Top 10 Countries that are Best at Certain Metal Subgenres

This list traces some tendencies and of course there are exceptions.

The Top Ten

1 US - Thrash Metal

Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Havok, Possessed, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Heathen, Forbidden, DRI, Flotsam and Jetsam, Vektor, Skeletonwitch, Gwar, Warbinger, Mantic Ritual, Intruder, Nuclear Assault, Dark Angel - ryanrimmel

2 UK - Traditional Metal

The trio that pioneered metal - yungstirjoey666

Deep purple,they invented metal - zxm

Oh...yes! - Britgirl

Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Motörhead, Diamond Head, Rainbow, Satan, Venom, Fist, Angel Witch, Raven, Witchfinder General, Tygers of Pan Tang - ryanrimmel

3 Germany - Power Metal

Helloween, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Edguy, Avantasia, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Primal Fear, Rage, Mob Rules - ryanrimmel

4 US - Death Metal

Death, Nile, Possessed, Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Decide, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Jungle Rot, Devourment, Obituary, Dying Fetus, Brain Drill, Decrepit Birth, Suffocation, Autopsy, Incantation, Vital Remains, Massacre, Deeds of Flesh, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, Job For a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Brujeria, Broken Hope, Turbid North - ryanrimmel

5 Norway - Black Metal

Mayhem, Immortal, Satyricon, Darkthrone, Emperor, 1349, Burzum, Enslaved, Gorgoroth, Arcturus, Carpathian Forest, Taake, Ancient - ryanrimmel

6 Sweden - Melodic Death Metal

Amon Amarth, Edge of Sanity, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Soilwork, In Mourning, Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Dissection - ryanrimmel

7 US - Progressive Metal

Dream Theater, Tool, Mastodon, Symphony X, Queensryche, Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, Fates Warning, Crimson Glory, Nevermore, Scale the Summit, you name it!

Bangladesh should be here! 😠

8 Canada - Technical Death Metal
9 US - Sludge Metal

And Tungsten!

Down, Crowbar, eyehategod, Acid Bath, soilent green, Buzzoven are just few of them.

10 Netherlands - Symphonic Metal

I honestly think that's more Finland - yungstirjoey666

The Contenders

11 Poland - Death Metal
12 US - Stoner Metal
13 Sweden - Death Metal
14 Finland - Folk Metal
15 US - Alternative Metal

I know alternative metal isn't famous but it isn't bad I added it. - zxm

16 Germany - Industrial Metal
17 US - Nu Metal
18 Japan - Death Metal
19 Poland - Blackened Death Metal
20 Bangladesh - Heavy Metal

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21 Brazil - Groove Metal
22 US - Industrial Metal
23 Canada - Technical Thrash Metal
24 Greece - Stoner Metal

1000mods, lord13, nightstalker, lucky funeral, planet of zeus, naxatras, godsleep, tuber, VIC, Dala sun, stone bringer, last rizla and sadhus and more.

25 Finland - Symphonic Metal

Nightwish, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica - yungstirjoey666

26 Japan - Power Metal
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