While I discovered them about 8 years ago, Billy Talent is one of Canada’s foremost punk bands. While the band has been together since 1993, their first full album didn’t hit the shelves until 2003.
Their 4th album, 2012’s Dead Silence, was a named departure from previous albums (Billy Talent, Billy Talent II, and Billy Talent III), but more of the same hard hitting music that I had grown accustomed to. Still, Viking Death March was a song that initially blew me away, and continues to do so.
The song comes out of the gates fast and never takes it’s foot off the gas. Plus, it’s got a great bass-driven line to go with it’s scathing lyrics.
This is one of my favorite songs to run to, and it’s hard to not pick up the pace when it kicks on.