Metal Storm logo
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 entries that don't entirely fit the description, including some neofolk albums and bands that don't exactly play "folk metal" but are close enough.

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 August 8, 2021.

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. Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age
Scotland
15. Chthonic - Bú-Tik
Taiwan
16. Chthonic - Mirror Of Retribution
Taiwan
17. Turisas - The Varangian Way
Finland
18. Jambinai - A Hermitage
South Korea
19. Myrkur - Folkesange
Denmark
20. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
Ireland
21. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
Israel; also, 9/10 from here on down.
22. Arkan - Salam
France (Algerian)
23. Arkona - Khram
Russia
24. Árstíðir Lífsins - Saga Á Tveim Tungum I: Vápn Ok Viðr
Iceland
25. Árstíðir Lífsins - Saga Á Tveim Tungum II: Eigi Fjǫll Né Firðir
Iceland
26. At The Altar Of The Horned God - Heart Of Silence
Spain
27. Boisson Divine - La Halha
France
28. Catuvolcus - Gergovia
Canada
29. Chthonic - Battlefields Of Asura
Taiwan
30. Chthonic - Seediq Bale
Taiwan
31. Dalriada - Nyárutó
Hungary
32. Dalriada - Őszelő
Hungary
33. Dalriada - Szelek
Hungary
34. Drygva - Кола Часу
Ukraine
35. E-an-na - Jiana
Romania
36. E-an-na - M.L.R.
Romania
37. Elvenking - Reader Of The Runes - Divination
Italy
38. Empyrium - Über Den Sternen
Germany
39. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
FInland
40. Ensiferum - Iron
Finland
41. Ensiferum - Thalassic
Finland
42. Equilibrium - Sagas
Germany
43. Ereb Altor - Fire Meets Ice
Sweden
44. Falkenbach - Asa
Germany
45. Finsterforst - Zerfall
Germany
46. Goblin Hovel - The Roots That Broke The Stone
USA
47. Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota
Finland
48. Hordak - Under The Sign Of The Wilderness
Spain
49. In Extremo - Verehrt Und Angespien
Germany
50. Kartikeya - Mahayuga
Russia (Indian)
51. Korpiklaani - Voice Of Wilderness
Finland
52. Mael Mórdha - Damned When Dead
Ireland
53. Melechesh - Emissaries
Israel
54. Melechesh - The Epigenesis
Israel
55. Myrath - Hope
Tunisia
56. Myrath - Tales Of The Sands
Tunisia
57. Myrkur - Mareridt
Denmark
58. Negură Bunget - OM
Romania
59. Obsequiae - The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings
USA
60. Orphaned Land - All Is One
Israel
61. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
Israel
62. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Ireland
63. Salduie - Viros Veramos
Spain
64. Skuggsjá - A Piece For Mind & Mirror
Norway
65. Subway To Sally - Mitgift: Mördergeschichten
Germany
66. Suidakra - Caledonia
Germany
67. Tersivel - For One Pagan Brotherhood
Argentina (Celtic, I guess)
68. Thrawsunblat - Metachthonia
Canada
69. Thrawsunblat - Thrawsunblat II: Wanderer On The Continent Of Saplings
Canada
70. Týr - Hel
Faroe Islands
71. Vintersorg - Till Fjälls Del II
Sweden
72. VooDoo KungFu - Voodoo Kungfu
China
73. Wardruna - Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
Norway
74. Wardruna - Runaljod - Yggdrasil
Norway
75. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Finland (Japanese)
76. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
Finland (Japanese)
77. Zeal & Ardor - Zeal & Ardor
Switzerland/USA
78. Acyl - Algebra
France (Algerian); also, 8/10 from here on down.
79. Æther Realm - Redneck Vikings From Hell
USA
80. Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
Scotland
81. Alestorm - Curse Of The Crystal Coconut
Scotland
82. Amber Tears - When No Trails
Russia
83. Ankla - Steep Trails
USA (Latin)
84. Arallu - Desert Battles - Descending To The Sands
Israel
85. Arallu - Satanic War In Jerusalem
Israel
86. Arkan - Hilal
France (Algerian)
87. Arkan - Kelem
France (Algerian)
88. Arkan - Lila H
France (Algerian)
89. Arkona - Явь
Russia
90. Arkona - Kob'
Russia
91. Àrsaidh - Roots
Scotland
92. Árstíðir Lífsins - Hermalausaz
Iceland
93. Ashenspire - Hostile Architecture
Scotland
