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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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Industrial Metal

INDUSTRIAL METAL (1988-present)

Industrial Metal is a musical genre that draws from Industrial Dance music, Thrash Metal and Hardcore Punk, using repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines and distorted vocals. Founding Industrial Metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh and KMFDM.

Industrial MetalIndustrial Metal developed in the late 1980s, as Industrial and Heavy Metal began to fuse into a common genre. In the early years of the 21st century, groups from the Black Metal scene began to incorporate elements of Industrial music. Industrial Metal did well in the early 1990s, particularly in North America, with the success of groups such as Nine Inch Nails. The Industrial Metal movement began to fade in the latter half of the 1990s.

History

Early Innovators

Though electric guitars h...

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