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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День Кси - Набег (Single)

День Кси - Набег (Single)

Seeding15 Downloading0 
Seeded: ac5820
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 12.38 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Witcher Dreams - Голем

Witcher Dreams - Голем

Seeding15 Downloading0 
Seeded: WitcherDreams
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 31.06 MB
Format: 128 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Power Metal, Experimental Metal)
Decilitr Rumu - Rad S Vami Chlastam

Decilitr Rumu - Rad S Vami Chlastam

Seeding20 Downloading2 
Seeded: mortiss
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 81.38 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Slovakia
Style: Folk Metal
КрукГард - Discography (2012 - 2018)

КрукГард - Discography (2012 - 2018)

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Seeded: ac5820
Type: Music
Size: 172.51 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Джек и Тень - Таверны Средиземья (ЕР)

Джек и Тень - Таверны Средиземья (ЕР)

Seeding13 Downloading1 
Seeded: ac5820
Type: Music
Year: 2012
Size: 60.76 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Наследие Вагантов - Discography (2007 - 2011)

Наследие Вагантов - Discography (2007 - 2011)

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Seeded: ac5820
Type: Music
Size: 246.16 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Сымон-музыка - Сымон-музыка

Сымон-музыка - Сымон-музыка

Seeding11 Downloading0 
Seeded: ac5820
Type: Music
Year: 2011
Size: 90.49 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Belarus
Style: Folk Metal
Eluveitie - Origins (Bonus DVD5)

Eluveitie - Origins (Bonus DVD5)

Seeding9 Downloading0 
Seeded: mondometal
Type: Video
Year: 2014
Size: 2.01 GB
Format: DVD Video
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
Fangorn - Poems of Mountains and Forests (Demo)

Fangorn - Poems of Mountains and Forests (Demo)

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Seeded: Zaidem
Type: Music
Year: 1998
Size: 69.97 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Austria
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal)
Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Deluxe)(Lossless)

Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Deluxe)(Lossless)

Seeding20 Downloading1 
Seeded: mortiss
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 644.59 MB
Format: FLAC
Country: United Kingdom
Style: Folk Metal (Power Metal)
The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats - Dogs on the Leash

The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats - Dogs on the Leash

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Seeded: mortiss
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 115.95 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal (Rock)
Boisson Divine - La Halha

Boisson Divine - La Halha

Seeding26 Downloading0 
Seeded: Орк
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 159.69 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal
Trollheart - Once Upon A Troll (Upconvert)

Trollheart - Once Upon A Troll (Upconvert)

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Seeded: pix666
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 114.92 MB
Format: 128 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal
Kari Rueslatten - Sorgekape

Kari Rueslatten - Sorgekape

Seeding95 Downloading1 
Seeded: tonyl85
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 82.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal (Gothic Ambient)
Briselas - Discography (2008 - 2019)

Briselas - Discography (2008 - 2019)

Seeding8 Downloading1 
Seeded: Veggr
Type: Music
Size: 299.21 MB
Format: Разный (указан в описании) / Other
Country: Chile
Style: Folk Metal
Burden Of Ymir - The Third Half

Burden Of Ymir - The Third Half

Seeding16 Downloading0 
Seeded: canj
Type: Music
Year: 2020
Size: 119.43 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal (Black Folk Metal)
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