94. At The Altar Of The Horned God - Through Doors Of Moonlight
Spain
95. Athelstan - The Ride
England
96. Aztlan - Legión Mexica
Mexico
97. Battlesoul - Sunward And Starward
Canada
98. Black Kirin - 哀郢 (National Trauma)
99. Black Messiah - Walls Of Vanaheim
Germany
100. Blackguard - Storm
Canada
101. Bloodywood - Rakshak
India
102. Boisson Divine - Enradigats
France
103. Boisson Divine - Volentat
France
104. Bucovina - Duh
Romania
105. Bucovina - Nestrămutat
Romania
106. Bucovina - Sub Stele
Romania
107. Cân Bardd - The Last Rain
Switzerland
108. Chthonic - 9th Empyrean
Taiwan
109. Chthonic - Relentless Recurrence
Taiwan
110. Chthonic - Where The Ancestors' Souls Gathered
Taiwan
111. Chur - Brother Wind
Ukraine
112. Corr Mhóna - Abhainn
Ireland
113. Crescent Lament - 噤夢 Land Of Lost Voices
Taiwan
114. Crimfall - As The Path Unfolds...
Finland
115. Cruachan - Blood For The Blood God
Ireland
116. Cruachan - Folk-Lore
Ireland
117. Cruachan - Nine Years Of Blood
Ireland
118. Dalriada - Ígéret
Hungary
119. Darkest Era - Wither On The Vine
120. Darkestrah - Epos
Kyrgyzstan
121. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road
Kyrgyzstan
122. Darkestrah - Manas
Kyrgyzstan
123. Darkestrah - Nomad
Kyrgyzstan
124. Darkestrah - Turan
Kyrgyzstan
125. Dirty Shirt - Dirtylicious
Romania
126. Dirty Shirt - Freak Show
Romania
127. Dirty Shirt - Get Your Dose Now!
Romania
128. Dirty Shirt - Letchology
Romania
129. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
Romania
130. Dordeduh - Har
Romania
131. Drygva - Вайдэлот
Ukraine
132. Drygva - Сын Магутнага Рода
Ukraine
133. E-an-na - Alveolar
Romania
134. E-an-na - Fascinathanatango
Romania
135. E-an-na - Live At Wacken World Wide 2020
Romania
136. E-an-na - Nesfârşite
Romania
137. Echo Of Dalriada - Jégbontó
Hungary
138. 颠覆M - 蒙古精神
China (Mongolian)
139. 颠覆M - Inner M
China (Mongolian)
140. Eluveitie - Ategnatos
Switzerland
141. Eluveitie - Everything Remains (As It Never Was)
Switzerland
142. Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon
Switzerland
143. Eluveitie - Spirit
Switzerland
144. Eluveitie - Vên
Switzerland
145. Elvenking - Heathenreel
Italy
146. Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto
Italy
147. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
Germany
148. Ensiferum - From Afar
Finland
149. Ensiferum - Victory Songs
Finland
150. Equilibrium - Erdentempel
Germany
151. Equilibrium - Rekreatur
Germany
152. Equilibrium - Turis Fratyr
Germany
153. Ereb Altor - By Honour
Sweden
154. Ereb Altor - The End
Sweden
155. Ereb Altor - Ulfven
Sweden
156. Ereb Altor - Vargtimman
Sweden
157. Ershetu - Xibalba
France (Mesoamerican)
158. Faanefjell - Trollmarsj
Norway
159. Falkenbach - Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
Germany
160. Finntroll - Blodsvept
Finland
161. Finntroll - Vredesvävd
Finland
162. Finsterforst - Jenseits
Germany
163. Finsterforst - Rastlos
Germany
164. Fjoergyn - Lvcifer Es
Germany
165. Folkstone - Diario Di Un Ultimo
Italy
166. Forefather - Curse Of The Cwelled
England
167. Forefather - The Fighting Man
England
168. Forefather - Tales From A Cloud​-​Born Land
England
169. Fredlös - Fredlös
Sweden
170. Galar - De Gjenlevende
Norway
171. Gåte - Svevn
Norway
172. Glittertind - Himmelfall
Norway
173. Goblin Hovel - Revered Revenant Of Irreverence
USA
174. Gwydion - Thirteen
Portugal (sort of Welsh)
175. Gwydion - Veteran
Portugal (sort of Welsh)
176. Hantaoma - Malamòrt
France
177. Havukruunu - Kuu Erkylän Yllä
Finland
178. Heathen Foray - Armored Bards
Austria
179. Heidevolk - Uit Oude Grond
Netherlands
180. Heidevolk - Vuur Van Verzet
Netherlands
181. Heidra - To Hell Or Kingdom Come
Denmark
182. Helengard - Firebird
Russia
183. Helheim - Jormundgand
Norway
184. Helheim - LandwarijaR
Norway
185. Hordak - Padre
Spain
186. Ignis Fatuu - Unendlich Viele Wege
Germany
187. In Extremo - Quid Pro Quo
Germany
188. Jambinai - Différance
South Korea
189. Jambinai - Onda
South Korea
190. Kalevala - Метель
Russia
191. Kauan - Aava Tuulen Maa
Russia
192. Kauan - Kaiho
Russia
