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.
by Soup Bone April 14, 2005
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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
by The Clown November 16, 2005
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Us vikings are going to take over you gothic fuckwits
by Lord Fuck U August 23, 2003
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Horrible excuse for music. Fueled by suicidal thoughts and self-hate.
by Hey Seuss! January 21, 2005
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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 in Asgard 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.
Some good viking metal and folk metal bands include Ensiferum, Bathory, Amon Amarth, Folkearth and Finntroll.
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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.
by Bitchtosser July 14, 2009
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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.
by hytham_hammer July 9, 2005
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