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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Агидель - Река И Камень

Агидель - Река И Камень

Seeding37 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 117.08 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Dibbukim - Az A Foygl Un A Goylem Tantsn

Dibbukim - Az A Foygl Un A Goylem Tantsn

Seeding22 Downloading0 
Seeded: adrian_
Type: Music
Year: 2011
Size: 70.49 MB
Format: VBR mp3
Country: Sweden
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Beer Beer (Bonus Disc)

Korpiklaani - Beer Beer (Bonus Disc)

Seeding80 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 89.86 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Norvhar - Kauna

Norvhar - Kauna

Seeding48 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 91.50 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Circle of Grief - Discography

Circle of Grief - Discography

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Seeded: adrian_
Type: Music
Size: 140.08 MB
Format: 192 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal, Gothic Metal)
Kara Han - At Avrat Metal!

Kara Han - At Avrat Metal!

Seeding31 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 105.27 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Turkey
Style: Folk Metal
Holy Blood - Voice Of Blood

Holy Blood - Voice Of Blood

Seeding33 Downloading0 
Seeded: canj
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 90.73 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal, Black Metal)
Japanese Folk Metal - Japanese Folk Metal

Japanese Folk Metal - Japanese Folk Metal

Seeding21 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 61.28 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Japan
Style: Folk Metal
Ofärd - Words From The Dead (EP) (Reissued 2013)

Ofärd - Words From The Dead (EP) (Reissued 2013)

Seeding11 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2012
Size: 38.45 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Sweden
Style: Folk Metal
Burden Of Ymir - In The Beginning And The End (EP)

Burden Of Ymir - In The Beginning And The End (EP)

Seeding11 Downloading1 
Seeded: canj
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 53.91 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal (Black Folk Metal)
ТрактирЪ - Наливай

ТрактирЪ - Наливай

Seeding6 Downloading1 
Seeded: Scrain
Type: Music
Year: 2014
Size: 71.65 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal
Furor Gallico - Discography (2010 - 2019)

Furor Gallico - Discography (2010 - 2019)

Seeding13 Downloading3 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 488.77 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Heiðnir - Discography (2016 - 2019)

Heiðnir - Discography (2016 - 2019)

Seeding14 Downloading2 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 410.25 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Black Metal)
Briselas - Tierra de Poetas

Briselas - Tierra de Poetas

Seeding11 Downloading2 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 137.59 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Chile
Style: Folk Metal
Ilmarinen - Tribute To A King (EP)

Ilmarinen - Tribute To A King (EP)

Seeding13 Downloading1 
Seeded: canj
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 36.24 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal
Тінь Сонця - Зачарований Світ

Тінь Сонця - Зачарований Світ

Seeding10 Downloading1 
Seeded: Viktor6660304
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 88.56 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal
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