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King_Hands
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:16 pm 
 

I'm looking for folk metal that draws influence from death metal rather than black metal.

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KerberosOfHades
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:10 pm 
 

King_Hands wrote:
I'm looking for folk metal that draws influence from death metal rather than black metal.


Eluveite, a celtic death metal influenced folk metal band.
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijKLHCQw5o

Shangren, an oriental death metal influenced folk metal band.
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp5XpSIF6sc

Also, maybe Orphaned Land? A middle-eastern death metal influenced band.
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf7i6UB5vGw

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King_Hands
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:35 pm 
 

I already knew of Eluveitie and Orphaned Land, but Shangren was new to me and they are awesome.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:44 pm 
 

King_Hands wrote:
I'm looking for folk metal that draws influence from death metal rather than black metal.


I'd also recommend Suidakra and Leshak.

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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:37 pm 
 

what about early Amorphis (Tales from the 1000 lakes & Elegy)...

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Element_man
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:52 pm 
 

You should also look into Kamaedzitca.
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King_Hands
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:18 pm 
 

I remember finding a band a while back but for the life of me I can't remember their name. They were a folk/viking metal group who were christian. There was a little black metal in their music but it was mainly folk metal. They were either from Scandinavia or somewhere in eastern Europe (perhaps Russia?), and they had an album available on itunes. If anyone could help me out with this I would appreciate it.

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Summerwind_Heathen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:25 pm 
 

^
Arvinger?

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=8603

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King_Hands
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:43 pm 
 

I don't think so. The band I'm thinking of had an album on itunes and I remember that the artwork didn't match Arvinger's.

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Summerwind_Heathen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:49 pm 
 

Hmm...that's the only viking band with Christian(?) lyrics I could find on the archives. Good luck on your quest.

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Element_man
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:25 pm 
 

I'll bet it was Holy Blood from Ukraine.
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King_Hands
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:11 pm 
 

It wasn't, but thanks anyway to both of you for pointing out two awesome bands.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:26 pm 
 

King_Hands wrote:
It wasn't, but thanks anyway to both of you for pointing out two awesome bands.


Slechtvalk?

I don't know if there are many more than the ones mentioned.

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Ozenrol
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:06 pm 
 

Could someone recommend me some 'festive' folk metal? Along the lines of Kalevala or Korpiklaani.

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Acidgobblin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:20 pm 
 

Ozenrol wrote:
Could someone recommend me some 'festive' folk metal? Along the lines of Kalevala or Korpiklaani.


Tuatha de Danaan might hit the spot, The Delerium Has Just Begun is awesome.
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Crepuscular
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:44 pm 
 

samekh wrote:
King_Hands wrote:
I'm looking for folk metal that draws influence from death metal rather than black metal.


I'd also recommend Suidakra and Leshak.


Also a great band that falls into the folky death metal genre is Allvater. They are more guitar-oriented folk metal but they are very melodic.

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AsmodeusSurge98
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:03 pm 
 

Hi, I was wondering if someone could recomend some blasting, heavy, but epic and melocic folk metal, but also with a dark sound. Example: Kroda, Nachtfalke, Windir, Absurd.

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Slag
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:55 pm 
 

AsmodeusSurge98 wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if someone could recomend some blasting, heavy, but epic and melocic folk metal, but also with a dark sound. Example: Kroda, Nachtfalke, Windir, Absurd.


Doomsword. Haven't heard this band much, but they most certainly do fit into the "blasting, heavy, but epic" category. Their music isn't folky, but their lyrics are; vikings, irish myth, fantasy.

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Call_From_The_Tower
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:10 pm 
 

AsmodeusSurge98 wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if someone could recomend some blasting, heavy, but epic and melocic folk metal, but also with a dark sound. Example: Kroda, Nachtfalke, Windir, Absurd.

Sorgsvart should suit you. Both albums are great, but I prefer the debut 'Fortapt Fra Verden I Vakkert Selvmord'. Great black/folk metal with lots of heavy, palm-muted type riffs but also with an immense folk influence and sensibility. Brilliant band.

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WolfieboyMachi
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:48 pm 
 

AsmodeusSurge98 wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if someone could recomend some blasting, heavy, but epic and melocic folk metal, but also with a dark sound. Example: Kroda, Nachtfalke, Windir, Absurd.


You should try out Destroy Destroy Destroy.
Not very dark, but still awesome.
Some songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NhxvN4pfKI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-hbyYn2uBQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vKboJcC8gI

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Slag
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:33 am 
 

WolfieboyMachi wrote:
You should try out Destroy Destroy Destroy.
Not very dark, but still awesome.

