Folk Metal

Folk Metal is the musical genre representing a mix of folk and ethnic music with a heavy metallic sound. Musicians who are performing in this genre are trying to make their music sound of the folk music, by adding to their compositions some folk elements. Besides the typical musical instruments that are used in creation of the metal music, such as guitar, drums and bass, folk metal have national and old musical instruments such as violin, bagpipes , ethnic drums, flutes and modern synthesizers.

Vocals of the genre can be very diverse; we can find a clean voice as well as a growling or even screaming sound. Often musicians use traditional folk singing, where voice and the way song is performed can be constantly changing.

Themes of the song lyrics in this genre usually are based on the old folk songs, poems, fairy tales, and legends. In their lyrics, musicians more often talk about nature, paganism, fantasy and mythology.

Forming of the Folk Metal genre was in the beginning of the 90s. Its founders considered to be Skyclad band. In the album, called "The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth" which was produced in 1994, members of the band mixed Celtic music with a thresh metal. Also in 1994 came out album, which was called "Tales from the Thousand Lakes" by the famous Amorphis band, project was designed to be a mix of Death Doom metal with element of the Finland folk music, followed by forming of other bands performing in this genre such as Cruachan, In Extremo, Otyg, Windir, Tuatha de Danann, they continued creating the style of Folk Metal. By the middle of the 90s doe to the fact that each band performing in this genre was adding to the music an elements of their own ethnic culture, Folk Metal became popular and well known around the world.

By the end of the 90s were formed bands such as Falkenbach, Windir, Moonsorrow, Vintersorg and Thyrfing, they created music which was a mix of Folk Metal with a Viking Black Metal. Lyrics of the compositions talked about Viking themes and music very often included a lot of keyboard sounds. Also Folk Metal often turned towards the pagan ideology with a help of Cruachan, Butterfly Temple bands. Listeners recognize this genre as Pagan Metal. Today genre of the Pagan Metal is very popular and famous trend of the metal genre, including a lot of interesting bands all over the world. Besides the already mentioned bands we want to name bands like Finntroll, Korpiklaani, Morgenstern, Elvenking, Skyforger, Ensiferum, Folkearth, Agalloch.

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Saltatio Mortis - Brot und Spiele (Deluxe Edition)

Saltatio Mortis - Brot und Spiele (Deluxe Edition)

Seeding47 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 207.72 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Feuerschwanz - Methammer

Feuerschwanz - Methammer

Seeding27 Downloading2 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 223.61 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Villmark - Villmark

Villmark - Villmark

Seeding14 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 62.31 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal (Sympho Metal, Black Death Metal)
Arandu Arakuaa - Mrã Waze

Arandu Arakuaa - Mrã Waze

Seeding33 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 105.54 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Brazil
Style: Folk Metal
Смута - Русский бунт (Promotrack 2018)

Смута - Русский бунт (Promotrack 2018)

Seeding8 Downloading0 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 10.13 MB
Format: 256 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Metal)
Radogost - Przeklęty

Radogost - Przeklęty

Seeding17 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 109.32 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Artaius - Discography (2011 - 2015)

Artaius - Discography (2011 - 2015)

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 290.53 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal (Progressive Metal)
Storm - Nordavind (Reissue)

Storm - Nordavind (Reissue)

Seeding21 Downloading2 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 1995
Size: 129.04 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Merkfolk - Discography (2015 - 2018)

Merkfolk - Discography (2015 - 2018)

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 236.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Merkfolk - Kolovrat

Merkfolk - Kolovrat

Seeding15 Downloading0 
Seeded: meller
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 117.87 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Hate Field - Discography (2012 - 2014)

Hate Field - Discography (2012 - 2014)

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: advyacheslav
Type: Music
Size: 122.47 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Egypt
Style: Folk Metal (Industrial)
Ірій - Discography (2002 - 2008)

Ірій - Discography (2002 - 2008)

Seeding5 Downloading1 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 448.95 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal
Cruachan - Nine Years Of Blood (Lossless)

Cruachan - Nine Years Of Blood (Lossless)

Seeding1 Downloading0 
Seeded: Bonanzo1974
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 370.38 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Ireland
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
Runika - Pradawna Moc

Runika - Pradawna Moc

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 122.06 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Cat O' Nine Tails - Dark Waters

Cat O' Nine Tails - Dark Waters

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: meller
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 83.00 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Korpiklaani - Harmaja (Single)

Korpiklaani - Harmaja (Single)

Seeding12 Downloading2 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 13.44 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
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