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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КрукГард - Город Воронов

КрукГард - Город Воронов

Seeding25 Downloading0 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 103.53 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Kehrä - Promo 2018 (Demo)

Kehrä - Promo 2018 (Demo)

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: lucifere
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 47.10 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
Ірій - Discography (2002 - 2008)

Ірій - Discography (2002 - 2008)

Seeding5 Downloading1 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 282.60 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Kotikonnut (Single)

Korpiklaani - Kotikonnut (Single)

Seeding19 Downloading1 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 10.67 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
MaterDea - Pyaneta

MaterDea - Pyaneta

Seeding16 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 144.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal (Sympho Metal)
Kárpátia - Discography (2003-2018)

Kárpátia - Discography (2003-2018)

Seeding4 Downloading1 
Seeded: elpigitos
Type: Music
Size: 1.79 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal
Kaatarakt - Discography (2016-2018)

Kaatarakt - Discography (2016-2018)

Seeding11 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 70.94 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Песня Бурь - Discography (2017-2018)

Песня Бурь - Discography (2017-2018)

Seeding5 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 132.57 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Песня Бурь - Феникс (ЕР)

Песня Бурь - Феникс (ЕР)

Seeding6 Downloading0 
Seeded: Lvenko
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 33.78 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Isatha - Tavaszi Szél (EP)

Isatha - Tavaszi Szél (EP)

Seeding12 Downloading1 
Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 37.46 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Folk Metal)
Ars Amandi - Directo Al Corazón

Ars Amandi - Directo Al Corazón

Seeding12 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 258.50 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Metal)
Kanseil - Fulische

Kanseil - Fulische

Seeding7 Downloading1 
Seeded: meller
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 107.90 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Ravn - I Mørke Natt

Ravn - I Mørke Natt

Seeding6 Downloading1 
Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 77.38 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal (Gothic Metal)
Kárpátia - Isten Kegyelméből

Kárpátia - Isten Kegyelméből

Seeding15 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 73.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal
Rumproof - Rogues Of The Seven Seas

Rumproof - Rogues Of The Seven Seas

Seeding6 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 126.14 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal
Ephyra - Discography (2013-2018)

Ephyra - Discography (2013-2018)

Seeding3 Downloading1 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 265.13 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
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