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Which Folk Metal band do you prefer?

Ensiferum114
Aggalloch82
Moonsorrow48
Korpiklaani41
Eqilibrium35
Finntroll35
Eluveitie28
Turisas20
Elvenking13

Total votes: 416


The original post

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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Melodious

Posts: 6656
From: UK

  03.12.2009 at 14:20
No Skyclad?! For shame, they were the original folk metal band!

They are my choice.
Cloudhauler

Posts: 667

Age: 27
From: USA

  15.12.2009 at 03:59
Written by ItalktotheWind on 03.12.2009 at 10:15

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


Eluveitie is not overrated, imho they do really kick ass.

I'm not positive Agalloch should really be on this list, but because they are and they are my favorite band of all genres...I went with them.
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Bloodsong

Posts: 4

Age: 30
From: France

  23.12.2009 at 17:10
Primordial ?
Heidevolk ?
Vintersorg ?
Scourge

Posts: 64

Age: 25
From: Croatia

  03.02.2010 at 14:13
BEST folk metal band is T U R I S A S!!!!

Far beyond the sea and distant lands
Came men with thirty ships
Had wanted to reach the Neva by night
But the weather was not on their side

And as the wind grew stronger and stronger
The rain ran down our cheeks
The bow was turned towards Gardar
The sail flew up again

Holmgard and beyond
That's where the winds will us guide
For fame and for gold
Set sail for those lands unknown


Best song
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Epic Heathen

Posts: 1

Age: 33
From: Canada

  09.02.2010 at 00:20
I voted Korpiklaani Question, though: Does anybody know of any Welsh folk metal bands?
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BattleHamster

Posts: 48

Age: 24
From: USA

  11.02.2010 at 05:12
I voted Ensiferum because they're the best of the listed bands, but Skyclad is the best folk metal band.
Winterthrone

Posts: 288

Age: 31
From: Canada

  11.02.2010 at 16:25
I voted for Ensiferum cause they are the best listed here IMO....But where the hell is Arkona, Skyclad, Vintersorg, Primordial, Falkenbach, Einherjer, Windir...etc. I would have voted for Arkona, cause they are the best Folk Metal band that I know!
His Eminence
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  14.02.2010 at 04:24
Skyclad would be my choice if they were on the poll. From the list provided, I would choose Ensiferum or Equilibrium.
psaren

Posts: 3
From: Greece
  22.02.2010 at 14:06
Ensiferum is the best
In_tallica

Posts: 151

Age: 24
From: Sweden

  25.02.2010 at 02:18
Why is not vintersorg an option?:cry:
Ankh Amen
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  02.03.2010 at 21:53
Written by Bloodsong on 23.12.2009 at 17:10

Primordial ?
Heidevolk ?
Vintersorg ?


Tuatha De Danann?
Whispered?
Dalriada?
Orphaned Land?
Skiltron?
Cruachan?

Eluveitie, Elvenking and Ensiferum lead the field.
Bloodsong

Posts: 4

Age: 30
From: France

  03.03.2010 at 20:03
Your opinion, your thinking ! Except Orphaned Land the bands you're talking about cannot be compared in notoriety with Primordial and Vintersorg. You're right for Heidevolk.
I'm not sure Elvenking can be called leader.
Endoftherainbow

Posts: 1168

Age: 24
From: Canada

  04.03.2010 at 03:46
Ensiferum but I don't like anything really from the Petri era. So I have to say that currently Finntroll or Moonsorrow is the best folk metal band around.
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Ankh Amen
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  12.03.2010 at 16:41
Written by Bloodsong on 03.03.2010 at 20:03

Your opinion, your thinking ! Except Orphaned Land the bands you're talking about cannot be compared in notoriety with Primordial and Vintersorg. ... I'm not sure Elvenking can be called leader.


Everyone has his favs. I think these 3 bands are the best on this - very short - list.
Why Turisas and Finntroll are on the list but Tuatha De Danann (or Primordial) not? Just because the guy who posted this topic has his own opinion and thinking too. As you as well.
I just wanted to show how much talented bands in the scene there are. (Maybe a metalhead who doesnt know the bands I wrote gives them a chance and listens to their music. This is a reason why this site exists, right?)
Bloodsong

Posts: 4

Age: 30
From: France

  29.03.2010 at 20:38
Totally right !
JohnWayneGacy666

Posts: 86

Age: 28
From: USA

  02.04.2010 at 12:00
The best folk metal band is Alestorm from scotland pirate metal arggh good stuff to see fellow murderers and clowns
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys

Posts: 799

Age: 26
From: Canada

  13.06.2010 at 23:23
Written by Guest on 12.03.2010 at 16:41

Written by Bloodsong on 03.03.2010 at 20:03

Your opinion, your thinking ! Except Orphaned Land the bands you're talking about cannot be compared in notoriety with Primordial and Vintersorg. ... I'm not sure Elvenking can be called leader.


