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Absolutely amazing! They have such huge variation in each of their songs, with melodic instrumentals and powerful vocals. Definitely one of my favourite bands of all time.
Best folk metal band ever...
Guardians of fate, warriors without war, heroes in dream, kings of Finland, and the best band ever - Odinest
They don't play Folk Metal. They play Pagan Metal. - UniqueUserV 10 Comments
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"!
Their composition is just way awesome and also the vocals!
Eluveitie are in my opinion the definition of Folk Metal! They should be number 1V 30 Comments
I wouldn't really call them Folk Metal, more on the lines of Avant-garde Power Metal, or Symphonic Power Metal; great band none-the-less and definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.
Symphonic folk metal. Everything they do is literally gold. Jari and his team makes wonderful music. Sons of winter and stars, fly into the sky, dark of the sun. Still waiting for the new album, though.
That's not folk metal but I love this band jari and kai are real geniuses
Wintersun is more Symphonic or Melodeath than Folk Metal, but does count. Debut album always had a viking vibe to it, and Time I has obvious folk influences, like the oriental Japanese themes in the intros and scattered throughout the main songs.
Not my favorite though in terms of Folk Metal, Ensiferum and Eluveitie beat it. Just thought I should explain WHY people call it Folk Metal. - Penguincamp
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 is the group that defined the term folk metal without them we will don't have folk metal
Not just the best folk metal band but also the best metal band ever.
Awesome band, all around... where does one even begin to describe perfection... every time I listen to their albums I wanna go get some mead and drink 'till I pass out. their Albums are a must have for any Folk Metal enthusiast. 10/10V 5 Comments
My first folk metal band and until now one of the best for me
I wish they would come to Georgia in The States. Every time I want to see them preform live, they are no where near me. I guess you could say it makes me shed a "Tyr".
This Tyr it's my favorite folk metal band of all time I love everything
The person above who said viking ship... I LOVE YOU!
that is exactly what I feel too
How I got into Folk metal in the first place
This band have song that one of the best music ever created, and that is "MANA".
If it weren't for these guys, I wouldn't have discovered folk metal in the first place. - LostDream258
They don't play Folk Metal. They play Pagan Metal. - UniqueUserV 6 Comments
It may not be the most technical of the bands out there, but it is certainly top-of-the-class folk metal! Catchy, folky melodies mixed with black metal and everything else possible.
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
This was the first folk metal band I've listen to. Solsagaan, trollhammeren and hasbyxrd were my favorite tracks of them.V 2 Comments
Turisas is just...amazing. The music itself varies like crazy & the stories are great! #1 Folk Metal band in my honest opinion.
Turisas number 1. Ensiferum is also really great, but Turisas wins! (but I'm not sure if Turisas is actually folk metal... )
Listen to the Battle Metal and Varangian Way albums and tell me Turisas is not number 1. The orchestration in songs like Rex Regi Rebellis, As Torhches Rise, To Holmgard and Beyond, and Miklagard Overture is just breathtaking, and Nygard's voice is surely one of the best in metal todayV 2 Comments
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.
They just sound better than the rest.
Each album has a unique style. you can tell which they came off of just by the sound of the guitarV 8 Comments
Magnificent, big, deep, heroic, beautiful
That band is really awesome! It caught my attention from only 1 song for them, my 2nd favourite folk metal band after Eluveite - nooreldeenV 1 Comment
I mean, I voted for Ensiferum so I guess I'm not one to talk, but despite being #11, IT FEELS SO LOW ON THE LIST. WHY?! - Penguincamp
People don't know what real folk is anymore these days
Very melodic, yet powerful music. One of those bands, you will fall in love with, espacially when listening to their album "valdr galga". Just like me.
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!
Their songs don't disappoint you! It's a shame that I never knew of them before 2016!
Detailed, epic, powerish
Epic, fast, kickass meta
One of the first folk metal bands, and the founding fathers of Celtic Metal, a lot today's folk metal bands are goofy are more folk then metal but Cruachan takes there music (for the most part) and balances both genres perfectly. they may not be the most mainstream but they're still my favorite sense there one of the oldest and they fuse metal with the music I hold closest to my heart; Irish Celtic music.
Cruachan is awesome. They're Irish, and their style is called Celtic Metal - ryanrimmel
Incredibly folky winter like atmospheric black metal! I love it
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...
Easily the best folk metal bands, and easily the best spanish band of all time. Only reason its not in the top 3 its cause its not famous outside of spanish speaking countries.
Simply the best folk metal band out there.
They introduced me to folk metal! Love emV 1 Comment
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/
This band really moves me, with its deep love of the viking culture, told over the top of some truly masterful music
Gorgeous music. The clean vocals remind me of being a child in my fathers arms as he sings me to sleep. So comforting.
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