VIKING
Thrash Metal • United States

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
VIKING picture
Los Angeles thrash metal band that released two full-length albums in the late '80s. They have recently reunited and have since been working on their third album, which will probably be released sometime soon in 2012.
Thanks to Diogenes for the addition and UMUR for the updates

VIKING MP3, Free Download/Stream

No VIKING MP3s available for streaming.

VIKING Online Videos

See all VIKING videos

Buy VIKING music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
FOL CHEN/TIMES NEW VIKING - Glasgow sept.2009 tour concert/gig poster FOL CHEN/TIMES NEW VIKING - Glasgow sept.2009 tour concert/gig poster USD $12.35 Buy It Now 2h 34m
FIESTA EN MEXICO Viking Records STEREO VG+/NM- FIESTA EN MEXICO Viking Records STEREO VG+/NM- USD $5.20 Buy It Now 3h
EIRIK THE VIKING (7090020180670) - NEW CD EIRIK THE VIKING (7090020180670) - NEW CD USD $15.31 Buy It Now 3h
BRITISH SEA POWER Please Stand Up 7 BRITISH SEA POWER Please Stand Up 7" B/w Gale Warnings In Viking North Pic Slee USD $8.10 Buy It Now 3h
TIMES NEW VIKING - Glasgow march 2010 tour concert/gig poster TIMES NEW VIKING - Glasgow march 2010 tour concert/gig poster USD $10.80 Buy It Now 3h
TIMES NEW VIKING + GUMMY STUMPS - Glasgow may 2010 tour concert/gig poster TIMES NEW VIKING + GUMMY STUMPS - Glasgow may 2010 tour concert/gig poster USD $7.71 Buy It Now 3h
TIMES NEW VIKING - Glasgow april 2011 tour concert/gig poster TIMES NEW VIKING - Glasgow april 2011 tour concert/gig poster USD $10.80 Buy It Now 3h
HAMMERFALL / BACK PATCH / IMMORTALIZED /  LARGE / HEAVY METAL BLACK VIKING HAMMERFALL / BACK PATCH / IMMORTALIZED / LARGE / HEAVY METAL BLACK VIKING USD $10.80 Buy It Now 3h
ENSIFERUM  / BACK PATCH / VIKING SHIELD /  LARGE / HEAVY METAL BLACK ENSIFERUM / BACK PATCH / VIKING SHIELD / LARGE / HEAVY METAL BLACK USD $10.80 Buy It Now 4h
ERIK THE VIKING Original Soundtrack LP 24 Track  UK Sonet 1989 ERIK THE VIKING Original Soundtrack LP 24 Track UK Sonet 1989 USD $13.91 Buy It Now 5h
Fred Carter Jr. Viking 45 Record #1006 VG Crazy Gringo / Autumn Of My Life Fred Carter Jr. Viking 45 Record #1006 VG Crazy Gringo / Autumn Of My Life USD $4.00 Buy It Now 5h
Viking Do or Die LP NEW SEALED Speed Metal Viking Do or Die LP NEW SEALED Speed Metal USD $29.36 Buy It Now 6h
PIERRE BAROUH-VIKING BANK-JAPAN SHM-CD BONUS TRACK E75 PIERRE BAROUH-VIKING BANK-JAPAN SHM-CD BONUS TRACK E75 USD $22.50 Buy It Now 6h
PIERRE ARNAUT AND VIKING POPS ORCHESTRA Theme From IRMA LA DOUCE... (VINYL LP) PIERRE ARNAUT AND VIKING POPS ORCHESTRA Theme From IRMA LA DOUCE... (VINYL LP) USD $7.34 Buy It Now 7h
AMON AMARTH / RED FLAME / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,..... AMON AMARTH / RED FLAME / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,..... USD $4.62 Buy It Now 7h
Do Me Baby / Love By A Real Player [Single] Willis (CD, 1997 Viking) RARE! Do Me Baby / Love By A Real Player [Single] Willis (CD, 1997 Viking) RARE! USD $13.56 Buy It Now 7h
ITSU WATANABE sukiyaki LP VG+ VIKING 6607 Hawaiian Polynesian Vinyl Record Rare ITSU WATANABE sukiyaki LP VG+ VIKING 6607 Hawaiian Polynesian Vinyl Record Rare USD $99.99 Buy It Now 10h
NEW/SEALED Born Again Revisited by Times New Viking (CD, Sep-2009) NEW/SEALED Born Again Revisited by Times New Viking (CD, Sep-2009) USD $6.50 Buy It Now 12h
