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Best Metal Bands from Sweden

15 Best Metal Bands from Sweden

Best Metal Bands from SwedenScandinavia is a heavy metal breeding ground, with each country cultivating its own scene. Sweden has given the world some great metal bands. From old school Swedish death metal to the “Gothenburg Sound” of melodic death metal, many genres originated or developed in Sweden. The bands on this list are a diverse group, ranging from the aforementioned death metal styles to progressive, power metal and even black metal. The following list of 15 of the Best Metal Bands from Sweden is really only scratching the surface of this remarkable metallic nation :


1. Candlemass

Dedicated purveyors of balls-out doom metal since 1984, Leif Edling’s seminal crew were paying tribute to Black Sabbath long before the stoner and doom scenes erupted, and their first two albums – ...

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Power Metal

POWER METAL (1976-present)

Power Metal is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal combining characteristics of traditional metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, Power Metal is characterized by a more uplifting sound, in contrast to the heaviness and dissonance prevalent in styles such as Doom Metal and Death Metal. Power Metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally “powerful” sound.

Power MetalThe term was first used in the middle of the ’80s and refers to two different but related styles : the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to Speed Metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe (especially Scandinavia, Ger...

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