- Scrubs frequently has gags involving "speed metal". One episode had a delivery driver who likes "speed metal" (the song played is "Driving Down the Darkness" by Devil Driver, which is metalcore, or groove metal, depending on how picky you are) helps J.D. get to work. It then shows J.D. acting demon possessed while listening to it as the character riding with him tries to ignore it.
- Metalocalypse basically has extreme metal as one of its core themes. Whether it's mocking the genre (with it's gorn and over-the top fantasy/action bent) or paying a tribute to it (with songs that some viewers see as Crowning Musicof Awesome) is rather up-in-the-air.
- Brütal Legend is a tribute to the metal genre made into a Fantasy RTS/Brawler video game. Each of the three armies in multiplayer is associated with a specific genre: Ironheade with Heavy Metal, The Drowning Pool with Goth Metal and The Tainted Coil with Industrial Rock.
- The Guilty Gear is entirely built around various metal concepts and themes, with a completely metal soundtrack, characters made in the image of various genres, and non-stop Shout-Out's to various metal artists and groups.