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What is folk metal music?

What is folk metal music?

Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterised by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles (for example, Dutch Heidevolk, Danish Sylvatica and Spanish Stone of Erech).

Is Viking metal folk metal?

Viking metal: This folk metal genre focuses on Viking and Norse mythology. The genre is most popular in Scandinavia and neighboring Finland. Bands in the genre include Wintersun, Týr, Ensiferum, Månegarm, Falconer, Vintersorg, and Turisas.

What is Celtic metal music?

Celtic metal is a subgenre of folk metal that developed in the 1990s in Ireland. The genre is a fusion of heavy metal and Celtic rock. The early pioneers of the genre were the Irish bands Cruachan, Primordial and Waylander.

Is Folk Metal a genre?

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Is sabaton a folk metal?

Sabaton is often referred to as a power metal band by both music critics and the general public – however, the band has traditionally rejected the term and they consider themselves a unique form of heavy metal.

Is Tyr Viking metal?

Týr (Faroese: [tʰʊɪːɹ]) is a Faroese folk metal band. They have been characterised as one of “the islands’ two most successful metal bands”. Their subject matter revolves almost entirely around Viking lore, mythology, and history, taking their name from Týr, the god of war in Norse religion.

What genre is Tyr?

Progressive metal

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Is there a metal scene in Ireland?

“It has one of the most bustling scenes of the metal community in Ireland. So many bands have sprung out of Cork in the past four or five years. “

Is Viking Metal good?

Viking Metal isn’t a sound, it spans all the best heavy styles: death, black, trad, doom, power, prog, folk, even the Norse glam of TNT. Wherever the thematic obsession with hairy heathens storming coastlines is writ largest, there shall ye find Viking Metal.

Is Ensiferum power metal?

‘Thalassic’ Review: Ensiferum meld melodic folk and power metal in epic concept album inspired by the high seas. With their eighth studio album ‘Thalassic,’ which releases on July 10 via Metal Blade Records, the Finland-based folk/Viking metal stalwarts Ensiferum are raising the bar… or the mast, if you will.