Enslaved - Hordanes Land CD 2009 Viking black metal Candlelight USA press Enslaved - Hordanes Land CD 2009 Viking black metal Candlelight USA press USD $11.95 Buy It Now 13h
(BS410) The Viking Moses, Crosses - DJ CD (BS410) The Viking Moses, Crosses - DJ CD USD $4.25 Buy It Now 14h
BORKNAGAR-URD-CD-viking-folk-pagan-vintersorg-solefald-otyg-enslaved BORKNAGAR-URD-CD-viking-folk-pagan-vintersorg-solefald-otyg-enslaved USD $9.99 Buy It Now 15h
ENSIFERUM  ENSIFERUM "From Afar" (CD) VIKING METAL USD $10.16 Buy It Now 15h
VIKING DO OR DIE (Cassette, Metal Blade) 1988-RARE VIKING DO OR DIE (Cassette, Metal Blade) 1988-RARE USD $33.50 Buy It Now 15h
Skalmold - Med Vaettum CD 2014 digipack bonus tracks folk Viking Napalm press Skalmold - Med Vaettum CD 2014 digipack bonus tracks folk Viking Napalm press USD $14.95 Buy It Now 15h
NO AGE TIMES NEW VIKING TOUR ONLY 7 NO AGE TIMES NEW VIKING TOUR ONLY 7" VINYL LIMITED LOS CAMPENSINOS NMINT RARE USD $25.00 Buy It Now 16h
We Are the Lazer Viking, Albatross, Very Good EP We Are the Lazer Viking, Albatross, Very Good EP USD $3.50 Buy It Now 17h
PAPA BUE'S Viking Jazz Band- IN CONCERT / AUTOGRAPHED by all 6 / Jubilee Special PAPA BUE'S Viking Jazz Band- IN CONCERT / AUTOGRAPHED by all 6 / Jubilee Special USD $35.95 Buy It Now 18h
ENSIFERUM Viking Mug NEW OFFICIAL ENSIFERUM Viking Mug NEW OFFICIAL USD $10.80 Buy It Now 19h
NECROPHAGIA/VIKING CROWN-DRAPED IN TREACHERY-DOBLE CD-Killjoy-Phil Anselmo NECROPHAGIA/VIKING CROWN-DRAPED IN TREACHERY-DOBLE CD-Killjoy-Phil Anselmo USD $19.99 Buy It Now 21h
Korpiklaani - Voice of Wilderness - 2005 Napalm records CD - folk viking metal Korpiklaani - Voice of Wilderness - 2005 Napalm records CD - folk viking metal USD $3.91 (1 bids)
21h
PAPA BUE'S VIKING JAZZBAND Danish Trad Jazz EP 1959 PAPA BUE'S VIKING JAZZBAND Danish Trad Jazz EP 1959 USD $7.00 Buy It Now 21h
JAH MASON/BOBBY ZARO AND IK What Ever/my Own 7 JAH MASON/BOBBY ZARO AND IK What Ever/my Own 7" Split Single JAMAICA Viking 200 USD $8.10 Buy It Now 22h
Times New Viking Dig Yourself CD Times New Viking Dig Yourself CD USD $15.45 Buy It Now 23h
PAPA BUE AND HIS VIKING JAZZ BAND White Cliffs Of Dover 7 PAPA BUE AND HIS VIKING JAZZ BAND White Cliffs Of Dover 7" B/w Glemmer Du Sa Hus USD $8.10 Buy It Now 1 day
QUINN CHEYENNE Feel Like Flying 7 QUINN CHEYENNE Feel Like Flying 7" Pressed In France UK Crazy Viking 1982 USD $8.10 Buy It Now 1 day
SVARTSOT~'RAVENES SAGA'~RARE PROMO ONLY CD-r ACETATE 2007 NPR 2~VIKING METAL~NEW SVARTSOT~'RAVENES SAGA'~RARE PROMO ONLY CD-r ACETATE 2007 NPR 2~VIKING METAL~NEW USD $23.17 Buy It Now 1 day
STU STEVENS Cowboy In Paris/crazy Lovin' 7 STU STEVENS Cowboy In Paris/crazy Lovin' 7" UK Crazy Viking 1982 USD $8.10 Buy It Now 1 day
VIKING - DO OR DIE, 2012 GERMAN RED vinyl LP, 400 COPIES! NEW! VIKING - DO OR DIE, 2012 GERMAN RED vinyl LP, 400 COPIES! NEW! USD $23.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Viking 77 Open Reel Review, 1 page, 1964, Full Test, SPecs, Vintage Review! Viking 77 Open Reel Review, 1 page, 1964, Full Test, SPecs, Vintage Review! USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LOVE BALLADS Various CD 21 Track Compilation Featuring Del Viking, New Seekers, LOVE BALLADS Various CD 21 Track Compilation Featuring Del Viking, New Seekers, USD $8.10 Buy It Now 1 day
