Thank you for the range color choosing; I’m colorblind and i don’t understand 90% of this graphic :(
This “quality of life” one makes the distribution of metal map all the more interesting. Seems to be that the higher the quality of life, the more metal seems to thrive… Stwange. (with a ‘w’)
FYI for previous posters - by ‘heavy metal’, they’re probably including the gamut of extreme metal subgenres, like death, black, and thrash, in which case, yes, there are plenty of representatives all around the world. Not to mention, a lot of them are shitty and even if they are good, most of them aren’t ever going to enter mainstream consciousness like the Big Four or NWOBM, for example.