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Best Metal Bands from Finland

15 Best Metal Bands from Finland

Best Metal Bands from FinlandIt’s not often that the subject of heavy metal is raised in speeches by heads of state – certainly not often enough by our reckoning – the head of state in question was none other than U.S. President Obama. Though it should perhaps come as no surprise that the comments were not in relation to his own country but that of Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, his visit to the White House prompting the somewhat humorous observation; “Finland has perhaps the most heavy metal bands in the world per capita and also ranks high on good governance – I don’t know if there’s any correlation there”...

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Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015

Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015

With thousands of metal releases every year, there’s a ton of artwork that gets splashed across our screens on any given day. While some of it is awful, for the most part heavy metal gets album artwork right and really creates moods and tones you don’t get with the cover designs of other genres. This past year we got some really great cover art in just about every sub-genre. Unfortunately sometimes killer album art does not mean there will be equally killer music inside, though. Let’s take a look at the Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015.


Contrarian – “Polemic”

Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015

The one imbalance that stands out most in 2015 was the Marco Hassman cover for Contrarian’s “Polemic”. That cover is jaw-dropping, but it’s also intensely interesting in the details...

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