Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Metal from Unexpected Countries

What are some of the most unexpected countries to produce metal bands in your collection? I was recently thinking about this question and went through with a list and placed each of the bands that I own an album from under their home country heading. I came up with some rather interesting results (I do weird things when bored, ask my fiancee). This will be the beginning post in a series where I look at my favorite band from each country, but I will say that I do not have anything by a band in Africa. Not that I have not heard of any, just that I have not heard any.


  1. I don't have anything from Africa either. Kind of disappointing, really.

    Well, there's Nervecell (members from Saudi Arabia, but they can't perform there so they moved to the UAE). Chthonic is from Taiwan, and Wormrot from Singapore (thank you freebie from Earache). Demonic Resurrection is from India, but I got rid of that (boring). Ulcerate from New Zealand, Negura Bunget from Romania, and Holy Blood and Nokturnal Mortum from Ukraine. Psycroptic isn't from a strange country, but being from Tasmania is kind of unexpected.

    Those are the strangest places I can think of. I still haven't found any Lichtensteinian deathgrind (10 bands on Metal Archives from Lichtenstein) or Trve Mongolian Black Metal (there are 5 bands from Mongolia), but I'm on the lookout. There aren't any bands listed for Haiti.

    Coincidentally, I don't think I have anything from Mexico. That's surprising, now that I think about it.

  2. Hmm, you should probably check out The Chasm. Although they moved to America, they started out in Mexico. It's progressive death metal, you'll love it.

  3. Will do. Between this and your upcoming top 100 metal bands, you've inspired me to do a new series of my own.

  4. Mrs. MetallattorneyApril 6, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    He speaks the truth. He really does do weird things when he is bored....

  5. Cenotaph is a pretty good band from Mexico. Not the brutal-death Cenotaph, hailing from Mexico as well, but the one that put out Riding Our Black Oceans.

    I just remembered that there is ONE metal band from Jamaica on the Archives... I'm about to go hunting for a release.

  6. I'm actually well aware of Cenotaph but did not mention them because they will actually be listed as my favorite band from Mexico. Way to ruin the surprise. Just kidding. Cenotaph has been mentioned a couple of times on this blog though.

    The Turkish band is good too, but I don't own anything by them. Kind of a prerequisite in this series.