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#1
I decided to post this for the same reason they made the Black Metal thread.
To ensure discussions on small folk metal bands dont die out so quick.


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#2
Whats your favourite Folk Metal? Personally I adore Celtic Metal like Heol Telwen, Mag Mell, Waylander, Cruachan and Priomordial.
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I'm getting into Moonsorrow. Definitely more of a Celtic folk feel, too bad their songs aren't English. Otherwise yeah, Ensiferum, Turisas, Korpiklaani, Tyr, Finntroll etc, all great bands.
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#7
:O

Clearly this thread has served its purpose.
A good place to start is actually the Wikipedia page for it. Gives an ok (at best) low down of the genre and has some good suggestions on where you can start from.
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#8
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I didn't know such a thing existed. Sounds interesting though.

What? How can you not know of Folk Metal?
#9
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I'm getting into Moonsorrow. Definitely more of a Celtic folk feel, too bad their songs aren't English. Otherwise yeah, Ensiferum, Turisas, Korpiklaani, Tyr, Finntroll etc, all great bands.


Oh god yes! Moonsorrow can only be described as an Extreme Primordial.
What a band I love them
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#10
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What? How can you not know of Folk Metal?

Because I'm not a frequent metal listener?

But I do enjoy metal from time to time.
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#11
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Because I'm not a frequent metal listener?

But I do enjoy metal from time to time.




There is some quality folk metal, which can be listened to by people of all music backgrounds! Its definitly a music i would advise give an aul listen!
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#13
Mael Mordha are wicked. Though they are more doom.

Obviously Skyclad are the best band in this genre.
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#14
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There is some quality folk metal, which can be listened to by people of all music backgrounds! Its definitly a music i would advise give an aul listen!


As I'm currently doing, I'm starting off(presumably)lightly with Skyclad, and seeing how I go from there

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#16
I have my Claymore ready............


.................. Ensiferum are over rated.

Although I think that is because Im not a fan of the Melodic Death Metal, and prefer the more Black orientated Folk Metal.
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I have my Claymore ready............


.................. Ensiferum are over rated.


The term 'over rated' is over rated.

Seriously.
#18
Meh Im entitled to my opinion boysheen. I feel the folk they use is rather bland.

Although I think that is because Im not a fan of the Melodic Death Metal, and prefer the more Black orientated Folk Metal.
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#19
Ensiferum, Eluveitie, Tyr, Windir, Primordial, Ulver (first album?) and Agalloch are among my favorites. Awesome genre as a whole.
#20
Folk Metal is awesome . Paganfest coming up next thursday, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Tyr.

Recently started listening to Primordial aswell. Really like what I'm hearing so far! Empire Falls is such an awesome song.

Check out Svartsot if you can. I heard them on the Metal Hammer CD sounds really promising aswell.
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#22
I listen to Týr's Eric the Red album like 500 times a day...do I have a problem?


Anyways, Finntroll and Týr are probably my 2 favorite folk metal bands right now.
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#23
Folk metal is fucking amazing.

It's the one genre I'm always in the mood for. I mostly listen to Celtic and Scandanavian stuff.

Favourite bands are Eluveitie, Primordial, Heol Telwen, Wolfchant, Vintersorg, Ensiferum (don't listen to them as much anymore), Aes Dana, Finntroll, Asmegin, Svartsot, Vintersorg, etc.
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Folk metal is fucking amazing.

It's the one genre I'm always in the mood for. I mostly listen to Celtic and Scandanavian stuff.

Favourite bands are Eluveitie, Primordial, Heol Telwen, Wolfchant, Vintersorg, Ensiferum (don't listen to them as much anymore), Aes Dana, Finntroll, Asmegin, Svartsot, Vintersorg, etc.

so i herd u liek vintersorg


#25
Back when i was first getting into music, I loved In Flames' folky instrumentals and the Lords of Magic sountrack I couldn't seem to get into folk-metal though, especially the viking stuff and all the bands everyone seemed to love. I DO however love bands playing the black or death kind of extreme metal very folkily.

Some Mork Gryning tracks come to mind, and definitely Dornenreich and Ulver's Nattens Madrigal (I'm assuming noone would call this folk metal but IMO it's got that folky aura)

Anyone get what I mean? I'm hoping to find much more black and death like this. Rec's would be greatly appreciated!!
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so i herd u liek vintersorg





One of the best bands goin'

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#27
I would say this is my second favourite genre after doom, and mainly because of these five bands:

Moonsorrow
Temnozor'
Falkenbach
Tyr
Sig:Ar:Tyr.

Awesome music, plus adds so much to the overall metal feel

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#28
We just blasted Finntroll first album; Midnattens Vidunder in my friend's car yesterday. That record is ****ing brutal.
#29
I LOVE folk metal. My favorite metal genre actually. If you didn't create this thread, I would.


Agalloch, Vintersorg, Moonsorrow, Wintersun, Windir and pretty much anything I can get over.

Thinking about starting my own folk metal band.


Fuck, I need to find some more folk metal.
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#31
Its hard to beat Aes Dána and Moonsorrow.

So under rated!
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#32
So what, in y'all's expert opinions, is the most epic folk metal band out there these days?

#33
Agalloch.


And why the hell can't I vote five stars on this thread?!
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#34
Yea Agalloch are pretty sweet. Its hard to beat the more heavier Folk Metal bands though.

I think i can safely say my two favourite Folk Metal bands are Primordial and Moonsorrow.
Suden Uni is some Metal album.
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Yea Agalloch are pretty sweet. Its hard to beat the more heavier Folk Metal bands though.

I think i can safely say my two favourite Folk Metal bands are Primordial and Moonsorrow.
Suden Uni is some Metal album.

Moonsorrow are awesome.


Windir too. Sognametal ftw!
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#36
I've only ever heard Falkenbach's Magni Blandinn... album, and it's great. What would you fellows who enjoy them recommend next?
#37
Yea man.......

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I've only ever heard Falkenbach's Magni Blandinn... album, and it's great. What would you fellows who enjoy them recommend next?


I haven't yet heard a Falkenbach release I didn't like, but if you're more into the folky aspect then this one:

Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty

and if more into the black metal part these two:

Heralding - The Fireblade
...En Their Medh Riki Fara...

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#40
More discussion of Vintersorg is needed.

Go.
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