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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Mael Mordha - Cluain Tarbh (Reissue2008) (Lossless)

Mael Mordha - Cluain Tarbh (Reissue2008) (Lossless)

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Seeded: Bleid
Type: Music
Year: 2005
Size: 399.27 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Ireland
Style: Folk Metal (Doom Metal)
Mormieben - De Charybde en Scylla

Mormieben - De Charybde en Scylla

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 145.62 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal
The Hu - Discography (2019 - 2022)

The Hu - Discography (2019 - 2022)

Seeding54 Downloading14 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Size: 538.70 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Mongolia
Style: Folk Metal
Ealain - Corazón De Mar

Ealain - Corazón De Mar

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 74.93 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Spain
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Metal)
Epenklang - Pars pro toto

Epenklang - Pars pro toto

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 112.07 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Wagakki Band - Vocalo Zanmai 2 (ボカロ三昧 2)

Wagakki Band - Vocalo Zanmai 2 (ボカロ三昧 2)

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Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 84.24 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Japan
Style: Folk Metal (Rock)
Омела - Discography (2009 - 2022)

Омела - Discography (2009 - 2022)

Seeding5 Downloading2 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 3.00 GB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Heavy Doom Metal, Rock)
Radogost - Córka Oriona

Radogost - Córka Oriona

Seeding4 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 111.73 MB
Format: 320 (VBR spectre)
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Omut - Discography (2014 - 2019)

Omut - Discography (2014 - 2019)

Seeding7 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 146.51 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal
Jerna - Ćmy

Jerna - Ćmy

Seeding11 Downloading1 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 91.82 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Kárpátia - Koncert (2CD) (Live)

Kárpátia - Koncert (2CD) (Live)

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Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 356.38 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Hungary
Style: Folk Metal (Rock)
Theigns & Thralls - Theigns & Thralls

Theigns & Thralls - Theigns & Thralls

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Seeded: dynamic
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 136.42 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Netherlands
Style: Folk Metal
Wildernis - The Apocalyptic Burp

Wildernis - The Apocalyptic Burp

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Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 108.76 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belgium
Style: Folk Metal
Daniel Burgin - Fires in the North (Lossless)

Daniel Burgin - Fires in the North (Lossless)

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Seeded: DarkSoul68
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 588.59 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
Morhana - Discography (2015 - 2022)

Morhana - Discography (2015 - 2022)

Seeding4 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 217.95 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
Servan - Tales of The Forest

Servan - Tales of The Forest

Seeding11 Downloading0 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Year: 2022
Size: 115.09 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Italy
Style: Folk Metal
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