:nono:

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WolfieboyMachi
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:13 pm 
 

Slag wrote:
WolfieboyMachi wrote:
You should try out Destroy Destroy Destroy.
Not very dark, but still awesome.

:nono:


Wut?

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Summerwind_Heathen
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:27 pm 
 

The guy was asking for folk metal, which Destroy Destroy Destroy is absolutely not.

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Bolth_Mannn
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:16 am 
 

wasnt sure if this should go in the black metal or folk metal section but Im looking for Black Metal Bands with strong folk influences. Bands like Moonsorrow's earlier works. (Kivenkantaja to be more precise)

I decided to put it in the Folk section because i'd like a more dominant Folk sound but still have the darkness of Black Metal.

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Slag
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:29 am 
 

No, your good. This is the right place.

You should really check out Windir. An absolutely fantastic band!

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Bolth_Mannn
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:52 am 
 

Thanks but I probably should have been more specific. I've got most of the obvious ones including Agalloch, Windir, Wyrd, Enslaved, Primordial, Temnozor, Thyrfing, Tyr.

Sorry about that.

Any other suggestions? Im still more focused on bands similar to Moonsorrow.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:18 am 
 

Bolth_Mannn wrote:
Any other suggestions? Im still more focused on bands similar to Moonsorrow.


Finsterforst reminds me a lot of older Moonsorrow.

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DethCubeK
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:25 pm 
 

A friend of mine is barely into metal but he is a big fan of Heidevolk. He's very interested in germanic/nordic culture but especially the mythology. Lyrics are quite important to him. So preferably that pagan them. He doesn't really mind a scream once in a while, but I don't think he likes unlistenably harsh vocals all through the song. Also, he likes his classic rock.

So I'm looking for some more folkmetalbands in the vein of Heidevolk for him to have a look at. He liked Bathory - Mother Earth Father Thunder. Can Anyone provide a list of songs/albums/bands for me to recommend to him?

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KerberosOfHades
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:54 pm 
 

DethCubeK wrote:
A friend of mine is barely into metal but he is a big fan of Heidevolk. He's very interested in germanic/nordic culture but especially the mythology. Lyrics are quite important to him. So preferably that pagan them. He doesn't really mind a scream once in a while, but I don't think he likes unlistenably harsh vocals all through the song. Also, he likes his classic rock.

So I'm looking for some more folkmetalbands in the vein of Heidevolk for him to have a look at. He liked Bathory - Mother Earth Father Thunder. Can Anyone provide a list of songs/albums/bands for me to recommend to him?


Get him to try Crom (the German one).
MA Page: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=17213
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky1nY3jlq1M
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kale100
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:51 pm 
 

Ozenrol wrote:
Could someone recommend me some 'festive' folk metal? Along the lines of Kalevala or Korpiklaani.


Here's some fun stuff

Band - Song

Arkona - Yarilo
Equilibrium - Met
Folkearth - Wisdom of Wolves
Heidevolk - Vulgaris Magistralis
Kromlek - Fólkthing
Skiltron - Signs, Symbols and the Marks of Man
Svartby - Humus
Turisas - Sahti-Waari
Týr - The Wild Rover

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PocVecem1244
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:39 pm 
 

AsmodeusSurge98 wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if someone could recomend some blasting, heavy, but epic and melocic folk metal, but also with a dark sound. Example: Kroda, Nachtfalke, Windir, Absurd.


Definitely you should take a look on Sigrblot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=700I8lkBn6A

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Phencyclidine
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 pm 
 

AsmodeusSurge98 wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if someone could recomend some blasting, heavy, but epic and melocic folk metal, but also with a dark sound. Example: Kroda, Nachtfalke, Windir, Absurd.


XIV Dark Centuries may be to your liking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1a9_WfFbO8

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MeltedFace
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:47 am 
 

DethCubeK wrote:
A friend of mine is barely into metal but he is a big fan of Heidevolk. He's very interested in germanic/nordic culture but especially the mythology. Lyrics are quite important to him. So preferably that pagan them. He doesn't really mind a scream once in a while, but I don't think he likes unlistenably harsh vocals all through the song. Also, he likes his classic rock.

So I'm looking for some more folkmetalbands in the vein of Heidevolk for him to have a look at. He liked Bathory - Mother Earth Father Thunder. Can Anyone provide a list of songs/albums/bands for me to recommend to him?




What language do they have to be in if lyrics are important?


