Yet Another Useless Folking List


This is a list of all the folk metal albums I have listened to that I found to be of at least marginal quality. It is purely for my own organizational purposes and is not meant to be a definitive statement about the genre; for that reason, there are some bands that don't entirely fit the description, or particular albums that may not be exactly folk metal themselves but are by folk metal bands.

There used to be a good amount of crossover with my black metal list, but I have since cleaned house and removed anything labeled "pagan" or "Viking" to this list. Personally, I'm very skeptical of the idea that "pagan" anything is its own genre, and unless you're Bathory, the Viking shtick doesn't really work with me. I file it under blackened folk or folk black metal or something like that; if it has any ties to traditional music, I've decided simply to add it to this list and not bother with splitting hairs.

The first section of albums represents my favorite albums - sometimes just within the genre, sometimes overall. Beyond that, they are divided into sections by rating going down to 6/10, and within those sections in alphabetical order.

This list was last updated September 21, 2019.

Created by: ScreamingSteelUS | 17.05.2016



1. Elvenking - Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire
Italy
2. Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
England
3. Forefather - Steadfast
England
4. Forefather - Last Of The Line
England
5. Dalriada - Áldás
Hungary
6. Eluveitie - Origins
Switzerland
7. Eluveitie - Slania
Switzerland
8. Chthonic - Takasago Army
Taiwan
9. Eluveitie - Helvetios
Switzerland
10. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Switzerland/USA
11. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
Texas
12. Eluveitie - Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion
Switzerland
13. Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
Scotland
14. Chthonic - Bú-Tik
Taiwan
15. Chthonic - Mirror Of Retribution
Taiwan
16. Turisas - The Varangian Way
Finland
17. Jambinai - A Hermitage
South Korea
18. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
Ireland; also, 9/10 from here on down.
19. Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age
Scotland
20. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
Israel
21. Arkan - Salam
France (Oriental)
22. Arkona - Khram
Russia
23. Árstíðir Lífsins - Saga Á Tveim Tungum I: Vápn Ok Viðr
Iceland
24. Catuvolcus - Gergovia
Canada
25. Chthonic - Battlefields Of Asura
Taiwan
26. Chthonic - Seediq Bale
Taiwan
27. Dalriada - Nyárutó
Hungary
28. E-an-na - Jiana
Romania
29. Ensiferum - Iron
Finland
30. Ereb Altor - Fire Meets Ice
Sweden
31. Falkenbach - Asa
Germany
32. Goblin Hovel - The Roots That Broke The Stone
USA
33. Hordak - Under The Sign Of The Wilderness
Spain
34. In Extremo - Verehrt Und Angespien
Germany
35. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
Russia (Indian)
36. Korpiklaani - Voice Of Wilderness
Finland
37. Mael Mórdha - Damned When Dead
Ireland
38. Melechesh - Emissaries
Israel
39. Melechesh - The Epigenesis
Israel
40. Myrath - Hope
Tunisia
41. Myrath - Tales Of The Sands
Tunisia
42. Myrkur - Mareridt
Denmark
43. Orphaned Land - All Is One
Israel
44. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
Israel
45. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Ireland
46. Salduie - Viros Veramos
Spain
47. Skuggsjá - A Piece For Mind & Mirror
Norway
48. Subway To Sally - Mitgift
Germany
49. Suidakra - Caledonia
Germany
50. Tersivel - For One Pagan Brotherhood
Argentina (Celtic, I guess)
51. Thrawsunblat - Metachthonia
Canada
52. Thrawsunblat - Thrawsunblat II: Wanderer On The Continent Of Saplings
Canada
53. Týr - Hel
Faroe Islands
54. Vintersorg - Till Fjälls Del II
Sweden
55. VooDoo KungFu - Voodoo Kungfu
China
56. Wardruna - Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
Norway
57. Wardruna - Runaljod - Yggdrasil
Norway
58. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Finland (Japanese)
59. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
Finland (Japanese)
60. Zeal & Ardor - Zeal & Ardor
Switzerland/USA
61. Acyl - Algebra
France (Oriental); also, 8/10 from here on down.
62. Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
Scotland
63. Amber Tears - When No Trails
Russia
64. Ankla - Steep Trails
USA (Latin)
65. Arallu - Desert Battles - Descending To The Sands
Israel
66. Arallu - Satanic War In Jerusalem
Israel
67. Arkan - Hilal
France (Oriental)
68. Arkan - Kelem
France (Oriental)
69. Arkona - Явь
Russia
70. Àrsaidh - Roots
Scotland
71. Athelstan - The Ride
England
