A little while back, the brilliant people over at Noisey managed to make a definitive ranking of the most metal cities in America.

The measurement they used was how many metal bands there were in any given city. The results might surprise you!

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Coming in at number one is Alternative Press' very own hometown, Cleveland, OH! m/

Here's the full top 10 listing!

1. Cleveland, OH – a whopping 837 bands
2. Portland, OR – 618 bands
3. Pittsburgh, PA – 601 bands
4. Rochester, NY – 582 bands
5. Richmond, VA – 572 bands
6. Salt Lake City, UT – 555 bands
7. Tampa, FL – 523 bands
8. Seattle, WA – 489 bands
9. Minneapolis, MN – 482 bands
10. Lansing, MI – 469 bands

You can find the full list of 100 cities (!) over at Noisey.

[Header photo from Bullet For My Valentine.]