Got exposed to Medieval Metal and Viking Metal which sounds neat so Ill be going after that next.
The mind boggles. Can you recommend any groups?
Hi shane, my computer downloaded about 400 Medieval and Viking Metal tracks while I was at work today. Mostly sampled the Medieval Metal so far and can say I decently like:Schandmaul
- imagine the pipes of 3 SCOTS (Black Watch) and Jethro Tull on steroids. Cools stuff especially if you like bagpipes, and I love the pipes. Seem to be leaning toward the Folk side of things. Saltatio Mortis
- faster pace and yes more pipes. Did I mention I like bagpipes? If there was only one musical instrument allowed in the world it should be the pipes. Morgenstern
- more and heavier guitar but still mixed with “Medieval” sound. Subway to Sally
- also sound heavier but with a more Folk sound. In Extremo
- seem a little more eclectic than the rest (may be just because I found more of their tracks) also more pipes including Uilleann Pipes and even pigs and crows.
As Metal goes this stuff is all on the more mellow side. Much more Folk/Medieval Rock sounding than Thrash/Death or Black Metal sounding. I’d say if you like Metal and Medieval sounds these bands are all no-brainers.
The Viking Metal will have to wait for more time since there are about 300 tracks from about 30 bands.