Best Folk Metal Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Eluveitie
Folk music + heavy metal + dragon & valkyrie' vocal
What could have been better? M/
They're simply amazing! The songs are so beautiful, just listen to songs like "inis mona"!
Good band if you like bagpipes and stuff they are just for you. Nice music composition.
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2Ensiferum
Best folk metal band ever...
King of folk metal.

BimmyJim

Just an amazing blend of various styles including Folk Metal and Melodeath with some of the best riffs of any Folk Metal band.
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3Korpiklaani
It's impossible of being on a bad mood when listening Korpiklaani.
Their songs are simply wonderful, seems that they were born with their instruments in the hand. They are just the best. I am a big folk metal fan, and they are my favourite.
Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, then Finntroll. Greatest bands in the genre

Deathmetal

Not just the best folk metal band but also the best metal band ever.
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4Wintersun
That's not folk metal but I love this band jari and kai are real geniuses
I think best folk metal band ever. Jari Maenpaa is god of guitar. Awesome lyrics, amazing vocal!

5Equilibrium
How I got into Folk metal in the first place

6Dalriada
Hungarian kickass-metalheads with a blond broad who is able to lure you into sweet slumber just to scream off your face afterwards. Epic, folk, speed, Hungarian poetry!

7Tyr
Tyr are one of the greatest metal bands, let alonean absolutley excellent folk metal band. The beutifully crafted and incredibly intricate instrumentation from the guitarist coupled with an amazing drummer and enrapturing vocal delivery from Heri make this band an absolute pleasure to listen to time and time again.
My first folk metal band and until now one of the best for me

8Turisas
Turisas number 1. Ensiferum is also really great, but Turisas wins! (but I'm not sure if Turisas is actually folk metal... )

9Finntroll
They should be in the top 5 I think. they rock, I can make Party when they are playing, I almost lose my mind!
Should be much higher

10Alestorm
This band got me into folk metal. However I am not surprised that they are so far down on the list as they are highly underrated
Best pirate accordion riffs out. "Scottish Pirate Metal". They are a very unique band, with awesome lyrics and melodies, HIGHLY RECCOMENDED :D
I like them. They have sense of humor. Great Band.

The Contenders

11Moonsorrow
That band is really awesome! It caught my attention from only 1 song for them, my 2nd favourite folk metal band after Eluveite

nooreldeen

Moonsorrow is art.
(+I agree with a lot of the great names on this top ten but man seriously Dalriada?
And well this is personal -do not hit me aha- but I think Eluveitie are way over rated. But I think they really can do better

12Niburta
Best balcanic metal ever. :) Check out their new album. Vocals, instruments and power of their songs are killing from the first seconds! Damn good piece of music!
Hungarian/balcanic metalcore. Try it..
Something really new and amazing!
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13Skyclad
I always though to me that Ensiferum and Týr were the best Folk Metal Bands ever but when I first heard SKYCLAD I feel inlove with the band and changed my oppinion leaving the other two behind, they are definitely the best Folk Metal Band Ever m/

14Falkenbach

15Mago de Oz
Please, the guys are as old as Skyclad and they made Folk Metal popular in America (continent). They deserve a higher place because of the topics and musical composition they introduce in each album though...

16Cruachan

17Einherjer

18Amorphis

19Arkona
What the hell is this band doing here? They should be at least in 1st place (AT LEAST! ) Aрконa is one of the very few Folk Metal Bands that can incorporate folk elements majestically in the grandiose Metal Riffs. They also have one of the best (if not THE best) vocalists that can both growl and do clean vocals with an spectacular song production. Definitely should NOT be in 20th place.

20Skiltron

21Falconer

22Elvenking
Smashing riffs, riding a horse to battle feeling
Solos that rock your soul OUT! Every element you look for in a band my first and only recomandation!

23Schandmaul

24In Extremo
One of my favorite folk metal bands! The songs Poc Vecem, Vollmond, Liam, herr mannelig, Mein Rasend Herz are very epic! Please listen to this songs you will understand why!

25Nordheim
These guys kick many multitudes of ass

26Skyforger
Hei, ziemeļu ļaudis, vai dzirdat kā dzied?

27Winterstorm

28Metsatöll

29Svartsot

30Varg

31Trollfest

32Mithotyn

33Forefather

34Finsterforst

35Lou Quinse
Best newcomers! I think they are innovative! Hardcore influences, extreme metal and folk, I love them!

36Wolfchant

37Heidevolk
Unique vocal style with two bass singers, great variation from soothing folk instrumentals to thundering anthems, well-researched mythological themes.
Actually true vikings! HEIDEVOLK to Valhalla! M/

38Battlelore

39Suidakra

40Catamenia

41Swashbuckle

42Windir

43FolkStone

44Temnozor

45An Theos
Folk metal from Romania

46Bucovina
Guys, Bucovina is the best folk band from Romania, and one of the best folk bands in the world!

47Menhir

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