Welcome to the first installment of the Folk Metal Ultimate List featuring, pagan, viking, epic, fantasy and symphonic themes. All of which are twisted and adjoined to this very unknown wierd but fantastic genre.
The term 'folk metal' derived from Skyclad where then vocalist Martin Walkyier created a new 'groundbreaking' sound for heavy metal. Critics and Fans alike proclaim the first 'folk metal' appearence in The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth with a fiddle and other traditional music following in intermissions during the songs or in interludes.
Of course, fast forward to today you have many conflicting genres, making fusion quite possibly the word for all of them. (As seen in the title i picked out the words mostly fit with the journal but of course forgotten most) Many Folk Metal bands split off into many different subettes like celtic metal, oriental metal and medieval metal becoming the global terms of a new direction for this kind of music.