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Best Folkish albums I've heard so far...!! Please feel free to post your Suggestions!!

Created by: Angel_Lament | 19.08.2011



1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2002
2. Ensiferum - Iron
2004
3. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
2003
4. Blackmore's Night - Under A Violet Moon
1999
5. Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon
1997
6. Equilibrium - Turis Fratyr
2005
7. Empyrium - A Wintersunset...
1996
8. Eluveitie - Slania
2008
9. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
2008
10. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2006
11. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarrior
2010
12. Myrath - Tales Of The Sands
2011
13. Midnattsol - Where Twilight Dwells
2005
14. Falloch - Where Distant Spirits Remain
2011
15. Turisas - The Varangian Way
2007
16. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
2001
17. Equilibrium - Sagas
2008
18. Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
2011
19. Dalriada - Arany-Album
2009
20. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa
2011
21. Ensiferum - From Afar
2009
22. Empyrium - Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays
1999
23. Eluveitie - Helvetios
2012
24. Arkan - Hilal
2008
25. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
2001
26. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
2010
27. Eluveitie - Spirit
2006
28. Dalriada - Jégbontó
2006
29. Blackmore's Night - The Village Lanterne
2006
30. Irminsul - Irminsul
2009
31. Alkonost - The Path We've Never Made
2006
32. Orphaned Land - Mabool
2004
33. Vàli - Forlatt
2004
34. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
1994
35. Kauan - Lumikuuro
2007
36. Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi!
2009
37. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
2005
38. Negură Bunget - Om
2006
39. Battlelore - Sword's Song
2003
40. Eluveitie - Everything Remains (As It Never Was)
2010
41. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
2010
42. Blackmore's Night - Fires At Midnight
2001
43. Neun Welten - Vergessene Pfade
2006
44. Ensiferum - Victory Songs
2007
45. Moonsorrow - Suden Uni
1999
46. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
1997
47. Midnattsol - Nordlys
2008
48. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
2005
49. Myrath - Desert Call
2010
50. Brymir - Breathe Fire To The Sun
2011
51. Almôra - Shehrâzad
2004
52. Korpiklaani - Voice Of Wilderness
2005
53. Falkenbach - Heralding - The Fireblade
2005
54. Dalriada - Fergeteg
2004
55. Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes
2012
56. Týr - By The Light Of The Northern Star
2009
57. Neun Welten - Destrunken
2009
58. The Moon And The Nightspirit - Mohalepte
2011
59. Neun Welten - Valg
2004
60. Corde Oblique - The Stones Of Naples
2009
61. Uaral - Sounds Of Pain
2005
62. Kauan - Kuu..
2011
63. Ulver - Kveldssanger
1994
64. Battlelore - Doombound
2011
65. Equilibrium - ReKreatur
2010
66. Agalloch - The White
2008
67. The Moon And The Nightspirit - Ösforrás
2009
68. Empyrium - Weiland
2002
69. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
1999
70. Arkan - Salam
2011
71. Myrath - Hope
2007
72. Kauan - Tietäjän Laulu
2008
73. Arkona - Slovo
2011
74. Wardruna - Gap Var Ginnunga
2009
75. Wuthering Heights - The Shadow Cabinet
2006
76. Of The Wand And The Moon - Emptiness Emptiness Emptiness
2000
77. Kivimetsän Druidi - Shadowheart
2008
78. Aperion - Act Of Hybris
2010
79. Vintersorg - Till Fjälls
1998
80. Kauan - Aava Tuulen Maa
2009
81. Battlelore - The Last Alliance
2008
82. Dalriada - Szelek
2008
83. Krampus - Shadows Of Our Time
2011
84. Taranis - Kingdom
2011
85. Dalriada - Napisten Hava
2012
86. Crimfall - As The Path Unfolds...
2009
87. Midnattsol - The Metamorphosis Melody
2011
88. Silent Stream of Godless Elegy - Návaz
2011
89. Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road
2006
90. Kalevala - Kudel Belosneznogo L'na
2007



