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[[caption-width-right:450:[[CatchPhrase Sup heathens? I'm Happy Viking and I'm going to make you awesome]], [[TitleDrop one Frothy Pint of Metal at a time!]] [[CatchPhrase So drink up.]]]]
->''"Sup Heathens? I am Happy Viking, and I love [[Music/HeavyMetal metal]]!"''
-->-- Viking's first words.

Frothy Pint of Metal is a VideoReviewShow made by Sean "Happy Viking" Rankin. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the show title indicates]], he is a music reviewer specializing in Metal. His show can be seen [[http://blip.tv/frothy-pint-of-metal here]], on {{Reviewtopia}}, [[http://blip.tv/frothy-pint-of-metal Blip]], [[http://nerdvice.com/author/happyviking Nerdvice]] and on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HappyVikingsWorkshop YouTube]].

Claiming he is, in fact, an immortal [[Really700YearsOld 1000-year]] old viking, he is usually the inverse of a CausticCritic, and his show is primarily aimed to attract attention for lesser known bands. He created various side projects along the way, such as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Happy Viking's Motion Picture Review Show!]] and [[LargeHam Tales of Glory]]. In case you didn't notice it, he is also a LargeHam and gratuitously spices his reviews up with [[HurricaneOfPuns puns]] and AddedAlliterativeAppeal.
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!!Tropes featured on the show:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In the ''Heidevolk'' review:
--> Alestorm and Týr are [...]freewheeling fighters, fuckers and fornicators.
--> They love their adrenaline-addled antics.
** This is actually one of his main features.
* TheAlcoholic: Guess who?
* BaconAddiction: It turns out the reason why [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Gelderland]] is so [[GoshDangItToHeck gosh darn]] amazing is that it has bacon trees.
* BadassBeard: Happy Viking admires [[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin's]] beard.
* BigEater: Viking is ashamed he wastes food: He just can't finish a whole bear.
* CanadaEh: Happy Viking lives in Canada, which is reflected in his love for hockey.
* CatchPhrase:
--> 'Sup, heathens!
* CausticCritic:
** Averted. His goal is to feature metal most people have not heard of, so his reviews tend to be positive in tone.
** Played straight in the ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'' review, as he despises the movie.
*** And again in his review of ''Film/{{Pathfinder}}''
* ChristmasEpisode: The ''Immortal Guardian'' review.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ClusterFBomb: He cusses a lot, but then, this is only proper for a metal reviewer. Although he likes to use '[[GoshDangItToHeck darn]]' too for some reason.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Only mildly, but he is prone to bizarre theories. Such as Graveyard being time travelers from the 70's to prevent a BadFuture, and Neonfly being martians.
* {{Crossover}}:
** With TheRosenHacker for the ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' review.
** And ''WebVideo/HouseOfLove'''s Funky Monkey, for what else, ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''! Also, the pair shared a Heady Goblet of SID while reviewing Machinae Supremacy.
** He reviews ''Music/BalSagoth'' with DiamandaHagan.
** And a second time with DiamandaHagan for a review of ''Sigh''.
* DealWithTheDevil: Happy Viking reckons this is how VanCanto made a capella metal awesome.
* DitzyGenius
* DoubleEntendre: A [[{{Lampshading}} lampshaded]] example in the ''Natural High'' review:
--> You know what they say about guys with big hammers: They got big hammers.
* DramaticIrony: ''A man goes to the doctor saying that he's feeling depressed, says that he feels all alone in an angry world. Doctor says "Treatment is simple: Go see the White Wizzard." That'll cheer him right up. Then the man says:"I am the White Wizzard."''
* FemaleGaze: Happy Viking thinks the only reason why women would go to a Music/DragonForce concert is to ogle the guys' bodies, as the music itself appeals more to male tastes.
* FolkMetal: His GRatedDrug.
* {{Filth}}: He uses it to grab the viewers' attention in the ''Týr'' video.
* GirlGroup: His review of ''Stonefield''.
* HalloweenEpisode: His reviews of ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'' and ''Ahab''.
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Take a look at his first review. Then take a look at his newest.
* Music/HeavyMetal: Duh.
* HeroicBSOD: When Diamanda Hagan says ''Gamma Ray'' sucks.
* HighClassGlass: He wears a top hat and a monocle in the ''Ahab'' review.
* {{Hipster}}: He maintains that snobby Metal fans have far more in common with hipsters than they realize.
* HornyVikings: Not only got Happy Viking his name from them, he has Danish roots so he has them as ancestors. In the ''Svartsot'' review he even is in a real viking tomb. Of course, many reviewed groups have them as motif too.
* HotBlooded
* HurricaneOfPuns: Sometimes.
* JesusWasWayCool: Happy Viking, even though he wears a [[NorseMythology Mjölnir]] pendant, thinks so and even uses the same image as the trope page to illustrate.
* JustForPun: He is ''dead serious'' about broadcasting from a real viking grave in the ''Svartsot'' review.
* LargeHam: ALWAYS
* ManlyTears: He shed those when {{Undergrads}} ended.
** Also, his one year anniversary review of Anvil.
* {{Metalhead}}
* MilestoneCelebration: The ''Anvil'' review is the one year anniversary.
