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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In Extremo - Sterneneisen Live (DVD)

In Extremo - Sterneneisen Live (DVD)

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Seeded: lordsergius
Type: Video
Year: 2012
Size: 8.71 GB
Format: DVD Video
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Folk Power Metal)
Thragedium - Theatrum XXIII

Thragedium - Theatrum XXIII

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Seeded: darthkrieg
Type: Music
Year: 2001
Size: 83.68 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Portugal
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal, Progressive Metal)
Utmarken - Discography (2016 - 2021)

Utmarken - Discography (2016 - 2021)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 328.88 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Sweden
Style: Folk Metal
Música Profana - Pré-album promo (EP)

Música Profana - Pré-album promo (EP)

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Seeded: STN69T
Type: Music
Year: 2009
Size: 36.49 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Portugal
Style: Folk Metal
Auringon Hauta - (ex-Solgrav) Discography (2003 - 2014)

Auringon Hauta - (ex-Solgrav) Discography (2003 - 2014)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 360.35 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Folk Metal)
Varang Nord - Pārķiuņa Uomurs

Varang Nord - Pārķiuņa Uomurs

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 110.34 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Latvia
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Folkrim - Tales of Tumult

Folkrim - Tales of Tumult

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 107.34 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Yaşru - Kar Prensesi

Yaşru - Kar Prensesi

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 87.02 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Turkey
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal)
Godofe Keios - Mythosil rising

Godofe Keios - Mythosil rising

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Seeded: STN69T
Type: Music
Year: 2017
Size: 99.26 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Portugal
Style: Folk Metal
Arcænium - Demo (Demo)

Arcænium - Demo (Demo)

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Seeded: LE0NARD0
Type: Music
Year: 2015
Size: 29.59 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal
Throne of Wilderness - Demo 2014 (Demo)

Throne of Wilderness - Demo 2014 (Demo)

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Seeded: LE0NARD0
Type: Music
Year: 2014
Size: 24.11 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal
Asgaror - Mi Propia Magia (EP)

Asgaror - Mi Propia Magia (EP)

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Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 56.36 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Mexico
Style: Folk Metal
ORCumentary - Fully Orchestrated

ORCumentary - Fully Orchestrated

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Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 65.65 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Jonne - Discography (2014 - 2017)

Jonne - Discography (2014 - 2017)

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Seeded: Madball74
Type: Music
Size: 283.86 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Jylhä

Korpiklaani - Jylhä

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Seeded: Bonanzo1974
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 138.91 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Jylhä (Lossless)

Korpiklaani - Jylhä (Lossless)

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Seeded: Bonanzo1974
Type: Music
Year: 2021
Size: 449.88 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
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