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Which Folk Metal band do you prefer?

Ensiferum114
Aggalloch82
Moonsorrow48
Korpiklaani41
Eqilibrium35
Finntroll34
Eluveitie28
Turisas19
Elvenking13

Total votes: 414


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Posted by MétalNoir on 27.07.2008 at 06:18
I recently got interested in Folk Metal and I like it more an more. At first, I thought Finntroll was about the only Folk Metal band and that it was a marginal and widely unknown genre, but I soon realized Folk Metal bands are many, hailing from a lot of countries, ready to sing or scream the legends of their homeland. I only know half the bands I mentioned above and I'd like you to tell me which one you like the most and help me separating original and innovating ones from tasteless copycats...



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chematss

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Age: 23
From: Turkey

  09.05.2009 at 23:18
I voted for Turisas. I really like Ensiferum(Jari-era) though...Iron and Ensiferum are amazing albums. Finntroll is pretty good aswell.
Glower

Posts: 59
From: USA

  12.05.2009 at 22:56
Ensiferum is amazing, but they get enough credit I think.
I voted for Finntroll. They were the band that really made me look into other folk bands, I love em.
MeloDeathViking

Posts: 496

Age: 28
From: USA

  19.05.2009 at 16:15
I voted for Equillibrium, I'm a total fanatic for them, thought Sagas was absolutely incredible. Next in line would be Eniserum, Eluveitie, and then Turisas. If Turisas can put out another awesome album, they'll move higher on my list.
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TormentoR.

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From: Bosnia and Herzegovina

  19.05.2009 at 20:31
Ensiferum is the best
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wormdrink414

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Age: 23
From: USA

  22.05.2009 at 08:50
I didn't realize this battle existed, I just created, pretty much, the same exact one about two days ago. I apologize for my forum noobness.
wormdrink414

Posts: 1245

Age: 23
From: USA

  22.05.2009 at 08:57
By tthe way, Ensiferum wins. The balance between the folk aspects and the metal aspects is perfect. Though I do like what Finntroll and Korpiklaani do, perhaps even love, and I enjoy a Moonsorrow epic every now and then, its Ensiferum that grabbed me first and has held on longest. Then again I am not a big fan of Petri (nor am I of Norther) but what Jari did with Ensiferum was, as usual, nothing short of total fucking metal genius.
Janne
Hugin

Posts: 1718

Age: 23
From: Hungary

  23.05.2009 at 12:28
Written by wormdrink414 on 22.05.2009 at 08:57

The balance between the folk aspects and the metal aspects is perfect.

Yeah, many people say the same. I like every kind of folk metal though: from the purest acoustic folk to the barely folky black metal!
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Dologan

Posts: 18

Age: 32
From: UK

  22.06.2009 at 01:06
"Best", I really don't know. "Best" is a word that I don't really like applied to different styles where a lot of subjective preference is involved.

But if I read that as favourite, I just had to go for Eluveitie. Their metal side may not be spectacular, but being a long time Celtic music lover (long before getting into metal, as a matter of fact), I was blown away by the authenticity and quality of the Celtic side of their music and the impressive and unexpected synergy with the Gothenburg metal they wove it with.

One probably needs to be well versed in pure Celtic music to be able to appreciate the brilliance of what they have achieved, though.
Doomed
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  23.06.2009 at 21:41
I voted for moonsorrow coz they have much better lyrics than others...thats from my point of veiw
but there smth ....this bands u write it are all scandenavian folk .....u should listen 2 middle eastern folk
it's so good like ...Melechesh , Orphaned Land , Amaseffer...they are so good
Bad English
nobody

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Age: 29
From: Sweden

  28.06.2009 at 00:22
Written by Guest on 23.06.2009 at 21:41

I voted for moonsorrow coz they have much better lyrics than others...thats from my point of veiw
but there smth ....this bands u write it are all scandenavian folk .....u should listen 2 middle eastern folk
it's so good like ...Melechesh , Orphaned Land , Amaseffer...they are so good


Do you speek finsih? How can you say they ahve better lyrics than others?
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routa
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  28.06.2009 at 00:59
Written by Bad English on 28.06.2009 at 00:22

Written by Guest on 23.06.2009 at 21:41

I voted for moonsorrow coz they have much better lyrics than others...thats from my point of veiw
but there smth ....this bands u write it are all scandenavian folk .....u should listen 2 middle eastern folk
it's so good like ...Melechesh , Orphaned Land , Amaseffer...they are so good


Do you speek finsih? How can you say they ahve better lyrics than others?


I believe there are translations available on their site.
Bad English
nobody

Posts: 37388

Age: 29
From: Sweden

  28.06.2009 at 01:30
Written by Guest on 28.06.2009 at 00:59

Written by Bad English on 28.06.2009 at 00:22

Written by Guest on 23.06.2009 at 21:41

I voted for moonsorrow coz they have much better lyrics than others...thats from my point of veiw
but there smth ....this bands u write it are all scandenavian folk .....u should listen 2 middle eastern folk
it's so good like ...Melechesh , Orphaned Land , Amaseffer...they are so good


Do you speek finsih? How can you say they ahve better lyrics than others?


I believe there are translations available on their site.


