Music genres similar to or like Folk metal

Fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. Wikipedia

  • Folk rock

    Hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s. In the U.S., folk rock emerged from the folk music revival and the influence that the Beatles and other British Invasion bands had on members of that movement. Wikipedia

  • Heavy metal genres

    A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal (often shortened to metal) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At times heavy metal genres may overlap or are difficult to distinguish, but they can be identified by a number of traits. Wikipedia

  • Viking metal

    Style of heavy metal music characterized by a lyrical and thematic focus on Norse mythology, Norse paganism, and the Viking Age. Quite diverse as a musical style, to the point where some consider it more a cross-genre term than a genre, but it is typically seen as black metal with influences from Nordic folk music. Wikipedia

  • 70000 Tons of Metal

    Annual heavy metal music festival that takes place on board a cruise ship. Five-day festival, including one shore day at a select Caribbean destination. Wikipedia

  • Medieval metal

    Subgenre of folk metal that blends heavy metal music with medieval folk music. Mostly restricted to Germany where it is known as Mittelalter-Metal or Mittelalter-Rock. Wikipedia

  • Summer Breeze Open Air

    Annual German heavy metal music festival. First held in 1997. Wikipedia


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