A swede I used to chat with once worked as a trick rider and acrobat in a french circus. He trained and rode Arabian horses. When he was a boy his dad called him, "liten apa". I haven't heard much about Swedish stereotypes so I have no clue if anything he ever said about himself would be considered a stereotype. ...other than the fact that his name was Jonas and he said you pronounce that as Yonas.
But why on Earth do people think Swedes are big on metal rock??? What the Hell?
Several metal bands are from Sweden, and many bands which are often considered among the best metal bands in the genre hail from Sweden. Scar Symmetry, In Flames, At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Opeth, Meshuggah, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, etc, all of which are considered among the best metal bands, all originate from Sweden.
Granted, claiming Swedes to love their death metal might be on the same level as acknowledging the black metal scene in Norway or the folk metal scene in Finland--they're in those respective countries, all right, but standard pop music probably still dominates in both.
Oh I understand. It's like in America: we got loads and loads of metalcore bands here, but most people couldn't name more than one, and that one is probably All That Remains or some other well-known one. I just wanted to propose why that stereotype exists.
I just heard from somewhere that Sweden is the least religious country in the world or something...
And as a metal fan, I think the Nordic nations really love their metal. Sweden has some pretty good death metal, from what I see people say on youtube. I like Dead by April and Dark Tranquility. Why? Is metal not so popular in Sweden? Is Swedish pop all the rage?
You're welcome ^^. I noticed that almost nobody talked about the meatballs. I've never tried Swedish meatballs. Are they good?
Yeah, I think we're one of the countries who are the least religious.... but I have no idea if we top the list.
But regarding metal, I have to say that even though we might have a lot of metal bands here in Sweden, I cannot name more than two, maybe three of the bands. It's not that I dislike the music. But I'm telling the truth when I say that I have never heard of 90% of the band names people throw my way, claiming them to be some of the best metal bands in the world. Whenever someone say "oh but Sweden has this cool band called "blablabla" and they are awesome!!", I'm like "I'm sorry, who?"
I don't listen much to Swedish Pop. I prefer rock. And asian music.
Swedish meatballs are the best! Nothing compares to a real Swedish meatball.
Why? Is metal not so popular in Sweden? Is Swedish pop all the rage?
From what I have seen, the death metal scene in Sweden to which you refer is about as prevalent as the metalcore scene in America (if you've ever been down here): You'll have to do a tiny bit of digging, but there's a whole community underneath. Otherwise, the country is probably flooded with pop music like most other countries that have a reasonably-sized music industry.
Le Pewds has blonde-ish hair and pretty, sparkly blue eyes, but I wouldn't exactly call him polite. I don't believe stereotypes because they also say that Minnesotns eat ludefisk and are super nice, granted we may be more polite about some things than, persay, people from New York, but we have some big bitches.
I must admit I have seen a lot of attractive people on here and elsewhere who are based in Sweden, or even just that general area of Europe. Must be the climate, or living standards or something but they seem to be pretty with it in regards to looks and even intelligence (so I've heard ) But indeed I wouldn't expect everyone there to be a supermodel