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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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akvan

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From: Iran

  11.09.2010 at 11:06
Turisas is my love
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YonTroper

Posts: 26

Age: 19
From: UK

  11.09.2010 at 12:23
Oh come on, no option for Skyclad or at least an "Other" button? Seems a bit of a glaring oversight, considering how influential (and good) they were...

Out of these choices, I guess Moonsorrow.
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Reza
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  11.09.2010 at 14:46
My fav bands are Ensiferum and Eluveitie but I voted for Ensiferum because I like their music more than Eluveitie.
ErnilEnNaur
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  11.09.2010 at 17:04
I love female vocals, so Eluveitie gets my vote.
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 3216

Age: 41
From: USA

  12.09.2010 at 01:20
Agalloch has my vote. "The Mantle" is pure genius and "Falling Snow" might be my favorite song ever.
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NocturnalPoetry

Posts: 25

Age: 32
From: USA

  14.09.2010 at 03:39
Eluveitie is just... orgasmic. Love them! So good live, and Chrigel's voice is so powerful and raw.
I like most of the other bands as well, but they just do it for me.
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Yavanna

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Age: 24
From: Brazil

  19.11.2010 at 14:38
I voted on Korpiklaani, but all of them all are great.
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Luneth

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Age: 22
From: UK

  19.11.2010 at 18:25
Where's Battlelore and Falconer?
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tweetbombardier

Posts: 19

Age: 32
From: USA

  03.12.2010 at 08:47
I went through a period for several months where I listened to Ensiferum's "Victory Song" several times a day. It gets me so amazingly pumped. And it's the best track for when you're running. It starts off slow, but when it kicks in, I want to raise my imaginary sword in the air, scream my head off and run until my heart explodes.
Susan
Smeghead

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Age: 31
From: USA

  07.12.2010 at 06:35
Turisas is the best live band I've ever seen. Their albums are amazing, and would be a contender for my vote on their own, but factoring in the band's live performance they're my top choice.

Equilibrium is epic as hell. Especially Sagas, and all the albums. Never seen them live, sadly.

As of right now Ensiferum is at the top of the voting and that makes sense, they're amazing, and classic. All worthy albums and staples of the genre.

Of the bands not in your list I love Tyr! Also epic, and totally unique. Much more progressive than many typical folk/viking bands, darker and steady in tempo. Their harmonies twist your ear and hang on tight. They have some upbeat fun songs, too, which compliment their usually more brooding sound.
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Luneth

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Age: 22
From: UK

  08.12.2010 at 00:18
Elvenking. Because they're good and no one will vote for them because only popular bands get votes
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Guib

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Age: 23
From: Canada

  08.12.2010 at 19:04
Written by Luneth on 08.12.2010 at 00:18

Elvenking. Because they're good and no one will vote for them because only popular bands get votes


well popular is something abstract when talking about folk metal I believe we vote for what we think is the best not the most popular
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Luneth

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Age: 22
From: UK

  08.12.2010 at 20:03
Written by Guib on 08.12.2010 at 19:04

Written by Luneth on 08.12.2010 at 00:18

Elvenking. Because they're good and no one will vote for them because only popular bands get votes


well popular is something abstract when talking about folk metal I believe we vote for what we think is the best not the most popular


If you say so
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Cyborg Raptor

Posts: 936

Age: 24
From: USA

  14.12.2010 at 21:50
All of these are great and unique bands. None of these guys are copycatting eachother, there all fairly different. Its simply what style you prefer.

I personally chose Ensiferum because i think they personify Folk Metal the best.
While other bands like Turisas are more "Battle Folk Metal", Eluveitie "Celtic Folk Metal", Moonsorrow/Finntroll "Blackened Folk Metal" and so on.

They are all Folk Metal but still are all very unique. I wouldnt say any are better/worse than the next when speaking of originality.
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Guib

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Age: 23
From: Canada

  21.12.2010 at 17:50
Written by AngelofDeth on 14.12.2010 at 21:50

All of these are great and unique bands. None of these guys are copycatting eachother, there all fairly different. Its simply what style you prefer.

I personally chose Ensiferum because i think they personify Folk Metal the best.
While other bands like Turisas are more "Battle Folk Metal", Eluveitie "Celtic Folk Metal", Moonsorrow/Finntroll "Blackened Folk Metal" and so on.

