Top 10 Metal Subgenres Canada is Best At


The Top Ten

1 Technical Death Metal

Most known bands from this subgenre - Cryptopsy, Gorguts, Beyond Creation, Quo Vadis, Augury, Martyr - Metal_Treasure

Summary (I should have used this as a list description):
1) Canada is good at extreme metal
2) Canada is good at technical versions of standard subgenres
3) Canada is good at progressive stuff (no surprise, Rush are Canadians and influenced metal scene)
4) surprise: Canada has many black metal bands waiting to be discovered - Metal_Treasure

2 Technical and Progressive Thrash Metal

Annihilator, Dead Brain Cells (aka D.B.C.) - Metal_Treasure

3 Progressive Metal

Voivod (1988-), Into Eternity, Oni (djent), Devin Townsend Project - Metal_Treasure

4 Black Metal

Canada, particularly Quebec is a breeding ground for black metal. Forteresse are a favourite of mine. - IronSabbathPriest

@M_T, yeah I also enjoy the Norwegian scene more, but the Canadian scene I feel is slightly more original than modern black metal bands from other countries. They feel they have to be satanic because that's what the forefathers did. Canada and I would also say Scotland are good at making their lyrics original.

I'll be honest though, I only discovered most of it, like Forteresse and Gris, this year. - IronSabbathPriest

IronSabbathPriest - I agree with you of course. While I think that Norwegian black metal is better (probably Norwegians will always be the best, this is their thing after all), I would say that Canada is pretty good at black metal. Canadian black metal bands aren't known for several reasons:
1) black metal is very underground in general, everywhere in the world;
2) black metal fans focus on Norwegian bands (I don't blame them though);
3) who knows there's black metal in Canada? (besides you and me, haha). - Metal_Treasure

Forteresse, Blasphemy, Gris, Monarque, Funeral Fog, Woods of Ypres, Csejthe, A.M.S.G., Sortilegia, Operation Winter Mist, Megiddo, Wolven Ancestry, Will of the Ancients. - Metal_Treasure

5 Melodic Death Metal

Kataklysm, Into Eternity, The Agonist, Incarnia, Blackguard, Kälter - Metal_Treasure

6 Death Metal

Kataklysm, Ex Deo, Oni (progressive death metal), Slaughter (death/thrash Metal), Strapping Young Lad (death/thrash metal with industrial Influences) - Metal_Treasure

7 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

Voivod (1982-87), Razor (speed/thrash metal), Anvil (speed/thrash metal), Slaughter (death/thrash metal) - Metal_Treasure

8 Speed Metal

Exciter, Anvil, Skull Fist, Razor, Annihilator - Metal_Treasure

9 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

Skull Fist, Kobra and the Lotus.
Some old bands that played several subgenres, played Heavy Metal as well - Anvil, Exciter - Metal_Treasure

10 Power / Symphonic Metal

I have to admit power / symphonic metal isn't among the Canadian strengths by far.
But there are some bands - 7th Reign, Forgotten Tales, Thor, Heroik - Metal_Treasure

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