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Goldgeo
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Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:55 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:25 am 
 

I'm looking for some happy sounding folk metal in the veins of Korpiklaani, Lumsk, Finntroll's Nattfödd. Don't know how to express this, but it sound upbeat and almost good for dancing. :D Also, folk metal woth violins is awsome, so post some recs on that too. Looking forward for some recommendations.

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Biomisere
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:45 am 
 

Try TrollfesT. "Helvetes Hunden GARM" from Welkommen Folk Tel Drekka Fest!, or however it's spelt, is hilarious.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:59 pm 
 

Kalevala from Russia is pretty upbeat and happy, with a lot of accordion.

One of my favorite metal bands is Dalriada (formerly Echo of Dalriada), which is upbeat and sounds happy even when the lyrics aren't.

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Thor_Evlor
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:47 pm 
 

Either of Otyg's albums will do you
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ApocalypticxAngel
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:01 pm 
 

Nekrogoblikon seems to fit the "happy folk" sound. Primordial might also work.
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Wretchedspirit
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:26 pm 
 

I find the German Equillibrium to be "happy" folk, it just makes you want to jump up and start dancing. :D

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samekh
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:27 pm 
 

ApocalypticxAngel wrote:
Primordial might also work.


Wait, what? Primordial "happy"?

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baalzamon999
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Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:15 am
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:34 pm 
 

samekh wrote:
ApocalypticxAngel wrote:
Primordial might also work.


Wait, what? Primordial "happy"?


Yeah, they are the complete opposite of this thread.
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Vinvm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:20 pm 
 

Ensiferum are quite up-beat at times. Good power/folk. :)

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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:37 pm 
 

Alestorm! Pirate themed, and so damn cheesy you'll shit bricks. :headbang:

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Mezentus
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:42 pm 
 

I don't listen to most of the bands mentioned here [with the exception of Equilibrium and Primordial], so I would have to go with Temnozor and Kroda. Both happy sounding and very folk :D

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AleXTreme
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:56 pm 
 

Vinvm wrote:
Ensiferum. Good power/folk

Ensiferum Power/Folk... explain that

Mezentus wrote:
I don't listen to most of the bands mentioned here [with the exception of Equilibrium and Primordial], so I would have to go with Temnozor and Kroda. Both happy sounding and very folk :D


Temnozor sound happy? what the fuck is going on here???

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Mezentus
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:04 pm 
 

Have you heard Temnozor? That some happy sounding shit! Seriously.

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SpiritOfTheForest
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:16 pm 
 

Cruachan have quite a few happy or uplifting songs. Not all of their stuff is cheerful but I'd definitely say they're well worth a look
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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:56 am 
 

Check out Devil In The Kitchen. They're an American folk metal band, which means....a fucking fiddle. :metal: You could call them hoe-down metal. Surprisingly awesome shit, and its all instrumental.
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Goldgeo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:27 am 
 

Well I am kind of turned down by NS folk bands, so those are out of the question. Thanks for the recommendations so far. Really loved some of these. Waiting for more :D Also, anything with bagpipes or violin in it is welcome.

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ApocalypticxAngel
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:16 am 
 

Folkearth uses all kinds of instruments, and most of their work is considered "upbeat".
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Disciple16
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:44 am 
 

Holy Blood

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Aquarius
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:36 am 
 

Dalriada from Hungary plays quite jolly Folk Metal. At least it appears to me that way.
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Laie
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:43 pm 
 

Salut frate!

I think what you could be looking for is Glittertind, especially their Til Dovre Faller EP and Mellom Bakkar Og Berg album. Has the same danceable punkish quality of Korpiklaani, I find.

Also, check this out, I think you should enjoy. It's from a Czech band called Paladran but based on a Rustem played by Taraf de Haidouks.

Otyg is pretty morose and minor key.

Arkona has some upbeat songs like that, like Zov Bitvy.
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Smoking_Gnu
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:30 pm 
 

In my opinion, Elvenking's "Heathenreel" is the best "happy folk" metal around. Well-written, catchy, and energetic as hell.
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MortalScum
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:38 pm 
 

How bout Finntroll?
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Laie
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:57 pm 
 

How bout reading the OP?
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Amerigo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:33 pm 
 

The fact that Skyclad has not yet been mentioned is criminal.
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Violent_Thrasher
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:39 am 
 

Try HEOL TELWEN or Mago De Oz, they both sound happy folk metal....what you're looking for is something like Celtic/Folk, the violin stuff....

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holocaust666
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:51 pm 
 

Not sure if it's what you're looking for but they are pretty fast tempo/toe-tapping.
Wolfmare-lots of folk instruments
Tuatha De Danann-
Leprachaun-very 'folkish'
Ars Amandi-Spanish vocals with Dulzaina, Castillian Whistle, Bagpipes
Hantaoma-bagpipes(?)
Ashtar-
Folkstone-

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Nered
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Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:36 am
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Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:51 pm 
 

Alestorm

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ngwoo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:42 am 
 

Turisas. I don't know if it is danceable, but it is quite upbeat and folksy.

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MessiahDMR
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:52 am 
 

Nered wrote:
Alestorm


Definitely the band I would give as an example of Happy-sounding folk.

Check the song Keelhauled on their myspace
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