Everyone has his favs. I think these 3 bands are the best on this - very short - list.
Why Turisas and Finntroll are on the list but Tuatha De Danann (or Primordial) not? Just because the guy who posted this topic has his own opinion and thinking too. As you as well.
I just wanted to show how much talented bands in the scene there are. (Maybe a metalhead who doesnt know the bands I wrote gives them a chance and listens to their music. This is a reason why this site exists, right?)

I'm the one who posted this poll in the first place and I didn't choose these bands because they were my favs, they simply were the top most popular in the MS popularity index. Now that I have listened a lot to Folk metal, my list would be very different from this one, including Orphaned Land and Dalriada, for example.
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Death Knight

Posts: 190

Age: 27
From: Australia

  17.06.2010 at 16:28
From the list my fav is Korpiklaani.
Chainer
Witch Hunter Gen

Posts: 155

Age: 25
From: USA

  28.06.2010 at 00:37
Moonsorrow got my vote, but really not surprised to see Ensiferum top the list. However i was a bit surprised that Korpiklaani scored high, and Elvenking so low.
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whatsacow

Posts: 1994

Age: 22
From: Australia

  28.06.2010 at 06:15
Ahhhh.... Finntroll, where would i be without you?
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Ankh Amen
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  02.07.2010 at 23:10
Written by MétalNoir on 13.06.2010 at 23:23

I'm the one who posted this poll in the first place and I didn't choose these bands because they were my favs, they simply were the top most popular in the MS popularity index. Now that I have listened a lot to Folk metal, my list would be very different from this one, including Orphaned Land and Dalriada, for example.


I see. Incidentally, this succession shows the estimated MS index. You should post a topic with your own list too.
@gent_-_orange

Posts: 829

Age: 24
From: UK

  17.07.2010 at 23:04
Suprised that skyclad isnt on this list, but since they arent im gonna go with finntroll.

Edit: Changed my mind and voted for Agalloch... I actually hate most folk metal now.
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Wyrd

Posts: 292
From: Canada

  17.07.2010 at 23:08
My vote goes to Elvenking. I was close to voting on Ensiferum. But I think Elvenking is really the best Folk metal bands on this list.
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MétalNoir
Fils du Lys

Posts: 799

Age: 26
From: Canada

  17.07.2010 at 23:27
Written by @gent_-_orange on 17.07.2010 at 23:04

Suprised that skyclad isnt on this list, but since they arent im gonna go with finntroll.

There's another poll for old school folkmetallers
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@gent_-_orange

Posts: 829

Age: 24
From: UK

  18.07.2010 at 01:49
Written by MétalNoir on 17.07.2010 at 23:27

Written by @gent_-_orange on 17.07.2010 at 23:04

Suprised that skyclad isnt on this list, but since they arent im gonna go with finntroll.

There's another poll for old school folkmetallers

Oh i see thank you
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Alone he sits, A vanquished Lord upon an oaken throne, presiding o'er this conflict that chills him to the bone, for each tarnished blade that festers is a thorn thrust in his side and his pain alone bears witness to the folly of mankind.
Grimskallen
Northern

Posts: 352


  19.08.2010 at 08:53
Having listened to agalloch, my vote would without doubt go to those guys, they are keeping it interesting.
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Necrodamus

Posts: 95

Age: 24
From: USA

  21.08.2010 at 22:09
I voted Finntroll. They are the epitome of what I want my folk metal to sound like, and they kick so much ass.
Kratos

Posts: 156
From: USA

  25.08.2010 at 00:52
I would have to go with Ensiferum. All other folk metal bands sound very irritating and boring (intstramental wise). But I have always enjoyed Ensiferum.
†Bodomchild†

Posts: 210

Age: 27
From: Venezuela

  25.08.2010 at 01:17
There are 2 of my favs bands (Ensiferum and Korpiklaani) i vote for Korpiklaani cuz is more Folkie than Ensiferum imo, and the topic is about "folk" bands, but yhere are a lot of amazing folk bands, for now i keep with Korpiklaani
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Gurth Bennas

Posts: 297

Age: 19
From: Iran

  11.09.2010 at 10:21
I love ensiferum. It's a great band. I like turisas too but not as much as ensiferum.
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Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul

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One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them)

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