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BeastOfMetal456 - 20.08.2011 at 01:46  
Great list, gets my vote. Some notes:
1. Ensiferum IMO kicks Iron's ass so hard.
2. Agalloch's Ashes must be higher.
3. Windir is missing. Borknagar's self titled is a nice addition too. I don't think you'll like the later though, Angel Lament. It's kinda raw.
Again this is one of the mightiest lists on the site.
Angel_Lament - 20.08.2011 at 04:07  
Written by Guest on 20.08.2011 at 01:46

Great list, gets my vote. Some notes:
1. Ensiferum IMO kicks Iron's ass so hard.
2. Agalloch's Ashes must be higher.
3. Windir is missing. Borknagar's self titled is a nice addition too. I don't think you'll like the later though, Angel Lament. It's kinda raw.
Again this is one of the mightiest lists on the site.

well, first of all: thanks alot!
1- I don't know why, but I Like Iron much more than Ensiferum, it got two of my fav songs: Iron and Lai Lai hey...
2- I love Ashes, its just the concept is the first 10 are like on the same level, like they're all number one, then Ashes comes in the second place, I don't know if you got the idea, but it's like that...! I guess I can lift it a bit higher though!!!
3- No problem, I'll try it at once!
BeastOfMetal456 - 20.08.2011 at 04:24  
Written by Angel_Lament on 20.08.2011 at 04:07

well, first of all: thanks alot!
1- I don't know why, but I Like Iron much more than Ensiferum, it got two of my fav songs: Iron and Lai Lai hey...
2- I love Ashes, its just the concept is the first 10 are like on the same level, like they're all number one, then Ashes comes in the second place, I don't know if you got the idea, but it's like that...! I guess I can lift it a bit higher though!!!
3- No problem, I'll try it at once!

Try Windir and Borknagar. You'll like Windir, but I'm not sure about Borknagar.
Metal_4Ever - 20.08.2011 at 07:17  
Great list..!!
JD - 20.08.2011 at 11:52  
Good list, but why there are only two Oriental folk bands?

These are my recommendations for you, very decent albums:

Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen (Similar to Arkan)
Myrath - Hope
Mezarkabul - Unspoken
Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
Angel_Lament - 20.08.2011 at 15:39  
Written by JD on 20.08.2011 at 11:52

Good list, but why there are only two Oriental folk bands?

These are my recommendations for you, very decent albums:

Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen (Similar to Arkan)
Myrath - Hope
Mezarkabul - Unspoken
Amaseffer - Slaves For Life

hey, thanx aloot!
the reason I didn't include Aeternam, is that simply I didnt like their album that much!
but I love Amassefer's and actually one of my fav but completely forgot about it, I will add it right now!!
Myrath, I've been meaning to try them, and do you mean Mezarkabul that Turkish heavy metal band that has a song called Anatolia??
Angel_Lament - 20.08.2011 at 15:40  
Written by Metal_4Ever on 20.08.2011 at 07:17

Great list..!!

thnx, be sure to try them
JD - 20.08.2011 at 16:02  
Written by Angel_Lament on 20.08.2011 at 15:39

hey, thanx aloot!
the reason I didn't include Aeternam, is that simply I didnt like their album that much!
but I love Amassefer's and actually one of my fav but completely forgot about it, I will add it right now!!
Myrath, I've been meaning to try them, and do you mean Mezarkabul that Turkish heavy metal band that has a song called Anatolia??

Yeah Myrath are great, you should try both of their albums "Hope", and "Desert Call".
Yes. Mezarkabul the Turkish band.
About Aeternam well their album is very similar to Arkan's Hilal, so I thought you might like the album, but anyway.
Angel_Lament - 20.08.2011 at 16:19  
Written by JD on 20.08.2011 at 16:02

About Aeternam well their album is very similar to Arkan's Hilal, so I thought you might like the album, but anyway.

well I only listened to them once, maybe I should listen to them one more time..!!
~Starchild~ - 20.08.2011 at 17:36  
This is a great list! There are some bands that I don't know yet, I'll check them out
Angel_Lament - 20.08.2011 at 19:06  
Written by ~Starchild~ on 20.08.2011 at 17:36

This is a great list! There are some bands that I don't know yet, I'll check them out

thanks, you might want check out Blackmore's Night if you don't know them yet, great band!
Milena - 21.08.2011 at 01:17  
Nice list dude "_
Angel_Lament - 21.08.2011 at 01:43  
Written by Milena on 21.08.2011 at 01:17

