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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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Study : Listening to Metal …

Study : Listening to Metal can increase Positive Emotions

Listening to Metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study conducted by the University of Queensland’s School of Psychology has found that listening to Extreme music like Heavy Metal can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.

Listening to MetalThirty-nine people aged 18 through 34 took part in the study. They were angered (by being asked to recall situations that made them angry in the past) and were then tasked with either listening to Metal music of their own choosing or to sit in silence...

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Progressive Metal

PROGRESSIVE METAL (1970-present)

Progressive Metal (sometimes known as Prog Metal or Technical Metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal, originating in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1970s. It blends elements of Heavy Metal and Progressive Rock, taking the loud “aggression” and amplified electric guitar-driven sound of the former, with the more experimental, complex and “pseudo-classical” compositions of the latter.

Progressive MetalWhilst the genre emerged towards the late-1980s, it was not until the 1990s that Progressive Metal achieved commercial success. Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Tool and Fates Warning are a few examples of Progressive Metal bands who achieved commercial success; additionally, Heavy Metal bands such as Megadeth incorporated elements of progressive music in their work...

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