A subgenre of death metal
with strong roots in Scandinavian countries such as Norway and Finland. It is similar to folk metal
in the aspect that it heavily utilizes melody combined with instruments such as the accordion, panflute and harp, along with deep operatic backing vocals to achieve a medieval atmosphere. Lyrical content deals with Viking culture and a Norse
outlook - the belief that the only way to gain passage into Valhalla
is to die in a grand battle or adventure. It also shares subject matter with power metal
, in that it deals with legend-esque things like warriors and dragons. Adversely it can be seen as power metal's opposite, as power metal deals with knights and heroes using neo-classical
undertones where the protagonists of viking metal are swarthy and violent, almost barbaric.
Though viking metal is dark and grave in nature much like black metal
, artists and fans of this genre tend to have a positive outlook - unlike screamo and gothicism, it's not themselves they hate, but everyone else.
An offshoot from black metal
heavily centered in norse mythology and rituals. Viking metal is not satanic in nature because of this and deals mostly with Oden, viking warriors and of course epic battle (very cheesy stuff, but effective). The music ususally consists of more "medieval" sounding melodies mixed with the "dark" sounding minors typical of black metal
Enslaved, Einherjer and Amon Amarth are good viking metal bands.
Ok, DO NOT listen to the retard above me, Viking Metal is not suicide music, it's not even close to that stuff, why would they name something like that "VIKING" metal?? Idiot
Viking Metal is good stuff, you guys should check out some Amon Amarth, viking metal is worth a listen
Guy 1- Hey dude checked out some viking metal yet?
Guy 2- Yep, it owns
A ficticious genre, typically endorsed by wiccans, limp wristed males, and fat females alike. It is very much similar to unicorns, in that to be able to see unicorns, you must truly believe they exist. And much the same as believing in unicorns, if you believe in viking metal, you're truly a femmewimp.
I think Amon Amarth is viking metal because I am a homosexual.
agressive destructive aimed metal
Us vikings are going to take over you gothic fuckwits
Satanist, synth-driven metal rock that comes from Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Norway.
also called : Nordcore.
not a metalhead myself..but I listen to Darkthrone... they truly rock.
Horrible excuse for music. Fueled by suicidal thoughts and self-hate.
FUCK I AM SUCH A SOCCER-WATCHING RETARD SPIC THAT IM GOING TO LISTEN TO VIKING METAL AND CUT MYSELF.... it makes me feel better