* TheMunchausen
* NerdsAreVirgins:
** He jokes in the {{Undergrads}} review that it is so full of {{Geek}} references you can become virgin again by watching it.
** A joke of this manner is made in the Music/DragonForce riff.
* NoTrueScotsman: He criticizes the tendency in Heavy Metal to squabble over the question what "true" metal may be and especially loathes those who only accept the most brutal metal possible. He also despises those who maintain that certain sexual orientations are incompatible with being a metalhead, as can be seen in the ''Power Quest'' review where he voices his annoyance with people who call PowerMetal "gay metal".
* OverlyLongGag: He goes on for a long while in his Music/DragonForce riff on how nerdy the band is. He {{lampshades}} this.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Used often, "Splendiferous" among others.
* PretentiousLatinMotto: He uses ''Sic Parvis Magna'' (“Greatness from Small Beginnings”), the personal motto of Sir Francis Drake, in his ''Týr'' review to describe how such a great metal band can come from the unassuming Faroe Islands.
* ThePowerOfLove: He has mentioned often that this is what keeps metal running.
* PornNames: Happy Viking is convinced Music/WhiteWizzard's Jon Leon has the perfect name for a porn star.
* PatrickStewartSpeech: At the end of the Anvil episode, among others.
* {{Pun}}: He promised his viewers "boobies" after the credits in the ''Týr'' review. They get of course a picture of the seabird.
* RedScare: Parodied in the ''Metal Shots! Rasputin'' video, where the target of paranoia are not Communists, but "crusty old white people".
* RevolvingDoorBand Music/WhiteWizzard. Viking is not amused by all the online drama.
* RockMeAsmodeus: The theme in the ''Ghost'' review.
* RousingSpeech: He does this frequently, but the most egregious one was in his Anvil review.
* RuleOfCool: Name-checked by Happy Viking in the ''Natural High'' review and the only reason why the tactical blunders in the reviewed music video can be excused.
* RuleOfFunny: According to Happy Viking, the only exception to the rule of not dissing your metal brethren is when it's done funny.
* RunningGag: During the {{Alestorm}} review: The sound of an erection hitting against the desk.
** Pronounces the name of MoonBloodgood different every time (Goon Moodblood, Bloom Moodgood, etc).
* SelfDeprecation: He makes fun of himself e.g. for getting emotional over a music video featuring war scenes by {{Sabaton}}.
* ShoutOut:
** To DoctorSteel in the ''Raubtier'' review.
** To BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure, ObscurusLupa and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in the ''Music/WhiteWizzard'' review.
** To ReyMysterio, Franchise/EvilDead, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} and TengenToppaGurrenLagann in ''Metal Shots! [[{{Hammerfall}} Natural High]]''.
** To KevinSmith in the {{Undergrads}} review.
** To Literature/FinnegansWake in the Music/DragonForce riff.
** Aaaaand WarHammer40000 again in his Pathfinder review, when describing how the 'Vikings' of that movie dress, he seems to like 40K. Unsurprising, since Warhammer is heavy metal in tabletop form. That being said, he seems to be unaware of Warhammer Fantasy's Warriors of Chaos - who actually ''are'' demonic Vikings who dress up like that.
** There's the Tyr review as well, where he references the Skull Throne.
* ScheduleSlip: Often
* SlasherMovie: Parodied in the ''Ahab'' review.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A few reviews are not music reviews:
** One of KorgothOfBarbaria, although this is of course a very "metal" series pilot.
** One of {{Undergrads}}, which is reviewed purely for nostalgic reasons.
** For Halloween he reviews ''Film/MaximumOverdrive''.
* StalkerWithACrush: He jokes that ''Napalm Records'', a Metal label, is stalking him because many groups that are signed with it appear in his show.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Happy Viking has this reaction to the members of ''Týr'', who like to play [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]].
* StylisticSuck: One of [=DragonForce=]'s videos makes Happy Viking immediately laugh because of this trope.
* TheStoic: He tries to do this in his ''Anvil'' review, but fails.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: No, Happy Viking certainly did not shed ManlyTears upon hearing that a founding member of ''Heidevolk'' leaves the band.
* TakeThat:
** He delivers one against [[ConspiracyTheorist Birthers]] in the ''Heidevolk'' review.
** Happy Viking delivers many ones against ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in ''Metal Shots! [[{{Hammerfall}} Natural High]]''.
** Against {{Emo}} kids in the ''Ahab'' review, because [[DoomMetal Funeral Doom]] is depressive music for grown-ups.
** Against snobby Metal fans and hipsters in the [=DragonForce=] riff.
** Against Music/JustinBieber in his Immortal Guardian review.
* TestosteronePoisoning
* ToiletHumour: He does a fart joke in the ''Music/WhiteWizzard'' review.
* TooDumbToLive: One of his main problems with the characters in ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'', as e.g the giant noisy monster trucks are able to sneak up on people.
** The characters in ''Pathfinder'' also suffer from this.
* WarriorHeaven: Happy Viking describes the Norse heaven as a never ending bar brawl and uses that to illustrate how fun-loving Vikings were which was ruined by christianization.
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->''[[CatchPhrase I'm HappyViking, and you've just been served your recommended dosage of]] Music/HeavyMetal! [[TheAlcoholic Rock on, and drink responsibly!]]''
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