193. Kauan - Pirut
Russia
194. Kauan - Sorni Nai
Russia
195. Kawir - Adrasteia
Greece
196. Korpiklaani - Kulkija
Finland
197. Korpiklaani - Manala
Finland
198. Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road
Finland
199. Lathe - Tongue Of Silver
USA
200. Mael Mórdha - Gealtacht Mael Mórdha
Ireland
201. Melechesh - Enki
Israel
202. Metsatöll - Katk Kutsariks
Estonia
203. Mithotyn - Gathered Around The Oaken Table
Sweden
204. Mithotyn - King Of The Distant Forest
Sweden
205. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
Finland
206. Myrath - Legacy
Tunisia
207. Myrath - Shehili
Tunisia
208. Nechochwen - Heart Of Akamon
USA
209. Negură Bunget - Zău
210. Nine Treasures - Arvan Ald Guulin Honshoor
China (Mongolian)
211. Nine Treasures - Wisdom Eyes
China (Mongolian)
212. Obscurity - Streitmacht
Germany
213. Obsequiae - Aria Of Vernal Tombs
USA
214. Orphaned Land - El Norra Alila
Israel
215. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
Israel
216. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
Israel
217. Panopticon - Roads To The North
USA
218. Panopticon - The Scars Of Man On The Once Nameless Wilderness
USA
219. Percival Schuttenbach - Strzyga
Poland
220. Primeval Well - Talkin' In Tongues With Mountain Spirits
USA
221. Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins
Ireland
222. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
Ireland
223. Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
Ireland
224. Romuvos - The Baltic Crusade
Lithuania
225. Ruadh - Eternal
Scotland
226. Salduie - Ambaxtos
Spain
227. Salduie - Belos
Spain
228. Saor - Aura
Scotland
229. Saor - Forgotten Paths
Scotland
230. Saor - Guardians
Scotland
231. SatanaKozel - Север / North
Russia
232. Skuggsjá - Hugsjá
Norway
233. Skyclad - Burnt Offering For The Bone Idol
UK
234. Skyclad - Forward Into The Past
UK
235. Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
UK
236. Skyforger - Latvie-u Strēlnieki
Latvia
237. Sorg Uten Tårer - In Death's Sweet Dreams
Finland
238. Storm - Nordavind
Norway
239. Subway To Sally - Schwarz In Schwarz
Germany
240. Suidakra - The Arcanum
Germany
241. Suidakra - Book Of Dowth
Germany
242. Sur Austru - Meteahna Timpurilor
Romania
243. Sur Austru - Obârşie
Romania
244. Svartsot - Ravnenes Saga
Denmark
245. Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
China (Mongolian)
246. Tengger Cavalry - Blood Sacrifice Shaman
China (Mongolian)
247. Tengger Cavalry - Northern Memory
China (Mongolian)
248. Tengger Cavalry - Sunesu Cavalry
China (Mongolian)
249. Thrawsunblat - Thrawsunblat I: Canada 2010
Canada
250. Thrawsunblat - Great Brunswick Forest
Canada
251. Thy Worshiper - Klechdy
Poland
252. Trollfest - Helluva
Norway
253. Turisas - Battle Metal
Finland
254. Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
Finland
255. Týr - Land
Faroe Islands
256. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
Norway
257. Ulver - Kveldssanger
Norway
258. Vanir - Aldar Rök
Denmark
259. Vehemence - Par Le Sang Versé
France
260. Vintersorg - Naturbål
Sweden
261. Vintersorg - Till Fjälls
Sweden
262. VooDoo KungFu - Dark Age
China
263. Wardruna - Skald
Norway
264. Waylander - Honour Amongst Chaos
Northern Ireland
265. Whispered - Thousand Swords
Finland
266. Wilderun - Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth
USA
267. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
UK
268. Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
Germany
269. Wolfhorde - Towards The Gates Of North
Finland
270. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
Switzerland/USA
271. Zeal & Ardor - Wake Of A Nation
Switzerland/USA
272. Aes Dana - Formors
France; also, 7/10 from here on down.
273. Æther Realm - One Chosen By The Gods
USA
274. Æther Realm - Tarot
USA
275. Alestorm - Back Through Time
Scotland
276. Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea
Scotland
277. Amaseffer - Kna'an [Collaboration]
Israel
278. An Theos - Renăscând
Romania
279. Änterbila - Änterbila
Sweden
280. Belenos - Spicilege
France