72. Battlesoul - Sunward And Starward
Canada
73. Black Messiah - Walls Of Vanaheim
Germany
74. Bucovina - Duh
Romania
75. Bucovina - Nestrămutat
Romania
76. Bucovina - Sub Stele
Romania
77. Cân Bardd - The Last Rain
Switzerland
78. Chthonic - 9th Empyrean
Taiwan
79. Chthonic - Relentless Recurrence
Taiwan
80. Chthonic - Where The Ancestors' Souls Gathered
Taiwan
81. Crimfall - As The Path Unfolds...
Finland
82. Cruachan - Blood For The Blood God
Ireland
83. Cruachan - Folk-Lore
Ireland
84. Cruachan - Nine Years Of Blood
Ireland
85. Dalriada - Ígéret
Hungary
86. Dalriada - Szelek
Hungary
87. Darkestrah - Epos
Kyrgyzstan
88. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road
Kyrgyzstan
89. Darkestrah - Manas
Kyrgyzstan
90. Darkestrah - Turan
Kyrgyzstan
91. Dirty Shirt - Dirtylicious
Romania
92. Dirty Shirt - Letchology
Romania
93. E-an-na - Nesfârşite
Romania
94. Echo Of Dalriada - Jégbontó
Hungary
95. 颠覆M - 蒙古精神
China (Mongolian)
96. 颠覆M - Inner M
China (Mongolian)
97. Eluveitie - Ategnatos
Switzerland
98. Eluveitie - Everything Remains (As It Never Was)
Switzerland
99. Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon
Switzerland
100. Eluveitie - Spirit
Switzerland
101. Eluveitie - Vên
Switzerland
102. Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto
Italy
103. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
Germany
104. Ensiferum - From Afar
Finland
105. Equilibrium - Erdentempel
Germany
106. Ereb Altor - Ulfven
Sweden
107. Faanefjell - Trollmarsj
Norway
108. Falkenbach - Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
Germany
109. Finntroll - Blodsvept
Finland
110. Finsterforst - Rastlos
Germany
111. Fjoergyn - Lvcifer Es
Germany
112. Folkstone - Diario Di Un Ultimo
Italy
113. Forefather - Curse Of The Cwelled
England
114. Forefather - The Fighting Man
England
115. Forefather - Tales From A Cloud-Born Land
England
116. Galar - De Gjenlevende
Norway
117. Gåte - Svevn
Norway
118. Glittertind - Himmelfall
Norway
119. Goblin Hovel - Revered Revenant Of Irreverence
USA
120. Gwydion - Thirteen
Portugal (sort of Welsh)
121. Gwydion - Veteran
Portugal (sort of Welsh)
122. Hantaoma - Malamòrt
France
123. Heidevolk - Uit Oude Grond
Netherlands
124. Heidevolk - Vuur Van Verzet
Netherlands
125. Helengard - Firebird
Russia
126. Helheim - Jormundgand
Norway
127. Helheim - LandwarijaR
Norway
128. Hordak - Padre
Spain
129. Ignis Fatuu - Unendlich Viele Wege
Germany
130. In Extremo - Quid Pro Quo
Germany
131. Jambinai - Différance
South Korea
132. Jambinai - Onda
South Korea
133. Kalevala - Метель
Russia
134. Kauan - Aava Tuulen Maa
Russia
135. Kauan - Kaiho
Russia
136. Kauan - Pirut
Russia
137. Kauan - Sorni Nai
Russia
138. Korpiklaani - Kulkija
Finland
139. Korpiklaani - Manala
Finland
140. Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road
Finland
141. Mael Mórdha - Gealtacht Mael Mórdha
Ireland
142. Melechesh - Enki
Israel
143. Metsatöll - Katk Kutsariks
Estonia
144. Mithotyn - Gathered Around The Oaken Table
Sweden
145. Mithotyn - King Of The Distant Forest
Sweden
146. Myrath - Legacy
Tunisia
147. Myrath - Shehili
Tunisia
148. Nechochwen - Heart Of Akamon
USA
149. Nine Treasures - Arvan Ald Guulin Honshoor
China (Mongolian)
150. Nine Treasures - Wisdom Eyes
China (Mongolian)
151. Obscurity - Streitmacht
Germany
152. Obsequiae - Aria Of Vernal Tombs
USA
153. Orphaned Land - El Norra Alila
Israel
154. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
Israel
155. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
Israel
156. Panopticon - Roads To The North
USA
157. Panopticon - The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness
USA
158. Percival Schuttenbach - Strzyga
Poland
159. Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins
Ireland
160. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
Ireland
161. Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
Ireland
162. Saor - Aura
Scotland
163. Saor - Forgotten Paths
Scotland
164. Saor - Guardians
Scotland
165. SatanaKozel - Север / North
Russia
166. Skuggsjá - Hugsjá
Norway
167. Skyclad - Forward Into The Past
UK
168. Skyforger - Latviešu Strēlnieki
Latvia
169. Sorg Uten Tårer - In Death's Sweet Dreams
Finland
170. Storm - Nordavind
Norway
171. Subway To Sally - Schwarz In Schwarz
Germany
172. Suidakra - The Arcanum
Germany
173. Suidakra - Book Of Dowth
Germany
174. Sur Austru - Meteahna Timpurilor
Romania
175. Svartsot - Ravnenes Saga
Denmark
176. Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
China (Mongolian)
177. Tengger Cavalry - Blood Sacrifice Shaman
China (Mongolian)
178. Tengger Cavalry - Northern Memory
China (Mongolian)
179. Tengger Cavalry - Sunesu Cavalry
