For those who may be unaware, Norway was not the only country in the early 1990s that had a black metal scene. Indeed, several countries from around the world, from Sweden, to the United States, to France, to Japan, to Greece, to the Czech Republic, all had notable black metal scenes during this formative time period.
Perhaps the most interesting out of all of these groups, however, was the one that emerged out of the Czech Republic, with bands such as Master's Hammer and Root. Though there were several bands playing black metal in the Czech Republic at this period of time, these two bands were the pillars of the scene and the ambassadors of the sound to the rest of the world.
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