Last updated on 10 July 2020
I am unsure where this somewhat morbid fascination with the past history of marauding Norsemen going Viking comes from. After all they invaded the homesteads of foreign populations, looted, killed, raped and enslaved until there was no one left. And then settled the lands for whatever it was worth.
But here we are, and Viking Metal bands are legion these days, thriving in an ever increasing genre. And let’s face it: Metal with all its dark facets is just perfect to describe yonder sea adventures and battles alike.
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