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.
[Newest]Because their flute can speak.

2Ensiferum
Best folk metal band ever...
King of folk metal.

BimmyJim

Amazing band best folk metal band out now

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.
[Newest]The BEST folk Metal Band

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!

5Tyr
My first folk metal band and until now one of the best for me
My first folk/metal band ever. I love the songs they sing. I just can imagine that I am on a viking ship/boat in the way of a great journey. that's it
I love them
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.

6Equilibrium
How I got into Folk metal in the first place

7Finntroll
They should be in the top 5 I think. they rock, I can make Party when they are playing, I almost lose my mind!
This is the best folk metal band
Should be much higher

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

9Alestorm
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
I like them. They have sense of humor. Great Band.
Best pirate accordion riffs out. "Scottish Pirate Metal". They are a very unique band, with awesome lyrics and melodies, HIGHLY RECCOMENDED :D

10Dalriada
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!

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!
Something really new and amazing!
At least not the 'typical' folk tunes from the icy North, but from the Balcan!
Nice guitar riffs (a bit similar to Eluveitie or somethin'), catchy tunes sung in so many languages: worths listening anyway.
[Newest]Try it! It's a piece of rage, melody, love etc.

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...
These guys are the best!

16Cruachan

17Einherjer

18Skiltron

19Arkona
Arkona rules

20Falconer

21Amorphis

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

27Agalloch
Incredibly folky winter like atmospheric black metal! I love it

28Winterstorm

29Svartsot

30Bucovina
Guys, Bucovina is the best folk band from Romania, and one of the best folk bands in the world!

31Metsatöll

32Varg

33Trollfest

34Mithotyn

35Forefather

36Finsterforst

37Windir

38Lou Quinse
Best newcomers! I think they are innovative! Hardcore influences, extreme metal and folk, I love them!

39Wolfchant

40Heidevolk
Perfectly beautiful music! The guys' voices are sexy and the harmonies are amazing, not to mention the great instrumental component. Definitely my favorite!
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/

41Battlelore

42Suidakra
Oh man, I don't believe! 41th? Are you crazy guys? SUIDAKRA RULES! Since The first álbum!

43Catamenia

44Swashbuckle

45FolkStone

46Temnozor

47An Theos
Folk metal from Romania

48Menhir

49Northland
That band is just awesome, that's too bad that nobody know them.

50Gwydion

51Tuatha de Danann
I'm surprised they're not ranked here already. Best folk celtic metal I've ever heard.

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