band has that one member who never says anything and looks like they’re 500% done with everyone’s [censored].”
“Women’s hairstyling channels. Metalhead guys looking for tips for taking care of their long hair.”
“Middle-aged headbanger costume. Includes: Concert tee, camo shorts, sleeve tattoo, hearing loss, and severe back pain.”
“Hey, guys! I’m super into metal. I really like Slipknot, Korn, Ghost, and Metallica. I don’t like it when there’s a lot of screaming though. Hey bro, that’s awesome. I used to listen to those bands too! I kind of envy you because there are so many cool bands you’ve yet to discover. Yeah, and don’t worry about not liking growls. It’s an acquired taste and most people don’t like it at first but you’ll get used to it. You should get into some classic thrash. Just take your time, listen to what you like, and keep an open mind. You’ll be craving caveman riffs and blast beats in no time!
“Hi, sexy. Hi.”
10) The pure definition of metal memes…
“How about you just post metal [censored] and shut up. Standing up against violent oppressors IS metal.”
“I hate Metallica. Die mother [censored].”
“Idiots: Artists should keep politics out of their music. The music they listen to: Rage Against the Machine. Metallica. Megadeth. Black Sabbath. System of a Down. Iron Maiden.”
“In line for your 1st metal show. In line for your 18,796th metal show.”
“James is mine.”
15) Gotta love funny metal memes!
“Local rock stations really be like ‘You’re listening to hard [censored] rock. None of that [censored] new [censored]. Rock so hard you’ll [censored] your pants. Up next we have Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots.”
“Marilyn Manson definitely has them little strawberry candies in his purse.”
“Peaceful, uplifting, beautiful music. Screaming, distorted, demon noises. Me.”
“Neck exercise. [censored] please.”
“Restoring art is my passion.”
20) Metal memes that Seek and Destroy!
“Seek and…Ah! Are you [censored] me?”
“I should join a heavy metal band…Best decision ever!!!”
“Someday…I will be like Dave…”
“Ah, I stepped on a LEGO brick.”
24) Metal memes are NOT a phase!
“The look you give when someone says metal is just a phase.”
“Top rocks songs of the decade: Believer by Imagine Dragons. Thunder by Imagine Dragons. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. Thomas had never seen such [censored] before.”
“What men think women want: What women really want:”
“When the riff is so good.”
“Who changed the radio from hip hop to death metal? Me:”
“Your favorite big international band was once a small local band. So, go to local shows and support local bands.”
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