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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Стожар - Discography (2005-2017)

Стожар - Discography (2005-2017)

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Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Size: 343.27 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Lords Of The Drunken Pirate Crew - Loaded To The Gunwales

Lords Of The Drunken Pirate Crew - Loaded To The Gunwales

Seeding21 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 2016
Size: 116.35 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: USA
Style: Folk Metal
Metalxis - My White Shadow

Metalxis - My White Shadow

Seeding18 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 127.49 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal (Progressive Metal)
Haades - Shaman Spirits

Haades - Shaman Spirits

Seeding37 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 100.44 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Yana Raymi - Yana Allqo

Yana Raymi - Yana Allqo

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Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 2018
Size: 69.60 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Peru
Style: Folk Metal
Markus Neuwirth - Der Knabe Im Moor

Markus Neuwirth - Der Knabe Im Moor

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Year: 2014
Size: 84.40 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Progressive Metal)
AnodhoR - Discography (2016 - 2019)

AnodhoR - Discography (2016 - 2019)

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 164.84 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal
Trollfest - Norwegian Fairytales (Lossless)

Trollfest - Norwegian Fairytales (Lossless)

Seeding2 Downloading1 
Seeded: gaul666
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 330.84 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal
Atorc - Under the Raven Banner

Atorc - Under the Raven Banner

Seeding22 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 101.71 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal
Arka'n - Zã Keli

Arka'n - Zã Keli

Seeding20 Downloading2 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 105.14 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Togo
Style: Folk Metal (Hard Rock)
Time of Tales - Discography (2014 - 2016)

Time of Tales - Discography (2014 - 2016)

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 143.69 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Krayenzeit - Saitentänzer

Krayenzeit - Saitentänzer

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 123.48 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
FoxTale - Discography (2016-2019)

FoxTale - Discography (2016-2019)

Seeding11 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 165.26 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Мысли Амбициозных Ёжиков - Ночь (EP)

Мысли Амбициозных Ёжиков - Ночь (EP)

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: sunbird
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 43.89 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Melodic Death Metal)
Cellar Darling - Discography (2017 - 2019)

Cellar Darling - Discography (2017 - 2019)

Seeding31 Downloading2 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 320.89 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
Saltatio Mortis - Brot und Spiele - Klassik & Krawall (Deluxe Edition)

Saltatio Mortis - Brot und Spiele - Klassik & Krawall (Deluxe Edition)

Seeding9 Downloading1 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 404.00 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
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