The American Metal Scene



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Posted by , 08.08.2006 - 04:21
Allright - I'm just curious as to what everyone thinks is the best metal city in the US. My personal picks would be San Francisco in the '80's, because of the thrash movement and New Orleans now days (untill Katrina hit, that is), for the sludgy, dirty sound those bands share (Down, Corrosion of Conformity, EyeHateGod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, ect). Be sure to include your reasoning in a post, especially if you chose other.

Poll

What is the best american city/area/scene for metal?

Florida
23
L.A.
12
San Francisco
7
Other
6
New York
4
New Orleans
2
Boston
1
Midwest
1
Chicago
0

Total votes: 56
06.08.2008 - 08:33
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by thesabbathfan on 06.08.2008 at 06:40

Tampa Bay thrash and Florida death!


Tampa Bay Thrash

You mean Bay Area Thrash I guess (you know from the San Francisco Bay Area)
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06.08.2008 - 09:21
thesabbathfan
oh lol i thought it was tampa bay.



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29.10.2008 - 05:03
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Mastercommander
I like what comes out of the Pacific Northwest (Agalloch, In Memorium, Himsa) when their good they always have a very good sound.
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24.04.2010 - 06:54
thedreamwalker
I think San Francisco and Boston are tops, mostly because of the quality of the bands, since the attendance at shows in SF is kind of weak.
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24.04.2010 - 15:03
Warman
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San Francisco, hands down! Amazing place for music. Florida comes in second.
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25.04.2010 - 15:27
I_Die_Often
I went with New York , not so much for New York itself, but the bands in the area.
Incantation, Immolation, Dying Fetus and so on.
Cannibal Corpse started in New York, even tho they are thought of as Florida metal.
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25.04.2010 - 16:34
Saitenhexerin
In the 80s clearly San Francisco, when Metallica still made metal...^^
and today in NOLA of course, they've just the most awesome bands there at the moment - Eyehategod, Down, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Corrosion of Conformity etc...
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25.04.2010 - 17:30
I_Die_Often
Written by Saitenhexerin on 25.04.2010 at 16:34

In the 80s clearly San Francisco, when Metallica still made metal...^^
and today in NOLA of course, they've just the most awesome bands there at the moment - Eyehategod, Down, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Corrosion of Conformity etc...

They've been playing that way for 20 years! It's just how your preferences change. In 1996, I would have said NOLA.
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25.04.2010 - 18:44
Saitenhexerin
Well, I know. All that sludge started way earlier ... but they are still *there* you know what I mean? and there are some very young and promising bands there too (e.g. haarp)!
but tbh, I don't think that you can't find music scences like this anymore. Music business and society changed a lot over the last few decades, and the internet did the rest to bring everything closer together (which is good in a way).
And for me, personally, I'd always have wanted to experience such a scence myself so that's why I chose them, I guess I am born too late lol
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13.09.2011 - 05:14
Metal_4Ever
I only came to L.A. pretty much metal there
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22.09.2011 - 16:33
BeastOfMetal456
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Florida death metal scene. The New York Suffocation and Immolation scene comes next.
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22.09.2011 - 17:46
Hellish Star
The entire USA is fantastic! But how about Texas?
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22.09.2011 - 21:14
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Hellish Star on 22.09.2011 at 17:46

The entire USA is fantastic! But how about Texas?


there's this great Texas Metal compilation on Brainticket which is John Perez of Solitude Aeturnus' label
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23.09.2011 - 15:02
JD
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Where the hell is Seattle? just kidding, anyway I voted for Florida.
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23.09.2011 - 15:13
Bad English
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Written by Guest on 23.09.2011 at 15:02

Where the hell is Seattle? just kidding, anyway I voted for Florida.


From Seattle comes , Bitter End, Burning Witch, Coven, Heir Apperent, Sancutnary/Nevermore, + some 20 band smore probobly good bands I mean and some shity crapy to
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24.09.2011 - 11:06
Hellish Star
Written by Bad English on 23.09.2011 at 15:13

Written by Guest on 23.09.2011 at 15:02

Where the hell is Seattle? just kidding, anyway I voted for Florida.


From Seattle comes , Bitter End, Burning Witch, Coven, Heir Apperent, Sancutnary/Nevermore, + some 20 band smore probobly good bands I mean and some shity crapy to

Hell yeah
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24.09.2011 - 13:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Metal Church is also from Seattle as are Queensryche
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24.09.2011 - 19:44
Mattybu
San Fran... Just can't argue with some of the bands that came from there for me.
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