Germany is a country with a great metal heritage and tons of really good bands. From the mainstream hard rock/metal sounds of Scorpions to extreme underground bands, the number of quality German metal bands encompasses numerous genres. Germany is especially known for thrash metal, and you'll find a few of the genre pioneers on the list. Power metal is another genre that's well represented. Here's our list of the best metal bands from Germany. Who would you add to the list?
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