Top 10 Metal Songs that Include Folk Elements Without Being Folk Metal

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Songs where the folkish element is short and can't make the song folk metal. It's like an accessory.
Several metal bands do it very often - Blind Guardian, Nile, Children of Bodom, to name a few.

The Top Ten

1 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Short sections with oriental folk tunes suitable for belly dancing (on the sample) - Metal_Treasure

2 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

They used Arabic scales, common in Oriental folk music - Metal_Treasure

3 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

The outro is a folkish acoutsic riff - christangrant

4 Kafir! - Nile

Brutal technical death metal with Oriental / Arabic folk tunes at 4:05-4:50. - Metal_Treasure

5 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom

Melodeath with folk tunes - Metal_Treasure

6 Bu Alemi Gören Sensin - Mezarkabul

A Turkish metal song with a chorus obviously including something oriental, most probably Turkish - Metal_Treasure

7 Metalliolut - Teräsbetoni

Finnish power metal with folk influences in the chorus - Metal_Treasure

8 Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian

Classic power metal - Metal_Treasure

9 Spectres du Solstice - Forteresse

The intro to this black metal song is a happy folk tune - Metal_Treasure

10 Evil to Cast Out Evil - Nile

Technical death metal with with oriental folk music (on the sample) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Siren - Nightwish
12 Azagthoth - Alkaloid
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