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Viking Metal






Best Viking Metal Band
Amon Amarth (Sweden)
52%
 52%  [ 13 ]
Einherjer (Norway)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Enslaved (Norway)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Manowar (US)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Moonsorrow (Finland)
12%
 12%  [ 3 ]
Otyg (Sweden)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Sólstafir (Iceland)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Thyrfing (Sweden)
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Týr (Faroe Islands)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Vintersorg (Sweden)
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Windir (Norway)
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Kampfar (Norway)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Bathory (Sweden)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 25

Rosanova
Hi there,

After several of discussions and misunderstandings under the category Black Metal regarding Viking Metal, that is about norse mythology and not satanism as typically for the genre of Black Metal, has I desired to release the sub-sub genre Viking Metal from hell, as at my opinion that the norse mythology and asatru is more colorful than satanism, and then further that Black Metal is often connected to Antichrist what Viking Metal isn't. (I know that some bands are, but it isn't directly connected to the genre, as Black Metal does)

... And as the interests for the norse mythology and asatru is growing would it also be in place to take that discussion under this category.


Hail Odin, Hail Frey, Hail Tor

See you all in Valhalla


Cheers!
Helios
Hail! Good idea opening this thread Smile

Anyway, voted for Windir (got their DVD btw).
Thank you Rosanova for introducing me to this great band Wink
ThornsOfSorrow
I voted for Vintersorg, since he's my favorite out of all those bands. Great composition, great voice, great everything. I'm not much of a viking metal fan anymore, but I still can't get enough of Vintersorg.
Shewolf
Why can't I wote on serveral bands?
Tthat kind of really annoys me, because I could not deside what to vote for. Ended up with Windir though, love their album Arntor Very Happy
Helios
1184 is also great Wink
BTW, watched their DVD, Sognametal, yesterday... great stuff!


Why can't you vote for several bands? That's because the voting system doesn't have this feature (at least until Bondings will code it).
Tatsumaru
How is it possible that Ensiferum is not in the list? Haha, they're my favorite viking metal band by far. I'm seeing them this sunday \m/
Rosanova
Hi there,

Thanks for all compliments and adds to this topic. As mentioned in my intro this topic, is this sub-sub genre growing and therefor the right time to separate it from the Black category, as I still disagree the Viking topic as Black.

In my searching for issues to add to this topic did I also found a sub genre into Viking Metal, called Troll Metal. But this is just a another story that I might take up later.

Btw. I knew that there was more bands that I haven't mentioned in the poll, but I can trust you that I really hate polls, but it seems popular.

See you all in Valhalla

Cheers!
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Hail! Good idea opening this thread Smile

Anyway, voted for Windir (got their DVD btw).
Thank you Rosanova for introducing me to this great band Wink


Hi,

I think that you should check out Thyrfing! I'm very sure that you would like them.

Cheers!
Helios
Hehe, I got some Thyrfing albums already Wink
Great stuff.
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Hehe, I got some Thyrfing albums already Wink
Great stuff.


Hi there,

I have to ask, are you norwegan? (Er du norsk?) I can see that you have changed your (?) Who cares what it calls, it's easter now and I'm celebrate it in pure correct danish way. Smile (Snaps og øl etc)

Btw. I saw that you like immortal too... Smile

Cheers!
Helios
I'm not Norwegian, but I'm connected to Norway (my roots are from there).
And I actually understand some Norwegian Razz

About the avatar, well this is just a funny avatar I found. Smile
Immortal are a nice band, but I'm not really a fan.
Ducksteina
Amon Amarth are the only band in the list I listen to, so I chose them.
However, I think Amon Amarth are rather (Melodic) Death Metal than Viking Metal, because Viking Metal sounds more like Black Metal to me. Whatever, let's just say their music is Death Metal and their lyrics are Viking Metal Wink
Terrasis-Cian
Come on, its gotta be manOwar. BLOOD OF KINGS. what a song. I think their music has a certain quality which the others lack
achene
I voted Thyrfing.

The best on that list in my oppinion.

Maby you should add ensiferum? They are pretty good too.

