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Re: Good folk metal bands?

Some of Amorphis' later stuff is folky' date=' though the vocals are a bit subpar.[/quote'] ??? I've always loved Amorphis' vocals, from both Tomi's and Pasi, though Tomi's clean are better than Pasi's, they're just not as unique. In what way would you say that their vocals are subpar?

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Re: Good folk metal bands?

Some of Amorphis' later stuff is folky' date=' though the vocals are a bit subpar.[/quote'] All three of their vocalists have been great. The latest one is probably their best.

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Re: Good folk metal bands? They sound a bit too new rock-ish for me. Maybe I need to hear more material but what I heard seemed too much like regular rock.

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Re: Good folk metal bands? The first track, My Kantele, is from the album Elegy, which is the album right after Tales From the Thousand Lakes, and the first one with Pasi Koskinen on clean vocals. The second track is from Silent Waters, the 2nd album with Tomi Joutsen on vocals (he performs the harsh and clean vocals), and is my favorite of their newer material.

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Re: Good folk metal bands? Folkearth seem kinda hit or miss from me, like a mixture of Early Empyrium with some of that melodic death metal influence from stuff like Ensiferum. Its not bad and when its good its quite good, I probably just have to pick up some more of their stuff.

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Re: Good folk metal bands? Martolea are worth a listen. I think it's actually a side project of the main cat from Negura Bunget. Blackened folk metal with quality haunted atmosphere. And both the first EP and full length were put up for legal free download.

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