by Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 17 March 2008

Vikings terrorized and dominated Britain for the better part of three centuries, so its not surprising that there’s a dearth of viking metal bands in the UK. What the Brits did have, however, were pirates — Alestorm are a Scottish Finntroll-style metal band that sings about treasure, wenches, and battle on the open seas. Next time you have a pirates vs. ninjas party, put these guys on and watch as terrified ninjas cower like the landlubbers they are.