Kalevala is a paganic folk metal from Russia, walking in the steps of the fellow Russian band Arkona. Sounds like a mix of Arkona and Korpiklaani. Acoustic live album.
Folkémon is the tenth studio album by the British folk metal band Skyclad. It is the last album the band recorded with Martin Walkyier as vocalist. As is normal with the bands works under Walkyier, the album deals lyrically with themes of politics, environmentalism, spirituality and personal themes.
Folkstone is an Italian folk metal band from Bergamo, born in 2005. The idea of this project is to bring back to life ancient melodies in a metal key. At the beginning the band find inspiration in transalpine bands, remaining closed to traditional electric instruments…
Mägo de Oz (Spanish for Wizard of Oz, with a metal umlaut) is a Spanish folk/heavy metal band from Begoña, Madrid formed in mid-1988 by drummer Txus di Fellatio. The band became well known for the strong Celtic feel to their music strengthened through their consistent usage of a violinist and flautist. The name for the band was chosen, according to founding member Txus, because "life is a yellow brick road, on which we walk in the company of others searching for our dreams."
…the bagpipe melody is very nice and original. Musically, the song is very well arranged, the mixing of the different instruments is really amazing and complex, particularily in the verses, and the structure flows very well. Some intensity can actually be found in the instrumentals of this song.