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A collection of metal albums that use Arabian/Middle-Eastern and other far eastern folk elements. Recommendations are welcome. Image is the cover artwork of Shangren's Warriors of Devastation.

Created by: Dark†SymphonY | 19.03.2013



1. Acyl - Algebra
2012 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Progressive - France
2. Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen
2010 - Egyptian/Middle-Eastern/Melodic Death - Canada
3. Al-Namrood - Estorat Taghoot
2010 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Black - Saudi Arabia
4. Al-Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan
2012 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Black - Saudi Arabia
5. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
2008 - Egyptian/Arabian/Progressive - Isarel
6. Arallu - Desert Battles - Descending To The Sands
2009 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Black - Isarel
7. Arkan - Hilal
2008 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Death - France
8. Arkan - Salam
2011 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Death - France
9. Betray My Secrets - Betray My Secrets
1999 - Ethnic/East-Asian/Gothic - Germany
10. Bilocate - Sudden Death Syndrome
2008 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Death/Doom - Jordan
11. Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones
2012 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Death/Doom - Jordan
12. Chthonic - Bú-Tik
2013 - East-Asian/Melodic/Black - Taiwan
13. Chthonic - Takasago Army
2011 - East-Asian/Melodic/Black - Taiwan
14. Dark Ambition - Tears Of Daewongoon
2007 - Korean/Black - South Korea
15. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road
2008 - Central-Asian/Pagan/Black - Kyrgyzstan
16. Distorted - Memorial
2006 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Gothic - Israel
17. Ê - Kherubîm
2011 - Middle-Eastern/Sumerian/Death/Doom - France
18. Ego Fall - 蒙古精神 (Spirit Of Mongolia)
2008 - East-Asian/Mongolian/Metalcore - China
19. Empylver - Wood Woud Would
2006 - Chinese/Folk - China
20. Farzad Golpayegani - Two
2006 - Middle-Eastern/Progressive - Iran
21. Fu Xi 伏羲 - 在寂静的路上 (In the Quiet Road)
2009 - Chinese/Folk - China
22. Gaia - Nostalgia
2004 - Korean/Progressive/Gothic - South Korea
23. Gevolt - AlefBase
2011 - Middle-Eastern/Industrial - Israel
24. Gostwind - Korean Road
2006 - Korean/Folk - South Korea
25. Human Fate - Part I
2009 - Oriental/Folk - France
26. Jambinai - Différance
2012 - East-Asian/Korean/Post-Metal - South Korea
27. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
2011 - East-Asian/Indian/Black/Death - Russia
28. Litham - Dhal Ennar
1999 - Middle-Eastern/Death - Algeria
29. Lykathé - Elvenefris
2000 - Egyptian/Middle-Eastern/Progressive/Death - Czech Republic
30. Magane - Beginning At The End (Yomotu Nolito)
2006 - Japanese/Black - Japan
31. Melechesh - Emissaries
2006 - Mesopotamian/Melodic/Black - Israel
32. Melechesh - The Epigenesis
2010 - Mesopotamian/Melodic/Black - Israel
33. Misogi 身殺 - 遠ツ神 笑ミ給ヘ (Tofotukami Wemitamafe)
2010 - Japanese/Black - Japan
34. Myrath - Hope
2007 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Progressive - Tunisia
35. Myrath - Tales Of The Sands
2011 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Progressive - Tunisia
36. Narjahanam - Undama Tath'hur Al Shams Mn Al Gharb
2007 - Middle-Eastern/Death - Bahrain
37. Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
2002 - Egyptian/Techincal/Death - USA
38. Nine Treasures - 十丈铜嘴 Arvan Ald Guulin Hunshoor
2012 - Mongolian/Folk - China
39. Oathean - Regarding All the Sadness of the World
2008 - Korean/Black - South Korea
40. Odious - Mirror Of Vibrations
2007 - Egyptian/Atmospheric/Black - Egypt
41. Om - Advaitic Songs
2012 - Middle-Eastern/Stoner/Doom - USA
42. Orphaned Land - El Norra Alila
1996 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Death/Doom - Israel
43. Orphaned Land - Mabool
2004 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Progressive - Israel
44. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
2010 - Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Progressive - Israel
45. Quest For Blood - Quest For Blood
2008 - Japanese/Progressive/Black - Japan
46. Rudra - Brahmavidya: Immortal I
2011 - Indian/Vedic/Death - Singapore
47. Rudra - Brahmavidya: Transcendental I
2009 - Indian/Vedic/Death - Singapore
48. Sawlegen - Stories From An Old Empire
2007 - Moroccan/Arabian/Melodic/Black - Morocco
49. Sand Aura - Elegy of the Orient
2012 - Egyptian/Progressive - Egypt
50. Seth.ECT - Godspeak
2001 - Industrial/Death - Turkey
51. Scarab - Blinding The Masses
2009 - Egyptian/Techincal Death - Egypt
52. Shaarimoth - Current 11
2005 - Sumerian/Death - Norway
53. Shangren - Warriors Of Devastation
2010 - Chinese/Folk - Australia
54. Shturm - Kalahia
2009 - East-Asian/Black/Death - Russia
55. SpiRitual - Pulse
2008 - Ethnic/East-Asian/Gothic - Germany
56. Spring And Autumn 春秋 - 春秋 / Spring and Autumn
2006 - Chinese/Progressive/Heavy - China
57. Tang Dynasty - Langman Qishi (Knight Of Romantic)
2008 - Chinese/Heavy - China
58. Tengger Cavalry - Sunesu Cavalry (Cavalry Folk)
2011 - Mongolian/Folk - China
59. Ulytau - Jumyr-Kylysh
2006 - Ethnic/Folk - Kazakhstan
60. VooDoo KungFu - Voodoo Kungfu
2008 - Chinese/Black - China
61. Whispered - Thousand Swords
2010 - Japanese/Melodic/Death - Finland
62. Zuriaake 葬尸湖 - 弈秋 / Afterimage of Autumn
2007 - Chinese/Atmospheric Black - China



