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 V.17 No.46 | November 13 - 19, 2008 

Music to Your Ears

Scandinavian Metal Quiz

1) True or false: Gothenburg is the name of a real Norwegian town.

Match the metal genre to its defining characteristic:

2) Black Metal

3) Death Metal

4) Doom Metal

5) Viking Metal

6) Symphonic Metal

7) Thrash Metal

8) Folk Metal

a. Heavily influenced by early Black Sabbath

b. Lists Celtic metal, Oriental metal and mittelalter (Medieval) rock as subgenres

c. Vocalists are predominately female

d. Infamous for torching historic churches

e. Necrophilia, mutilation and Satan are popular subjects

f. Lyrical motifs frequently return to dragons

g. Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer are its "big four"

9) Which of the following is not the name of a Scandinavian metal band?

a. Noumena

b. Meshuggah

c. Kaamos

d. Zonaria

e. Funebre

f. Opeth

g. Sotajumala

h. Rumspringa

10) Who is this clown?


1) False. Gothenburg is the name of the real Swedish town famed for spawning melodic death metal. 2) D. 3) E. 4) A. 5) F. 6) C. 7) G. 8) B. 9) H. 10) Infernus, founding guitarist of Norwegian black metal act Gorgoroth. The band's name is taken from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series: In the land of Mordor, Gorgoroth is the sooty, lifeless wasteland that contains Mount Doom.


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