Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Pagan and Pagan themed metal. Old and newer favourites like Amon Amarth, Brothers of Metal and Eluveitie have dominated my playlist. I also just recently discovered the German medieval metal band Saltation Mortis. They have so many awesome songs, many which have Germanic Pagan themes. Of them, my absolute favourite is the song ‘Brunhild’, about the legendary valkyrie and her tragic love story with the hero Siegfried.
I rarely listen to any song on repeat but this one is just too much of a banger and tells such a beautiful and sad story. It also doesn’t help that I have a bit of a crush on the very handsome singer 🙈
All three versions I’ve heard of the song are amazing. The rock version:
The acoustic version:
But the most breathtaking is by far the symphonic version:
If you are curious about the lyrics, you can find them with an English translation here.