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Best Metal Bands from Norway

15 Best Metal Bands from Norway

Best Metal Bands from NorwayIt’s well known that the frostbitten north of Scandinavia is home to countless metal bands, but it’s Norway where things take a turn for the darker side. Considering its small population, Norway has given the world an extraordinary amount of quality heavy music over the last three decades. Of course, it probably goes without saying that black metal remains its most famous musical export – in fact, you could probably create ten lists of Norwegian black metal bands alone. But there’s more to the country than just frosty riffs and corpsepaint (although we’re not discounting that either), and here are fifteen pretty varied bands that have helped put the country on the metal map. By no means comprehensive, below is a list of 15 of the Best Metal Bands from No...

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Best Debut Metal Albums-I

25 Best Debut Metal Albums-I

A debut album usually acts as a foundation for an act to build upon, but sometimes a band’s first attempt is innovative enough to launch them into the stratosphere of legends. Musicians will often say that you’ve got your whole life to write your first album, and acts such as Megadeth, Motorhead, Emperor, Deicide and more took that sentiment to its highest level. There are few impacts more exciting than when a metal band gets it right on their first try, becoming overnight sensations who stick around for decades as their introductory work doesn’t age a day. This is a tribute to the 25 metal bands who made the most significant impacts with their debut full-length album. Check out our picks for the 25 Best Debut Metal Albums 1 (from No.25 to No.16) :


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Controversial Album Art : 1990s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1990s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1990s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)

Controversial Album Art 1990s

Anticipating censorship, two versions of the disc packaging were created: one cover featured artwork by singer Perry Farrell including male and female nudity; the other cover has been called the “clean cover”, and features only black text on a white background, listing the band name, album name, and the text of the First Amendment (the “freedom of speech” amendment of the U.S. Constitution)...

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Avant-Garde Metal

AVANT-GARDE METAL (Mid 1980s-present)

Avant-Garde Metal, also known as Avant-Metal or Experimental Metal, is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and characterized by the use of innovative, avant-garde elements, large-scale experimentation and the use of non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles and vocal techniques.

Avant-Garde MetalThis form of Metal is influenced by Progressive Rock and Extreme Metal, particularly Death Metal and is similar to and often overlaps with the similarly experimental Progressive Metal genre. Some local scenes include Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and Seattle in the United States, Oslo in Norway and Tokyo in Japan.

Characteristics

Avant-garde metal has been called the most diffic...

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Black Metal

BLACK METAL (1981-present)

Black Metal is an extreme sub-genre and subculture of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) recording, unconventional song structures and an emphasis on atmosphere, though many different characteristics and techniques may be employed. Artists often appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms.

Initially a synonym for “Satanic Metal,” Black Metal is often met with hostility from mainstream culture, due to the actions and ideologies associated with it. Many artists express extreme anti-Christian and misanthropic views, advocating various forms of Satanism or ethnic paganism...

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