Long locks, lots of tats, and a distinctive beard is what sets many metal artists apart from the rest. Metal is more than music, it is a look and a way of life. Nothing portrays that anarchistic way of life better than an “I don’t care about beard trimmers” attitude. Check out this list of modern metal artists who are metal to the bone and not afraid to wear that on their face.
Robert Flynn of Machine Head – In his own unique way, Robert Flynn is able to make it look cool to get beard grooming tips. Heck, he could give some to the rest of the metal world. The goatee is a been there done that look for heavy metal musicians, but not when you trim it into 3 distinct points. Bravo Rob, you are an original.
Mark Morton of Lamb of God – There are guys who wear a beard, and than there are beards that wear a guy. The latter is definitely the case with Mark Morton. His beard is almost as long as his locks, but not nearly as pretty. We get the point, Mark doesn’t care how he looks, but for the love of Lamb of God, please at least invest in some beard balm.
Robin Finck of Guns N’ Roses – No, not that old beard look that made him look like a walking tribute to goth, but this new bushy woodsman look. We have known for years that the least of Robin’s concerns is the way he presents himself, and this beard style only goes to prove it. The new look could be the result of a new found desire to condition it with a high quality oil.
Brent Hinds of Mastodon – Shaped perfectly into a V for victory, Brent Hinds beard seems to get longer the more popular he gets. And no, he doesn’t dye it. He’s just one of those weird dudes whose beard hair does not match the hair on his head.
Scott Ian of Anthrax – This is an epic metal artist beard style, seemingly making up for the bald head that lies above it. Usually jet black, but sometimes died at the tips for effect, Scott definitely earns props from the beard wearing world for being willing to take the style to such an extreme.
Fredrik Andersson of Amon Amarth – obviously the Viking blood does not run deep enough in Fredrik Andersson’s blood. Just as his pillaging ancestors, Fredrik chose to show off his manhood with oversized beard. The look works for him, but I wouldn’t ask him for any beard grooming tips.
The beards of metal span the gamut in different styles, shapes and even colors. Yet they all manage to make the man stand out as a pioneer in the music industry. Aspiring metal artists should take note, if you aren’t willing to physically show your wilder side, you may as well start playing the clarinet.