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64 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Agalloch
1995, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal
The Mantle (2002)  #438
Pale Folklore (1999)  #774
2
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #458
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1280
Rekreatur (2010)  #1758
3
Ensiferum
1995, Finland
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
Ensiferum (2001)  #1506
Tale of Revenge (2004)  [Single]
Victory Songs (2007)  #1840
4
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1243
Origins (2014)  #2771
Helvetios (2012)  #3294
5
Moonsorrow
1995, Finland
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Black Metal
Voimasta Ja Kunniasta (2001)  #900
Suden Uni (2001)  #1465
Kivenkantaja (2003)  #1546
6
Empyrium
1994, Germany
Dark Folk, Neofolk, Folk Metal, Doom Metal, Symphonic Metal, Neoclassical Darkwave, Gothic Metal
7
Alestorm
2007, United Kingdom
Folk Metal, Power Metal
No Grave but the Sea (2017)  #3372
8
Korpiklaani
2003, Finland
Folk Metal
Ukon Wacka (2011)  #4217
Tales Along This Road (2006)  #4598
9
Falkenbach
1989, Germany
Viking Metal, Black Metal, Folk Metal
10
Elvenking
1997, Italy
Power Metal, Folk Metal
11
Negură Bunget
1995, Romania
Atmospheric Black Metal, Progressive Metal, Folk Metal
OM (2006)  #1098
'n Crugu Bradului (2002)  #3908
Vîrstele Pămîntului (2010)  #4118
12
陰陽座 (Onmyo-za)
1999, Japan
Heavy Metal, Folk Metal, Power Metal
煌神羅刹 (2002)  #3679
鬼子母神 (2011)  #4758
龍凰珠玉 (2013)  [Compilation]
13
Nokturnal Mortum
1994, Ukraine
Pagan Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Folk Metal
14
Orphaned Land
1991, Israel
Middle Eastern Folk Metal
15
Amiensus
2010, United States
Progressive Black Metal, Atmospheric Folk Metal, Black Metal, Post-Rock
Ascension (2015)  #1307
Restoration (2012)  #2051
Abreaction (2020)
16
Trick or Treat
2002, Italy
Power Metal, Folk Metal
Creepy Symphonies (2022)  #2497
Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2 (2016)  #3260
17
Skyclad
United Kingdom
Folk Metal
18
Primordial
1993, Ireland
Folk Metal, Pagan Black Metal
19
Orden Ogan
1996, Germany
Power Metal, Folk Metal
To the End (2012)  #816
Gunmen (2017)  #1797
Ravenhead (2015)  #3717
20
Аркона
2002, Russia
Folk Metal, Pagan Black Metal
Goi, Rode, goi! (2009)  #3563
Slovo (2011)  #5406
21
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #2245
Meredead (2011)  #3194
22
Falconer
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Folk Metal
Falconer (2001)  #2177
23
Finntroll
1997, Finland
Folk Metal, Dungeon Synth
Jaktens Tid (2001)  #4436
Nifelvind (2010)  #7007
24
Cormorant
2007, United States
Progressive Folk Metal, Black Metal
Metazoa (2009)  #1348
Dwellings (2011)  #2114
The Last Tree (2007)  [EP]
25
Wuthering Heights
1989, Denmark
Progressive Power Metal, Folk Metal
The Shadow Cabinet (2006)  #1593
Salt (2010)  #5910
26
Wilderun
2008, United States
Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
27
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
1995, Germany
Death Metal, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal
Soft and Stronger (1997)  #6143
Have a Nice Trip (2003)  #6433
All You Need Is Love (2000)  #7011
28
Uaral
Chile
Folk Metal, Doom Metal
Sounds of Pain (2005)  #2058
Laments (1998)  [EP]
29
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #3212
The Epigenesis (2010)  #4253
Sphynx (2003)  #5392
30
Turisas
1999, Finland
Folk Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Varangian Way (2007)  #2954
Battle Metal (2004)  #4486
Stand Up and Fight (2011)  #5542
31
Månegarm
1995, Sweden
Viking Metal, Black Metal, Folk Metal
32
Einherjer
1993, Norway
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
North Star (2021)
Blot (2003)  #4621
33
Týr
1998, Faroe Islands
Progressive Metal, Folk Metal
Eric the Red (2003)  #3767
Land (2008)
Hel (2019)
34
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
35
Finsterforst
2004, Germany
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
...zum Tode hin (2009)  #3337
Wiege der Finsternis (2006)  [EP]
Weltenkraft (2007)  #7596
36
The Hu
2016, Mongolia
Folk Metal, Heavy Metal
The Gereg (2019)  #4159
37
Gostwind
2004, Korea
Progressive Heavy Metal, Folk Metal
Korean Rd. (2006)  #5801
10,000 Years Ago (2005)  #7081
38
Coronatus
1999, Germany
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
39
Glittertind
2001, Norway
Viking Metal, Folk Metal, Folk Rock
40
Gallowbraid
2006, United States
Atmospheric Folk Metal, Dark Metal
Ashen Eidolon (2010)  [EP]  #2913
41
Myrkgrav
2003, Norway
Blackened Folk Metal, Viking Metal
42
Gaia
Korea
Gothic Metal, Folk Metal
Nostalgia (2004)  #4012
43
Nekrogoblikon
2006, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Welcome to Bonkers (2018)  #3732
Heavy Meta (2015)
Stench (2011)  #7864
44
Skagos
2007, Canada
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal, Post-Rock
Anarchic (2013)
Ást (2009)
Skagos / Panopticon (2010)  [Split]
45
Cadacross
Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal, Folk Metal
46
October Falls
2001, Finland
Folk Metal, Ambient, Dark Metal
Tuoni (2003)  [EP]
Marras (2005)
47
Темнозорь
1996, Russia
Folk Metal, Black Metal
48
Falls of Rauros
2005, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal
49
Falloch
2010, United Kingdom
Post-Rock, Folk Metal
50
Duskmourn
2012, United States
Folk Metal, Melodic Death Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,616
Reviews : 9,978
Albums : 153,321
Lyrics : 198,799