Countries With the Best Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Finland (Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani)

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

I'm Finn but I still say we have best metal number 2 vould be Britannia or USA.

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2 United Kingdom (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Cradle of Filth)

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

I'm gonna go with the united kingdom seeing as that's the birth place of metal

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3 USA (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Manowar, Death)

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

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4 Germany (Scorpions, Accept, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Kreator)

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

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!

Don't forget KMFDM and Rammstein

Don't forget Rammstein

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5 Sweden (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Opeth, HammerFall, Therion)

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

Why everybody forgets the guy who made Sweden popular in the metal community - Yngwie? - Metal_Treasure

Hammerfall on the title come on? In flames sabaton soilwork bathory... Sweden got the best metal in the world

Bathory, Marduk, Dark funeral, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Shining, Unleashed, Entombed, Lifelover, Watain, Grave, Necrophobic...the list goes on and on and on and...

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6 Norway (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Darkthrone, Burzum, Sirenia)

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 bands

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7 Canada (Annihilator)

Canada should be after Sweden.

Canada (Rush, Annihilator, Voivod, Anvil, Exciter, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, The Agonist, Into Eternity, Kobra and The Lotus,... )

Some other canadian metal bands I can think of are anvil, crytopsy, silverstein, and three days grace (who are kinda alternative metal).

Don't forget Crimson Shadows!

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8 Brazil (Sepultura, Soulfly, Angra, Krisiun)

Don't forget torture squad!

And don't forget black metal pioneers like Sarcófago, Sextrash and Mystifier!

Sepultura, Sarcofago, Mutilator, Overdose, MX - ryanrimmel

9 Netherlands (Epica, Within Temptation, After Forever, Delain, The Gathering)

Netherlands has a lot of great singers!

Don't forget Heidevolk! The Netherlands rock!

The Dutch female-fronted metalbands are unbeatable!

Heidevolk needs to be on the list.

10 Poland (Vader, Decapitated, Behemoth)

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

Poland delivers good quality metal!

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The Contenders

11 Japan (Galneryus, Onmyouza, Versailles, Dir en grey, X Japan, Seikima II, Concerto Moon)

Japan got one of the most greatest bands. They are also very skilled. Japan should be at least on rank 6.

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

I love Japan's Metal Bands, but not the poser bands that are clearly just in it for the money(I am talking about you Baby Metal! )

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12 Italy (Rhapsody of Fire, Lacuna Coil, Graveworm)

A great scene for brutal/tech death i.e. Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse as well as symphonic metal

13 Denmark (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Týr)

Don't forget Volbeat. In my opinion, Volbeat is the best band from Denmark, generell.

14 Bangladesh (Artcell, Black, Cryptic Fate, Warfaze, Aurthohin, Powersurge, Mechanix , Poizon Green, Gene Split, Sever Dementia, Satanik, De-illumination)

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

You should listen the "partition " from H2SO4 and I think it can change every thing (nishad)

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15 Switzerland (Krokus, Eluveitie, Celtic Frost, Coroner, Lacrimosa)

Eluveitie and Samael are top

16 Greece (Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, SlavEatGod, Nightrage, Nightfall, South Korea In Vegas)

Just Firewind...

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!

Rotting christ
Septic flesh
Suicidal angels
Planet of zeus
Bio cancer
Dead congregation

17 Indonesia (Burgerkill, Dead Squad, Siksakubur, Jasad, Power Metal, Down for Life)

Japan has a biggest metal scene above Indonesia!? It's a Joke! Indonesia metal scene is bigger than japanese metal scene!

Indonesia has many good metal bands, there are many death metal band from 90's still productive until now like jasad, forgotten, siksa kubur, death vomit, and still there are many good heavy metal band that still fresh but the music was very sick!

Indonesia yeahh

Is not that valid these list, we also have : valerian, rajam, immortal rites, diabolical, sereignos, and many more really good bands from east java, Indonesia metal bands are not just from west java on ly! y pu should check your reference before doing the list!

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18 Australia (Parkway Drive, AC/DC, In Hearts wake)

AC/DC isn't metal, but Disembowelment is the best Aussie Metal band - ryanrimmel

Woods of desolation, austere

Don't forget Portal.

Australia should be in the top 10: Be'lakor, Ne Obliviscaris, psycroptic, alchemist, mortification, make them suffer, vanishing point, the berzerker, hollow world to list some..

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19 France (Gojira, Dagoba, Black Bomb A, Penumbra , Punish Yourself...)

Gojira, Gorod, and Svart Crown!

20 Romania (Negura Bunget, Dordeduh, Trooper, Adanc, Bucovina, Rezistor)
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1. USA (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Manowar, Death)
2. United Kingdom (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Cradle of Filth)
3. Germany (Scorpions, Accept, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Kreator)
1. Canada (Annihilator)
2. Germany (Scorpions, Accept, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Kreator)
3. USA (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Manowar, Death)
1. USA (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Manowar, Death)
2. United Kingdom (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Cradle of Filth)
3. Canada (Annihilator)

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