Top 10 Non-Folk Metal Bands that Use Folk ElementsMetal_Treasure These bands aren't Folk Metal but include short folk-ish sections, particular elements influenced by folk (riff, beat, bridge, short melody) or other more subtle elements (ex., a specific scale or time signature used in the folk music of a particular region of the world).
In many cases the folk elements give the song a proggy feel - Jethro Tull did it in prog rock.
By folk music I mean all ethnic / world music - local/native tunes and rhythms from all over the world.
The Top Ten
Wheel of Time, Mirror Mirror, Nightfall, Somewhere Far Beyond,
Mordred's Song, The Bard's Song (In the Forest), A Past and Future Secret, Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill), Turn the Page, Curse My Name, Skalds and Shadows, and more. - Metal_Treasure
They use oriental tunes, Egyptian in particular (some songs are Kafir!, Evil to Cast Out Evil) - Metal_Treasure
They use folk elements quite often (ex. - Kissing the Shadows) - Metal_Treasure
Brazilian native music rhythms - Metal_Treasure
They often include flamenco or/and Brazilian native music (songs - The Shadow Hunter, Caveman, Unholy Wars) - Metal_Treasure
Ethnic influences are subtle and they didn't use them often; some songs are Stargazer, Gates of Babylon (R. Blackmore used Arabic scale because both songs refer to stories happening in Arabic regions) - Metal_Treasure
song - Bu Alemi Gören Sensin (with variations of Turkish tunes mostly in the chorus) - Metal_Treasure
Song - The Siren (with oriental influence) - Metal_Treasure
They use flamenco elements in every song - Metal_Treasure
I put them last because for me they are on the borderline of power metal and folk metal but still more power metal than folk metal. They are very good.
Songs with folk elements - Missä Miehet Ratsastaa, Paha Sanoo, Metalliolut - Metal_Treasure
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