SANDI THOM Lonely Girl CD 2 Track Radio Mix B/w Time  EUROPEAN Viking Legacy 200 SANDI THOM Lonely Girl CD 2 Track Radio Mix B/w Time EUROPEAN Viking Legacy 200 USD $8.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue (NEW CD) Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue (NEW CD) USD $17.37 Buy It Now 1 day
VIKING SKULL Chapter One CD 6 Track  EUROPEAN Grand 2003 VIKING SKULL Chapter One CD 6 Track EUROPEAN Grand 2003 USD $9.72 Buy It Now 1 day
ISD NSBM ASATRU WOLF HOOK WOLF ANGLE SUNWHEEL 3 X 5FT FLAG RUNIC VIKING ISD NSBM ASATRU WOLF HOOK WOLF ANGLE SUNWHEEL 3 X 5FT FLAG RUNIC VIKING USD $15.44 Buy It Now 1 day
In Battle Welcome To The Battlefield CD 2004 Swedish Viking Death Metal In Battle Welcome To The Battlefield CD 2004 Swedish Viking Death Metal USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta  VIKING METAL Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta VIKING METAL USD $12.35 Buy It Now 1 day
FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ NEW CD Rob the Viking: Beats to Pillage and Conquer By FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ NEW CD Rob the Viking: Beats to Pillage and Conquer By USD $57.93 Buy It Now 1 day
GEORGE DARRO & VIKINGS Viking Twist 7 GEORGE DARRO & VIKINGS Viking Twist 7" VINYL NEW 45 LATE 50s USD $6.66 Buy It Now 1 day
The Viking - Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Philip Catherine 1983 Pablo vinyl The Viking - Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Philip Catherine 1983 Pablo vinyl USD $13.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Papa Bue S Viking Jazzband - Bill Davison (2011, CD New) Papa Bue S Viking Jazzband - Bill Davison (2011, CD New) USD $17.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Viking Rock'N'Roll - Wrecking Dead (2011, CD New) Viking Rock'N'Roll - Wrecking Dead (2011, CD New) USD $22.78 Buy It Now 1 day
(AC557) Times New Viking, Born Again Revisited - DJ CD (AC557) Times New Viking, Born Again Revisited - DJ CD USD $9.43 Buy It Now 1 day
Connections TOUGH CITY EP 7 Connections TOUGH CITY EP 7" BLACK VINYL Times New Viking 84 Nash COLUMBUS USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Born Again Revisited, Times New Viking, Very Good Born Again Revisited, Times New Viking, Very Good USD $7.62 Buy It Now 1 day
HELHEIM Jormundgand CD 1995 VERY RARE OOP VIKING/BLACK ORIGINAL 1st PRESSING!!! HELHEIM Jormundgand CD 1995 VERY RARE OOP VIKING/BLACK ORIGINAL 1st PRESSING!!! USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW ZEALAND MAORI CHORALE POKAREKARE 1976 LP VINYL EMERALD GEM  VIKING RECORDS NEW ZEALAND MAORI CHORALE POKAREKARE 1976 LP VINYL EMERALD GEM VIKING RECORDS USD $20.07 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU USD $15.48 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU USD $15.98 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU USD $16.48 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU NEW TYPE O NEGATIVE VINNLAND THE VIKING BLACK TEE SHIRT S,M,L,XL SIZE SABTU USD $16.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Rip It Off - Times New Viking (2008, CD New) Rip It Off - Times New Viking (2008, CD New) USD $11.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi / Hordanes Land 2CD 2004 reissue Viking black metal Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi / Hordanes Land 2CD 2004 reissue Viking black metal USD $18.95 Buy It Now 1 day
