Viking metal playlist
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Viking metal playlist/

Style of heavy metal music characterized by a lyrical and thematic focus on Norse mythology, Norse paganism, and the Viking Age.

Viking metal is quite diverse as a musical style, to the point where some consider it more a cross-genre term than a genre, but it is typically seen as black metal with influences from Nordic folk music.

Common traits include a slow-paced and heavy riffing style, anthemic choruses, use of both sung and harsh vocals, a reliance on folk instrumentation, and often the use of keyboards for atmospheric effect.

The term “Viking metal” has sometimes been used as a nickname for the 1990s Norwegian black metal scene, which was “noisy, chaotic, and often augmented by sorrowful keyboard melodies”.

It has also been variously described as a subgenre of black metal, albeit one that abandoned black metal’s Satanic imagery, “slow black metal” with influences from Nordic folk music, straddling black metal and folk metal almost equally, or running the gamut from “folk to black to death metal”.1“Viking Metal”. En.Wikipedia.Org, 2018, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_metal. Accessed 20 Sept 2018.

Below the list of bands, you can see the Viking metal playlist.

List of notable Viking metal bands:


A

Amon Amarth
melodic death metal

Ásmegin
black metal, folk metal, Viking metal

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B

Bathory
black metal, thrash metal, Viking metal

Black Messiah
Viking metal, symphonic black metal

Borknagar
progressive metal, black metal, folk metal, Viking metal

Burzum
black metal, dark ambient, neo-Medieval music

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D

Darkwoods My Betrothed
black metal, symphonic black metal, Viking metal

Drottnar
black metal, death-doom, Viking metal

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E

Einherjer
Viking metal, symphonic metal

Elexorien
power metal, Viking Metal

Eluveitie
folk metal, melodic death metal, Celtic metal

Emperor
black metal, symphonic black metal

Ensiferum
folk metal, melodic death metal, Viking metal

Enslaved
progressive metal, black metal, Viking metal

Equilibrium
folk metal, symphonic black metal

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F

Falkenbach
Viking metal, pagan metal, black metal

Finntroll
folk metal, black metal

Folkearth
folk metal, Viking metal, black metal

Folkodia
folk metal, Viking metal, symphonic black metal

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H

Heidevolk
folk metal, Viking metal, heavy metal

Hel
Viking rock

Helheim
black metal, Viking metal


K

Kampfar
black metal, Viking metal

King of Asgard
melodic death metal, Viking metal

Korpiklaani
folk metal


L

Leaves’ Eyes
symphonic metal, gothic metal, folk metal, Viking metal

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M

Månegarm
Viking metal, folk metal, black metal

Mithotyn
Viking metal, black metal, folk metal

Myrkgrav
folk metal, Viking metal, black metal

Moonsorrow
folk metal, pagan metal, black metal, progressive metal

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O

Obscurity
melodic death metal, black metal, Viking metal, melodic black-death

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S

Skálmöld
Viking metal, folk metal

Slechtvalk
unblack metal, extreme metal, Viking metal

Storm
folk metal, Viking metal


T

Thyrfing
Viking metal

Trollech
black metal, pagan metal

Turisas
folk metal, power metal, symphonic metal, Viking metal

Týr
Viking metal, folk metal, progressive metal

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V

Vintersorg
black metal, folk metal, progressive metal

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W

Windir
melodic black metal, Viking metal, folk metal, atmospheric black metal

Wintersun
progressive metal, melodic death metal, Viking metal

Wolfchant
Viking metal, black metal, folk Metal

Viking metal playlist

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

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