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

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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