Perhaps the most overused and overly co-opted heavy metal symbol is that of the skull. Once a worldwide symbol for death, danger, carefree indulgence, and those who worship at the altar of those things, the Death’s Head has since become a badge of wannabe rebellion and occasionally enjoying Appetite for Destruction, to be held up and cooed at in every Walmart.Thankfully, Mother Nature is basically a mad scientist on acid, and the human skull is not the only skull on earth that is in any way metal. In fact, the beasts of the land and sea often have skulls that are far more terrifying and absurd than that of our grinning headbone. So if you’re a metal band or artist, and want to step your game up in a depiction of Hell, the Reaper, or just a mutant bursting out of a tube and mutilating its makers, consider replacing that rotten skull with one of these bad boys:
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But this skull doesn’t say, Stay out of my territory, it says, My favorite food is scrambled baby parts dipped in motor oil and cooked over a burning hospital.