Top 10 Metal Scenes and Waves

A metal scene/wave is either:
-A time where a number of bands pop up and change metal forever
-A number of bands from the same region pop up to revolutionize metal

The Top Ten

1 New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Mot├Ârhead, Venom, Saxon, definitely Leppard (early), Diamond Head, Satan, Tygers of Pan Tang, Angel Witch, Ravsn, - ryanrimmel

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2 Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene

It didn't create Thrash, but it definitely expanded it and made it popular across the world. The most popular and famous Thrash bands are from this region, and it was the biggest underground scene until it became globally popular in 1984. One of the bands from this scene is actually credited by some for the creation of Death Metal.

Death Angel
Vio-Lence - ryanrimmel

3 New Wave of American Heavy Metal

Pantera, Lamb of God, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Slipknot, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Deftones, Down, The Black Dahlia Murder, Machine Head, Unearth, Superjoint Ritual - ryanrimmel

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4 First Wave of Black Metal

Movement in the early-mid 80s that shaped Norwegian Black Metal. It started with the NWOBHM band Venom releasing the album Black Metal. This album set the tone lyrically and coined the term Black Metal. Other bands started popping up that influenced Black Metal and some way, and made it what it is.

Celtic Frost
Mercyful Fate
Sabbat - ryanrimmel

Venom, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate Sarc├│fago, Hellhammer, Sabbat (Japan), Bulldozer - ryanrimmel

5 East Coast Thrash Scene

Anthrax, Overkill, Nuclear Assault, Stormtroopers of Death, Crumbsuckers, Toxik - ryanrimmel

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6 Swedish Death Metal Scene

Opeth, Bloodbath, Arch Enemy, In Flames, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, Avatar, Scar Symmetry, Edge of Sanity, Repugnant - ryanrimmel

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7 New Wave of Thrash Metal

Havok, Evile, Ghoul, Skeletonwitch, Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan, Gama Bomb, Vektor - ryanrimmel

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8 Norwegian Black Metal Scene

Mayhem, Satyricon, Darkthrone, Immortal, Burzum, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child, 1349, Enslaved, Gorgoroth - ryanrimmel

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9 Teutonic Thrash Metal Scene

Kreator, Sodom, Tankard, Destruction, Assassin, Angel Dust - ryanrimmel

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10 New Wave of Traditional Metal

The Contenders

11 British Grindcore scene

Napalm Death, Carcass, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Extreme Noise Terror, Nasum - ryanrimmel

12 Florida Death Metal

Death, Deicide, Atheist, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Massacre - ryanrimmel

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