An awesome power/speed metal (of sorts) from frosty Finland. They named themselves after a murder case in Finland a few years ago.
They are fronted by the awesome Alexei Laiho whom I thought was a hot chick on first brief glance at a photo. I was mistaken. However, he would make an awesome lady.
Children Of Bodom are MANLY
Generally speaking, anybody of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish (arguably) and Icelandic descent, but quite a few people from other northern European countries (including Latvia, Germany and some people in the UK) would consider themselves Nordics too. Nordics are stereotyped as having blond hair and blue eyes, and this is not too far from the truth. Another typical trait is their cheekbones or face shape. For some it is often seen as the same sort of idea as the Aryan race, and there are some neo-Nazi groups who are more specifically based on the idea of Nordic superiority.
Nordic women are quite often very attractive.
"Cor, yeah, that's a proper Nordic."
Eastern European country famous for Vampires and Vlad The Impailer amongst other things.
"Romania? No, she actually went this time".
A very skilled technical death metal band
Necrophagist fucking rule.
Finnish band combining the styles of humppa, a Finnish form of polka, with metal. Songs are sung in Swedish for the reason that it was the original singer's mother tongue, but also because it sounds "damn trollish".
They also have an obsession with trolls.
When Finntroll come on there's gonna be a fucking hoedown!
Born Kim Bendix Petersen in Denmark, King Diamond was the singer in Mercyful Fate before forming his own band. Famous for his multi-octave range, supposed association with LaVey Satanism and having a greater lyrical talent than many native English speakers.
King Diamond is your lord and master.
A modern, mainstream and watered down form of metal, often mixed with elements of another style, often rap/hip-hop. Famous bands include Korn
, Limp Bizkit
, Linkin Park
and System Of A Down
. Some bands were more tolerable than others, but on the whole pretty much any band was played beyond the point of annoyance.
Nu-metal's marketing points are it's apparent 'coolness', songs structured with very simple musicianship (in keeping with grunge philosophies), the angsty lyrics, a marketable style which mostly fuses sportswear with grungier, baggier styles, and the feeling of being an outsider or one of the un-cool kids (this is quite ironic as most people who jumped the nu-metal bandwagon at it's height were popular people or became popular as a result). It is one of many fads employing the 'anti-cool' philosophy. Most people who adopt this lack the intelligence to see the irony.
Nu-metal gradually phased out as predicted, and the very same idiotic crowd would be seen later jumping on the emo
bandwagon, which is popular at the time of writing. The style would drastically change from stupid baggy jeans to horn-rimmed specs, lip piercings, etc. Whatever fad, though, most scenesters have a LiveJournal account.