I doubt he read those and translation never is good like original
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Visioneerie
Urban Monster

Posts: 810

Age: 22
From: Canada

  28.06.2009 at 02:11
Written by Bad English on 08.11.2008 at 09:41

Written by Dark Cornatus on 08.11.2008 at 09:32

I remember when i first got into this 'folk-phase' a few years ago. All those crazy European bands creating metal influenced from folk music. However, i see the genre as quite tedious now. It's so popular, and bands are starting to sound like other bands, and the originality is leaving. There are some bands who bring in something new. Eluveitie is a good example.



europujan bands are TrOO folk bands, I know some bands say we're trOO metal, like manowar but realy folk its only euripeian and its true othe rcontinents, thay be true if play indina metal, bushmen metal or apache metal

Apache folk is some of the best folk music i've ever heard and it is not something to be mixed with metal. I prefer traditional folk music, no metal related, it sounds alot more organic and just better overall. I also like Cuban folk.

I don't like most of the bands on this poll, then again i'm not so crazy about the folk metal scene at all. Moonsorrow are worthy of mention though. Arkona and Thyrfing should have replaced poor acts like Turisas and Korpiklaani.
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Doomed
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  29.06.2009 at 02:04
Written by Bad English on 28.06.2009 at 01:30

Written by Guest on 28.06.2009 at 00:59

Written by Bad English on 28.06.2009 at 00:22

Written by Guest on 23.06.2009 at 21:41

I voted for moonsorrow coz they have much better lyrics than others...thats from my point of veiw
but there smth ....this bands u write it are all scandenavian folk .....u should listen 2 middle eastern folk
it's so good like ...Melechesh , Orphaned Land , Amaseffer...they are so good


Do you speek finsih? How can you say they ahve better lyrics than others?


I believe there are translations available on their site.


I doubt he read those and translation never is good like original


dude "bad english" i dont speak Finnish but i read a translation for their whole songs!!
it's right that's nothing like the orginal but when i read the lyrics in english i like them!!!!!
so where is the problem
Janne
Hugin

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Age: 23
From: Hungary

  04.07.2009 at 13:56
So what do they sing about? I've become excited
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Grimskallen
Northern

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  19.07.2009 at 03:29
I'd definitely go for Moonsorrow / Ensiferum out of this seIection
I think other bands could have been mentioned here also, such as Orphaned Land and Arkona... to bring sort of variety into the folk metal... it ain't just happy jolly humppa metal that's classified as folk metal. (We got "Celtic metal", "Slav metal", "Middle eastern metal" , and so on)
Agalloch seems to be misspelled (and misplaced) in this poll, haven't heard this band that much before, but they don't belong in the traditional folk metal sense.
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  27.08.2009 at 17:50
I voted for ensiferum but Moonsorrow and eluveitie are good too!
Ellrohir
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  27.08.2009 at 23:53
Damn, Ensiferum should never beat Moonsorrow in direct competition... both bands are surely good, but Moonsorrow are gods over viking lands...
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Marcel Hubregtse
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Age: 46
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  27.08.2009 at 23:55
Written by Ellrohir on 27.08.2009 at 23:53

Damn, Ensiferum should never beat Moonsorrow in direct competition... both bands are surely good, but Moonsorrow are gods over viking lands...


Hey beware we actually agree on Moonsorrow
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Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

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Age: 26
From: Czech Republic

  27.08.2009 at 23:58
yes, thats actually quite suspicious
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danielllewis

Posts: 111
From: Canada

  28.08.2009 at 01:32
Finntroll since they are fucking crazy and they make me so happy!

Eluveitie would be my 2nd choice
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Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Fuck

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Age: 46
From: The Netherlands

  28.08.2009 at 03:06
Written by danielllewis on 28.08.2009 at 01:32

Finntroll since they are fucking crazy and they make me so happy!

Eluveitie would be my 2nd choice


But you have an avatar of Moonsorrow
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danielllewis

Posts: 111
From: Canada

  28.08.2009 at 03:10
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.08.2009 at 03:06

Written by danielllewis on 28.08.2009 at 01:32

Finntroll since they are fucking crazy and they make me so happy!

Eluveitie would be my 2nd choice


But you have an avatar of Moonsorrow


I do love moonsorrow also, but I put it just because I think it looks nice
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Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8145

Age: 26
From: Czech Republic

  28.08.2009 at 11:38
What a blasphemy
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Janne
Hugin

Posts: 1718

Age: 23
From: Hungary

  28.08.2009 at 19:14
Written by danielllewis on 28.08.2009 at 03:10

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.08.2009 at 03:06

Written by danielllewis on 28.08.2009 at 01:32

Finntroll since they are fucking crazy and they make me so happy!

Eluveitie would be my 2nd choice


But you have an avatar of Moonsorrow


I do love moonsorrow also, but I put it just because I think it looks nice

lol XD imo V Havitetty cover looks better!
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  24.09.2009 at 20:26
I vot t Ensiferum
ToMegaTherion

Posts: 701

Age: 27
From: Australia

  28.09.2009 at 02:35
Korpiklaani would be my favorites from this list, they are very good, but with special mention for Finntroll and Ensefirum as well.
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Reborn Nemesis

Posts: 650

Age: 24
From: Croatia

  29.09.2009 at 14:48
Finntroll for me... I don't actually listen to folk metal a lot, but they somehow caught my eye a few years ago and stayed in my playlist since.
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Posts: 7433

Age: 24
From: Sweden

  29.09.2009 at 14:58
Not so long ago I fell in love with Moonsorrow. I love Folk and I love epic endless songs. This band suits my taste perfectly.
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ItalktotheWind
Wood Troll

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Age: 25
From: USA

  03.12.2009 at 10:15
I put Moonsorrow, but I would say agalloch however I don't really see them very much as a strictly folk metal band. Actually.... Moonsorrow isn't really these days either, but agalloch even less so. Eh.... whatever.

Oh and Eluveitie is highly overrated. Celtic Gothenburg... so practically In Flames meets Braveheart, whoopdee-freakin-doo.
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