Best Folk Metal Bands


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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]I always wanted to listen metal music with folk instrument and I get it here

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


Amazing band best folk metal band out now

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


Not just the best folk metal band but also the best metal band ever.
[Newest]The BEST folk Metal Band

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!

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

How I got into Folk metal in the first place

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.

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.
Great band, their lives are just awesome!

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

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

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


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

12Mago 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...
They introduced me to folk metal! Love em
These guys are the best!

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.


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/





Arkona rules

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