Nice list dude "_

thnx aloot!!
Fredd - 21.08.2011 at 13:11  
Good list
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 21.08.2011 at 16:43  
Im starting to see Kivenkantaja too high on most lists where I'm finding it out of Moonsorrow's work. Their most overblown and overrated album. I've always thought Verisäkeet is their best, and since then have they had still this more black metal influenced darker style. That's me. But it always has annoyed me when I see Kivenkantaja on the top of the mountain and Verisäkeet nowhere to be seen when it should be there...
Angel_Lament - 21.08.2011 at 17:21  
Written by Fredd on 21.08.2011 at 13:11

Good list

thnx aloot!
Angel_Lament - 21.08.2011 at 17:24  
Written by Amatsu Mikaboshi on 21.08.2011 at 16:43

Im starting to see Kivenkantaja too high on most lists where I'm finding it out of Moonsorrow's work. Their most overblown and overrated album. I've always thought Verisäkeet is their best, and since then have they had still this more black metal influenced darker style. That's me. But it always has annoyed me when I see Kivenkantaja on the top of the mountain and Verisäkeet nowhere to be seen when it should be there...

Actually, Verisakeet is a good album, but I didnt like it like the rest three included, plus I've only listened to it fewer times, so I haven't included it yet, maybe I will after more listens!
and I think that Kivenkantaja is a wonderful album, folk speaking!
Fredd - 21.08.2011 at 17:31  
Written by Angel_Lament on 21.08.2011 at 17:24

Written by Amatsu Mikaboshi on 21.08.2011 at 16:43

Im starting to see Kivenkantaja too high on most lists where I'm finding it out of Moonsorrow's work. Their most overblown and overrated album. I've always thought Verisäkeet is their best, and since then have they had still this more black metal influenced darker style. That's me. But it always has annoyed me when I see Kivenkantaja on the top of the mountain and Verisäkeet nowhere to be seen when it should be there...

Actually, Verisakeet is a good album, but I didnt like it like the rest three included, plus I've only listened to it fewer times, so I haven't included it yet, maybe I will after more listens!
and I think that Kivenkantaja is a wonderful album, folk speaking!

I like them both.. and Suden Uni.
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 21.08.2011 at 17:34  
Written by Angel_Lament on 21.08.2011 at 17:24

Written by Amatsu Mikaboshi on 21.08.2011 at 16:43

Im starting to see Kivenkantaja too high on most lists where I'm finding it out of Moonsorrow's work. Their most overblown and overrated album. I've always thought Verisäkeet is their best, and since then have they had still this more black metal influenced darker style. That's me. But it always has annoyed me when I see Kivenkantaja on the top of the mountain and Verisäkeet nowhere to be seen when it should be there...

Actually, Verisakeet is a good album, but I didnt like it like the rest three included, plus I've only listened to it fewer times, so I haven't included it yet, maybe I will after more listens!
and I think that Kivenkantaja is a wonderful album, folk speaking!


I'm the opposite with Kivenkantaja, with that said I mean I've only listened to it a few times as opposed to Verisäkeet. In which its always had kept my interest greatly then Kivenkantaja, though every time I'll put it on now and then do I forget how awesome it is at times. But I love Raunioilla, Jumalten Kaupunki/ Tuhatvuotinen Perintö and Tuulen Tytär/ Soturin Tie quite the lot!
Angel_Lament - 21.08.2011 at 17:49  
Written by Fredd on 21.08.2011 at 17:31

I like them both.. and Suden Uni.

Suden Uni is a cool album, but I didnt listen to it much to include it here too!
Maxx666 - 22.08.2011 at 10:09  
Awesome list...
strade - 24.08.2011 at 06:01  
Easily one of the best lists on the site. The Mantle is definitely #1, an album that proves sometimes popularity lives up to all the hype.

Also, would Negura Bunget count? Because surely they deserve something here (Om).
Angel_Lament - 24.08.2011 at 06:07  
Written by strade on 24.08.2011 at 06:01

Easily one of the best lists on the site. The Mantle is definitely #1, an album that proves sometimes popularity lives up to all the hype.

