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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Мысли Амбициозных Ёжиков - Ночь (EP)

Мысли Амбициозных Ёжиков - Ночь (EP)

Seeding28 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)

Seeding42 Downloading4 
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)

Seeding35 Downloading3 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 404.00 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Germany
Style: Folk Metal
Waylander - Ériú's Wheel

Waylander - Ériú's Wheel

Seeding60 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 107.79 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ireland
Style: Folk Metal
Cellar Darling - The Spell

Cellar Darling - The Spell

Seeding114 Downloading5 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 145.99 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Switzerland
Style: Folk Metal
Eldhrimnir - Deuses Alcoólicos Do Bar

Eldhrimnir - Deuses Alcoólicos Do Bar

Seeding32 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 89.19 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Brazil
Style: Folk Metal
Burden Of Ymir - Discography (2019)

Burden Of Ymir - Discography (2019)

Seeding13 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 166.65 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Canada
Style: Folk Metal (Black Metal, Instrumental)
Witcher Dreams - Нет героев

Witcher Dreams - Нет героев

Seeding17 Downloading0 
Seeded: WitcherDreams
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 46.40 MB
Format: 128 mp3
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal (Experimental Metal, Power Metal)
Крик Вильгельма - От  Гленфиннана до Лондона (Lossless)

Крик Вильгельма - От Гленфиннана до Лондона (Lossless)

Seeding5 Downloading0 
Seeded: Evgeniy
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 402.78 MB
Format: WAV
Country: Russia
Style: Folk Metal
Viter - Discography (2010-2013)

Viter - Discography (2010-2013)

Seeding20 Downloading1 
Seeded: Hellper_fr
Type: Music
Size: 305.12 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Ukraine
Style: Folk Metal (Industrial Metal)
Haeredium - Discography (2014-2019)

Haeredium - Discography (2014-2019)

Seeding23 Downloading1 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Size: 244.18 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal (Power Metal)
Sammontakojat - Syntymä (ЕР)

Sammontakojat - Syntymä (ЕР)

Seeding19 Downloading0 
Seeded: maiksor
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 31.83 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Finland
Style: Folk Metal
Danheim - Hringrás

Danheim - Hringrás

Seeding31 Downloading0 
Seeded: canj
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 113.91 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Denmark
Style: Folk Metal (Dark Folk Metal)
Haeredium - Ascension

Haeredium - Ascension

Seeding20 Downloading0 
Seeded: Virgilius
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 125.80 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: France
Style: Folk Metal
Elvarhøi - Discography (2006 - 2017)

Elvarhøi - Discography (2006 - 2017)

Seeding10 Downloading0 
Seeded: leothecoldness
Type: Music
Size: 105.30 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Norway
Style: Folk Metal
Żywiołak - Wendzki Sznyt

Żywiołak - Wendzki Sznyt

Seeding17 Downloading0 
Seeded: Varg
Type: Music
Year: 2019
Size: 133.66 MB
Format: 320 mp3
Country: Poland
Style: Folk Metal
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