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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Cellar Darling - Black Moon (Single)

Cellar Darling - Black Moon (Single)

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 10.08 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
Опричь - Поветерь

Опричь - Поветерь

Seeding32 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 101.65 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Metal)
VIS  - The Everburning Fire (Demo)

VIS - The Everburning Fire (Demo)

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 71.64 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
Holy Blood - Glory To The Heroes (EP)

Holy Blood - Glory To The Heroes (EP)

Seeding20 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 65.27 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal, Black Metal)
Vice Versa - O Ivanu Klakaru (EP)

Vice Versa - O Ivanu Klakaru (EP)

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Seeded: Sourcekv
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 41.76 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Croatia
Style: Folk Metal
Tengger Cavalry - kAAn (EP)

Tengger Cavalry - kAAn (EP)

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: Fabricius_Lixo
Type: Music
Year: 2016
Size: 44.16 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: China
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Łysa Góra - Siadaj, Nie Gadaj

Łysa Góra - Siadaj, Nie Gadaj

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 101.46 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Death Army - Ragnarok (Demo)

Death Army - Ragnarok (Demo)

Seeding4 Downloading0 
Seeded: sceadugenga
Type: Music
Year: 2004
Size: 31.02 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Vanir - Discography (2011 - 2016) (Lossless)

Vanir - Discography (2011 - 2016) (Lossless)

Seeding2 Downloading0 
Seeded: Demigor
Type: Music
Size: 1.40 GB
Format: FLAC
Country: Denmark
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Eidyllion - Gymnopaidia del Leteo

Eidyllion - Gymnopaidia del Leteo

Seeding5 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2002
Size: 143.23 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Mexico
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal)
Yana Raymi - Guerreros Del Sol

Yana Raymi - Guerreros Del Sol

Seeding7 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2012
Size: 67.70 MB
Format: 192 mp3
Country: Peru
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Trollort - Curse

Trollort - Curse

Seeding17 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2016
Size: 104.15 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
ENCelt - Истории у костра

ENCelt - Истории у костра

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 76.72 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Jonne - Kallohonka

Jonne - Kallohonka

Seeding24 Downloading0 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 126.89 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Harpyie  - Anima

Harpyie - Anima

Seeding14 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 122.62 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Ладушка - Горсти Серебра (Single)

Ладушка - Горсти Серебра (Single)

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 13.16 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
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