Also, would Negura Bunget count? Because surely they deserve something here (Om).

well, first of all thanx, and secondly I havent listened to them yet, but I've been meaning to..!!
Deathslayer - 30.08.2011 at 23:43  
Empyrium albums should be the first for sure
Angel_Lament - 30.08.2011 at 23:54  
Written by Deathslayer on 30.08.2011 at 23:43

Empyrium albums should be the first for sure

well, yeah but like I said before I meant for the first ten albums in the same rank, then the latter 10 or 5 in rank two and so on...
thiazzi - 31.08.2011 at 16:19  
Vintersorg's Solens Rötter should be on this list way ahead of Till Fjälls. Anything by Otyg is also shamefully absent.
Angel_Lament - 31.08.2011 at 17:50  
Written by thiazzi on 31.08.2011 at 16:19

Vintersorg's Solens Rötter should be on this list way ahead of Till Fjälls. Anything by Otyg is also shamefully absent.

who's "Otyg"?? anyway, I only heard their album "till fjalls", the others I have them just need to listen more to them...
thiazzi - 31.08.2011 at 21:09  
Written by Angel_Lament on 31.08.2011 at 17:50

who's "Otyg"?? anyway


Otyg was Vintersorg's original, heavily folk-influenced band.

http://grooveshark.com/#/album/Sagovindars+Boning/2441188
R'Vannith - 04.09.2011 at 10:33  
So many great albums, thumbs up for mentioning 'Osforras'
Marcus - 14.10.2011 at 07:11  
Ahh you're missing Tietäjän Laulu, Kauan's best album! Also you should check out Metsatoll's Hiekoda. Pretty fun heavy/folk album.
Angel_Lament - 14.10.2011 at 14:28  
Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:11

Ahh you're missing Tietäjän Laulu, Kauan's best album! Also you should check out Metsatoll's Hiekoda. Pretty fun heavy/folk album.

Oops, totally forgot about that album, thanks for reminding, and as for Metsatoll, I will try them ASAP!
IronAngel - 14.10.2011 at 22:48  
You seem to have a few nice neofolk albums. It's not my area of expertise, but I do have a few recommendations you might enjoy. Not albums, but bands:
Tenhi
:Of The Wand And The Moon:
Espers
Hexvessel
Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat

Then there's more traditional folk. Corvus Corax try to play authentic medieval music or something. Fairport Convention are legendary for a reason. I also like Pekko Käppi, who plays the jouhikko, a traditional Finnish/Karelian bowed lyre.

As far as metal goes, you seem to have a Falkenbach album in there. I guess it means you prefer Heralding over Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty, but if you haven't checked Ok Nefna, you should. I think it's easily their best.
Angel_Lament - 15.10.2011 at 02:43  
Written by IronAngel on 14.10.2011 at 22:48

You seem to have a few nice neofolk albums. It's not my area of expertise, but I do have a few recommendations you might enjoy. Not albums, but bands:
Tenhi
:Of The Wand And The Moon:
Espers
Hexvessel
Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat

Then there's more traditional folk. Corvus Corax try to play authentic medieval music or something. Fairport Convention are legendary for a reason. I also like Pekko Käppi, who plays the jouhikko, a traditional Finnish/Karelian bowed lyre.

As far as metal goes, you seem to have a Falkenbach album in there. I guess it means you prefer Heralding over Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty, but if you haven't checked Ok Nefna, you should. I think it's easily their best.

Wow, awesome recommendations... Thanks!!!
I got Of the Wand and the Moon, but havent tried them yet.... as for Falkenbach, I tried only Heralding and Triuida (their latest), and I will try that one you mentioned ASAP!!
as for the rest, I will try them when I get the chance, but that Pekko Kappi, what does he play? I didnt understand what that "bowed Lyre" means!
IronAngel - 15.10.2011 at 15:06  
I don't understand it either, it's just a definition I found online. I don't think there's an English word for the instrument.

This is not Käppi, but it shows what it looks/sounds like:
Angel_Lament - 15.10.2011 at 15:15  
Written by IronAngel on 15.10.2011 at 15:06

I don't understand it either, it's just a definition I found online. I don't think there's an English word for the instrument.


ooooh, I know this instrument, we have a similar one for it here!!!
Frost Beast - 25.10.2011 at 19:56  
You really need Windir here. Urgently. Other than that, this is your best list. I was surprised to find Ulver's Nattens Madrigal here.
Angel_Lament - 25.10.2011 at 20:25  
Written by Guest on 25.10.2011 at 19:56

You really need Windir here. Urgently. Other than that, this is your best list. I was surprised to find Ulver's Nattens Madrigal here.

yeah I didn't like Windir...and what is that supposed to mean??
Frost Beast - 25.10.2011 at 20:27  
Written by Angel_Lament on 25.10.2011 at 20:25

Written by Guest on 25.10.2011 at 19:56

You really need Windir here. Urgently. Other than that, this is your best list. I was surprised to find Ulver's Nattens Madrigal here.

yeah I didn't like Windir...and what is that supposed to mean??

I thought you didn't like raw black metal.
Troy Killjoy - 25.10.2011 at 21:22  
Written by Guest on 25.10.2011 at 20:27
I thought you didn't like raw black metal.

Windir is far from raw black metal. Incredibly melodic folk-inspired black metal. NOT raw.
IronAngel - 25.10.2011 at 21:46  
They are referring to Nattens Madrigal.
Angel_Lament - 25.10.2011 at 22:04  
Written by Guest on 25.10.2011 at 20:27

I thought you didn't like raw black metal.

first of all: I dont like raw black metal, in fact I hate it!
secondly: there is no "Nattens Madrigal" in the list, there are only the first two albums by Ulver, which are both folkish and definitely not raw black, look again in the list...!!
Frost Beast - 26.10.2011 at 01:12  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.10.2011 at 21:22

Written by Guest on 25.10.2011 at 20:27
I thought you didn't like raw black metal.

Windir is far from raw black metal. Incredibly melodic folk-inspired black metal. NOT raw.

I meant Ulver's Nattens Madrigal, Tory!
Troy Killjoy - 26.10.2011 at 01:12  
Written by Guest on 26.10.2011 at 01:12
I meant Ulver's Nattens Madrigal, Tory!

Oh! haha my bad.
Gimmicky Idiot - 26.10.2011 at 01:18  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.10.2011 at 01:12

Written by Guest on 26.10.2011 at 01:12
I meant Ulver's Nattens Madrigal, Tory!

Oh! haha my bad.

Yeah, you should say that.
Troy > Tory.
Re-become the man you once were.
Marcus - 19.03.2012 at 02:36  
Also, since this list is almost exclusively folk-metal, here are some other recs for pure neofolk:
Faun
Nechochwen
Novemthree
Neun Welten
Vali
Frostmoon Eclipse (only their album Dead and Forever Gone)
Nest

Of course there are tons of others, but try these out!
Angel_Lament - 20.03.2012 at 23:59  
Written by Marcus on 19.03.2012 at 02:36

Also, since this list is almost exclusively folk-metal, here are some other recs for pure neofolk:
Faun
Nechochwen
Novemthree
Neun Welten
Vali
Frostmoon Eclipse (only their album Dead and Forever Gone)
Nest

Of course there are tons of others, but try these out!

awesome, I already know half of these, and thanks for the new suggestions, I'm gonna add alot of albums to the list soon...
Marcus - 21.03.2012 at 05:08  
Written by Angel_Lament on 20.03.2012 at 23:59

awesome, I already know half of these, and thanks for the new suggestions, I'm gonna add alot of albums to the list soon...

Sweet, let me know which ones you like!
Angel_Lament - 21.07.2012 at 13:30  
Written by Marcus on 21.03.2012 at 05:08

Written by Angel_Lament on 20.03.2012 at 23:59

awesome, I already know half of these, and thanks for the new suggestions, I'm gonna add alot of albums to the list soon...

Sweet, let me know which ones you like!

Ok, after more than three months, I can tell you, I've tried Fauan, Neun Welten, Nest, Vali and they all sound awesome, especially Neun Welten, so Thanks alot
but the others I can't seem to find them anywhere...
Cüca Beludo - 31.07.2012 at 01:55  
Great list, can't say nothing more!

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