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57 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Agalloch
1995, United States
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal
The Mantle (2002)  #361
The White (2008)  [EP]  #697
2
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #403
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1103
Rekreatur (2010)  #1905
3
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1554
Origins (2014)  #2404
Helvetios (2012)  #3483
4
Ensiferum
1995, Finland
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
Victory Songs (2007)  #1577
From Afar (2009)  #1692
Ensiferum (2001)  #2093
5
Moonsorrow
1995, Finland
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Black Metal
Voimasta Ja Kunniasta (2001)  #844
Kivenkantaja (2003)  #1160
Suden Uni (2001)  #1733
6
Korpiklaani
2003, Finland
Folk Metal
Ukon Wacka (2011)  #3631
Karkelo (2009)  #3840
7
Falkenbach
1989, Germany
Viking Metal, Black Metal, Folk Metal
8
Empyrium
1994, Germany
Symphonic Folk Metal, Neo-folk
A Wintersunset... (1996)  #1772
Weiland (2002)  #3415
9
Alestorm
2007, United Kingdom
Folk Metal, Power Metal
No Grave but the Sea (2017)  #3491
10
Elvenking
1997, Italy
Power Metal, Folk Metal
11
Negură Bunget
1995, Romania
Atmospheric Black Metal, Progressive Metal, Folk Metal
OM (2006)  #1164
Vîrstele Pămîntului (2010)  #3534
'n Crugu Bradului (2002)  #4395
12
陰陽座 (Onmyo-za)
1999, Japan
Heavy Metal, Folk Metal, Power Metal
煌神羅刹 (2002)  #3549
鬼子母神 (2011)  #3670
13
Аркона
2002, Russia
Folk Metal, Pagan Black Metal
Slovo (2011)  #4974
Yav (2014)
14
Nokturnal Mortum
1994, Ukraine
Pagan Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Folk Metal
15
Amiensus
2010, United States
Progressive Black Metal, Atmospheric Folk Metal, Black Metal, Post-Rock
Ascension (2015)  #1196
Restoration (2012)  #1495
Promethean (2013)  [Single]
16
Orphaned Land
1991, Israel
Middle Eastern Folk Metal
17
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #1915
Meredead (2011)  #2224
18
Skyclad
United Kingdom
Folk Metal
19
Finntroll
1997, Finland
Folk Metal, Dungeon Synth
Jaktens Tid (2001)  #4155
Nattfodd (2004)  #6191
20
Primordial
1993, Ireland
Folk Metal, Pagan Black Metal
21
Trick or Treat
2002, Italy
Power Metal, Folk Metal
22
Melechesh
1993, Israel
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
Enki (2015)  #2743
The Epigenesis (2010)  #3072
Sphynx (2003)  #5423
23
Cormorant
2007, United States
Progressive Folk Metal, Black Metal
Metazoa (2009)  #1451
Dwellings (2011)  #1807
The Last Tree (2007)  [EP]
24
Falconer
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Folk Metal
25
Wuthering Heights
1989, Denmark
Progressive Power Metal, Folk Metal
The Shadow Cabinet (2006)  #1141
Salt (2010)  #4826
26
Uaral
Chile
Folk Metal, Doom Metal
Sounds of Pain (2005)  #2080
Laments (1998)  [EP]
27
Orden Ogan
1996, Germany
Power Metal, Folk Metal
To the End (2012)  #815
Gunmen (2017)  #1528
Ravenhead (2015)  #3171
28
Obsequiae
2007, United States
Melodic Black Metal, Folk Metal
29
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
1995, Germany
Death Metal, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal
Soft and Stronger (1997)  #5800
All You Need Is Love (2000)  #6500
30
Finsterforst
2004, Germany
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
...zum Tode hin (2009)  #2849
Weltenkraft (2007)  #6314
Wiege der Finsternis (2006)  [EP]
31
Månegarm
1995, Sweden
Viking Metal, Black Metal, Folk Metal
32
Turisas
1999, Finland
Folk Metal, Symphonic Metal
33
Einherjer
1993, Norway
Viking Metal, Folk Metal
Blot (2003)  #4000
34
Wilderun
2008, United States
Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
35
Týr
1998, Faroe Islands
Progressive Metal, Folk Metal
Eric the Red (2003)  #3214
Ragnarok (2006)
36
Gostwind
2004, Korea
Progressive Heavy Metal, Folk Metal
10,000 Years Ago (2005)  #6142
Korean Rd. (2006)  #6544
37
Coronatus
1999, Germany
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
38
Gallowbraid
2006, United States
Atmospheric Folk Metal, Dark Metal
Ashen Eidolon (2010)  [EP]  #2478
39
Gaia
Korea
Gothic Metal, Folk Metal
Nostalgia (2004)  #3430
40
Skagos
2007, Canada
Atmospheric Black Metal, Folk Metal, Post-Rock
Anarchic (2013)
Ást (2009)
Skagos / Panopticon (2010)  [Split]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,789
Reviews : 9,049
Albums : 139,464
Lyrics : 185,460