EINHERJER  / 2009 / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, BIKER EINHERJER / 2009 / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, BIKER USD $4.62 Buy It Now 1 day
RHAPSODY OF FIRE / FROM CHAOS  / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, RHAPSODY OF FIRE / FROM CHAOS / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, USD $4.62 Buy It Now 1 day
PIERRE BAROUH Viking Bank YX-7316-SH JAPAN LP w/OBI o07423 PIERRE BAROUH Viking Bank YX-7316-SH JAPAN LP w/OBI o07423 USD $18.89 Buy It Now 1 day
TIMES NEW VIKING - RIP IT OFF (DIGIPAK) NEW CD TIMES NEW VIKING - RIP IT OFF (DIGIPAK) NEW CD USD $16.80 Buy It Now 1 day
AMON AMARTH / SKULL / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,..... AMON AMARTH / SKULL / VIKING METAL PATCH ,,,,..... USD $4.62 Buy It Now 1 day
Viking Records SUKIYAKI Itsu Watanabe & Orchestra lp, RARE,NO HOLE MARKS, EXC.C! Viking Records SUKIYAKI Itsu Watanabe & Orchestra lp, RARE,NO HOLE MARKS, EXC.C! USD $121.95 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHANSSON-THE LAST VIKING-CD-JAPANESE-stratovarius-hammerfall-ungwie maimsteen JOHANSSON-THE LAST VIKING-CD-JAPANESE-stratovarius-hammerfall-ungwie maimsteen USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SVEND ASMUSSEN The Fiddling Viking '59 COLUMBIA 6 EYE ORIG JAZZ LP RARE NMint SVEND ASMUSSEN The Fiddling Viking '59 COLUMBIA 6 EYE ORIG JAZZ LP RARE NMint USD $11.55 Buy It Now 1 day
(LP)  ''BILL MARTIN & THE VIKING POPS ORCHESTRA'' / COME BLOW YOUR HORN / 1950's (LP) ''BILL MARTIN & THE VIKING POPS ORCHESTRA'' / COME BLOW YOUR HORN / 1950's USD $1.15 Buy It Now 2 days
VIKING SKULL - CHAPTER TWO - DRP041 VIKING SKULL - CHAPTER TWO - DRP041 USD $16.74 Buy It Now 2 days
Original Video Game Soundtrack - Viking: Battle For Asgard - SE20462 Original Video Game Soundtrack - Viking: Battle For Asgard - SE20462 USD $14.76 Buy It Now 2 days
VIKING SKULL - HEAVY METAL THUNDER - RES006 VIKING SKULL - HEAVY METAL THUNDER - RES006 USD $19.07 Buy It Now 2 days
The Wranglers - Ring of Fire & Other Western Hits - Mono - Viking Records VK-615 The Wranglers - Ring of Fire & Other Western Hits - Mono - Viking Records VK-615 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
VIKING BY FREDERIKSEN,LARS (CD) VIKING BY FREDERIKSEN,LARS (CD) USD $19.91 Buy It Now 2 days
SVEND ASMUSSEN The Fiddling Viking JAZZ VIOLIN Promo 6 EYE LP SVEND ASMUSSEN The Fiddling Viking JAZZ VIOLIN Promo 6 EYE LP USD $13.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Times New Viking - Rip It Off [CD New] Times New Viking - Rip It Off [CD New] USD $13.95 Buy It Now 2 days
AMON AMARTH-PATCH ORIGINAL VIKING DEATH METAL RARE! AMON AMARTH-PATCH ORIGINAL VIKING DEATH METAL RARE! USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BEE KAYS  BEE KAYS "IT'S BETTER c/w ERIK THE VIKING" DJ R&B / NORTHERN SOUL LISTEN! USD $54.07 Buy It Now 2 days
Times New Viking - Rip It Off LP OLE-260-1 Times New Viking - Rip It Off LP OLE-260-1 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Times New Viking - Dancer Required- 14 Track Times New Viking - Dancer Required- 14 Track USD $6.17 Buy It Now 2 days
