Dating culture in sweden
Sweden is known in the extreme metal community for its late-80s to early-90s death metal scene, spawning bands like Entombed, as well as more obscure, brutal bands like Repugnant and Treblinka (later called Tiamat).Other Swedish music acts on the international scene are Ghost, Dungen, José González, Måns Zelmerlöw, Lykke Li, Mando Diao, The Sounds, The Hives, Neverstore, Sahara Hotnights, Robyn, Movits! Some are only famous on the domestic Swedish music scene, such as Kent, Håkan Hellström and Lars Winnerbäck.Anders Zorn was an internationaly known image artist.Also in the 19th century, painter Carl Larsson shaped an idyllic image of domestic Swedish country life not unlike that of American artist Norman Rockwell in the USA.Pop promo director Jonas Åkerlund is from Sweden and known for The Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up and Madonna´s Ray of Light video. Gothenburg has spawned prominent bands and artists, thanks to labels such as Sincerely Yours and Service.Notable Swedish indie bands and artists include Jens Lekman, The Knife, Love Is All, The Concretes, Broder Daniel, The Tough Alliance, Peter, Bjorn and John, Little Dragon, El Perro del Mar, Maia Hirasawa, Fever Ray, Popsicle, Studio, The Embassy, The Honeydrips, Brainpool, Air France, jj, Joel Alme and Pacific! In contrast to its large pop music output, Sweden has a most prolific death metal scene.Furniture design has been influenced worldwide by the considerable international success of IKEA, and the design of automobiles by Volvo and Saab.Artisan-made glass products from the so-called Kingdom of Crystal have also achieved international recognition.
Ingmar Bergman, Victor Sjöström and Gunnar Hellström and three of many Swedish movie and TV directors who have had noted international careers, and British director Colin Nutley, living in Sweden, has been highly productive there.In early times, some of them were so separate from Sweden (as known) that they had their own laws.Historically, some of the regions were independent or longtime parts of Denmark and Norway.Gothenburg is known for a "melodic death metal" sound.
Many bands from there, such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates, The Haunted, as well as Stockholm's Amon Amarth and Opeth have seen increased commercial success in Europe and the United States.
Melodic death metal is a broad genre with many variations, but has roots in traditional death metal, black metal and classic metal such as that of Iron Maiden.