- Achene
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
I'm not Norwegian, but I'm connected to Norway (my roots are from there).
And I actually understand some Norwegian Razz

About the avatar, well this is just a funny avatar I found. Smile
Immortal are a nice band, but I'm not really a fan.


Hi Helios! (and others too! Smile )

I think that it could explain why you like the Norwegian music, as like the Swedish bands, often have lyrics in their own languages, and not enough with that also often local languages, like Vintersorg, who is from the northern part of Sweden called Norland (Northland).

As I'm acually Danish (Rosanova is my girlfriend who is Swedish, and I'm her webmaster) and I have both Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Blood (I really actually do have Viking roots) can you or others always ask for translations.

I did also saw that you did added yourself into Frihost 1. may, that also are the day of Frey and Freyja.


Cheers!
Rosanova
Ducksteina wrote:
Amon Amarth are the only band in the list I listen to, so I chose them.
However, I think Amon Amarth are rather (Melodic) Death Metal than Viking Metal, because Viking Metal sounds more like Black Metal to me. Whatever, let's just say their music is Death Metal and their lyrics are Viking Metal Wink


Hi there,

Actually doesn't, as far I know, yet existing any definition on how Viking Metal sounds like, other than it goes more on the contents of the lyrics and attitude.

I know that many Viking Metal bands are today connected as a sub genre, into the Death Metal sub genre Black Metal, and my idea with this forum was to separate Viking Metal as a genre as it's own, as it's a growing genre, and actually has many Viking Metal bands a past in the satanic area of Black Metal and Death Metal, but now has get hair on their breasts as adult men. Smile

All of the bands that I've mentioned in the poll (I still hate polls.. Smile ) have some connections to the topic that isn't, still as far I know, defined officially.

So therefor let us instead try to define it here as listeners to these bands who is going under this topic.

Anyway thanks to give me the reason to write above, I hope that you would understand what I want to do with it.

Cheers!
Tatsumaru
Man, only a couple of more days and the new Ensiferum album will be out. I can't wait. Oh, of course I could have downloaded it, but I don't like to do that with my favorite bands.

I've also seen them live a week ago, it was amazing. Viking warpaint on everyone, haha!
catscratches
Had never heard anyone of them before, but Amon Amarth is great!!! Also, Finntroll is good (not on this list though).
Helios
Finntroll are Viking Metal? That's new for me...
Shewolf
I guess Finntroll is whatever you want them to be. Fun music to listen to anyway Very Happy
Tatsumaru
Ensiferum's ''Victory Songs'' is one of the coolest viking metal albums ever.
Marco248
Super Razz
Rosanova
Tatsumaru wrote:
Ensiferum's ''Victory Songs'' is one of the coolest viking metal albums ever.


Hi there,

I think that I have to check Ensiferum out, as it seems like that they have a great popularity in here.

Regarding other bands that hasn't yet been listed any othere places, would I just like to answer that it hasn't been easy to put all bands that might deserve to be catagorized as Viking Metal into the catagory, and some does also belongs to the co-sub-sub catagory Troll Metal, like Fintroll. I do also trying to indetify those nazi/skind head bands that also called them selfs as Viking Metal, and seperate them from the Pure Viking Metal catagory.

But anyway isn't it upto me to decide either, other than trying to put something together that can make the ground to descuss this topic, and all are welcome to add their. The would I try to make an updated list in the future.


Cheers!
Helios
Ensiferum are a bit overrated if you ask me, same with Finntroll.
They aren`t really that special, nor original. There aare far better bands, in my opinion.

About the "nazi" poseurs, IMO they shouldn`t live.
Seriously though, they aren`t viking metal.
I mean, not every viking metal is so-called "nazi", and not every "nazi" band is playing viking metal. Some are (a very small part), but you can`t say that about all of them.
They are all NSM (a.k.a nice sweet metal, or just national socialist metal).

My 2 cents.
Tatsumaru
Rosanova wrote:
Tatsumaru wrote:
Ensiferum's ''Victory Songs'' is one of the coolest viking metal albums ever.


Hi there,

I think that I have to check Ensiferum out, as it seems like that they have a great popularity in here.





