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Exploration: Frostmoon – Tordenkrig (1999)

Frostmoon existed for all of an EP release and a split release, all from between 1998 and 1999, culminating with a 1999 compilation of all their releases and a few unreleased tracks that were promised to be on the then... Continue Reading →

Ancalagon – First Age: Entering Legenda (2001)

My buddy and metal guru Ben sends me Facebook messages with Youtube links often without any preface or description of what said video is, but I know that whatever it is, it's going to be fucking awesome. Ancalagon is fucking... Continue Reading →

Forefather – Deep into Time (1999)

Upon being recommended I check out Forefather’s 2015 album Curse of the Cwelled and discovering it was fucking awesome, I meant to go back and check out more albums from these guys. I found a rather daunting back catalog and put... Continue Reading →

Sig: Ar: Tyr – Godsaga (2010)

You don’t typically think of Canada when you think of viking themed metal but according to history, it makes sense. Sig: Ar: Tyr think so too. This is my first encounter with the band as I understand they have a... Continue Reading →

Hades – …Again Shall Be (1994) & The Dawn of a Dying Sun (1997)

Ah, metal. The gift that truly keeps giving. I’m certain that in my life I will not be able to hear all of the incredible metal bands that have existed and while I’m comfortable with that fact, it doesn’t preclude... Continue Reading →

Legend – From the Fjords (1979)

If you’re a fan of metal music (and why wouldn’t you be) you can’t swing a battle axe without hitting a million viking themed or inspired metal bands. Some of these bands are great. Downright classics even and there’s probably... Continue Reading →

Elixir – Son of Odin (1986)

Let’s jump into some older metal for today. Elixir came about at the tail end of the NWOBHM. It seemed as the genre was loosing steams, bands had to either fade out (and wait for nostalgia to kick in decades... Continue Reading →

Elite – Bifrost (2006)

In the halls of black metal, viking history is a well tapped resource. Many bands have drawn inspiration from their history and used it in many ways from lyrical inspiration to completely adopting the viking aesthetic from head to toe.... Continue Reading →

Vargavinter – Frostfödd (1996)

One of my favorite curiosities of metal music are bands that show up, release one album, then just disappear into obscurity. Sometimes these albums become classics of metal. Often times they just get lost in the madness but sometimes, they... Continue Reading →

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