The Folk Metal Playlist

Folk metal is a distinctly unique genre, combining the harsh, aggressive sound of heavy metal with the homespun traditions of folk music. This week's playlist celebrates that fiery fusion.

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The playlist, curated by Spotify user 4eire, features tracks from folk metal that echo European mythology. It features artists including Amon Amarth, Wulfgar, Korpriklaani and a host of other bands whose names would make fearsome battle cries as you charge into legend.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we'll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!


    Running Wild, the spiritual predecessors to Alestorm. Check out the tracks Detonator, Victory and Welcome to Hell.

    Korpiklaani, whose English language tracks are a blast. Try Happy Little Boozer or Beer, Beer

    Other outfits to check out are Gloryhammer, Sabaton and Ensiferum.

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