This is sort of is a spin off of the Sell out thread. I got thinking about good metal bands that had short hair and I was kind of at a loss. At first I thought about Pig Destroyer, 2/3rds (or half if you count that synth guys that tours with them) have pretty short hair, but they're grindcore which I know some metalheads won't touch and has been plenty cross-pollinated with hardcore. So I don't think they really counted in this question. Then I thought of Mastodon, who are also 1/2 short-haired. But I wondered if maybe it's hair-per-capita that makes a band metal. Like, do the long billowly locks and braided facial hair of one half of the band make up for the faux-Morrissey hair cuts of the other half? Isis and Pelican both have one foot in the indie-doms of post-rock and shoegazing such ilk, so I wouldn't consider them serious contenders (though I do really enjoy Pelican). Any other ideas? edit: So I was checking out Southern Lord's website and I think Lair of the Minotaur might be one band. But I can't accurately say if they are metal enough, as I've only heard a couple of their songs.