I BOUGHT MY FIRST VIKING SKULL CD WHEN IT POPPED UP AS A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMETHING ELSE I BOUGHT HERE ON AMAZON. AND THE FEW PEOPLE I HAVE TURNED ON TO IT HAVE ALSO BOUGHT IT- SO BELIEVE ME- VIKING SKULL IS A TERRIFIC BAND THAT ISNT HEAVILY PROMOTED APPARENTLY. IF THE VOCALS OF MOTORHEAD OR LORDI DO ANYTHING FOR YOU….GET THEIR RELEASE ” BORN IN HELL”…YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. THIS NEW CD IS VERY MUCH IN THE SAME VEIN. HOWEVER, THE VOCALS ARE A BIT DROWNED OUT BY THE MUSIC. I CAN UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD ON BORN IN HELL, BUT I DO NEED THE LYRIC SHEET FOR PARTS OF THE SONGS ON THIS NEW ALBUM. IM NOT KNOCKING THE MATERIAL OR THE BAND; MERELY STATING THAT THE MIX IS NOT WHAT IT WAS ON BORN IN HELL. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM LIVE; AND AS THE CD JACKET LISTS PENNSYLVANIA AS THE RECORDING SITE I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO AS I AM IN PA…I JUST NEVER SEE ANYTHING FROM THEM PROMOTION- WISE. 5 STARS FOR THE BAND AND THEIR MATERIAL AND THE ATTITUDE THEY PORTEND; 3 STARS FOR THE GUY AT THE CONTROLS DURING RECORDING.
Viking Skull were born to rock and rock hard they do. The band’s early recordings barely touched US audiences due to limited label support and resources. That, however, is about to change with the release of Doom Gloom Heartache and Whiskey. Already with US dates confirmed the band, currently featuring vocalist/founder Roddy Stone, bassist Waldie, guitarists Dom and Brandywine Eel and lone American drummer Jess Margera (also of cKy), Viking Skull take their love of Sabbath and add to it modern rock icons to create a good ole rock n roll vibe that is contagious and fun. The band have already toured extensively overseas with the likes of Dio, Him, Clutch, and two appearances at the prestigious Download Festival. Now its America’s turn to find out what all the fuss is about.
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Viking Skull have been making purebred rock and roll for awhile now and this is yet another solid effort in the whiskey and beer tinged gravelly voiced vein that they love to mine. If you ever have a chance to see this band in person I highly recommend it along with this and all their previous albums.
cant find this cd anywhere by me so i went to the net and boom here it is and a lil cheaper than store cds!!!! so awsome!!
I’d heard a little of this on XM and thought I’d give it a try. It’s AWESOME. Trying to put a label on this album is tough but it sounds like ZZ-Top and Black Sabbath combined, just harder and faster. -TJ
Great metal cd that has a sound featuring sabbath/acdc/thinlizzy influenced guitar riffs and drumming., Most notably are the rough and ready vocals of Roddy Stone ( basically sounding like a younger Lemmy kilminster). If you like rowdy thundering rock and roll this is the band for you!