281. Bran Barr - Sidh
France (Celtic)
282. Bucovina - Ceasul Aducerii Aminte
Romania
283. Bucovina - Suntem Aici
Romania
284. Butterfly Temple - Вечность
Russia
285. Celtachor - Fiannaoícht
Ireland
286. Celtian - En Tierra De Hadas
Spain
287. Conorach - Tales From The Tavern
USA
288. Dirty Shirt - Same Shirt Different Day
Romania
289. Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Argentina
290. Dzö-nga - Thunder In The Mountains
USA
291. 颠覆M - Jangar
China (Mongolian)
292. Elvenking - Reader Of The Runes - Rapture
Italy
293. Ensiferum - One Man Army
Finland
294. Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes
Finland
295. Equilibrium - Armageddon
Germany
296. Equilibrium - Renegades
Germany
297. FEJD - Trolldom
Sweden
298. Folkstone - Oltre... l'Abisso
Italy
299. Forefather - Engla Tocyme
England
300. Gevolt - AlefBase
Israel
301. Grimner - Vanadrottning
Sweden
302. Havukruunu - Havulinnaan
Finland
303. Heathen Foray - Weltenwandel
Austria
304. Heidevolk - Batavi
Netherlands
305. Heidevolk - Velua
Netherlands
306. Heidevolk - Walhalla Wacht
Netherlands
307. In Extremo - Sünder Ohne Zügel
Germany
308. Jambinai - 發顯 (Apparition)
South Korea
309. Kampfar - Djevelmakt
Norway
310. Klabautamann - Smaragd
Germany
311. Korpiklaani - Noita
Finland
312. Kroda - Ginnungagap-Ginnungagaldr-Ginnungakaos
Ukraine
313. Nechochwen - Algonkian Mythos
USA
314. Nechochwen - Kanawha Black
USA
315. Negură Bunget - Tău
Romania
316. Negură Bunget - ZI
Romania
317. Nomans Land - Last Crusade
Russia
318. Orphaned Land - Kna'an [Collaboration]
Israel
319. Panopticon - Autumn Eternal
USA
320. Panopticon - Kentucky
USA
321. Percival Schuttenbach - Mniejsze Zło
Poland
322. Primordial - Imrama
Ireland
323. Ruadh - The Rock Of The Clyde
Scotland
324. Salduie - Imbolc
Spain
325. Saltatio Mortis - Brot Und Spiele
Germany
326. Sand Aura - Elegy Of The Orient
Egypt
327. Schandmaul - Artus
Germany
328. Shambless - Apkas Itulia
Bulgaria
329. Skálmöld - Vögguvísur Yggdrasils
Iceland
330. Skiltron - Into The Battleground
Argentina
331. Skyforger - Kauja Pie Saules
Latvia
332. Suidakra - Realms Of Odoric
Germany
333. Tengger Cavalry - Northern Memory Vol. 2
China (Mongolian)
334. Thrawsunblat - Insula
Canada
335. Thyrfing - De Ödeslösa
Sweden
336. Turisas - Turisas2013
Finland
337. Týr - Valkyrja
Faroe Islands
338. Vanir - The Glorious Dead
Denmark
339. Vorna - Sateet Palata Saavat
Finland
340. Winterfylleth - The Dark Hereafter
UK
341. Winterfylleth - The Divination Of Antiquity
UK
342. Yaotl Mictlan - Guerreros De La Tierra De Los Muertos
Mexico
343. Alestorm - Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum
Scotland; also, 6/10 from here on down.
344. Bucovina - Septentrion
Romania
345. Crimfall - Amain
Finland
346. Einherjer - Av Oss, For Oss
Norway
347. Ensiferum - Two Paths
Finland
348. Fimbulvet - Frostbrand - Eines Bildnis Tracht
Germany
349. Forefather - Deep Into Time
England
350. Korpiklaani - Karkelo
Finland
351. Kroda - Selbstwelt
Finland
352. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
Finland
353. Ofdrykkja - After The Storm
Sweden
354. Tengger Cavalry - kAAn
China (Mongolian)
355. Varg - Das Ende Aller Lügen
Germany



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
[ More lists by ScreamingSteelUS ]



Comments

‹‹ Back to Lists
Comments: 4   Visited by: 124 users
18.05.2016 - 22:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
I would put Saor a bit higher
----
I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
Loading...
19.05.2016 - 03:34
no one
Account deleted
Is that pantera folk?
Loading...
19.05.2016 - 04:03
ScreamingSteelUS
Editor-in-Chief
Admin
Written by [user id=136611] 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.
----
"Earth is small and I hate it" - Lum Invader

I'm the Agent of Steel.
Loading...
19.05.2016 - 07:24
Maco
Pvt Funderground
You forgot Anal Cunt for North America and Babymetal for Japan.
----
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
Loading...

Hits total: 3061 | This month: 52