The Paisley Reich by Times New Viking (CD, Feb-2007, Siltbreeze) The Paisley Reich by Times New Viking (CD, Feb-2007, Siltbreeze) USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Kirby Stone Company The On Stage Sound vinyl LP VIKING Private Press Kirby Stone Company The On Stage Sound vinyl LP VIKING Private Press USD $25.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Larry Henley Bobby Goldsboro Viking VIK1003 My God Larry Henley Bobby Goldsboro Viking VIK1003 My God USD $7.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Erik the Viking OST Neil Innes Narr by Freddie Jones Cassette Tape - TESTED Erik the Viking OST Neil Innes Narr by Freddie Jones Cassette Tape - TESTED USD $11.59 Buy It Now 2 days
TIMES NEW VIKING BORN AGAIN REVISITED LP ORIGINAL UK TIMES NEW VIKING BORN AGAIN REVISITED LP ORIGINAL UK USD $37.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BLESSED DEATH PRINTED PATCH DARK ANGEL SLAYER AT WAR ANVIL BITCH VIKING WHIPLASH BLESSED DEATH PRINTED PATCH DARK ANGEL SLAYER AT WAR ANVIL BITCH VIKING WHIPLASH USD $4.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Angantyr / Nasheim - split CD 2007 black metal viking Make A Change... Angantyr / Nasheim - split CD 2007 black metal viking Make A Change... USD $14.95 Buy It Now 2 days
45 RPM, On Stage Maori Concert Party, The Motuiti Concert Party, Viking PS, VG+ 45 RPM, On Stage Maori Concert Party, The Motuiti Concert Party, Viking PS, VG+ USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
GRIMNER - Blodshymner (CD, 2014) Swedish Folk/Viking Metal GRIMNER - Blodshymner (CD, 2014) Swedish Folk/Viking Metal USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Demonaz - March Of The Norse CD Viking Metal Black Metal Demonaz - March Of The Norse CD Viking Metal Black Metal USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MAORI SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT - Viking LP MAORI SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT - Viking LP USD $10.96 Buy It Now 2 days
WINDIR - SOGNAMETAL DVD **NEW** BLACK/VIKING METAL FALKENBACH ENSLAVED KAMPFAR WINDIR - SOGNAMETAL DVD **NEW** BLACK/VIKING METAL FALKENBACH ENSLAVED KAMPFAR USD $27.40 (0 bids)
2 days
Polka 10 inch 78rpm – Viking Accordion Band  – Vocalion #15974 Skater’s Waltz Polka 10 inch 78rpm – Viking Accordion Band – Vocalion #15974 Skater’s Waltz USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
NEW - Born Again Revisited by Times New Viking NEW - Born Again Revisited by Times New Viking USD $3.57 Buy It Now 2 days
Sven Asmussen  The Fiddling Viking  Columbia CL 1175 6-Eye WL PROMO LP Sven Asmussen The Fiddling Viking Columbia CL 1175 6-Eye WL PROMO LP USD $6.43 Buy It Now 2 days
Times New Viking - Born Again Revisited (CD 2009)SEALED Times New Viking - Born Again Revisited (CD 2009)SEALED USD $3.48 Buy It Now 2 days
Viking Skull - Chapter Two (NEW CD) Viking Skull - Chapter Two (NEW CD) USD $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
Viking Skull - Heavy Metal Thunder (NEW CD) Viking Skull - Heavy Metal Thunder (NEW CD) USD $21.23 Buy It Now 2 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Man of StrawMan of Straw
Import
Imports 2013
Audio CD$32.31
Showing 1 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & VIKING music