Here are a couple suggestions I guess:

Metsatöll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbg9iDpQp00

Ereb Altor (more Bathory influenced)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G_tM6qb ... re=related
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Evangelion2014
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:40 am 
 

I'm looking for some viking metal that uses the multi-vocal choir clean vocals that bathory and later moonsorrow uses with a how do i say this, 'immense' atmosphere and feel, the kind of stuff that just surrounds you in atmosphere when you listen to it. There has to be decent guitar riffs as well, thats the problem i have with falkenbach, it gets really close but the keyboards trample over the guitars and the entire sound seems kind of light and thin. Production is not an issue it can be as raw as it gets and neither is harsh vocals. Bonus if it features a variety of tempos from doom to faster paced stuff be it thrash metal like bathory or black metal like moonsorrow.

Don't rec, crom, ereb altor, draugnim, hiedevolk, or scald i've checked them out already.

Also, i'd like to see some power metal that uses those vocals, as most power metal bands just have backing vocals that are slightly less falsetto than the lead.

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KerberosOfHades
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:12 am 
 

@Evangelion2014: Ensiferum perhaps? More power/melodeath based than most "Viking" metal but their latest labums uses prominent choirs a lot.
MA Page: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=332
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALrjjJdmxgA

Arkona's newer material maybe? Their latest in particular could be what you're after.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:47 pm 
 

Evangelion2014 wrote:
I'm looking for some viking metal that uses the multi-vocal choir clean vocals that bathory and later moonsorrow uses with a how do i say this, 'immense' atmosphere and feel, the kind of stuff that just surrounds you in atmosphere when you listen to it. There has to be decent guitar riffs as well, thats the problem i have with falkenbach, it gets really close but the keyboards trample over the guitars and the entire sound seems kind of light and thin. Production is not an issue it can be as raw as it gets and neither is harsh vocals. Bonus if it features a variety of tempos from doom to faster paced stuff be it thrash metal like bathory or black metal like moonsorrow.

Don't rec, crom, ereb altor, draugnim, hiedevolk, or scald i've checked them out already.

Also, i'd like to see some power metal that uses those vocals, as most power metal bands just have backing vocals that are slightly less falsetto than the lead.


Try Crom for a Bathory meets Power Metal "experience" ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmiYXiSfM8

and Morrigan's album "Headcult" (no power metal here ;) ) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4xe7xHT8k
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:09 pm 
 

I just found this band. They are called Bifrost. I think it sounds pretty awesome! I can't wait for more of these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrsxkW- ... re=related
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Evangelion2014
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:52 am 
 

Hm, I stated in my post that I already knew of crom, but thanks for rec'ing morrigan, the mixture of raw black metal combined with viking metal is really great, has the 'immense' atmosphere I was talking about.

Ok, let me refine my question again, i'm looking for viking metal with great clean vocals and an immense atmosphere especially if it combines elements from black, thrash or death metal. Again, i'm looking for viking metal not folk metal, so I'm not looking for something like eluvetie or finntroll.

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Slag
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:36 am 
 

With clean vocals? Do you already know the big black/viking metal bands?
Try Crimfall. Very alike to Turisas
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Evangelion2014
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:12 am 
 

I've actually listened to quite a bit of folk/viking metal, but I haven't found much in the similar vein as moonsorrow or bathory i.e., immense and epic atmosphere, a mix of doom-ish stuff and faster black/folk/thrash passages that lends it self to 8min+ epics. I'm looking for stuff that uses either the choir vocals of bathory and moonsorrow, the excellent clean vocals of heidevolk or the singular 'nordic' chants of isengard or storm. Prominent guitar is also good, i really dont care for the stuff that claims to be viking metal but really is just single strumming or power chords over power metal synths. If they mix harsh and clean vocals all the better. I also don't want the overly happy(triumphant stuff is ok, just not stuff like say alestorm) beer swilling kind of stuff like korplikanni or finntroll[dont rec these :P]. It doesn't HAVE to be viking metal, epic black or folk metal can work if they pull of the atmosphere and vocals enough. Use whats in this paragraphs for recs, heres what i already heard and know of so you don't rec something i already am aware of:

Einherjer, bathory, moonsorrow, svartsot, arvinger, asmegin, helheim, enslaved, sorgsvart, isengard, storm, graveland, eluvetite, morrigan, forefather, kampfar, rivendell, thyrfing, enslaved, crom, ereb altor, scald (rus), draughim, helheim, black lotus, windir, bloodaxe, dark forest, dark messiah, equlibrium, myrkgrav, hiedevolk, manegarm, vintersorg, borknagar, ensiferum, falkenbach, thronar, stormheit, crimfall.

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