Yeah, you definitely have to check them out: they have made some great quality music. They're a lot of fun to listen to, and have some classic sing-along parts in a lot of songs.

I'd recommend you get the albums in order of release, so get the self-titled debut first. It's still the best, because it's pretty much impossible to top. The second album, ''Iron'', is a masterpiece as well. After that Ensiferum's singer (clean & harsh vocals) and guitar-wizard Jari left, and I personally thought I wouldn't enjoy Ensiferum's future releases anymore (I was a big fan of Jari). The founder of Ensiferum (Markus) is the only original member left as of now, and he is still the main music writer for the band. He managed to totally save Ensiferum and the current line-up is actually awesome. Their third release, ''Victory Songs'', is a huge comeback and it's yet another masterpiece, it's epic and has everything. They're also amazing live haha, I've seen them 2 times so far.

So yeah, definitely check them out! They're a fun band with a very rich history : )
pirki
I voted for Amon Amarth

I have all Albums of them and I think and each is great =)
legion
i also voted for Amon Amarth ... but i think Fintroll should be in that list too

oh yes ... and Ensiferum should take the 3rd place Very Happy
Helios
Rosanova, I just looked at the poll again, and noticed that Bathory wasn`t on the list. Well, I couldn`t resist and just had to add it.
DarcSystems
I voted Amon Amarth, not because the other bands are any less awesome, but they were the ones I've seen most recently (with Children of Bodom, if I recall.) so my opinion is biased. Smile

I could listen to them all day though. That was my first time seeing them live. Last time they came around, I wasn't able to make the show.
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Rosanova, I just looked at the poll again, and noticed that Bathory wasn`t on the list. Well, I couldn`t resist and just had to add it.


Hi there,

I did actually had the conflict by myself if I should add Bathory or not, and it was a hard decision to make to not add them to the poll.

Why? I can't place them (him) in any category than somewhere in the middle of something. Smile But it doesn't means that I don't like or listen to Bathory, or had forgot that he had changed from classic Black Metal into more like Viking Metal.

But I wouldn't either by this say that this couldn't be discussed here anyway, as they somehow or what has been important to the viking metal progress and might also had inspired other black metal bands to switch topic.


From here hail and RIP to Bathory

Cheers!
Helios
If you ask me, Bathory (Quorthon, actually) raised the viking metal genre, or contributed to the existing genre (if it was existing) so much, that we can say this genre has risen because of Bathory.
Anyway, Bathory is Viking Metal. Smile

R.I.P Quorthon. Crying or Very sad
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
If you ask me, Bathory (Quorthon, actually) raised the viking metal genre, or contributed to the existing genre (if it was existing) so much, that we can say this genre has risen because of Bathory.
Anyway, Bathory is Viking Metal. Smile

R.I.P Quorthon. Crying or Very sad


[size=18]Hi there,

Anyway is it right that Quorthon raised the Viking Metal genre as even that he also did raised the Black Metal genre (together with Venom). How ever what so is he still important to be mentioned to the both genres, and if I could would I had edited the poll and add Bathory.

As said a couple of times now, do I still hate polls as this discussion about who has been forgotten to be added takes too much space of the actual discussion, that is about Viking Metal and not the poll.

I'm still sure that there would be many other bands that hasn't been mentioned yet, but I really look foreward to hear about new bands that I havn't heard about before.

So forget all about the poll as if I could would I delete from the topic.
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Cheers!
Helios
Hey, if you want, it can be deleted, just ask Wink
Anyway, sorry about my interference earlier. You are absolutely right about the subject of this discussion, which is Viking Metal.
Rosanova
Hi there,

If you are entering the wikipedia on following URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_metal

I think that it descripes it sober, and most important hail Quorthon as the founder of Viking Metal.

