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Posted by MétalNoir on 22.12.2008 at 18:43
There is a similar topic for Black Metal, and I really love the formula, because it gives an opportunity to analyze deeply the subgenre. Best band or best song is ok, but it's kinda unfair for bands who are not very famous but have strong points. Just give a top 3 for these three categories and give short explanations if you want, but don't exaggerate, unless you want this topic to be overloaded with useless information...

1. Top three Folk Metal bands

2. Top three Folk Metal albums

3. Top three Folk Metal songs

My personnal top 3's are the following:

Best Bands
1- Equilibrium: To me, no band in the world masters better the epic feeling of Viking Metal.
2- Korpiklaani: One of the rare bands who are Folk with metal elements and not the inverse.
3- Orphaned Land: The Middle-Eastern melodies are just delightful.

Best albums
1- Sagas (Equilibrium): Certainly the album I listened the most to in my life.
2- The Varangian Way (Turisas): Too short, but the symphonies and vocals are masterful.
3- Mabool (Orphaned Land): About the only prog album I love from the beginning to the end.

Best Songs
1- Unbesiegt (Equilibrium): So epic, so beautiful, so fast, so brutal, so WOW!
2- To Holmgard And Beyond (Turisas): I'm ready to jump on a drakkar and conquer the world, my Lord!
3- Ocean Land (Orphaned Land): You could dance balladi on that METAL song. Isn't it weird? No, it's beautiful.



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Infernal Eternal

Posts: 531

Age: 100
From: Greece

  02.06.2012 at 09:35
Best bands:
1. Ensiferum
2. Finntroll
3. Equilibrium

Best albums:
1. Ensiferum-Iron
2. Ensiferum-Ensiferum
3. Equilibrium-Sagas

Best songs:
1. Ensiferum-Into Battle
2. Ensiferum-Vainamoinen (both parts)
3. Finntroll-Grottans Barn

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telephonebear

Posts: 60

Age: 18
From: UK

  21.04.2014 at 21:44
I dont really listen to fold metal so id be intereseted to see what you guys think. what would you say is the best sad folk metal, as the uplifting stuff sounds a bit cheesy to me
ormhäxan

Posts: 2

Age: 18
From: Turkey

  24.04.2014 at 23:29
Best bands:
1. Korpiklaani
2. Turisas
3. Finntroll

Best albums:
1. Tervaskanto-Korpiklaani
2. Iron-Ensiferum
3. The Varangian Way-Turisas

Best songs:
1. Miklagard Overture-Turisas
2. Cottages & Saunas-Korpiklaani
3. Solsagan-Finntroll
Leni

Posts: 54

Age: 27
From: Russia

  25.04.2014 at 09:43
Best bands:
1.In Extremo
2.Ensiferum
3.Korpiklaani

Best albums:
1.In Extremo - Sünder ohne Zügel
2.Ensiferum - From Afar
3.Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road

Best songs:
can't choose, love almost all of them)

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