Watch This Heath Ledger Lookalike Impersonate Every Kind Of Metalhead

11 August 2022 | 11:03 am | Brenton Harris
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Metal fandom comes in many forms too and TikTok user and definite Heath Ledger lookalike @Matthew_Scar has done an amazing job of impersonating many of them. In two videos that are quickly going viral, the metalhead deftly and comedically embodies the spirit of every type of metal fan you'll see at a metal festival.

(Matthew_Scar/TikTok)

Despite what the mainstream might think, the metal community is a dynamic and diverse space, offering a place of entertainment, refuge and belonging for fans of all kinds, from all walks of life.  

Metal fandom comes in many forms too and TikTok user and definite Heath Ledger lookalike @Matthew_Scar has done an amazing job of impersonating many of them. In two videos that are quickly going viral, the metalhead deftly and comedically embodies the spirit of every type of metal fan you'll see at a metal festival. 

From the straight face and crossed arms of the 'unimpressed' to the overexcitement of the 'OMG I love these guys' types, to the furious neck-snapping action of the 'furious headbanger', the violent movement of 'the friend who drags you into the moshpit' and its natural dance partner the 'scared dude' and the nonchalance of the 'waiting for the headliner' guy, the wild air-guitar of the fabled 'shredder' and the stumbles of the guy who has sunk 'two too many' beers, Scar does an incredible job of embodying them all. 

Watch the two videos below and see how many of these much-loved stereotypes of the circle pit of life you recognise. 

@matthew_scar

@bloodstockfestival is getting closer, what type of metalhead at festivals you are? 😁🤘 #metalhead #metalfestival #BOA22 #metal

♬ Walk with Me In Hell - Lamb of God

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@matthew_scar

IG: @matthew_scar Metalheads at festivals part 2 😁🤘 who else is coming to @bloodstockfestival ?? hope to see you there 😃 #BOA22 #metalfestival #metal #metalhead

♬ Cowboys from Hell (2010 Remaster) - Pantera

The accuracy of the impersonations is uncanny and you can tell they come from a place of love. The choice of Lamb of God and Pantera as the soundtrack and the fact the videos were made to showcase his excitement for Bloodstock confirms it. As for which type of metalhead Scar himself is somewhat unclear, but his other videos do seem to indicate that he walks the line between 'shredder' and 'the friend that drags you into the mosh pit'. 

The videos also present a fun game of 'spot the stereotype' for those heading out to one of the many metal festivals in the coming months down under.