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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Omut - Discography (2014)

Omut - Discography (2014)

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Seeded: Madball74
Type: Music
Size: 115.59 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal
Tiltik Ujti - El Comienzo de Nuestra Etnia (EP)

Tiltik Ujti - El Comienzo de Nuestra Etnia (EP)

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Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 26.51 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: El Salvador
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Vesna - Slovanská Krev

Vesna - Slovanská Krev

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Seeded: storz76
Type: Music
Year: 2009
Size: 54.32 MB
Format: 192 mp3
Country: Czech
Style: Folk Metal
Соколиная Охота - Славянская хроника

Соколиная Охота - Славянская хроника

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 2006
Size: 149.26 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Ориана - Сумерки Богов

Ориана - Сумерки Богов

Seeding9 Downloading1 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 2012
Size: 99.21 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Achsar - In Battle I Was Born (EP)

Achsar - In Battle I Was Born (EP)

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Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 42.26 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Slovakia
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
Mustakettu - Reformed Honest Men

Mustakettu - Reformed Honest Men

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 86.35 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal
Ally The Fiddle - Discography (2008-2018)

Ally The Fiddle - Discography (2008-2018)

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Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Size: 290.01 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Progressive Metal)
Woodland - Dreamality

Woodland - Dreamality

Seeding7 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2009
Size: 171.97 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Storm Seeker - Discography (2016 - 2019)

Storm Seeker - Discography (2016 - 2019)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 143.54 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Король Гнет Шут - Discography

Король Гнет Шут - Discography

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Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Size: 202.01 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Death Grind Metal, Deathcore)
Eridu - Lugalbanda

Eridu - Lugalbanda

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 101.93 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Legacy Of Silence - Our Forests Sing

Legacy Of Silence - Our Forests Sing

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 100.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Isakoatl - Aztlan Journey

Isakoatl - Aztlan Journey

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Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2013
Size: 116.05 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Mexico
Style: Folk Metal (Progressive Metal)
Oskord - Weapon of Hope (EP)

Oskord - Weapon of Hope (EP)

Seeding5 Downloading0 
Seeded: CYBEROX_14
Type: Music
Year: 2011
Size: 68.45 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Cráter - Punto de Inflexión

Cráter - Punto de Inflexión

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Seeded: dave77
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 97.16 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Chile
Style: Folk Metal
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