They are all Folk Metal but still are all very unique. I wouldnt say any are better/worse than the next when speaking of originality.


Very original indeed but I still go for the trolls
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chillerztbag

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From: USA
  26.04.2011 at 02:03
Agalloch, they have great song writing, and they incorporate the folk so well with the black metal
Yasmine

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Age: 29
From: USA

  26.04.2011 at 04:07
Outta these I like Ensiferum and Turisas the best, the only one I really really don't like is Agalloch. Off the list I love Nomans Land and Forefather as well.
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Smokeybravo

Posts: 2
From: USA

  26.04.2011 at 05:43
Falconer is my favorite, but they aren't on the list so I voted for Elvenking.
Grum

Posts: 12

Age: 19
From: Australia
  28.04.2011 at 07:19
Equilibrium! But really, I like all these bands (except Agalloch and Elvenking, whom i've never heard )
vikingblood185

Posts: 1

Age: 18
From: USA
  01.06.2011 at 04:46
I voted equilibrium, because they have some epic songs that i cant stop listened to, but its so hard to pick favorites, because i love ensiferum, but every folk metal band has at least one epic song
Gonzo666

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Age: 27
From: USA

  02.06.2011 at 19:32
Windir

Although I do love the new Trollfest cd.
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Luneth

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Age: 22
From: UK

  02.06.2011 at 19:37
Agalloch have the classic 'pale folklore', one of the greatest folk albums in my opinion, so they get my vote.
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Beastofmetal456
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  03.06.2011 at 03:12
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.09.2010 at 01:20

Agalloch has my vote. "The Mantle" is pure genius and "Falling Snow" might be my favorite song ever.

The exact same reason. However, I prefer Ashes Against The Grain to The Mantle and Limbs is my fave Agalloch song, although Falling Snow is extremely very good (Especially the intro). As for the bands, Ensiferum come close, but Agalloch is not only my favorite folk metal band, they are my second favorite band of all time, and I really think they are the best folk dudes out there. Nobody actually uses acoustic guitars the way they do.
Metal_4Ever

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Age: 18
From: Syria

  08.06.2011 at 15:26
I don't listen to Folk Metal a lot... But I think Agalloch is THE BEST
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Aw Yiss

Posts: 9

Age: 21
From: Turkey
  28.07.2011 at 02:22
Ensiferum's first 2 albums are awesome. After Jari departed, the latter 2 are 'meh'. Eluveitie is also awesome, extraordinary instruments such as pipes and hurdy-gurdy makes them very enjoyable to listen. I gave my vote to Ensiferum because their first 2 albums are REALLY awesome (Token of Time, Guardians of Fate, Little Dreamer, Abandoned, Treacherous Gods, Iron, Into Battle, LAI LAI HEI are some excellent songs from them) and also they still kick ass live
Steelreaper

Posts: 29

Age: 38
From: USA

  28.07.2011 at 04:17
Moonsorrow followed by Thyrfing for me. I love Blackened folk. I think it is the best form of Blackened Metal.
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BeastOfMetal456
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  17.08.2011 at 18:29
Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.06.2011 at 15:26

I don't listen to Folk Metal a lot... But I think Agalloch is THE BEST

I agree with you for the first time
Ensiferum is great, as is Windir, but Agalloch are the undisputed masters of folk metal.
GammaRayForever

Posts: 8

Age: 21
From: Norway
  22.08.2011 at 22:17
Written by Luneth on 08.12.2010 at 00:18

Elvenking. Because they're good and no one will vote for them because only popular bands get votes


I agree. Elvenking is the only Folk Metal band that I really like, though Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Skyclad, Alestorm and Heidevolk are all good bands.
Swordbearer

Posts: 73

Age: 22
From: The Netherlands

  24.08.2011 at 00:58
I think Elvenking are terribly underrated. They are always overshadowed by the Scandinavian bands even though they write great songs. Trows Kind being my prime example. But Finntroll gets my vote for being the band that introduced me to folk metal and more extreme metal in general.
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Lioncourt

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Age: 27
From: Finland
  24.08.2011 at 10:27
Korpiklaani art the only band I would follow into the gates of Hades.
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