China (Mongolian)
180. Thrawsunblat - Great Brunswick Forest
Canada
181. Thy Worshiper - Klechdy
Poland
182. Trollfest - Helluva
Norway
183. Turisas - Battle Metal
Finland
184. Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
Finland
185. Týr - Land
Faroe Islands
186. Vanir - Aldar Rök
Denmark
187. Véhémence - Par Le Sang Versé
France
188. Vintersorg - Naturbål
Sweden
189. VooDoo KungFu - Dark Age
China
190. Wardruna - Skald
Norway
191. Waylander - Honour Amongst Chaos
Northern Ireland
192. Whispered - Thousand Swords
Finland
193. Wilderun - Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth
USA
194. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
UK
195. Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
Germany
196. Wolfhorde - Towards The Gates Of North
Finland
197. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
Switzerland/USA
198. Aes Dana - Formors
France; also, 7/10 from here on down.
199. Æther Realm - Tarot
USA
200. Alestorm - Back Through Time
Scotland
201. Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea
Scotland
202. Amaseffer - Kna'an [Collaboration]
Israel
203. Belenos - Spicilege
France
204. Bran Barr - Sidh
France (Celtic)
205. Bucovina - Ceasul Aducerii Aminte
Romania
206. Butterfly Temple - Вечность
Russia
207. Celtachor - Fiannaoícht
Ireland
208. Dirty Shirt - Same Shirt Different Day
Romania
209. Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Argentina
210. 颠覆M - Jangar
China (Mongolian)
211. Elvenking - Heathenreel
Italy
212. Ensiferum - One Man Army
Finland
213. Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes
Finland
214. Equilibrium - Armageddon
Germany
215. FEJD - Trolldom
Sweden
216. Folkstone - Oltre... l'Abisso
Italy
217. Forefather - Engla Tocyme
England
218. Gevolt - AlefBase
Israel
219. Grimner - Vanadrottning
Sweden
220. Heidevolk - Batavi
Netherlands
221. Heidevolk - Velua
Netherlands
222. Heidevolk - Walhalla Wacht
Netherlands
223. In Extremo - Sünder Ohne Zügel
Germany
224. Kampfar - Djevelmakt
Norway
225. Klabautamann - Smaragd
Germany
226. Korpiklaani - Noita
Finland
227. Kroda - Ginnungagap-Ginnungagaldr-Ginnungakaos
Ukraine
228. Nechochwen - Algonkian Mythos
USA
229. Negură Bunget - Tău
Romania
230. Negură Bunget - ZI
Romania
231. Nomans Land - Last Crusade
Russia
232. Orphaned Land - Kna'an [Collaboration]
Israel
233. Panopticon - Autumn Eternal
USA
234. Panopticon - Kentucky
USA
235. Percival Schuttenbach - Mniejsze Zło
Poland
236. Primordial - Imrama
Ireland
237. Saltatio Mortis - Brot Und Spiele
Germany
238. Sand Aura - Elegy Of The Orient
Egypt
239. Schandmaul - Artus
Germany
240. Shambless - Apkas Itulia
Bulgaria
241. Skálmöld - Vögguvísur Yggdrasils
Iceland
242. Skyforger - Kauja Pie Saules
Latvia
243. Suidakra - Realms Of Odoric
Germany
244. Tengger Cavalry - Northern Memory Vol. 2
China (Mongolian)
245. Thyrfing - De Ödeslösa
Sweden
246. Turisas - Turisas2013
Finland
247. Týr - Valkyrja
Faroe Islands
248. Vanir - The Glorious Dead
Denmark
249. Winterfylleth - The Dark Hereafter
UK
250. Winterfylleth - The Divination Of Antiquity
UK
251. Yaotl Mictlan - Guerreros De La Tierra De Los Muertos
Mexico
252. Bucovina - Septentrion
Romania; also, 6/10 from here on down.
253. Crimfall - Amain
Finland
254. Einherjer - Av Oss, For Oss
Norway
255. Ensiferum - Two Paths
Finland
256. Fimbulvet - Frostbrand - Eines Bildnis Tracht
Germany
257. Forefather - Deep Into Time
England
258. Korpiklaani - Karkelo
Finland
259. Kroda - Selbstwelt
Finland
260. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
Finland
261. Tengger Cavalry - kAAn
China (Mongolian)
262. Varg - Das Ende Aller Lügen
Germany



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18.05.2016 - 22:03
Bad English
Masterchief
I would put Saor a bit higher
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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19.05.2016 - 03:34
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Is that pantera folk?
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19.05.2016 - 04:03
ScreamingSteelUS
Editor-in-Chief
Written by Guest on 19.05.2016 at 03:34

Is that pantera folk?

Vulgar Display Of Power is actually the truest, goofiest, most Finnish folk metal album of all time.
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Row, row, fight the power
Djently down the stream

I'm the Agent of Steel.
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19.05.2016 - 07:24
Maco
Carnivore
You forgot Anal Cunt for North America and Babymetal for Japan.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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