Cheers!
Manntis
I voted Amon Amarth because I've been a fan of them for many years and their music has really captured my attention with the release of With Odin on Our Side (mostly Cry of the Blackbirds and Runes To My Memory)

Amon Amarth has really gone back to the style of their first album, by making their music more melodic rather than just death metal. It really shows how great of a band they are!
Rosanova
Manntis wrote:
I voted Amon Amarth because I've been a fan of them for many years and their music has really captured my attention with the release of With Odin on Our Side (mostly Cry of the Blackbirds and Runes To My Memory)

Amon Amarth has really gone back to the style of their first album, by making their music more melodic rather than just death metal. It really shows how great of a band they are!


Hi there,

Great that so many has Amon Amarth as favo, but I think that you also have to listen to Vintersorg too.

Cheers!
Helios
Yeah, older stuff by Vintersorg would be great (Till Fjälls?), although Solens Rötter is a nice release too Smile
Rosanova
Hi again there,

After a while with computer crashes and virus attacks do I hereby noising here again.

I would like to mark that all bands mentioned in the poll is part of my cd collection, and I enjoying them all each one by one and I can't compaire them to each other, as they have their own attetetude and style.

I really like to get more working with this topic, and I also really hope that we could add some live expirence into it, and not to forget adding new band tips and as what there allready has been done, adding bands that hasn't been mentioned here.

I hope that we all enjoying the summer, and at least had a nice midsummer.


Hail to the gods of Valhall!

Cheers!
Helios
Well, I'd like to recommend few viking metal bands: Falkenbach, Mithotyn and Myrkgrav.
All three are combining black metal and other extreme elements with viking and folk musical elements.
I've listened to Falkenbach for some time now, but Mithotyn and Myrkgrav are new to me. Just got their albums: King Of A Distant Forest and Trollskau Skrømt Og Kølabrenning, respectively. I can relate these bands to Windir, early Bathory, Enslaved and maybe early Borknagar. Overall great music Smile
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Well, I'd like to recommend few viking metal bands: Falkenbach, Mithotyn and Myrkgrav.
All three are combining black metal and other extreme elements with viking and folk musical elements.
I've listened to Falkenbach for some time now, but Mithotyn and Myrkgrav are new to me. Just got their albums: King Of A Distant Forest and Trollskau Skrømt Og Kølabrenning, respectively. I can relate these bands to Windir, early Bathory, Enslaved and maybe early Borknagar. Overall great music Smile


Hi Helios,

I've heard about them, and some of them has claimed their genre "Troll Metal" (Just one more sub-sub genre). Maybe we can continue discussion about adding Troll Metal as a Sub-genre into Viking Metal, or a genre by itselfs... Smile

Cheers!
Helios
Troll metal? I heard that Finntroll call themselves like that. But the 3 bands which I mentioned above don't sound like Finntroll...
Or maybe I'm wrong Razz
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Troll metal? I heard that Finntroll call themselves like that. But the 3 bands which I mentioned above don't sound like Finntroll...
Or maybe I'm wrong Razz


Hi again,

It was exactly what I meant, when I claimed what I thought that was so special about the genre Viking Metal, that every band is unique and every one has their own special unique flavour of sound, and it's also one of the main reasons that I've been addected to the genre, the other is that I'm tired of all satanism and christianism, as the have all the same to say, hate, and the most of the mythological genres are more like, what that is beatyful in life and afterlife. Cradle Of Filth could also have somekind of connection to this genre, but I think that they are a quit diffrent discussion, that might not belonging here.


Cheers!
Helios
Cradle of Filth? I wouldn't say they belong to this discussion Wink
I agree about what you've said regarding satanism and christianity.
The mythological, folklore based, genres are simply more interesting, and have more to offer. I can say that I really enjoy mythological and ancient history based tales and stories - the themes which the bands of this genre write music about.
I'd say that Turisas' new album - "The Varangian Way" - is a good example.
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Cradle of Filth? I wouldn't say they belong to this discussion Wink
I agree about what you've said regarding satanism and christianity.
The mythological, folklore based, genres are simply more interesting, and have more to offer. I can say that I really enjoy mythological and ancient history based tales and stories - the themes which the bands of this genre write music about.
I'd say that Turisas' new album - "The Varangian Way" - is a good example.


