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I have seen the future of Metal and it's name is Norselaw and their anthem "Sweet Home Scandinavia". Let the Berzerking Begin!
posted by jonmc (27 comments total)

 
I'm getting the following when I try to load sound clips from the site:
[ASX VERSION = "3.0">
[ENTRY>
[REF HREF="Track 02.wma">
[/ENTRY>
[/ASX>
Did I just miss something when rebuilding this computer, or are other people seeing the same error? (I'm still installing software, so maybe I just installed my media players incorrectly?)
posted by dejah420 at 8:47 AM on April 16, 2004


The Norwegian Metal Trivia Quiz.
posted by malocchio at 8:48 AM on April 16, 2004


Dejah: it worked fine here. You could also click on the "audio" link on the front fage and then click on/open in media player the second track on the list.
posted by jonmc at 8:53 AM on April 16, 2004


dejah420 - I'm getting the same error, but just change the URLs to jump straight to the wma files:

http://www.norselaw.com/Track 01.wma
http://www.norselaw.com/Track 02.wma
etc

(note the space in the file names)
posted by jazon at 8:57 AM on April 16, 2004


Their web server is sending the wrong content-type. Paste the link into windows media (or mplayer, or whatever.)

It's worth the effort if you can tolerate both faux-Scandanavian metal and classic rock anthems.
posted by sfenders at 9:12 AM on April 16, 2004


this could have been funny. but it's not.
posted by mr.marx at 9:33 AM on April 16, 2004


Ragna Rap...

*forwards to all the Norwegian relatives, gleefully waits for the moans of embarrassment*
posted by widdershins at 9:43 AM on April 16, 2004


Mr. Marx, it's a lot funnier if your aware of the some of the weird history surrounding Scandinavian Death Metal and it's fans.
posted by jonmc at 9:48 AM on April 16, 2004


* Gouges eardrums out with a pencil*

Much better now....
posted by photoslob at 10:20 AM on April 16, 2004


jonmc: I asure you I am well aware of that. I'm Swedish (and a music geek) after all... I just think the result here didn't measure up to their intentions.
posted by mr.marx at 10:22 AM on April 16, 2004


Being Norwegian and all, I have to stick up for my homies. Although I'm more a fan of Scandanavian Accoustic Death Trance music, I found this to be highly entertaining.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:32 AM on April 16, 2004


Oh.

Would it help if I revealed that the lead singer's name is "Valhalla Ice" ?
posted by jonmc at 10:35 AM on April 16, 2004


Danke Jazon, that worked beautifully. :) The songs are a hoot. Jonmc, you're my new favorite viking. ;)
posted by dejah420 at 10:49 AM on April 16, 2004


Won't this guy be jealous, dejah?
posted by jonmc at 11:13 AM on April 16, 2004


Look, we're all sorry about the raping and pillaging thingy - but it was 1100 freakin' years ago. Let it go.
posted by spazzm at 11:22 AM on April 16, 2004


" it's a lot funnier if your aware of the some of the weird history surrounding Scandinavian Death Metal and it's fans."

It's one of my biggest regrets, that I didn't learn the history of Scandinavian death metal. But I sent it to the drummer from Conquest of Steel, who has actually sat in a tent somewhere near Trondheim listening to a whole weekend of music from that thrilling genre, and he pronounced it "funny".
posted by Pericles at 12:07 PM on April 16, 2004


Would it help if I revealed that the lead singer's name is "Valhalla Ice" ?

A bit. ;)

My main objections are a) the viking analogy doesn't hold up, and if it did Manowar have already done it, b) even though they try to make scandinavian metal vocals, they still sound like fucking Slipknot, and c) the tacky casio-backgrounds are not well done nor funny.

Btw (possible threadjack, sorry), jonmc, do you know if there is any truth to the rumour that ex-Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent has had a sex change?
posted by mr.marx at 12:16 PM on April 16, 2004


And for those who want to know what (good) Scandinavian death metal sounds like, check out

Satyricon (Norway)
and
Dark Funeral (Sweden)
posted by mr.marx at 12:20 PM on April 16, 2004


I don't think so, mr.marx, but you can check here. According to the bio, me and Vinnie share a bithplace.

Coincidence? I think not.
posted by jonmc at 12:23 PM on April 16, 2004


Norselaw. It's just like cole slow, only Norse!
posted by kindall at 12:26 PM on April 16, 2004


Wow, pericles, Conquest Of Steel look like my high school runnin' buddies.
posted by jonmc at 12:27 PM on April 16, 2004


Thanks, jonmc. I'll post a question in their forum. Hopefully I can shut my friend up forever.

Now go listen to some Dark Funeral, you!
posted by mr.marx at 12:27 PM on April 16, 2004


I'm more of a Meshuggah and Nile man when it comes to the modern stuff and Motorhead, Raven and Saxon for the classics, but rock on brother.

\M/ <--devil horns.
posted by jonmc at 12:38 PM on April 16, 2004


Meshuggah are the Kings of Sweden.
posted by mr.marx at 12:43 PM on April 16, 2004


nice post jon .
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:52 PM on April 16, 2004


It's not death metal folks. It's *Black Metal*. Geeze!
posted by punkrockrat at 7:20 PM on April 16, 2004


Meshuggah are the Kings of Sweden.

Well put. Argh, I need a computer with a sound card that works NOW. I want to hear Norselaw so bad. Although, when it comes to funny black metal, I have a feeling that nothing beats Sportlov. But I suppose you have to understand swedish to fully appreciate their lyrics...
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:46 AM on April 17, 2004


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