"Yeah dude, that's a Metal Elitist for ya" - Person B
Oh wait, I just found out that 10 kids at my school like them, nevermind, they suck ballsack also.
Often times their knowledge of heavy metal not just limited to knowing lots of bands. Most are familiar with the musical characteristics (scales, theories, etc.), attitudes, history, people, and social issues relating to heavy metal.
Usually Elitists shun people new to metal because the noobs are unable to cite knowledge from those aforementioned topics to support their statements about a band.
One misconception is that they do not listen to any other music besides Heavy Metal and some will even restrict themselves to only particular metal sub-genres. While it is common practice to adhere to only a few sub-genres within their taste of Heavy Metal, however outside of Metal, many do have diverse tastes in music. Although they may detest mainstream music like pop or hip-hop, most are often fond of other music such as jazz, blues, classical, and punk, since these types of music are highly influential to Heavy Metal.
Another misconception is that they think Heavy Metal is the most superior music on earth. Most Elitists will admit that the skills and novelty in the some compositions of jazz and classical marvel that of Metal.
1) an asshole who happens to like metal, or 2) a metalhead who happens to be an asshole. Some Elitist, by nature, will be an asshole (in turn) if you make unsupported statements about certain bands.
Bands they prefer are almost always obscure and unknown to anybody and from Scandinavia. They hate all bands that are popular. The only Thrash Metal band that is tolerated by Metal Elitist is Iron Maiden. The rest isn't even metal.
Metal Elitist: Oh my god, your list sucks bloody cocks. Shit isn't even metal. Weird Al Yankadick can make better metal than Crobar. Besides, all that shit is pop-rock, you fucking twit. I'd rather have a tumor in my scrotum and guiche than to listen to Wolber's crying again.
A real Metal Elitist is a person that only loves and listens to Metal while not supporting any other type of music in any way. Yet, most people have an extremely negative view of this idea because Metal Elitists can be rude or posers pretending to be Elitists.
The biggest genres that Metal Elitists usually attack is Deathcore, Metalcore, Nu-Metal, and Rapcore. Many believe Deathcore is a rival of Death Metal which makes seniority and skill come to mind. Metalcore is compared to an Emo like style of vocals/musicianship. Nu-Metal is believe to be the biggest sellout genre to mainstream (non-Metal) audiences. Rapcore has rapping as vocal style and Rap has always been the nemesis of Metal.
MTV Fan: Fuck you Metal Elitist, Rage Against Da Machine is Da Shit, Biiiiitch!
Emo-Fan: Dude, Avenged Sevenfold is so hard rock man...
Metal Elitist: No they are not... They incorporate an Emo-like-style to me... Yep, they are Metalcore.
Deathcore Fan: Deathcore is the hardest thing ever in Metal...
Metal Elitist: No its not, Death Metal is...
Deathcore Fan: No, its Deathcore...
Metal Elitist: No, its Death Metal... It has been around longer and focuses more on playing skills.
Deathcore Fan: So does Deathcore.
Metal Elitist: Hell No! Its not Hall of Fame material...