Chart of the day: The happiest countries have the most metal bands

A browse through Reddit over the weekend unearthed some data that compares the overall happiness of a country’s citizens with the number of domestic metal bands.

Using the World Happiness Report (a serious attempt to gauge the mood of people around the planet) and the number of metal bands in operation resulted in this chart. Discuss.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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