Ah yes, the metal fan -- a complex soul whose actions can confuse those who do not take appreciation with the headbanging music genre. We've collected some of the most retweeted #Youknowyoureametalfan quotes from our own Twitter page as well as our friends at Loudwire.

For those who give metal fans funny looks, please let these quotes guide you to understanding the metalhead's DNA a little better. And for those of you who are already metal fans, see how many of these qualifiers apply to you.