It was my first impression as a younger kid, and it's definitely confirmed itself throughout the years, Swedish metal is not only better but outright better overall than Norwegian metal. Oh and I mean this from the technical/musical pov btw.: you can think such and such black metal band from Norway is trve and legendary (with their errr..."extracurrical activty" let's call it that...) n all that but how many of those come within the vicinity of an Opeth musically for e.g. ? Not saying no Norw band is as good as Opeth, just emphasizing this is about composition/song-writing and nothing else. Pound for pound, musically, do Norw compare in your opinion ? Certainly not for me but, eh, I'm only two perso..ONE PERSON. I'm only one person.