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Heavy Metal in Norwegian

Hi! There is a lot of Norwegian metal bands (much of them quite famous) but the most of them sing in English.

Do you know Metal bands singin' in Norwegian? I do not like Black Metal (or other extreme metal varieties). I would like to hear no guttural voices. Bands like Iron Maiden, Cain's Offering, Judas Priest, Angra, Avalanch, Mägo de Oz, etc.

If you can share some bands with me I would really appreciate it.

December 13, 2015



Týr, a Viking Metal band from the Faeroe islands, have some songs in Norwegian; some in old danish as well (both should be comprehensible if you know modern Danish or Norwegian). Most are English though. (also, I want some band names)


Lumsk is awesome if you like folk metal and female vocals. They sing in trøndersk i'm pretty sure, so they might be pretty hard to understand for someone learning standard østnorsk


Listened to a few songs and loved it, thanks for the suggestion!


If you like rock music I recommend Seigmen. They only sing in Norwegian but I can't really recommend you anything else, since the only Norwegian music I have found other than Seigmen is black metal lmao. :> But Seigmen are very good. Good luck finding some more bands.


I just recorded a cover of a Seigmen song! https://jeremy.org/music/covers/Metropolis.mp3


hmmmm without guttural voices, that's difficult to find :P

Here are some good bands:

Isengard: Fenriz' solo project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-ccAFrK3Hs

Storm, another classic band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITqeKJGnJJ8

Glittertind, another band with clean voices I like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBlixPMAkR8



Glittertind is great. Some of their songs have guttural vocals though.



I will ask my wife when I get home from work and see if she has any non black metal Norsk music.

One of my favorite bands that sings entirely in Norwegian is Wardruna. It's a folk band that sings about the Edda and is very nature orientated. The mastermind behind the band, Einar Selvik, makes all of his own instruments for all of the music. Definitely worth listening to.


Burzum has some songs in Norsk. There are also some Darkthrone songs in Norsk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnu1x48FJsY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDz076wR4FE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXh7gZFM9Q4 (A few other songs on this album are in norsk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvrSnmSDHQY (Others on this album as well).


kvelertak are awesome. lyrics in nynorsk

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