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

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188 48
Týr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Týr Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Viking metal

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172 51
Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Ensiferum Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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161 51
Bathory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Bathory Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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88 27
Falkenbach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Falkenbach Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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108 46
Turisas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Turisas Viking metal, Black metal, Power metal

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83 32
Enslaved is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Enslaved Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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67 25
Månegarm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Månegarm Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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71 29
Windir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Windir Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

10
54 20
Heidevolk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Heidevolk Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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63 27
Skálmöld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Skálmöld Viking metal, Folk metal

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75 39
Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Moonsorrow Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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65 32
Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Wintersun Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

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38 16
Vintersorg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Vintersorg Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

The Best Metal Songs About Cheating

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32 14
Borknagar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Borknagar Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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83 59
Finntroll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Finntroll Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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39 22
Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Unleashed Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

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35 19
Thyrfing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thyrfing Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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21 7
Doomsword is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Doomsword Doom metal, Viking metal, Power metal

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37 21
Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Equilibrium Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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30 17
Sólstafir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Sólstafir Post-metal, Viking metal, Black metal

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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21 10
Mithotyn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Mithotyn Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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21 14
Skyforger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Skyforger Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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25 18
Einherjer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Einherjer Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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26 19
Wolfchant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Wolfchant Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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17 11
Pandrador is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
marcin-jagieła added Pandrador Viking Death Metal (Poland)

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19 13
Svartsot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Svartsot Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

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15 10
Leaves' Eyes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Leaves' Eyes Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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21 16
Kampfar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Kampfar Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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12 7
Heavy Load is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Heavy Load Viking metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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26 22
Korpiklaani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
darren-bell added Korpiklaani Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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17 13
Quorthon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Quorthon Thrash metal, Viking metal, Grunge

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14 12
Helheim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Helheim Viking metal, Black metal

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11 9
Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
onatkutvaris added Rebellion Power metal, Heavy metal

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10 8
Folkearth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Folkearth Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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11 10
Myrkgrav is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Myrkgrav Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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2 2
Blodiga Skald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Julie Raccoon Fox added Blodiga Skald

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11 12
Adorned Brood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Adorned Brood Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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11 12
Black Messiah is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Black Messiah Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

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10 11
3 Inches of Blood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
3 Inches of Blood Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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7 8
Obscurity is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Obscurity Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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6 7
I.C.S. Vortex is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
I.C.S. Vortex Doom metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

Musicians Who Died of Alcoholism

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Vratyas Vakyas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Vratyas Vakyas Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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Ancient Rites is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Ancient Rites Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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12 14
Forefather is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Forefather Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

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12 14
Helrunar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Helrunar Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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11 13
Taake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Taake Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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10 12
Glittertind is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Glittertind Viking metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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1 2
Blodiga Skald is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Julie Raccoon Fox added Blodiga Skald

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9 11
Hades Almighty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Hades Almighty Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal