Countries With the Best Metal Bands
The Top Ten Countries With the Best Metal Bands
Do not forget ENSIFERUM!
How can Finland not be number one? They're dishing out great metal bands every other day! I'm gonna go listen to some nightwish.
Finland has an outstanding output of quality Metal bands. I have not found one Finnish Metal band that was terrible, all of them were good. If you want to find more bands there is no better nation to look at than Finland. If you are new to Metal and want to become more involved, bands I would suggest looking for as a starting point would be Children of Bodom, Ensiferum, Nightwish, Turisas and Stratovarius. PS Best part too I'm part Finnish, so Metal is basically in my genes. - Metalhead777
Even Obama talked about Finland having the most metal bands in the world (per capita). I'm Swedish so it's hard to admit, but thinking logically, Finland is the most METAL COUNTRY EVER
I know they don't count themselves as metal, but can we put Led Zeppelin in here?
Are you kidding me... I mean sabbath, iron maiden, motorhead, judas priest... They are the pioneers of heavy metal... N absolute best... Though we haven't seen much of a major development in the metal scene of uk but still... They deserve to be uno...
I would add Rainbow and Deep Purple - pioneers of heavy metal and also very talented musicians.
I like this list, and the U. K has some great metal bands, but there is a lot of famous bands from these countries that are missing. iron maiden and Judas priest have trouble being beat though. - maggot-104
Machine Head, Slayer, Pantera, Iced Earth, Manowar, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Death, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Overkill, Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, GWAR, Testament, Exodus, this country is unstoppable.
The U.S. was the birthplace of thrash, the greatest genre of all time. The most underrated genre groove was also invented there by Exhorder and Pantera, which was popularized by bands like Machine Head and White Zombie.
Pantera, Lamb of God, Pentagram, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Tool, Dream Theater, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Mastodon, Iced Earth, the list goes on - ryanrimmel
Few beat Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Korn, Cannibal Corpse, Limp Bizkit, the list goes on
I'm from Canada but literally about 70 percent of my favorite bands come from Sweden. It's just a fact.
The vast majority of the best modern metal bands come from Sweden. Finland has more but Sweden has the best of the best.
Opeth! The name is enough. They are the only reason why I've been feeling a keen interest in learning about the Swedish culture.
You can't forget BATHORY (best Swedish metal band), Sabaton, Meshuggah, Dark Tranquillity, Ghost, At The Gates, In Flames, Katatonia, and Cult of Luna - ryanrimmel
Deadlock* (Melodic Death), Crematory* (Gothic), Grave Digger (Heavy/Power/Volk), Halloween (Speed), Scorpions (Heavy), Accept (Heavy/Trve), Brainstorm (Power), Rage (Heavy/Power), Sodom (Thrash), Kreator (Thrash), Powerwolf (Power), Varg (Pagan/Viking),...
---To name a few more---
Caliban* (Metalcore) (was said)
*best in my opinion
Don't forget KMFDM and Rammstein
Germany it is the capital of metal! )
United Kingdom great too. In my opinion Germany and UK it is only two really great capital of metal!
Also Primal Fear (speed, heavy, power); Edguy (power, heavy); Avantasia (power, metal opera).
You have to listen Old Man's Child The pagan prosperity album that is best symphonic/melodic black metal album ever
The most metal country ever, hands down! - andrewtuckey
Come on Norway has two of best melodic/death metal band's Old Man's Child and Dimmu Borgir on my opinion.
Best black metal scene and history
So Canada has some of the best bands in tech death and Annihilator is the only band mentioned? - AdamDestructorJr.
Canada (Rush, Annihilator, Voivod, Anvil, Exciter, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, The Agonist, Into Eternity, Kobra and The Lotus,... )
Canada should be after Sweden.
Why only one in nomination, your forgetting Exciter, Anvil and much more.
Netherlands has a lot of great singers!
The Dutch female-fronted metalbands are unbeatable!
Don't forget Heidevolk! The Netherlands rock!
Heidevolk needs to be on the list.
Soulfly doesn't really count as Brazilian though.
Don't forget torture squad!
And don't forget black metal pioneers like Sarcófago, Sextrash and Mystifier!
Sepultura, Sarcofago, Mutilator, Overdose, MX - ryanrimmel
Poland should be top 10 at least surely above italy and netherlands like common behemoth, KAT, Vader etc.
