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PostSubject: Best bands by country.   Sun May 17, 2009 6:53 pm

First off, I'd like to state a band's country has nothing to do with whether or not I enjoy their music; this is just a list of bands from different countries I consider superior to other bands from the same country.

U.S.A. I'm starting here because this is where I'm from.
-Riot; awesome metal/rock band, Mike DiMeo is one of my favorite vocalists.
Germany
-Gamma Ray; this one needs no explanation.
Finland
-Nightwish; this was hard, in fact I'd probably have chosen Sonata Arctica if not for Unia. Dreamtale was also a strong contender.
Sweden
-Sabaton; this one is a no brainer, amazing music.
France
-Heavenly; tough choice between Heavenly and Fairyland, but Heavenly is more consistent.
Spain
-Dark Moor; this one is a no brainer.
Canada
-Fogotten Tales; awesome band with extremely good female vocals.
Brazil
-Angra; no brainer, Andre Matos is a metal god.
Italy
-Rhapsody of Fire; no brainer ;P
Japan
-Balflare; think Japanese Sonata Arctica, though the vocals can be weak at times.
U.K.
-Dragonforce; I considered either Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, but I prefer to keep this list somewhat contemporary.
Australia
-Black Majesty; great power metal.


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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun May 17, 2009 8:30 pm

Sweden:
Opeth, hands down, they've mastered music to the point it is more than just music, it's a whole universe.

Germany:
Equilibrium, easily, in the short time they've been active, they've unleashed nothing but their best.

Finland:
Wintersun, just one album required to prove the facts, the next album will only slay the remainders.

France:
Blut aus Nord, AMAZING AMAZING black metal, even today, they hold trve.

Spain:
Dark Moor indeed.

Canada:
Strapping Young Lad, insanity's finest.

Italy:
Lacuna Coil, with the exception of "Shallow Life", which is the St. Anger of gothic/symphonic metal

United Kingdom:
Porcupine Tree, with over 17 albums, EP's, LP's, Live shows, and DVD's, and a great songwriting and production mastermind, this one is set.

Norway:
Emperor, symphonic black metal masterminds, was hard, I wanted to pick Enslaved, but Emperor deserves this no doubt!

Israel:
Melechesh, this highly underrated band deserves full credit for their country for pioneering a different form of folk metal.

Taiwan:
Chthonic, artful symphonic black metal, and a hottie on the bass guitar, what else?

Denmark:
Svartsot, true viking metal warriors.

The Netherlands:
Heidevolk, pagan metal with traditional folk instruments and powerful clean warchants.

Poland:
Behemoth, nearly all of conservative Poland hates them, what more could I ask from them? Very Happy

United States of (what was it again?): Razz
Atheist and Dream Theater, too hard to pick one over the other!
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Mon May 18, 2009 5:52 am

United Kingdom
Iron Maiden - Who else?

Norway
Mayhem - yeah I know, mainstream black metal but who cares

Sweden
Amon Amarth - every song makes you feel like you are on a longship going across the sea Razz

Finland
Sonata Arctica - one of my favourite bands (and I did think Unia was OK)

USA
Manowar - you have to love them Razz

Poland
Behemoth - great, great band - but also search youtube for 'Vesania - Marduke's Mazemerising' - that looks awesome live - but anyway...Behemoth win

Italy
Elvenking - Let's dance in a forest...now

Germany
Equilibrium - my dearest apologies to Blind Guardian, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Edguy, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Majesty (Metal Force), Freedom Call, Primal Fear, Nargaroth, Falkenbach and Wolfchant.....Germany is my favourite metal country

France
Antaeus - pretty good black metal

Australia
Black Majesty - One of the last bands I put on youtube - surprised the song I put up wasn't on already - great band

New Zealand
Demoniac - I actually love them.....sorry

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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Mon May 18, 2009 12:35 pm

PowerMetalLivesOn wrote:

Germany
Equilibrium - my dearest apologies to Blind Guardian, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Edguy, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Majesty (Metal Force), Freedom Call, Primal Fear, Nargaroth, Falkenbach and Wolfchant.....Germany is my favourite metal country


Yeah...that one was really hard. Soooo many awesome bands ;(
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Mon May 18, 2009 6:27 pm

Great Topic! This is going to be difficult for me as we all have different tastes in the band but i will try and go with the majourity vote for our fave bands.

