A map showing the number of metal bands per capita.
The Map of Metal is credited to graphic designer Patrick Galbraith and metal historian Nick Grant. It’s an impressive graphical and interactive plotting of the multitude of musical genres in the realm of Metal.
If you, foolish mortal, think that Death Metal is the proverbial “end all” of dark loudness, then prepare to meet the 20+ genres and subgenres that also fall into the ebony territory of this most unholy map. They include Black Metal, Tech Death & Viking Metal. To say nothing of Unblack metal (also known as Christian black metal), Neue Deutsche Härte (a.k.a. “new German hardness”) and Visual Kei (“visual style” or “visual system”) a Japanese style.