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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:43 am 
 

Hello guys, I've been searching a lot for Viking/Folk Metal bands that sound similar to Forefather but without the Anti-Christian themes to them. They sound really amazing, especially the lyrical content and the War/Honor themes. Do you guys have any recommendations?

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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:54 pm 
 

(In no particular order)

Holy Blood
Slechtvalk
Arvinger
Morgarten
Sylvan Fortress
Álfablót
Vaakevandring
Oskord
Illuminandi

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 pm 
 

I have checked Holy Blood, Slechtvalk, Vaakevandring, Oskord, and Illuminandi before but they didn't quite get there. Forefather is probably unique regarding its way of playing, lyrics and that amazing choir in the background. But I will check the other bands as you recommended. Thank you for your help Kerrick.

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:10 am 
 

I tried listening to all of those but they just don't have the same kick. Forefather has unique sound and thematics and these bands just don't feel the same. Thank you for your help though.

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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am 
 

Why do you want this? That's the soul of the music. Non-anti-christian metal is a hollow charade.
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:15 pm 
 

Thats pretty brutal wrote:
I tried listening to all of those but they just don't have the same kick. Forefather has unique sound and thematics and these bands just don't feel the same. Thank you for your help though.


No problem, I'm sorry I couldn't be much more help! I'm pretty well versed in Christian metal, though not so much in the folk scene. Good luck!

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:56 pm 
 

This should be more common than you think it is. I even re-checked Bathory's Hammerheart and unless you want to count "One Rode to Asa Bay", which is about Christianity coming to Scandinavia which I don't think is particularly explicit, it should be up there. It's not difficult to write about Norse/whatever mythology and not even mention Christians.

At any rate, here's Sons of Crom, an actual epic viking heavy metal band that's actually good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xAAD16sPM
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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:58 am 
 

Wilytank, thank you for your help. Sons of Crom's style is awesome and sounds pretty nice. Do you happen to know a band that follows that style but with gutturals? Bathory is just a bit too satanic for my taste.

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Robinsky
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:24 pm 
 

Turisas is very polite about religion. They're mostly telling stories, not picking sides.

There's men of the cross and the hammer
A few of the moon crescent
Men simply searching for glamour
Some concealing their royal descent
The axe-bearing foreigners they have aptly named us
All we've come from afar
Diversity is what unites us
We are the Varangian Guard!


Youtube: show

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:01 pm 
 

Thats pretty brutal wrote:
Bathory is just a bit too satanic for my taste.

:scratch: Umm... There's absolutely no Satanism in Hammerheart, Twilight of the Gods, Blood on Ice, or the Nordland albums. I don't know what you're on about.
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derilictor
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:06 am 
 

John_Sunlight wrote:
Why do you want this? That's the soul of the music. Non-anti-christian metal is a hollow charade.


That is subjective.

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:26 am 
 

Robinsky that band is awesome!!! Thank you!!! It's really what I was searching for. Do you have any more suggestions? Maybe sth with gutturals?

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Robinsky
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:16 pm 
 

Not sure if Wind Rose qualify, as they're not technically Viking metal. That's Dwarf Metal, as I call it, and I wonder why no one came up with such an entertaining theme before.: ) Anyway, their 2017 album, Stonehymn, sounds a lot like Turisas.

Youtube: show

(Note that it only applies to latest releases. Their debut was very different; they played SymphonyX-inspired prog back then).

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 am 
 

That is good too, but not as much as Turisas. Do you have any other ones?

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Kommanderhooyah
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am 
 

I do not know much Russian, but Woodscream does not seem to have anti-Christian themes.

https://youtu.be/0iKEZ7IPHAI
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am 
 

Kerrick wrote:
(In no particular order)

Holy Blood
Slechtvalk
Arvinger
Morgarten
Sylvan Fortress
Álfablót
Vaakevandring
Oskord
Illuminandi


Not Anti-Christian does not mean pro-Christian.
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 pm 
 

The Ardbeg Wizard wrote:
Not Anti-Christian does not mean pro-Christian.


Of course, but those are the only ones I'm aware of and they're certainly not anti-Christian so they are relevant to the OP's request...

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 am 
 

Kerrick wrote:
The Ardbeg Wizard wrote:
Not Anti-Christian does not mean pro-Christian.


Of course, but those are the only ones I'm aware of and they're certainly not anti-Christian so they are relevant to the OP's request...

Are they, really?
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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:15 pm 
 

Hahaha I'll let you be the judge of that. I thought so, so I posted those recommendations.

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:19 am 
 

Dudes honestly let's not make this an argument. I enjoy Christian metal myself and I'm thankful to everyone who suggested a band in this thread to try to help me out. We're here cause we all love metal and not cause we are all part of one religion or another.

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:21 am 
 

Kommanderhooyah, do you happen to have sth in English? Thanks for the suggestion though.

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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:10 am 
 

We'll have to disagree there. Metal is a religion and those who attempt to practice it in conjunction with another are guilty of apostasy. But that's just my opinion.
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Kommanderhooyah
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:52 pm 
 

Psyclopus from Shanghai, China has an instrumental demo. They have performed live with vocals, but I did not hear anything anti-Christian.
https://psyclopus.bandcamp.com/releases

Do you consider Norse mythology anti-Christian? If not, you may enjoy the atmospheric black/folk stylings of Ifing.
https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/ ... this-weald

Sentinum may also be of interest.
https://youtu.be/BTSZzVJhvXQ
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:43 pm 
 

Hades.
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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:07 pm 
 

Thanks Kommanderhooyah, Ill check those out

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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:05 am 
 

If anyone has any other suggestion, please feel free to post it here

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Damballah
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:26 am 
 

Black Messiah (Most songs are without any anti christian content)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSyItgregkM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjY6nGo9mU0

Einherjer (Their Lyrics are mostly about Mythology)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Klc3AHndo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ12PT3PLLA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK-gtKK8cxY

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