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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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1
333 104
Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal

2
211 58
Týr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Viking metal

3
187 60
Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

4
182 58
Bathory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal

5
98 30
Falkenbach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Folk metal

6
100 33
Enslaved is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

7
120 51
Turisas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Power metal

8
76 26
Månegarm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

9
79 32
Windir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

10
72 28
Skálmöld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Folk metal

11
60 21
Heidevolk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

12
81 42
Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

13
72 36
Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

14
39 15
Borknagar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

15
42 18
Vintersorg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal

16
21 3
Neptune is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
weiijo added Heavy Melodic Metal

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

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17
46 25
Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

18
90 63
Finntroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

19
23 9
Doomsword is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Doom metal, Viking metal, Power metal

20
41 25
Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

21
36 21
Thyrfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

22
24 11
Mithotyn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

23
32 19
Sólstafir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Post-metal, Viking metal, Black metal

24
30 19
Einherjer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Black metal

25
30 20
Wolfchant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Viking Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal