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Genre: folk metal

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Folk metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that incorporates traditional folk music elements, such as folk instruments and melodies, into the music. The genre often features lyrics that focus on folklore, mythology, and historical events. The music is characterized by its use of folk instruments, such as bagpipes, flutes, and fiddles, alongside electric guitars and drums. The genre has gained popularity in recent years, with bands from all over the world incorporating folk elements into their music.


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List of folk metal artists

Here is a list of folk metal artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the folk metal genre. You can find out what folk metal genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

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1 43 306142
2 47 307074
3 40 195333
4 38 208979
5 47 174322
6 50 394164
7 29 68452
8 29 89866
9 43 196623
10 33 97941
11 40 209431
12 30 39553
13 18 13965
14 30 84856
15 31 70202
16 24 20672
17 33 76116
18 31 90098
19 28 45904
20 20 16942
21 15 11059
22 30 43528
23 33 41872
24 32 30750
25 23 42156
26 39 71316
27 21 34085
28 23 20730
29 30 45356
30 25 15662
31 37 109818
32 22 33964
33 22 15503
34 28 75412
35 26 27741
36 22 15401
37 19 13494
38 16 7007
39 17 6722
40 18 10094
41 19 21665
42 32 61065
43 24 32070
44 20 20153
45 28 44423
46 25 32114
47 18 15001
48 18 18669
49 23 35110
50 17 11774
51 25 27564
52 21 30384
53 53 542618
54 21 33669
55 25 25174
56 18 12495
57 34 115903
58 26 25206
59 18 22590
60 20 15545
61 22 21927
62 14 13178
63 39 30204
64 44 106989
65 46 128610
66 32 76837
67 21 17653
68 17 22394
69 29 45265
70 13 6346
71 15 13591
72 14 6483
73 47 237677
74 25 45901
75 37 126637
76 43 133868
77 25 35263
78 29 25384
79 21 18371
80 23 22017
81 38 122823
82 31 111566
83 25 20697
84 31 29504
85 24 35112
86 15 5418
87 23 14114
88 30 28210
89 33 78430
90 38 29807
91 18 14580
92 29 63912
93 19 9165
94 26 35126
95 20 7505
96 15 5252
97 18 6945
98 24 26712
99 20 10461
100 17 6804

folk metal playlist created by Chosic

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