Best Viking Metal Bandswolphert
The Top Ten
Bathory has invented this genre! What the hell is wrong with you people? Vote this great band to first place and Amon Amarth to second!
Swedish Black Metal band Bathory are considered as the pioneers of Viking Metal. - Nord666
AMON AMMARTH IS A MELODIC DEATH METAL BAND NOT A VIKING METAL,NEITHER MANOWAR.BATHORY & ENSLAVED SHOULD BE AT TOP! - GREYBOYY
Bathory wrote songs on daily life of the vikings. What other band could write epic masterpieces even without referring to epic battles? Bathory is undisputably the innovators and forerunners of this genre. Many other good bands too though!V 7 Comments
People argue that Amon Amarth is melodic death metal and not viking metal but come on guys all they sing about is vikings... They're viking metal. And just because Bathory was the first viking metal band doesn't mean they're the best. Amon Amarth does viking metal the best
The instruments and the vocals are melodic death metal. Viking metal is all really just a lyrical style and these guys only sing about Viking mythology and Vikings pillaging villages.
I love this band! Usually, I'm not a big fan of growling, but Hegg does something that makes it interesting and almost melodic. The ridiculous speeds of their songs is incomparably epic. If your going to go Viking Metal, Amon Amarth is a versatile band that almost any lover of metal can enjoy.
Everyone else can fight for second place. AA eviscerates!V 12 Comments
Maybe the best viking metal band now.V 1 Comment
Very good band, I love how they mix Progressive Metal in Black/Viking Metal. - GREYBOYY
As fire swept clean the earth is one of the greatest songs in all of metal. - wolphertV 1 Comment
Turisas is very overlooked. Their album The Varangian Way is what got me into Death Metal with Folk Influences 'Viking' Metal. definitely should be higher up this list. m/V 1 Comment
Everything they put out is amazing. Should be much higher on this list.
If you are new to this band, check out the album "Sagas".
Great band but sadly they aren't very famousV 2 Comments
They just sound beautiful and the lyrics are in Icelandic which always sounds great
Thy are the best thy are from Iceland and make great awesome I'm from Iceland my self but there music is unice even though u don't really understand what thy are saying just the sound is amazingV 1 Comment
For fans of Finntroll (and these guys were doing it first! )
Was a great band but now disbanded.
Windir is in my opinion one of THE best bands of all time, the first two albums were composed and made by a single person. Terje Bakken was a great composer, he made the perfect mic of harsh vocals, and simply beutiful guitar riffs. It's a shame he died at the age of 25.V 1 Comment
If you haven't heard this band, check them out now!
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2. Amon Amarth