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Viking metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good viking metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top viking metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Viking metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all viking metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest viking metal bands of all time, since the most famous viking metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best viking metal music and viking black metal bands

You can click on the viking metal band names to see more information about that particular notable viking metal group. If they're near the top of the best viking metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top viking metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the viking metal band names themselves.

Artists on this list include Gwar and Satyricon. What's your favorite item on this list? Upvote it and a few more you like to see your opinions impact the order. Give a thumbs down to artists like The Sword and Battlelore if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in viking metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new viking metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of viking metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into viking metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good viking metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent viking metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best viking metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest viking metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular viking metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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312 99
Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal

2
200 54
Týr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Viking metal

3
181 57
Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

4
174 54
Bathory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal

5
20 1
Neptune is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
weiijo added Heavy Melodic Metal -

NEPTUNE (Swedish Original) 1979 - Present: Heavy Melodic Metal

https://www.amazon.com/Land-Northern-Neptune/dp/B0798VNFQP

6
93 27
Falkenbach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

7
93 32
Enslaved is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

8
112 49
Turisas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Power metal

9
71 25
Månegarm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

10
76 29
Windir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

11
68 27
Skálmöld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Folk metal

12
56 20
Heidevolk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

13
80 39
Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

14
68 33
Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

15
39 16
Vintersorg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

16
35 14
Borknagar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

17
44 23
Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

18
86 61
Finntroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

19
22 7
Doomsword is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Doom metal, Viking metal, Power metal

20
39 22
Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

21
35 20
Thyrfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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23 10
Mithotyn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

23
32 18
Sólstafir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Post-metal, Viking metal, Black metal

24
28 19
Wolfchant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

25
26 18
Einherjer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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18 11
Pandrador is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
marcin-jagieła added Viking Death Metal (Poland)

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20 13
Svartsot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

28
21 14
Skyforger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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16 10
Leaves' Eyes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

30
27 22
Korpiklaani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
darren-bell added Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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21 16
Kampfar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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18 13
Quorthon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Grunge

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13 9
Heavy Load is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

34
12 9
Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
onatkutvaris added Power metal, Heavy metal

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14 12
Helheim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal

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2 0
Havamal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
SentToTheTreeInOden'sCourt added Power Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Viking Metal

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12 11
3 Inches of Blood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal

38
11 10
Myrkgrav is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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10 9
Folkearth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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6 5
King of Asgard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
josh-herie added

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8 8
Graveland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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5 5
Ancient Rites is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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13 14
Forefather is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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2 2
Blodiga Skald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Julie Raccoon Fox added

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11 12
Adorned Brood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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11 12
Glittertind is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

47
7 8
Dark Forest is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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7 8
Obscurity is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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7 8
Battlelore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

50
6 7
I.C.S. Vortex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Doom metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal