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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GjeldRune - Проклятие (Single)

GjeldRune - Проклятие (Single)

Seeding8 Downloading0 
Seeded: Mantoz
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 12.02 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Metal)
Trollfest - Helluva

Trollfest - Helluva

Seeding53 Downloading3 
Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 118.46 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal
Natt Sang - Fimbulwinter

Natt Sang - Fimbulwinter

Seeding26 Downloading1 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 111.96 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal
Ithilien - Discography (2011-2017)

Ithilien - Discography (2011-2017)

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Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 290.55 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Belgium
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal)
Cruachan - Discography (1995 - 2014) (Lossless)

Cruachan - Discography (1995 - 2014) (Lossless)

Seeding8 Downloading0 
Seeded: Demigor
Type: Music
Size: 3.76 GB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Ireland
Style: Folk Metal
Ithilien - Shaping the Soul

Ithilien - Shaping the Soul

Seeding23 Downloading1 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 118.92 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belgium
Style: Folk Metal (Metalcore)
Crimfall - Discography (2008 - 2014)

Crimfall - Discography (2008 - 2014)

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Seeded: fernan
Type: Music
Size: 259.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Finntroll - Discography (1999 - 2014) (lossless)

Finntroll - Discography (1999 - 2014) (lossless)

Seeding5 Downloading1 
Seeded: Demigor
Type: Music
Size: 2.86 GB
Format: FLAC
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Equilibrium - Discography (2003 - 2016) (lossless)

Equilibrium - Discography (2003 - 2016) (lossless)

Seeding3 Downloading1 
Seeded: Demigor
Type: Music
Size: 4.00 GB
Format: FLAC
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Nachtgeschrei - Discography (2008 - 2015)

Nachtgeschrei - Discography (2008 - 2015)

Seeding12 Downloading2 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 628.39 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Sanatana - Discography

Sanatana - Discography

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 187.84 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
War Hammer - The Warrior Poet (ЕР)

War Hammer - The Warrior Poet (ЕР)

Seeding15 Downloading1 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 60.05 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Пророчество Вёльвы - Discography (2010 - 2017)

Пророчество Вёльвы - Discography (2010 - 2017)

Seeding13 Downloading2 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 216.22 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Metal)
Serpentyne - The Serpent's Kiss

Serpentyne - The Serpent's Kiss

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2016
Size: 136.16 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal (Sympho Metal)
Стожар - Discography (2013 - 2016) (lossless)

Стожар - Discography (2013 - 2016) (lossless)

Seeding2 Downloading1 
Seeded: Demigor
Type: Music
Size: 623.77 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Runika - Demo 2015

Runika - Demo 2015

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: epicmetaldude
Type: Music
Year: 2015
Size: 19.34 MB
Format: 128 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
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