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



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18.05.2016 - 22:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
I would put Saor a bit higher
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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
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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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19.05.2016 - 07:24
Maco
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You forgot Anal Cunt for North America and Babymetal for Japan.
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