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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Cool Head Klan - Tűzben edzett

Cool Head Klan - Tűzben edzett

Seeding36 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 109.41 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Metal)
Солнце Осени - Паутина Снов

Солнце Осени - Паутина Снов

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Seeded: Gunner1
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 87.84 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Infinitas - Infernum

Infinitas - Infernum

Seeding21 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 121.52 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Metal)
Pagan Reign - Art of the Time

Pagan Reign - Art of the Time

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 92.12 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Pagan Black Metal)
Hamradun - Discography (2015 - 2019)

Hamradun - Discography (2015 - 2019)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 189.28 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Imsark - Anfang

Imsark - Anfang

Seeding14 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 72.87 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Doom Death Metal, Instrumental)
Ættir - Ættir (ЕР)

Ættir - Ættir (ЕР)

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Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 50.25 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Denmark
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal)
Baldrs Draumar - Magnus

Baldrs Draumar - Magnus

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 117.25 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Serpentyne - Angels Of The Night

Serpentyne - Angels Of The Night

Seeding26 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 113.70 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal (Sympho Metal)
Hajduk - Свобода (EP)

Hajduk - Свобода (EP)

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: izan
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 46.51 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Bulgaria
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal, Black Folk Metal)
Hibernia - Celtic Furor

Hibernia - Celtic Furor

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 110.28 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal
HeavenShore - Golden Age

HeavenShore - Golden Age

Seeding24 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 102.83 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Viking Metal)
Cernunnos - The Svmmoner (ЕР)

Cernunnos - The Svmmoner (ЕР)

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Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 31.97 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Argentina
Style: Folk Metal
Minotaurus - Victims of the Underworld

Minotaurus - Victims of the Underworld

Seeding24 Downloading0 
Seeded: dave77
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 105.05 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Wongraven - Fjelltronen

Wongraven - Fjelltronen

Seeding12 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 1995
Size: 74.85 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal (Atmospheric Black Metal, Dark Ambient)
Epta Astera - Discography (2013 - 2019)

Epta Astera - Discography (2013 - 2019)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 188.25 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal (Atmospheric Black Metal)
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