VIKING Discography

VIKING albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Do or Die
Thrash Metal 1988
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Man of Straw
Thrash Metal 1989

VIKING EPs & splits

VIKING live albums

VIKING demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Do or Die
Thrash Metal 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rehearsal & Live
Thrash Metal 1987

VIKING boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Metal Versus Straw
Thrash Metal 2013

VIKING singles (1)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
9:02 On Flight 182 Rough Pre-Release Mix
Thrash Metal 2012

VIKING movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

VIKING Reviews

VIKING Man of Straw

Album · 1989 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Man of Straw" is the 2nd full-length studio album by US, Los Angeles based thrash metal act Viking. The album was released through Metal Blade Records in July 1989. Viking was a relatively shortlived act who only released two albums in the late eighties before they disbanded.

The band´s debut album "Do or Die (1988)", was a pretty raw and aggressive thrash metal release packed in a murky sound production. Compared to that "Man of Straw" is a much more sophisticated effort by Viking. The band are still very aggressive when that is needed, but they often steer into more technical thrash metal territories and "Man of Straw" is therefore a much more varied album than the debut. The inclusion of the Pat Benatar cover "Hell is for Children" even shows that Viking are fully capable of playing more straight traditional heavy rock/metal. Especially lead vocalist/guitarist Ron Eriksen shines on that track. The material are generally catchy and memorable beyond a few listens.

Another thing that has improved greatly compared to the debut album is the sound production, which on this album is clear, raw and powerful. It´s not like the two albums are completely different from each other though and you are still able to hear that it´s the same band playing, but there is a chance that the two albums could appeal to two different groups of thrash metal fans. The debut to those who prefer their thrash metal raw and aggressive to the bone and "Man of Straw" to those who prefer their thrash metal a little more varied, more professionally produced and overall more sophisticated. There is still a fierce bite and conviction behind the delivery on "Man of Straw" though and this is by no means "soft" thrash metal. A 3.5 (70%) rating is deserved.

VIKING Do or Die

Album · 1988 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Do or Die" is the debut full-length studio album by US, Los Angeles based thrash metal act Viking. The album was released through Metal Blade Records in February 1988. Viking was a relatively shortlived act who only released two albums in the late eighties before they disbanded.

The band play what I would call "classic" US thrash metal of the raw kind. This is not Bay Area styled thrash metal (which are typically more technical and sophisticated in nature), but rather a US thrash metal style that has more in common with European thrash metal and that sounds more like it was released in 1984 than in 1988. It´s raw, aggressive, intense and pretty much to the point. The tracks are relatively catchy and I found myself screaming along to some of the choruses with a leather clad fist in the air and my head banging wildy. Song titles like "Warlord", "Militia of Death" and "Killer Unleashed" are so charmingly old school that I´m about to burst into nostalgia tears.

The playing is raw and the sound production unpolished and murky, but it´s not something that disturb the listening experience. On the contrary this is actually exactly the right sound for the music on "Do or Die". A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

VIKING Movies Reviews

No VIKING movie reviews posted yet.

VIKING Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

VIKING Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Cosmos Power Metal
ATREIDES
Buy this album from MMA partners
Bury the Omen Death Metal
DYSRIDER
Buy this album from MMA partners
Ageless Grindcore
CALL OF THE VOID
Buy this album from MMA partners
Post Human Progressive Metal
SULLEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Convicted Hard Rock
HONOR
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

Three Days Grace - Pain
THREE DAYS GRACE
Unitron· 5 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online