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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:37 am 
 

So basically self explanatory. Im looking for bands that have the folkyness without the folk instruments, bands that are able to accomplish this using great riffs.

Some bands/songs I really like that do this:
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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:58 pm 
 

Mithotyn and Falkenbach are surely what you are looking for.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:06 pm 
 

Melechesh is also an extremely obvious answer, injecting tons of middle eastern influence into their riffs while focusing solely on the traditional metal instrumentation. Basically they deliver an incredibly unique sound without resorting to fifty instruments and dumb gimmickry.

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:05 am 
 

Thanks for the recs, I love Melechesh. Im also a huge fan of Falconer, so naturally I listen to a lot of Mithotyn as well.
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Whiskey_Bonbons
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:00 pm 
 

Slough Feg might be up your alley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZHTW0_GdCA

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Folkemon_
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:35 pm 
 

Early Skyclad has might be ok for you, pretty much just the odd violin on their first few albums

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:38 am 
 

Folkemon_ wrote:
Early Skyclad has might be ok for you, pretty much just the odd violin on their first few albums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvz8PcBf0gs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzxyiwnoszI


I think those songs were too focused on the fiddles, but Ill check some other stuff from them a little bit more.

Here's some more examples, Im fine with some folk instruments but I want the guitars to be the focal part. Hell, it could even be a small intro.
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Nothgard is really good at this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:22 am 
 

Thyrfing is what you're looking for, check "Vansinesvissor", their best album IMO
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MDL666
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:48 am 
 

Most pagan/viking metal bands that I know do have that "folk" sound without using the respective instrumentation to produce that specific sound. There are some of them, mixed with folk metal bands:

Ancient Ritual
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL0uuDuT4yM

Grimtotem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnOIXLretdY

Onmyou-za:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DcF0FjtdCs

Skjaldar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7tp2dMN5W0

Bifrost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmqTf4iQe0A

Gates of Argonath:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI62NOyZUZI

King of Asgard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x7W0VpSsLE

Ice Thunder aka Ледяной Гром:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INBrD-m1y6c

La Caruta di li Dei:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcZR3cbR1zg

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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:31 pm 
 

ChildClownOutlet wrote:
I think those songs were too focused on the fiddles, but Ill check some other stuff from them a little bit more.


If you're not already familiar with Skyclad, it's only fair to warn you that sometime after Jonah's Ark the fiddle becomes an even more dominant force and they fall into long stretches of folking with not nearly enough metalling (for my taste anyway). They're good and they're one of the originators of folk metal in general, but I definitely wouldn't say they're what you're looking for.
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Grimbeard
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:52 pm 
 

Storm is a classic if you don't already know of the project.

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:59 pm 
 

MDL666 wrote:
Most pagan/viking metal bands that I know do have that "folk" sound without using the respective instrumentation to produce that specific sound. There are some of them, mixed with folk metal bands:

Ancient Ritual
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL0uuDuT4yM

Grimtotem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnOIXLretdY

Onmyou-za:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DcF0FjtdCs

Skjaldar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7tp2dMN5W0

Bifrost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmqTf4iQe0A

Gates of Argonath:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI62NOyZUZI

King of Asgard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x7W0VpSsLE

Ice Thunder aka Ледяной Гром:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INBrD-m1y6c

La Caruta di li Dei:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcZR3cbR1zg


Thanks for the recs, Im a huge fan of Bifrost. That KOA song and AR song are great.
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:00 pm 
 

Grimbeard wrote:
Storm is a classic if you don't already know of the project.

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Now this is what Im looking for, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am 
 

Uhh...

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Littlewolf
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:29 am 
 

you probably know this

https://youtu.be/FnP3vM1tD3s
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:26 pm 
 

Also...

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:28 am 
 

as has already been said, what you want is "viking metal" (folk black metal)

in addition to greats like Mithotyn and Wolfchant I'd add these

Nomans Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbFLw0a4CzE

Thyrfing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mp4RF8-phM

Bifröst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qexJS2nWz2w

Skald
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLTIkED7Qe4

XIV Dark Centuries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn1UDnyjpeQ

Isengard / Storm / etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67jUepexH-I

Thormesis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67GXSaLgm9M

and maybe Weeping Twilight, Alkonost, Excelsis, Heidevolk, old Vintersorg, old EToS, old Suidakra
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chaossphere
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:58 am 
 

Desaster has a very strong folkish thread running through their sound, which is something that goes oddly unmentioned most of the time:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:24 pm 
 

Absu's Tara album

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MDL666
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:51 pm 
 

I've found another two bands:

Abinchova (mix between folk with melodeath)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prfli4y6Fqk

Valensorow (mix between folk and metalcore)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfk1cdBRdpQ

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