Spain
AngelDark - Would have put Dark Moor as they are without a doubt amazing but they have been said quite abit already so thought it would be cool to put something a bit different out there and angeldark are an incredible band.

http://www.myspace.com/angeldarkband

Norway
Dimmu Borgir - Just love the Epic sound with their black metal while still keeping it real and not going a bit floaty like cradle.

Sweden
Arch Enemy - Especially their newer albums. Heavy but at the same time really catchy!

Finland
Nightwish/Sonata Arctica/Stratovarius/Kiuas - This one was just way too hard to agree on we have soo many favourites from finland. Nightwish and Sonata are amazing for their sophisticated song writing but stratovarius was one of the bands that gave birth to dreamcatcher and we are blown away with the new music! Kiuas is new and a little bit of a one trick poney but what they do have is so original and inspiring.

USA
Kamelot - Didnt see em in anyone elses posts as I was scanning through which was a supprise. They are a bit all from everywhere these days but the majourity are from florida so it seems right to put them under america. Kamelot was also another band that gave birth to DreamCatcher.

Poland
Behemoth - I was going to give this to a band called UNSUN but myself and Lucas are both much bigger fans of Behemoth so its just one of those majourity things.

Italy
DGM - You must listen to this band the instant you read this. DGM is an amazing band that is full of intense riffs to amazingly catchy choruses. This band needs the attention they deserve. I will post a link to their music video at the bottom of this post for you to check straight away.

http://www.myspace.com/dgmprog

Germany
Edguy - This was also very very tough and could have gone to so many bands but Edguy was once again one of the bands that gave birth to DreamCatcher so it just made sense

Brazil
Angra - Another birth band for DreamCatcher and still one of the biggest influences on our music. This band was and are simply incredible, so original. We all love all the music that has come out as a result of angra including
Shaman (old and new)
Almah (old and new lol)
Hangar
Andre Matos

All of these projects have released top quality material but it didnt seem right to put any of them above angra as none of them would have existed without angra.

Netherlands
Epica - Great band with a massive future. Love the new live album with the orchestra!

Anyway thats enough from us! enjoy the vid!

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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Thu May 21, 2009 2:27 pm

this 'DGM' band really kicks ass!
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Thu May 21, 2009 2:36 pm

holy *** DGM are awesome

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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Thu May 21, 2009 4:20 pm

Ah yes, DGM, I remembered calling them a bit of Firewind mixed with Dream Theater.
They are indeed, amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Fri May 22, 2009 1:11 am

unferth wrote:
this 'DGM' band really kicks ass!

i must concur, nice nice shit
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Fri May 22, 2009 1:32 am

The U.S.
- This is hard. Manowar I think. They're great. Or Mastodon.
Germany
- THAT'S TOO HARD! Gamma Ray, Helloween, Grave Digger, Running Wild, Blind Guardian etc.
Finland
- This is just as hard as with Germany! Wintersun, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Tarot, Stratovarius, Turisas...
Sweden
- Sabaton or Amon Amarth. Oh, don't forget HammerFall!
France
- Heavenly: They rock!
Brazil
- Angra of course
Italy
-Rhapsody of Fire... But after listening to those DGM... Hmmm...
U.K.
- Iron Maiden. The Legends. But I love DragonForce, and Judas Priest as well.
Denmark
- D:A:D(Disneyland After Dark). I think most of you would say Iron Fire but for me D:A:D is a classic band. That's why I own 2 of their albums and have 3 of them on my computer! Shredding
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:12 am

U.S.- Thats hard I mean theres Dio, Metallica, Megadeth, Manowar so idk

U.K.- Judas Priest

Germany- Running Wild or Blind Guardian

Sweden-Bathory

Norway-Immortal

Italy-Rhapsody of Fire

Finland-Sonata Arctica or Hanoi Rocks


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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:23 am

U.S.- Megadeth without a doubt for me Smile O, and Theocracy right after Smile

U.K.- Iron Maiden, no competition there xD

Germany- Edguy, Blind Guardian or Gamma Ray... So hard...

Sweden- Dreamland

Italy - DGM

Finland - Sonata Arctica too I guess!

