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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Mormieben - L'Armada En Chasse

Mormieben - L'Armada En Chasse

Seeding35 Downloading0 
Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 133.43 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal
Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes - Making of

Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes - Making of

Seeding2 Downloading3 
Seeded: Armkreuz
Type: Video
Year: 2012
Size: 7.77 GB
Format: DVD Video
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Folk Metal Jacket - Eulogy For The Gentle Fools

Folk Metal Jacket - Eulogy For The Gentle Fools

Seeding25 Downloading1 
Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 156.41 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
In Extremo  - 40 wahre Lieder: The Best Of (2 CD)

In Extremo - 40 wahre Lieder: The Best Of (2 CD)

Seeding19 Downloading1 
Seeded: iky8121956
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 360.38 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Haegen - Immortal Lands

Haegen - Immortal Lands

Seeding20 Downloading2 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 40.39 MB
Format: 128 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Discography (2003 - 2017) (Lossless)

Korpiklaani - Discography (2003 - 2017) (Lossless)

Seeding17 Downloading3 
Seeded: syntexid
Type: Music
Size: 4.77 GB
Format: FLAC
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Eldiarn -  Иван-Дурак (Single)

Eldiarn - Иван-Дурак (Single)

Seeding11 Downloading2 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 11.21 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Dunkelschön - Abraxas

Dunkelschön - Abraxas

Seeding18 Downloading0 
Seeded: swenne11
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 93.83 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Lesne Licho - Zolte Kwiaty

Lesne Licho - Zolte Kwiaty

Seeding22 Downloading1 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 121.96 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
День Кси  - Южный Крест (EP)

День Кси - Южный Крест (EP)

Seeding8 Downloading1 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 29.29 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Alkonost - Тропа к весне (maxi-single)

Alkonost - Тропа к весне (maxi-single)

Seeding10 Downloading1 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 25.42 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Hok-key  - Kalasy Pad Siarpom

Hok-key - Kalasy Pad Siarpom

Seeding19 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 99.39 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal
From North  - From North

From North - From North

Seeding87 Downloading2 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 117.73 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Sweden
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Forodwaith - The One

Forodwaith - The One

Seeding22 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hey You
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 98.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Kari Rueslatten  - Silence Is the Only Sound

Kari Rueslatten - Silence Is the Only Sound

Seeding21 Downloading2 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 99.27 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal (Ambient, Другой (Other))
Korpiklaani - Live At Masters Of Rock (Live)

Korpiklaani - Live At Masters Of Rock (Live)

Seeding25 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 335.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
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