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Best Folk Metal Bands

Folk metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good folk metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top folk metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Folk metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all folk metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest folk metal bands of all time, since the most famous folk metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best folk metal music.

You can click on the folk metal band names to see more information about that particular notable folk metal group. If they're near the top of the best folk metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top folk metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the folk metal band names themselves.

Examples include Robert Plant and Within Temptation. Rock the vote by upvoting your favorite items. If they get enough votes they rise to the top. If you're a fan of Battlelore or Gylve Nagell, make sure you give them some love.

All important, significant and iconic names in folk metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new folk metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of folk metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into folk metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good folk metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent folk metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best folk metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest folk metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular folk metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock More
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    Folk music, Heavy metal, Folk metal More
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    Dark ambient, Neofolk, Folk metal More
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    Alkonost

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    Vanaheim

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    Storm

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    Tuatha De Danann

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    Raud-Ants

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    Melodic death metal, Metalcore, Power metal More
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    Folk rock, Folk metal, Symphonic metal More
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    Damnagoras

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    Viking metal, Technical death metal, Black metal More
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    Schattentantz

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    Death-doom, Progressive metal, Oriental metal More
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    Rock Against Communism, Black metal, National Socialist black metal More
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    new! Old Corpse Road

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    Skálmöld

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