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Favorite Country?

Argentina
1
0%
Australia
4
1%
Austria
2
1%
Belarus
0
No votes
Belgium
7
2%
Brazil
10
3%
Bulgaria
0
No votes
Canada
13
4%
Chile
1
0%
China
0
No votes
Colombia
1
0%
Croatia
0
No votes
Cyprus
0
No votes
Czech Republic
3
1%
Denmark
7
2%
Finland
12
4%
France
13
4%
Germany
34
11%
Greece
12
4%
Holland
13
4%
Hungary
2
1%
Iceland
0
No votes
Ireland
2
1%
Israel
0
No votes
Italy
12
4%
Japan
7
2%
Lithuania
0
No votes
Malaysia
0
No votes
Mexico
1
0%
New Zealand
1
0%
Norway
9
3%
Poland
3
1%
Portugal
0
No votes
Russia
3
1%
Serbia
0
No votes
South Africa
0
No votes
South Korea
0
No votes
Spain
2
1%
Sweden
29
10%
Switzerland
2
1%
Turkey
1
0%
United Kingdom
41
14%
USA
48
16%
Venezuela
0
No votes
Yugoslavia
2
1%
Other
1
0%
 
Total votes : 299

USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Sweden and Greece.
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My absolute top choice would have to be the United Kingdom. There's the classics Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Motorhead (and Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple if you want to talk about bands that heavily influenced metal). Plus, there are so many gems in NWOBHM that are just so much fun to discover. Runner(s)-up:

(tie) United States and Germany
Sweden
(tie) Italy and Greece
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Intersting topic, Germany and the UK has a place in my heart, Accept and Satan, Maidens two first and well Blind Guardians two first. But i can rule out england quite easily, although i enjoy alot of bands from Tatcheristan I haven't heard anything really intersting except for the Darkness first, but thats hardly metal. Germany is harder to avoid, scorpions as someone mentioned and well more...
Accept is my absolute favourite band, if i ever get cancer i will spend my time burning bensin driving desolated country roads pounding a sunroof with my barely functioning right arm whilst screaming along to accept-accept., yes i will have atleast 12 Dolmars strapped to the 940 and wear a pair of 50's cut red kaps and a net wife beater.
But germany doesn't really cut it either or me, great as it is. Music like a hundred leopard tanks those damn taks move in unison. Accept is the exception even though the best description of them iv'e heard is "Judas Priest executed with German precision. As an exception and the best band ever i can see through the veil of production but most german bands feel far to well produced, ie they lack soul.
Sweden is even worse and i say it as a member of the proud nation that once sought to protect whatever from whatever by razing half of northern europe. Swedish production is pretty much over the top, even if it's a 70's green wawe commie calico overall wearing crapfest it's overproduced. (I'm not saying it's all bad, just that it doesn't sound like somethig done in the heat of the moment Asia, for fun.)
My rant suddenly brought to halt by my altruistic old lady helping side.

US is my favourite country for metal and theres three reasons for it Iced earth- Iced earth, Manowar - Sign of the hammer and Cirith ungol. To be fair i don' listen to much Reaganite metal at all, nor anything later. American bands tend to be muscular, yes i know quite contradicitionary as i listed Manowar as one of the reasons for my decision. But the main thing is that both the Manowar album and the Iced earth album are complete, Finding a way to do it better is just pointless. Cirith Ungol feels and sounds like a European band.
Even though what i copy to the minidisc varies, it has to have Guyana, maybe thats why and When the night falls. and... Capletons Guerlla warfare and Manic street preachers crucified kiss.
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'Murrka easily.

Sure they give us most of the world's really shitty metal, but the best as well like Manilla Road, Incantation, Cauldron Born, Timeghoul, Metal Church and so on.
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By order:

1)Czech Republic
2)Germany
3)Austria
4)Sweden
5)Hungary

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I may be biased, but with Maiden, Priest and Sabbath, not to mention so many great NWOBHM bands, it's hard to see beyond the UK as my favourite for metal bands, followed by the US and then either Germany, Sweden or Italy in third place. However, Strappado originally asked the question in terms of which country always delivers great material, so although I think the UK has produced the most great metal bands, there are other countries that have produced far less bands, but arguably a higher consistency of quality. In that sense, I would definitely consider either Sweden or Italy as being right up there challenging the UK.
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1) UK
2) Sweden
3) USA
4) Greece - Italy
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UK gave birth to Metal with NWOBHM so is my fave then the US Early Power Scene but also Sweden(thanks to Strap of course) Belgium Germany Holland 80's scenes
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Germany and Brazil...
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According METAL there are
1. Germany
2. Sweden
3. USSR/ ex-USSR

According hard/ art /progressive rock - DEFINETELY UNITED KINGDOM !!!
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YES !!
Of course, USA, for all the Great Legends that come from here, even in Demos only : MANOWAR, OMEN, VIRGIN STEELE, JAG PANZER , ....
UK to give birth to Steve Harris and IRON MAIDEN (and also Tyrant : ))
Germany for RUNNING WILD, early BLIND GUARDIAN and tons of great Demos,
Italy for WOTAN, ADRAMELCH, DOOMSWORD, TIR, and plenty others ...
But my Favourite country is the mighty GREECE with POWER CRÜE, CRUSH, GUARDIAN ANGEL, GLADIATORS, BATTLEROAR, ALPHA CENTAURI, STORMLORD, ANGEL HEART, MYSTERY, RAGING STORM, etc ...

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1- UK
2- Germany
3- US

My favourite bands come from these countries (my top 10) so i guess i'm sticking with these.

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1/ US
2/ FRANCE
3/ BRAZIL
4/ UK
5/ MEXICO
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Imma have to go with UK, Sweden, Canada and Italy.
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Poittef wrote:70's & 80's - UK & US
90's - '12 - UK & Scandinavian countries

Amen to that!
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France, UK, USA, Germany, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Canada and Denmark
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- USA
- GERMANY
- SWEEDEN
- SPAIN
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Italy, Greece, Japan, Sweden, UK, United States, Germany, Canada, Austria
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America for glam n trash UK for NWOBHM 'n Sweden for FWOSHM and tons of NWOTHM! \m/ Keepin metal alive!!!
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U.K. of course....

Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Saxon, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Venom, Rainbow.....need to say something else?
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