Viking metal is a term used in reference to heavy metal music closely related to black metal and folk metal, which has a dramatic emphasis on Norse mythology, Norse paganism, and the life and times of Northern and Central Europeans prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia. It is disputed whether Viking metal can be considered a standalone metal subgenre or exists merely as an ideological off-shoot of other subgenres. Viking metal artists may perform in a primarily black metal or folk metal style, and as a result, terms such as "Viking black metal" and "Viking folk metal" are sometimes used to distinguish between approaches within the genre
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