You did it again, thanks! Smile I went into Turisas homepage to check out what this Finish band was about, and as far I've noticed does it seems like a band that also had entred the VM area... Smile and therefor bid them welcome to this topic.. Smile

... And about COF are you right. They aren't belonging here under this topic, and I can't say exactly where they belonging, but I think that they are doing what they are doing great on their own way....!

Cheers!
Helios
The new Turisas album is more than great, not far, but quite better than the legendary Battle Metal. Being a concept album, it must be heard from the first song to the last.
They also got a great new website, where everybody can hear the story behind the album, so I won't hesitate to post a link: http://www.thevarangianway.com/main.html

Another band I'd like to recommend: Ásmegin.
Unfortunately I can't understand what they're singing about, but I guess there are some viking metal elements in their songs.
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
The new Turisas album is more than great, not far, but quite better than the legendary Battle Metal. Being a concept album, it must be heard from the first song to the last.
They also got a great new website, where everybody can hear the story behind the album, so I won't hesitate to post a link: http://www.thevarangianway.com/main.html

Another band I'd like to recommend: Ásmegin.
Unfortunately I can't understand what they're singing about, but I guess there are some viking metal elements in their songs.


Hi there,

ÁSMEGIN's lyrics is written in old norse language, so that might be the reason that you have you problems to understand what the lyrics is about.

And as far I've been seen, is the lyrics about old norse legends and mythology like all other bands that are connected into the Viking Metal Genre.

About Turisas is their genre Battle Metal, that might have some parallels to the Viking Metal genre, but belongs to their own.

So keep on posting, as it seems to be more and more interesting this project.


Cheers!
ZzZ_AluCarD_ZzZ
Long life to Amon Amarth, the best viking metal band of the world!
catscratches
Bought their CD "With Oden On Our Side" recently. Very good. Especially "Under The Northern Star".
Helios
Rosanova, I agree about Turisas not being very close to Viking Metal, but still - it`s a good album to have Wink

What about the new Folkearth album (Drakkars in the Mist) ? Rolling Eyes
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Rosanova, I agree about Turisas not being very close to Viking Metal, but still - it`s a good album to have Wink

What about the new Folkearth album (Drakkars in the Mist) ? Rolling Eyes


Hi Helios,

Folkearth is an very interesting project, that I would do almost anything to get. I've heard a lot about then, and it seems to be like an Ultimative project band, that actually is hardly connected to the genre of Viking Metal and Folk Metal (Epic Metal)!!!???? (Again problems with genres) Smile

Anyway can I promise that I will follow up on this discussion as soon that I've heard them.


Thanks for remind me.....
Smile

Cheers!
Rosanova
ZzZ_AluCarD_ZzZ wrote:
Long life to Amon Amarth, the best viking metal band of the world!


Hi there,


I know that I've said this millions of times before, but I still hate polls. But if you anyway look into the result of the Poll, does it seems like that you're not alone with that statement.

I also really enjoy to listen to Amon Amarth.... Smile


Cheers!
Rosanova
Hi there,

I've have to reclaim my past opinion about what regarding the so called "Old School Black Metal" band called "Burzum".

Since last did I study then contents of what Burzum and Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes stands for, and it seems pretty much that the most of his lyrics also flirting with the norse mythology.

About questions regarding ns and satanism would I like to refer to Burzum's and Varg's home page at;

http://www.burzum.org


.... where also Varg has written a couple of manifests regarding all questions about his personality and about what that had been written and said about him.

There is also a longer explanation about the Euronymous incident, that I might think that someone would like to get into what really did happen that day.

I'm not 100% sure that I would claim Burzum as Viking Metal, but they have the content of the theme at their lyrics, but the music is actually dirty disgusting rotten old school Black Metal as 100% pure.

I really think that I would like to here what other means about this content, and also hope that other would try to read what the count had said by himself.


Cheers!
Rosanova
Hi there,

Long time no see!!! Smile Anyway do I have more adds to this topic.... I'm not sure if I've seen any adds regarding this, for me until today, unknown but extremely brilliant Swedish Viking Metal Band called "Månegarm". They do really contains the pure essence, both lyrically and musically, of the genre Viking metal.

Further informations regarding Månegarm can be found at following URL:

http://www.manegarm.com

Cheers!