Austria - Dignity

Canada - Anonymus, Into Eternity and Unexpect
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:06 am

USA
Kamelot / Dream Theater / Pharaoh / Megadeth

Canada
Annihilator / Voivod

Brazil
Angra

France
Heavenly

United Kingdom
Iron Maiden / Black Sabbath

Italy
Stormlord / Eldritch

Germany
Ride The Sky / Helloween / Gamma Ray / Edguy / Masterplan / Iron Savior

Poland
Archeon

Finland
Sonata Arctica / Children Of Bodom / Wintersun / Nightwish / Ensiferum / Finntroll / Korpiklaani / Amorphis / Turisas / Stratovarius / Moonsorrow

Sweden
Hammerfall / Amon Amarth / Falconer / Sabaton

Norway
Pagan's Mind / Keldian

Austria
Dignity


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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:48 am

Add Sabaton to Sweden and add Keldian to Norway Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:16 am

Oh yeah!! I forgot those two!!! Thanks Inferno!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:31 am

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Oh yeah!! I forgot those two!!! Thanks Inferno!!
It's okay, you saved me a lot of (well not lot but however) time cause you included most of my favorites in your list Horns

At least those to addition:

To USA: Iced Earth

To Finland: Altaria, Elias Viljanen

To Germany: Blind Guardian

To Sweden: Lost Horizon

To UK: PowerQuest

To Italy: Rhapsody
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:54 am

Yeah you're right!! How did I do to forget Blind Guardian and Iced Earth and the others!! (whatever, there are so many great bands on Earth!!).
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:53 am

UK: Iron Maiden: Needs no explanation I think


Germany: Grave Digger, Dark At Dawn or Messiah's Kiss. These bands just blew me away when I first heard them and still listen to them every day. Can't pick between any of these 3.


Sweden: Tad Morose. Urban Breed owns.


Denmark: Wuthering Heights. Nils is amazing and his work with Wuthering Heights is insane.


Belgium: Iron Mask or Channel Zero. Hordes of the Brave is a masterpiece and Channel Zero's discography is incredible.


The Netherlands: Probably Helloïse.


Japan: Galneryus or Loudness.


Australia: Dungeon


Italy: Rhapsody would seem the obvious choice but I take White Skull.


France: Nightmare


Spain: Again, obvious choice would be Dark Moor but I like Warcry more.


Brazil: I'm more leaning towards Hibria than I am towards Angra.


(I left out the US because I just can't pick a favorite band. Too many great bands)
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:05 pm

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(I left out the US because I just can't pick a favorite band. Too many great bands

Have you never said your favourite band was Pharaoh??
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:26 am

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Nergal131 wrote:
(I left out the US because I just can't pick a favorite band. Too many great bands

Have you never said your favourite band was Pharaoh??


Yeah, they sort of are, I consider them to be my favorite but I can't put them as the best metal band for the US. There are just too many to pick and over time, Pharaoh's awesomeness has dwindled a bit so now, I just can't choose. Some of those which I can't choose between are Wretch, Heavens Gate, Riot, Symphony X, Ballistic, Cage, Virgin Steele, Manilla Road, Slough Feg and more so I just can't and won't.
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:13 pm

Nevermind Ill change my favorite Finnish band to Wintersun I forgot they were Finnish also Celtic Frost is the best Swiss band
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:51 am

Sweden:
There's a lot of great bands in Sweden. But I have to go with Amon Amarth.

Denmark:
Well, this is easy. Mercyful Fate and King Diamond - top metal acts!

Finland:
Oh my god, this is a really tough one, since this is the most metal nation ever. Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Nightwish, Norther, Ensiferum, Children Of Bodom and so on... But you know what? There is one band in Finland that stands from the rest. That is just stepping up a notch. Being better than anyone else. Who? WINTERSUN!

Canada:
3 Inches Of Blood, easy.

The United States:
Mastodon takes the 1st place but closely followed by Dream Theater at #2.

The U.K.:
Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. 2 of my all time favorites.

Norway:
Dimmu Borgir, they're the best Black Metal band.

Italy:
Rhapsody(of Fire).

I loooove Scandinavian Metal, we're the best, haha! lol! Headbang Shredding
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:11 pm

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Who? WINTERSUN!

It's true! Witnersun is such an amazing band! Not the best one for me in Finland but they're awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Best bands by country.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:27 am

Oh I forgot Poland! Made of Hate is obviously the best polish metal band.
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