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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Pagan Sword - Flameheart

Pagan Sword - Flameheart

Seeding26 Downloading1 
Seeded: Madball74
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 67.81 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal (Death Metal)
Drungi - Hamfarir Hugans

Drungi - Hamfarir Hugans

Seeding17 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 102.85 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Iceland
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Doom Metal)
Korpiklaani - Live at Masters of Rock (Live) (Blu-Ray)

Korpiklaani - Live at Masters of Rock (Live) (Blu-Ray)

Seeding5 Downloading0 
Seeded: Bonanzo1974
Type: Video
Year: 2017
Size: 22.15 GB
Format: Blu-Ray
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Rankarumpu (Lossless)

Korpiklaani - Rankarumpu (Lossless)

Seeding22 Downloading0 
Seeded: dave77
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 328.74 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Korpiklaani - Rankarumpu

Korpiklaani - Rankarumpu

Seeding131 Downloading1 
Seeded: dave77
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 103.71 MB
Format: 320 (VBR spectre)
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Furor Gallico - Future To Come

Furor Gallico - Future To Come

Seeding20 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 97.00 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
The Dread Crew of Oddwood - Rust & Glory

The Dread Crew of Oddwood - Rust & Glory

Seeding23 Downloading0 
Seeded: vaniaradi
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 105.74 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal
Alfhëim - Cenizas de una Leyenda (Lossless)

Alfhëim - Cenizas de una Leyenda (Lossless)

Seeding3 Downloading0 
Seeded: Mundo
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 288.64 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Mexico
Style: Folk Metal
Alfhëim - Discography (2019-2024) (Upconvert)

Alfhëim - Discography (2019-2024) (Upconvert)

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Seeded: DarkSun
Type: Music
Size: 156.57 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Mexico
Style: Folk Metal
Runa Llena - Aon (Lossless)

Runa Llena - Aon (Lossless)

Seeding1 Downloading2 
Seeded: Mundo
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 514.38 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal (Power Metal)
Vera Lux - Discography (2020 - 2024)

Vera Lux - Discography (2020 - 2024)

Seeding8 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 192.88 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Hadadanza - Discography (2018 - 2024)

Hadadanza - Discography (2018 - 2024)

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 466.68 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal (Rock)
Lándevir - Un Viaje En El Tiempo (Lossless)

Lándevir - Un Viaje En El Tiempo (Lossless)

Seeding5 Downloading0 
Seeded: Mundo
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 301.95 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal
Kanseil - Vaia

Kanseil - Vaia

Seeding14 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 123.94 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
Lándevir - Un Viaje En El Tiempo

Lándevir - Un Viaje En El Tiempo

Seeding6 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2024
Size: 109.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal
Морроз - Discography (2022 - 2024)

Морроз - Discography (2022 - 2024)

Seeding21 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 265.10 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
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