Ps. Troll Metal is also welcome to be posted under this topic... Smile
Rosanova
Hi there,

I think that I've forgot to claim that NS Black Metal is and would always be NS Black Metal and can't ever be categorized under the category Viking Metal. I know it's hard to identify them, and I know that my article regarding Burzum not specially has to be an invitation to this topic, but just an statement that they (he) has some statements and lyrics that might be interesting to discuss, but not necessary under this topic.

Asatru hasn't anything about NS or anti anything to do, it accept any and all others as they are what ever they want.


Cheers!
Rosanova
Hi there,

Týr from Faroe Islands a recommendation more, and regarding Týr's homesite;

http://www.tyr.net

would Týr release their next album called "Land" in may this year. So save money for this as I'm quit sure that this is worth to buy, and if you don't have any with Týr then go buy this too.

You can also find Týr's tour dates at the same site and alot of other relevant informations.


Cheers!
Helios
^ "Land" is awesome! Just heard it for the first time several days ago. I hope to get the album soon.

Anyway, Equilibrium's "Sagas" is going to be released in... a week?! (June 20, 2008)
If you haven't heard about them, Equilibrium are an awesome band from Germany. Here are some samples from their previous album, Turis Fratyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aQ-icrJhhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bS7UnYZIeI

And from the new album, "Sagas":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FngylvmY9mg

I can't wait for the new stuff!!!


---

About Varg... I heard that he is not going to be released from prison (he was supposed to be released in April?)
Any more info on that, Rosanova?
Rosanova
Hi there,

As you had remarked does it seems like that the Viking Metal genre, follow the stream from the re-Thrash Metal trend.

Helios wrote:
^ "Land" is awesome! Just heard it for the first time several days ago. I hope to get the album soon.


I got a promo ver of Land, and with this release has Týr by opinion manifested Viking Metal released from both the Death Metal and Black Metal sound.

Helios wrote:
Anyway, Equilibrium's "Sagas" is going to be released in... a week?! (June 20, 2008)
If you haven't heard about them, Equilibrium are an awesome band from Germany. Here are some samples from their previous album, Turis Fratyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aQ-icrJhhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bS7UnYZIeI

And from the new album, "Sagas":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FngylvmY9mg


Honestly did I missed Equilibrium in my collection, but I'll try them out.

Helios wrote:
I can't wait for the new stuff!!!


Me too!!! Smile

---

Helios wrote:
About Varg... I heard that he is not going to be released from prison (he was supposed to be released in April?)
Any more info on that, Rosanova?


Nothing, the only that I've heard is that he was rejected his parole.

Cheers!
McDucque
I'm completely unfamiliar with the genre of viking metal, but I heard some stuff by this Finnish? band called Turisas and they called themselves viking metal, so I'll take their word for it.
Helios
OK, time to bump this one for the sake of any metals fans here.

A band I've discovered recently, called "Heidevolk".
Really nice tunes. They aren't an extreme band, even though they have some parts with extreme vocals and riffs, but nothing too serious.
I have their latest album, "Walhalla Wacht" - enjoying it so far Smile

Samples:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2ddQ2cmtCFM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vGOo_B2IqSw

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yaY-SYPDFdE


-------- Also

I have the new Equilibrium album "Sagas", which I mentioned earlier (see above) - and it's awesome!
It's not so different from Turis Fratyr, which is great, but the production is much better on Sagas!
Kind of reminds me when I listened to "To The Nameless Dead" (Primordial) for the first time - couldn't find a bad song!

Samples from the album:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jGF7htaeuvo
I guess more can be found on YT.


Skaal!
Arseniy
Voted for Amon Amarth, but I like Equilibrium more. Helios sent me some tracks year ago and since that time that's my lovely metal band Smile
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
OK, time to bump this one for the sake of any metals fans here.

