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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Nokturnal Mortum - Discography (1995 - 2017)

Nokturnal Mortum - Discography (1995 - 2017)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 6.16 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal (Sympho Black Metal)
Thrawsunblat - Discography (2010 - 2018)

Thrawsunblat - Discography (2010 - 2018)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 476.51 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Black Metal)
Callow - Mothdust

Callow - Mothdust

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Seeded: meller
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 84.74 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal (Dark Metal)
Korpiklaani - Discography (2003 - 2018) (Lossless)

Korpiklaani - Discography (2003 - 2018) (Lossless)

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Seeded: syntexid
Type: Music
Size: 5.31 GB
Format: FLAC
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Рогатый КолоколЪ - Discography (2011 - 2015)

Рогатый КолоколЪ - Discography (2011 - 2015)

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Seeded: Bruno filasi
Type: Music
Size: 207.29 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Korpiklaani - Wayfarers Live (Live Album)

Korpiklaani - Wayfarers Live (Live Album)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 61.98 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Morguth - The Uruk Hai

Morguth - The Uruk Hai

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Seeded: FuneralWolf
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 121.19 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Mexico
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Silent Tales - Endless Way

Silent Tales - Endless Way

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Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 115.78 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal)
Mongol - The Return

Mongol - The Return

Seeding34 Downloading3 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 108.97 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Gauhaert - Ygwaet Gwyr Gwynn Novi

Gauhaert - Ygwaet Gwyr Gwynn Novi

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Seeded: leothecoldness
Type: Music
Year: 2005
Size: 100.68 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal
Baldrs Draumar - Discography (2009 - 2017)

Baldrs Draumar - Discography (2009 - 2017)

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Seeded: Madball74
Type: Music
Size: 486.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Nine Treasures - Discography (2012 - 2017)

Nine Treasures - Discography (2012 - 2017)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 445.19 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: China
Style: Folk Metal
Wolf Rahm - Вниз, во тьму! (EP)

Wolf Rahm - Вниз, во тьму! (EP)

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 25.64 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Baldrs Draumar - Discography (2010 - 2015) (Lossless)

Baldrs Draumar - Discography (2010 - 2015) (Lossless)

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Seeded: Madball74
Type: Music
Size: 924.14 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Ultreia - Discography (2009 - 2012)

Ultreia - Discography (2009 - 2012)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 263.55 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal
Хрен - Поле чудес в стране дураков

Хрен - Поле чудес в стране дураков

Seeding19 Downloading1 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 82.98 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
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