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'ey there! I definitely think that Finnish folk metal is worth being mentioned separately, many of my favorite folk metal bands come from Finland. Moonsorrow, Wintersun, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Turisas, Korpiklaani, Kivimetsän Druidi, Cadacross, Battlelore, Amorphis.. Have you heard Finnish folk metal, do you think it stands out from the rest, which are your favorite bands?

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Re: Finnish folk metal! Korpiklaani would have to be my favorite of Finnish folk metal bands, but I also like Finntroll and Ensiferum as well. Finnish folk metal totally stands out from the other folk metal bands, but that's probably because the three bands above are my overall favorites.

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Re: Finnish folk metal! Finnish folk metal is definetly the best :) Ensiferum are probably my favourite atm, but Wintersun, Korpiklaani, Turisas and Finntroll are really good too, so hard to choose! But I was a bit disappointed with Finntroll live... I just expected them to be more troll like, but they were pretty calm. Still awesome tho :)

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Korpiklaani would have to be my favorite of Finnish folk metal bands' date=' but I also like Finntroll and Ensiferum as well. Finnish folk metal totally stands out from the other folk metal bands, but that's probably because the three bands above are my overall favorites.[/quote'] VODKA!
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Re: Finnish folk metal! I havnt listened to Skyclad but im thinking maybe i should . Counting the days left ( 86) until i see Finntroll and Korpiklaani at Metal Camp and looking forward to TrollfesT from Norway as well .The Strategos, try out Ensiferum and if you havnt heard Trollhammeren from Finntroll make a point of it .Its great im sure youll love it. Ive just gone back to it , been absorbed in Windir and Cor Scorpii for a fair while!

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Re: Finnish folk metal! Some good bands in there, but Skyclad were the original folk metal band, and are still one of the best. Korpiklaani uses their model for folk metal, whereas most of the other bands there incorporate folk into a black metal base, or melodeath/power in the case of Ensiferum. Here's some Skyclad for you: 0UhRgWj5T6E

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Re: Finnish folk metal! O.K. I said I would listen and I have. BlutAusNerd, nice choice with the Big Ben bells, I find then very emotive and stirring. A great song but I wouldn't call it Folk Metal, more Power Metal. Ensiferum were quite good too but the song which I really liked was Trollhammeren - that was great and reaaaalllllllllll Folk Metal!

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Re: Finnish folk metal! Yeah, I've heard of Orphaned Land and I think that they are rather good :D . Definately Folk Metal. I forget the name of the song but it was a bonus track on one of their albums - it was called something like estalabeem - and that was especially Folky, all Arabic and gorgeous sounding 8-) !

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Re: Finnish folk metal! Skyclad were/are very much folk metal, but the influence is genuinely integrated into a metal base, rather than being used as a gimmick with bands like Korpiklaani. Just to humor you though, here's a later song of theirs where the folk elements of their sound have been pushed further to the forefront of the sound: GAKAXSkdnew

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Re: Finnish folk metal! thanks for this one BlutAusNerd ,way more folky than the earlier one. I checkd out orphaned land and disliked it- they have a religous message and sound pretty soft. Each to their own but compared to scandinavian folk metal you can really tell whos having the fun! I would reckon the difference of culture is what massively separates them -Pagans vs Religious Nutters.

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Re: Finnish folk metal! In fairness, Leinikki, from what I've read Orphaned Land are not particuarly religious - indeed the frontman is an athiest. They write about the abrahamic religions because they live in Isreal in specific and the Middle East in general and they are trying to heal the violent rift between the three religions by combining elements of all three. Also, they respect much of the philosophy of the religions even if they don't believe necessarily believe in all of it. Just saying :) .

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