VIKING RAIDS: 1991-2004-BEST OF UNLEASHED captures the majestic aggression of one of the founding fathers of Scandinavian death metal. Viking Raids - 1991-2004: Best of Unleashed songs Culling songs from seven studio albums spanning the band's 13-year career with Century Media Records, VIKING RAIDS is a testament to the power and unabashed musical freedom that Unleashed represents. Viking Raids - 1991-2004: Best of Unleashed album for sale One of the first bands to incorporate Scandinavian folk elements within the context of death metal, Unleashed composed music that could easily herald a Viking invasion. Viking Raids - 1991-2004: Best of Unleashed CD music Coarse, brutal, and melodic, Unleashed pioneered and perfected a sound that is still mimicked by scores of Scandinavian metal bands.
Most excellent tribute band (to Papa Bue, R.I.P.) which includes jazz veterans such as Fessor, Krolle Erik, Jack Anderson, Per Jacobsen, Jens Solund og Henrik Simonsen. This is Denmark's most busy trad./swing jazz band. Listen to this album and you'll understand why!
Bloodshed Walhalla is a solo project created and conducted by Drakhen a multi-instrumental musicians. He played all instruments in this album and sung all songs.This album's musical style is a kind of Viking metal but inspired by Mediterranean facts and lifestyle, that carries Drakhen to a massive presence of melody and strength. Every song is focused on a simply but sharpen guitar work, linear and melodic at the same time, that fixes in mind for days and days on.
Bathory was essentially a one-man band, fronted by Quorthon and filled out with an endless string of session players who usually only lasted one album. Based in Sweden, Bathory is widely regarded as a pioneer of the modern black metal sound, and everybody who is anybody in black metal likes to quote Bathory as a big influence…
Storm was a Norwegian Viking metal band that originally included Fenriz of Darkthrone and Satyr of Satyricon. Later on, Kari Rueslåtten, formerly of the band The 3rd and the Mortal, also joined them on vocals. The project only released one album, titled Nordavind, released in 1995, which makes them among the first viking and folk metal bands. Storm play electrified versions of Norse nationalist hymns, heavy on the simple, distorted riffs, war drums, yodeling, unbridled manfulness, and sick grooves.
Northsong is the Symphonic Folk/Viking metal solo project founded by Cortland Runyon in 2010, which blends epic symphonies, heavy guitars, folk instruments, and a varying range of vocals to create an adventurous and battle-like atmosphere. Basing it's lyricism off of Norse Mythology, along with epic stories and battles set in the Viking Age, it is essential music for listeners of Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Moonsorrow, and any other fans of Viking and Folk Metal.