Black Metal: Norway vs. Sweden

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  1. Freezing Moon

    Freezing Moon Banned

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    Which country wins? Give bands as evidence for your assertion.

    I am going with Norway on this, because of Emperor and Burzum.

    Dissection, Marduk, and Bathory rule, though.

    Anyway, what say you?
     
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    I have a bad feeling about this thread.

    Kvlt this and grim that.

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    I really like that one band that sounded like it was recorded through a sponge in a trashcan, they had that video at night in the forest, can anybody help me find them? /end saracasm. Norway for me man, all of the bm bands I enjoyed came from there. Also france.
     
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    Norway. Emperor.
     
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    Yeah, France actually put forth some cool stuff. I'd say their black metal is the best they had to offer in terms of subgenres.

    I hope so!

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    Norway; Emperor, Enslaved, Satyricon, Darkthrone, Ulver, Ved Buens Ende, Gehenna, Arcturus, Fleurety, Windir, Mayhem, Solefald etc etc

    Sweden; Dissection, Setherial, Sacramentum, Marduk, Bathory...and really half of them are more death or folk...

    Since 2000 i agree France and also the US and UK...
     
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    Norway by a country mile.

    But then I do like me a good bit of Marduk not to mention Watain. But (yes there is always a but) without Bathory most of the guys from norway would still be playing DM.
     
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    Norway hands down. But there are some good exceptions like Watain, who KILLED when they were with Behemoth, and aaskereia.
     
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    Emperor is Norwegian.


    I could end my post there, but I will say that I have recently enjoyed some Swedish black metal too, including Watain. I also really like the Swedish Shining, which is about as black metal as Opeth is death metal, but a very interesting band with lots of dark roots.
     
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    If this is pure black we're talking about here, in my humble opinion, Norway takes the cake. However, I'd say the general extreme metal scene in Sweden is, shall we say, more to my liking.
     
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    Well, Norway lose automatically because of that asshat burzzzzzzum.

    And to be honest the winner is really France due to Blut Aus Notd and Deathspell Omega.
     
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    Norway wins.

    Dissection is the only Swedish band that's fucking with anyone from Norway's second wave of black metal. However, Bathory makes it a close call since they are Swedish and influenced just about every great black metal band from Norway.
     
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    Nothing more black metal than Gaahl!
    Norway! Mayhem! What's more black metal than using the picture of your old vocalist's suicide as your cover? Nothing!
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    Norway has Burzum, Mayhem, Immortal, Ulver and Emporer.

    Sweden has Shining:

     
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    They automatically win because of Burzum.

     
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    ^ So I guess I *do* like black metal.
     
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    Sweden has Silencer, who are certainly among the more interesting BM bands.

    But the best stuff comes from Norway... they lose a point for that bellend Varg, but they still have Emperor and Mayhem.
     
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    Sweden because of this
     
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    In regards to metal? Bathory is black metal. Sweden wins.

    But I'll take Grieg over just about everything. So, Norway wins in the end.
     

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