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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Folcore  - Haeresis

Folcore - Haeresis

Seeding22 Downloading1 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 77.25 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal
Тропа - Река Жизни (EP)

Тропа - Река Жизни (EP)

Seeding4 Downloading0 
Seeded: Ad Victoriam
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 15.99 MB
Format: 192 mp3
Country: Kazakhstan
Style: Folk Metal (Modern Metal)
Wagakki Band - Shikisai

Wagakki Band - Shikisai

Seeding15 Downloading0 
Seeded: ramonzitoito
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 159.01 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Japan
Style: Folk Metal (Rock, Другой (Other))
GjeldRune - Правду За Порог

GjeldRune - Правду За Порог

Seeding17 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 102.58 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Toter Fisch - Yemaya

Toter Fisch - Yemaya

Seeding21 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 113.61 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Рви Меха! - Discography

Рви Меха! - Discography

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 124.46 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Skyclad - Discography (1991 - 2017)

Skyclad - Discography (1991 - 2017)

Seeding39 Downloading15 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 2.55 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal
Mr Cat & The Jackal - Themes and Variations

Mr Cat & The Jackal - Themes and Variations

Seeding6 Downloading0 
Seeded: thejslabbert
Type: Music
Year: 2008
Size: 79.22 MB
Format: 192 mp3
Country: South Africa
Style: Folk Metal
Serpentyne - Discography (2014 - 2016)

Serpentyne - Discography (2014 - 2016)

Seeding5 Downloading1 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 278.72 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal (Sympho Metal)
Dusius - Memory of a Man

Dusius - Memory of a Man

Seeding14 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 121.94 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Heretics Invasion - The Myth: Awakening (EP)

Heretics Invasion - The Myth: Awakening (EP)

Seeding6 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 38.26 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal
Empylver - Wood Woud Would

Empylver - Wood Woud Would

Seeding7 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2006
Size: 113.22 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: China
Style: Folk Metal
Dalriada - Discography (2004 - 2016)

Dalriada - Discography (2004 - 2016)

Seeding7 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 1.43 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal
Т.р.о.и.н. - Discography (2011 - 2017)

Т.р.о.и.н. - Discography (2011 - 2017)

Seeding7 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 344.91 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Rock)
Antti Martikainen - Adventuria, Vol. 1

Antti Martikainen - Adventuria, Vol. 1

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 233.18 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Epic Metal, Instrumental)
Subway to Sally  - Neon (Live)

Subway to Sally - Neon (Live)

Seeding7 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 248.49 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Rock)
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