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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MistFolk - Круг

MistFolk - Круг

Seeding18 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 116.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Hildr Valkyrie - Revealing The Heathen Sun

Hildr Valkyrie - Revealing The Heathen Sun

Seeding40 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 114.35 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Greece
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Forodwaith - Nirnaeth Arnediad (Lossless)

Forodwaith - Nirnaeth Arnediad (Lossless)

Seeding8 Downloading0 
Seeded: thee
Type: Music
Year: 2012
Size: 396.04 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Krayenzeit - Discography (2015 - 2017)

Krayenzeit - Discography (2015 - 2017)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 574.31 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Trollwar - The Traveler's Path (EP)

Trollwar - The Traveler's Path (EP)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 48.03 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Folkstone - Ossidiana

Folkstone - Ossidiana

Seeding12 Downloading1 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 114.46 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Finntroll - Discography (1998 - 2014)

Finntroll - Discography (1998 - 2014)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 1.48 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Black Folk Metal)
Herjalf - Discography (2001 - 2004)

Herjalf - Discography (2001 - 2004)

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 343.89 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Metal)
MacAllister Project - Folklords

MacAllister Project - Folklords

Seeding10 Downloading2 
Seeded: Joosue
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 94.57 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal (Folk)
Infernal Katharsis - Purgation Des Passions

Infernal Katharsis - Purgation Des Passions

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 89.47 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Krayenzeit - Von Mond Und Schatten

Krayenzeit - Von Mond Und Schatten

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 124.26 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Ulkan Newen - Villarrica (Single)

Ulkan Newen - Villarrica (Single)

Seeding4 Downloading0 
Seeded: Mantoz
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 6.41 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Chile
Style: Folk Metal (Folk)
Bucovina - Discography (2006 - 2015)

Bucovina - Discography (2006 - 2015)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 322.35 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Romania
Style: Folk Metal
Eluveitie - Discography (2004 - 2017) (Lossless)

Eluveitie - Discography (2004 - 2017) (Lossless)

Seeding5 Downloading2 
Seeded: syntexid
Type: Music
Size: 5.06 GB
Format: FLAC
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
Калевала - Discography (2007 - 2017)

Калевала - Discography (2007 - 2017)

Seeding4 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 1.21 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Калевала - Метель

Калевала - Метель

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 119.96 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
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