A band I've discovered recently, called "Heidevolk".
Really nice tunes. They aren't an extreme band, even though they have some parts with extreme vocals and riffs, but nothing too serious.
I have their latest album, "Walhalla Wacht" - enjoying it so far Smile

Samples:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2ddQ2cmtCFM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vGOo_B2IqSw

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yaY-SYPDFdE


-------- Also

I have the new Equilibrium album "Sagas", which I mentioned earlier (see above) - and it's awesome!
It's not so different from Turis Fratyr, which is great, but the production is much better on Sagas!
Kind of reminds me when I listened to "To The Nameless Dead" (Primordial) for the first time - couldn't find a bad song!

Samples from the album:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jGF7htaeuvo
I guess more can be found on YT.


Skaal!


Hi there,

It's sounds interesting, and it isn't first time that you have coming with new good inspiration of "unknown" bands, that really deserve respect and deserve to be checked out. So I also would like to trust you this time, and I'll bee back with my comment as soon that I've got them and listen to them.

I think that I would in near future try to create an portal dedicated to Viking Metal, and I'm already started to collecting material for it, but I've a little hard time to decide what CMS I would like to use, but as far do I working with e107, as I think it's the easiest one to work with. But I would be back for more details about that.

Have a nice warm summer!!!

Cheers! (Skål)
Helios
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Rosanova
Helios wrote:
Yeah e107 is cool. I worked with it in the past.
Currently though I'm working with Joomla, which I won't recommend.

I'll be glad to help you with your portal, if my help will be needed! Smile


Hi there,

First of all, thanks!

I think that we allready has collected much material here under this topic, but I still miss a little more kind of discussion regarding about how to define "Viking Metal" genre.

My personal oppinion is as said before that Tyr rules in the way to set their answer to how real Viking Metal should sounds like.

But I do also think that Bathory has to been taking in credit as pioneer into the genre, or even the creater.

Is the lyrics or is it the sound that makes the style???

I really hope that we can get some creation here,

Cheers!
zyd666
Moonsorrow !!!
Helios
Rosanova wrote:
Helios wrote:
Yeah e107 is cool. I worked with it in the past.
Currently though I'm working with Joomla, which I won't recommend.

I'll be glad to help you with your portal, if my help will be needed! Smile


Hi there,

First of all, thanks!

I think that we allready has collected much material here under this topic, but I still miss a little more kind of discussion regarding about how to define "Viking Metal" genre.

My personal oppinion is as said before that Tyr rules in the way to set their answer to how real Viking Metal should sounds like.

But I do also think that Bathory has to been taking in credit as pioneer into the genre, or even the creater.

Is the lyrics or is it the sound that makes the style???

I really hope that we can get some creation here,

Cheers!



I'm not really into the whole generification business, but I'd say that you can't really call the music these bands play "viking", because traditional viking music is completely different if I'm not mistaken, of course.

I'd say the lyrics and the theatrical image of the band play very big parts, yeah...
Rosanova
Helios wrote:



I'm not really into the whole generification business, but I'd say that you can't really call the music these bands play "viking", because traditional viking music is completely different if I'm not mistaken, of course.


I Agree 100%, also about the generification business.

Helios wrote:
I'd say the lyrics and the theatrical image of the band play very big parts, yeah...


You wouldn't call bands like Manowar for Viking Metal, even that I think that they would take it as an compliment...Smile

Cheers!
Helios
I wouldn't because their lyrics don't focus on vikings specifically. They have lots of songs about them, because vikings are the best examples of warriors from history, and Manowar are writing about war and warriors. It's natural for them to write about the vikings, but they have so many songs that talk about other stuff too...
GilaDesign
i vote Windir
Rosanova
Helios wrote:
I wouldn't because their lyrics don't focus on vikings specifically. They have lots of songs about them, because vikings are the best examples of warriors from history, and Manowar are writing about war and warriors. It's natural for them to write about the vikings, but they have so many songs that talk about other stuff too...


Hi there,

I really got your point, and I would agree that Manowar probably did entered this topic by mistake, or maybe not a mistake as it gives reasons for discussion regarding the topic and what this topic has to contain.

The Vikings was really great warriors and probably the worst of them all, I don't think that the Turks or the Romans was as filthy as the vikings. And that could be one of the main reasons for Manowar to contain Viking warriors as their theme.

Cheers!
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