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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Metal
Viking metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music characterised by its dramatic emphasis on Norse mythology, Norse paganism and the Viking Age.

The genre of Viking metal began with the Swedish band Bathory, one of “the most important European extreme metal acts of the ’80s and ’90s.” Their first album Bathory was released in 1984 and is “regarded by many as the first black metal record.” The band’s fourth album Blood Fire Death arrived in 1988 and signaled a change of direction. Ed Rivadavia of Allmusic attributes it as “possibly the first true example” of Viking metal. The album notably featured the band leader Quorthon singing in a clean style “as opposed to his previously preeminent death croak.” It was followed in 1990 with the release of Hammerheart, a landmark album that “formally introduced” to the metal world the “archetypical Viking metal album.” By then the band had departed from “the Satanic mould” and was “squarely in Viking mythology.” The Viking metal music of Bathory was characterised by Wagnerian “lengthy epics, ostentatious arrangements, chorused vocals, and ambient keyboards.”

The year 1991 saw the formation of the Norwegian group Enslaved. Their debut album Vikingligr Veldi arrived in 1994 with “many melodies being borrowed from ethnic Scandinavian folk music to lend additional authenticity to the vicious, fast-paced black metal.” Inspired by Bathory, Enslaved set out to “create Viking metal devoted to retelling Norway’s legends and traditions of old.” Their second album Frost, also from 1994, was “an important release for the extreme music subgenre of Viking metal.” With “Viking themes, razor sharp guitars, blastbeat drums, and an ear for orchestration resulting in complex structures, bountiful harmonies and time changes,” Enslaved has since been acclaimed as “probably the foremost exponents” of the genre.

Viking metal is “noisy, chaotic, and often augmented by sorrowful keyboard melodies.” An epic sound is “a prerequisite for inclusion under the Viking metal banner” and bands in the genre typically adopt a “bomastic, keyboard laden” approach. Viking metal acts are known to be “very different in their music” with influences from death metal, black metal and some power metal. Gerhard Storesund from Einherjer contends that “this diversity is very good for the style” and notes that the black metal genre is more monotonous in contrast. Both clean vocals and death growls can be found in Viking metal and the “speed varies from mid-pace to a fast pace.” Like folk metal bands, Viking metal acts “generally utilize some acoustic and other unusual instruments in addition to the traditional metal instruments.”

Some commentators view Viking metal as more of a lyrical or conceptual genre than a musical one. The themes explored by bands “usually come from Nordic and Viking mythology.” Guitarist Patrik Lindgren of Thyrfing explains the appeal of such mythology by noting that “as a Scandinavian, it’s the ultimate and most fascinating source of inspiration.” He also identifies the subjects of sailing, dragons, “furious winds” and a “lust for exploration” as some of the standard motifs for the genre.

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      1. JohanDVanderbal at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        This is great.

      2. magicbobble at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        Ja ja dere får krangle videre:)Sangen er dritt bra!!!HAIL..

      3. wawaxd at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        the planets?
        this is a classic music cover

      4. Yotun12 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        I am also of norse and west geate blood and i think that everyone that bears our blood is allowed to use their spiritual ways even if they not like foriegn people and you live in america i bet you don´t find those funny names and stupid things they teach anywhere else don´t be a fanatic but still honor you´re beliefs and especially you´re family and folk.. and never turn the other cheek haha ;)

      5. LodemaiVicious at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        Indeed, dear. Indeed.

      6. OdhinnsMan at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        I am of Norwegian heritage myself, I am an Asatruar/Odinist I am a Godhi, certified through the raven-wolf tribal alliance and I am the drighten of the Sacred Wolf Kindred.
        I agree fully with what you have said.
        The Nazi or skinhead factions are nothing but Hypocrites and fools.
        Christain’s are also a group of ignorant fools who push a convert or die concept that is ludicris.
        Anyway, Wassail and Hailsa to you VikingWidunder for speaking the truth on a matter that few would touch.

      7. VikingWidunder at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        Nazis basterds stole Many Things From Asatru Culture including Runes and etc. and they call them selfs Vikings wtf.. they are nothing, they are scum and leave the culture with bad reputation! And Btw Nazis, Hitler was Cristian, bloody fagot cristian.
        MY ancestors were From all over scandinavia, it’s in my blood this culture, and i get mad when i see other using it for stupid ideals. Sorry.

      8. 2170008 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        why cant i see the video

        comment me back ac

      9. amasek at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        How calls the band and the song?

        I am a “Viking” or better an “Teuton”.
        Ok my ancestors was that, and I am a german.
        But I am not an Nazi, I hate that they call “We are the true “Vikings” because we want to kill all the emigrants”.

        Sorry my English is very bad!

      10. MindtheOrangesMarlon at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        I’ve never heard any neo-Nazi refer to himself as a Viking, but there are so few of them left these days who even cares?

      11. Noahwig at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        i hate that they call this VIKING metal!
        i hate that naziz call them selves VIKINGS!

      12. misha2332 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        I love Viking metal

      13. maxairas666 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        bathory

      14. magicbobble at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        I love this video:)

      15. 196gogo at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        very good

      16. MindtheOrangesMarlon at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        The video was taken from “One Rode to Asa Bay,” but I added “Hammerheart” as the audio here.

      17. Sudden090 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        This might be in the info but were is the video from? be the way, Viking metal, fucking rules, Hail to the Hammer

      18. sabastionhas1 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        You’re right. The song is Hammerheart from the album Twilight of the Gods, although there is also an ablum called Hammerheart.

      19. ManOfSteel666 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        bathory - hammerheart

      20. sabastionhas1 at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        What is being played? It sounds pretty good.

      21. flaming0moe at 22 Jan 09 at 10:36 pm

        heyl odin..great song 4*

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