Sure, heavy metal is dominated by bands from England, the United States and Scandinavia, but there's a wealth of talented acts around the world. That said, if you had to pick just one band to represent each country, who would it be?

So many different spots across the world possess their own unique scene, expanding the sonic spectrum of what metal can encompass. As bands take influence from all of these places, we've been left with a heavy metal mixing pot with the recipe for dozens of styles.

Here, we visit 30 countries, and pick the best metal band from each of these nations. Scroll through the gallery at the top of the page to see our picks for the Best Metal Bands from 30 Countries!

10 Awesome Metal Bands From Surprising Countries