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62 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Agalloch
1995, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal
The Mantle (2002)  #276
Pale Folklore (1999)  #699
2
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #435
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1149
Rekreatur (2010)  #1733
3
Ensiferum
1995, Finland
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
Victory Songs (2007)  #1668
From Afar (2009)  #1783
Ensiferum (2001)  #1802
4
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1499
Origins (2014)  #2586
Helvetios (2012)  #3688
5
Moonsorrow
1995, Finland
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Black Metal
Voimasta Ja Kunniasta (2001)  #914
Kivenkantaja (2003)  #1403
Suden Uni (2001)  #1827
6
Empyrium
1994, Germany
Symphonic Folk Metal, Neo-folk
A Wintersunset... (1996)  #1863
Über den Sternen (2021)  #2961
7
Korpiklaani
2003, Finland
Folk Metal
Ukon Wacka (2011)  #3839
Tales Along This Road (2006)  #4203
8
Falkenbach
1989, Germany
Viking Metal, Black Metal, Folk Metal
9
Alestorm
2007, United Kingdom
Folk Metal, Power Metal
No Grave but the Sea (2017)  #3057
10
Elvenking
1997, Italy
Power Metal, Folk Metal
11
陰陽座 (Onmyo-za)
1999, Japan
Heavy Metal, Folk Metal, Power Metal
煌神羅刹 (2002)  #3755
鬼子母神 (2011)  #4343
龍凰珠玉 (2013)  [Compilation]
12
Negură Bunget
1995, Romania
Atmospheric Black Metal, Progressive Metal, Folk Metal
OM (2006)  #1265
Vîrstele Pămîntului (2010)  #3735
'n Crugu Bradului (2002)  #4655
13
Orphaned Land
1991, Israel
Middle Eastern Folk Metal
14
Nokturnal Mortum
1994, Ukraine
Pagan Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Folk Metal
15
Аркона
2002, Russia
Folk Metal, Pagan Black Metal
Goi, Rode, goi! (2009)  #3250
Slovo (2011)  #4943
16
Orden Ogan
1996, Germany
Power Metal, Folk Metal
To the End (2012)  #881
Gunmen (2017)  #1611
Ravenhead (2015)  #3376
17
Amiensus
2010, United States
Progressive Black Metal, Atmospheric Folk Metal, Black Metal, Post-Rock
Ascension (2015)  #1276
Restoration (2012)  #1672
Promethean (2013)  [Single]
18
Skyclad
United Kingdom
Folk Metal
19
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #2025
Meredead (2011)  #2888
20
Wuthering Heights
1989, Denmark
Progressive Power Metal, Folk Metal
The Shadow Cabinet (2006)  #1449
Salt (2010)  #5111
21
Finntroll
1997, Finland
Folk Metal, Dungeon Synth
Jaktens Tid (2001)  #4399
Nattfodd (2004)  #6563
22
Primordial
1993, Ireland
Folk Metal, Pagan Black Metal
23
Trick or Treat
2002, Italy
Power Metal, Folk Metal
24
Falconer
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Folk Metal
25
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #2904
The Epigenesis (2010)  #3257
Sphynx (2003)  #5763
26
Cormorant
2007, United States
Progressive Folk Metal, Black Metal
Metazoa (2009)  #1545
Dwellings (2011)  #1904
The Last Tree (2007)  [EP]
27
Uaral
Chile
Folk Metal, Doom Metal
Sounds of Pain (2005)  #2191
Laments (1998)  [EP]
28
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
1995, Germany
Death Metal, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal
Soft and Stronger (1997)  #5430
All You Need Is Love (2000)  #6890
29
Einherjer
1993, Norway
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
North Star (2021)
Blot (2003)  #4224
30
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
31
Turisas
1999, Finland
Folk Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Varangian Way (2007)  #2671
Stand Up and Fight (2011)  #5067
32
Finsterforst
2004, Germany
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
...zum Tode hin (2009)  #3027
Wiege der Finsternis (2006)  [EP]
Weltenkraft (2007)  #7007
33
Månegarm
1995, Sweden
Viking Metal, Black Metal, Folk Metal
34
Wilderun
2008, United States
Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
35
The Hu
2016, Mongolia
Folk Metal, Heavy Metal
The Gereg (2019)  #3773
36
Týr
1998, Faroe Islands
Progressive Metal, Folk Metal
Eric the Red (2003)  #3420
Ragnarok (2006)
37
Gostwind
2004, Korea
Progressive Heavy Metal, Folk Metal
Korean Rd. (2006)  #5331
10,000 Years Ago (2005)  #6516
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]  #2629
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,842
Reviews : 9,582
Albums : 144,662
Lyrics : 194,065