Come on each genre has a polish metal band/bands which are in the top leaque of that genre and also come on when it comes to extreme metal with poland there is no around just look at behemoth, decapitated and vader. Seriously at least top 5
Should be in top 5
Should be top 7
A great scene for brutal/tech death i.e. Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse as well as symphonic metal
Japan got one of the most greatest bands. They are also very skilled. Japan should be at least on rank 6.
Japan lacks in quantity, but if you consider some quality, we all know Japan is one of the best.
Japan has some great metal bands... They should be higher!
Definitely should be higher, they are the most skilled ones after all. This coming from Bodom fan
Eluveitie and Samael are top
Someone who added all these, thanks to him. Instead of just one genre, he added different genres of bands. These bands are very good (by the way Satanik is a black metal band). Especially Artcell and Warfaze - zxm
ARTCELL, is the leading metal band in South Asia, have tremendously developed of rock music in Bangladesh. They have created ARTCELL Generation.
Bangladesh is the greatest county of metal in south Asia
In Asia, I'd say there's a tie between Bangladesh and Japan. Great bands anyway.
AC/DC isn't metal, but Disembowelment is the best Aussie Metal band - ryanrimmel
Woods of desolation, austere
Don't forget Portal.
Buried in verona is such a great aussie metal band!
Don't forget Volbeat. In my opinion, Volbeat is the best band from Denmark, generell.
Týr are from the Faroe Islands, a constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark, not from Denmark itself. Also how could you omit Volbeat.
Don’t forget Svartsot
The home of Hellenic black metal, enough said.
Rotting Christ yes but also PLANET OF ZEUS! and don't forget about FIREWIND.. Gus G plays there which is the guitarist of Ozzy!
Planet of zeus
Japan has a biggest metal scene above Indonesia!? It's a Joke! Indonesia metal scene is bigger than japanese metal scene!
Indonesian are sick!
Southeast Asia killer..
We are the strongest
Aephanemer was the first metal band that I listen to - yungstirjoey666
+ Gorgon, Peste Noire, 1914, Ultra Vomit...
Gojira, Gorod, and Svart Crown!
Most of the good stuff here is not in English
Nepal is small country and have less population but it's has some great metal band. So Nepali metal band will rise up
Kindly mention Underside and Xmantra
Death metal pioneer of nepal Ugrakarma,Binash,... Xmantra. new bands like underside, rage hybrid, fragments, Nude terror, disorder are doing great
Iron Mask, Ancient Rites, Enthroned, Evil Invaders, Aborted, Pantheist
Edenbridge is one of the best Symphonic Metal bands I’ve ever heard!
Russian bands are very underrated in the West.
Slaughter To Prevail anyone?
Check out Hieronymus Bosh, it's very obscure yet very cool progressive death metal. - Beaumain
That's actually a weird list to represent this country. The most popular bands from Russia are Aria, Epidemia, Catharsis, Master, Mavrin, Temnozor, Arkona, Arida Vortex and Mechanical Poet.
Seriously, if you have never heard Melechesh or Orphaned Land yet, you need to check them out-
Orphaned Land- Oriental Metal (folk metal with Middle Eastern influences) deals with many religious themes, like the Prophet Muhammad and his teachings and the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and the miracles he did throughout his life, leading up to the Crucifixion. These guys definitely put Israel on the map for me as a country with high quality bands all around.
Melechesh- Easily the most talented band from Israel. Dealing with Mesopotamian Mythology didn’t really earn them a big reputation with the pious population (kind of like Al-Namrood’s type of black metal was illegal in Saudi Arabia and could literally have gotten them killed, except Melechesh wasn’t breaking any laws) so they moved to the Netherlands. These guys are great, I haven’t found a song I don’t like by them yet, so I would definitely recommend them.
As for the rest of the bands...
The real Pentagram is American - ryanrimmel
Cog, Sky Church, Tubero, Intolerant, Sin, Queso, Supremo, Wilabaliw
You can NOT talk about Hungarian metal bands without mentioning Dalriada!
AWS are great
These are just few. There are many more quality bands from this part of the country that deserves attention.
Don't forget Brutal assault
Emerna, Aras, masters of persia.
Also note that these guys are basically risking their lives doing metal in Iran, so that's a big thumbs up
Wow kahtmayan is awesome I really love this band! there are lso a lot of good bands in iran that I know like Padra, badraam, arcemess, the owlets, deathtune and so on!
Why's lithuania on here twice?
Where is brujeria?
Drudkh is great! - danimey
Why is Lithuania here three times?
Alien Weaponry is a very young band, but these guys are very good. Kicks ass! - RogerMcBaloney
Decent bands despite almost non-existent following.