Let me tell you why Vikings are effing awesome. You can break it down to their pillaging and destruction of entire countries, or maybe the fact that they used to get stoned to the bajeezus before going to war. How about their beliefs in crazy gods and monsters? Even Zakk Wylde's viking ass constantly references "Valhalla" ("hall of the slain" is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those that die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja's field Fólkvangr.)

One of the best things about Vikings, in my opinion, is their metal. May I introduce "Amon Amarth". Pure. Viking. Metal!! Everything from the looks, to the sound, to the lyrics that all deal with Viking myth and lore. These guys are the real deal, and they just released their new album "Surtur Rising". Go get a copy, and a giant broadsword!!