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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Ак Бүре - Discography (2013 - 2018)

Ак Бүре - Discography (2013 - 2018)

Seeding15 Downloading6 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 482.62 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Ак Бүре - Уйнап, Көлеп, Җырлап, Биеп

Ак Бүре - Уйнап, Көлеп, Җырлап, Биеп

Seeding25 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 90.48 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Arcas - A New Dawn

Arcas - A New Dawn

Seeding8 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2008
Size: 57.52 MB
Format: 128 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal (Instrumental)
Time's Forest - Stories And Tales - Part One

Time's Forest - Stories And Tales - Part One

Seeding36 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 63.30 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Dalriada - Nyárutó

Dalriada - Nyárutó

Seeding141 Downloading1 
Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 130.11 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal
Troldhaugen - Troldhaugen E.P. (EP)

Troldhaugen - Troldhaugen E.P. (EP)

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2010
Size: 35.92 MB
Format: 192 mp3
Country: Australia
Style: Folk Metal
Sacra Arcana - Titkos Szertartás

Sacra Arcana - Titkos Szertartás

Seeding14 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2005
Size: 65.35 MB
Format: VBR mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal
Heidevolk - Vuur Van Verzet (Lossless)

Heidevolk - Vuur Van Verzet (Lossless)

Seeding12 Downloading1 
Seeded: iron529
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 415.34 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Oak Roots - The Branch of Fate (Demo)

Oak Roots - The Branch of Fate (Demo)

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2010
Size: 26.28 MB
Format: VBR mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
CastleWay - The Hunt

CastleWay - The Hunt

Seeding36 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 99.06 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Bergsvriden - Hellsemyr

Bergsvriden - Hellsemyr

Seeding18 Downloading2 
Seeded: swenne11
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 112.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Sweden
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
Hagbard - Discography (2011 - 2016)

Hagbard - Discography (2011 - 2016)

Seeding13 Downloading1 
Seeded: marcelo666
Type: Music
Size: 279.84 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Brazil
Style: Folk Metal
Battle Tales - The Ire of the Condemned

Battle Tales - The Ire of the Condemned

Seeding88 Downloading3 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 113.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal (Epic Metal)
Heidevolk - Discography (2005-2018)

Heidevolk - Discography (2005-2018)

Seeding24 Downloading3 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 761.88 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal, Epic Metal)
Heidevolk - Vuur van Verzet

Heidevolk - Vuur van Verzet

Seeding60 Downloading1 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 134.81 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Gürz - Sons of Earth and Sky (EP)

Gürz - Sons of Earth and Sky (EP)

Seeding11 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2012
Size: 39.49 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Turkey
Style: Folk Metal
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