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Jay Bourque - 20.03.2013 at 06:33  
I love how Nile is American.
R'Vannith - 21.03.2013 at 05:54  
Check out Gostwind. Pretty nifty Korean heavy/folk metal.
Dark†SymphonY - 21.03.2013 at 15:32  
Written by R'Vannith on 21.03.2013 at 05:54

Check out Gostwind. Pretty nifty Korean heavy/folk metal.

Thanks, added in the info box (as not featured in MS), I think I have added nearly all of the Asian/Oriental folk bands in MS.
Fredd - 29.04.2013 at 21:24  
I think you might like [url=http://metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=58940&band_id=6689&bandname=Shaarimoth]this[url]
ScreamingSteelUS - 26.01.2014 at 22:29  
Aeternam, Ego Fall, and Tengger Cavalry are all amazing. Gevolt, Nile, Chthonic, and Myrath are all pretty good. Orphaned Land is decent, though I have found it hard to get into them. The rest of these I don't know, so I'll have to look into them. Cool list.
Karlabos - 26.01.2014 at 23:11  
Nice list. Pretty much what I look for from times to times =P
Still there are missing some Chinese/Japanese/Korean folk I think.
Some suggestions:
The Nine Treasures
Quest For Blood
Mononofu
Gonin-Ish
Birushanah
Dark Ambition
Zuriaake
Dark†SymphonY - 26.01.2014 at 23:16  
Written by Karlabos on 26.01.2014 at 23:11

Nice list. Pretty much what I look for from times to times =P
Still there are missing some Chinese/Japanese/Korean folk I think.
Some suggestions:
The Nine Treasures
Quest For Blood
Mononofu
Gonin-Ish
Birushanah
Dark Ambition
Zuriaake

Just updated the list and added Quest for Blood, I've heard of Dark Ambition and considering added it. Checking out the other too, thanks
Lionthrone - 25.07.2014 at 01:01  
Thanks for creating this list. I've been going through it and finding a lot of great stuff.

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