At 1/22/13 08:41 PM, Zodir wrote:
Also, I've been sort of dallying with folk metal, getting into a few bands that have elements, but I want to know what artists I should definitely check out. Another thing I want to get more into is American Power Metal. I've listened to a few (Manilla Road, Iced Earth, and Virgin Steele) and I really like the style. So, throw recs at me!!!
What kind of folk ? Because there is a lot, really.
In black/folk there are bands like Agalloch, Fen, Borknagar, Ulver (early), Primordial, Dark Forest, Enslaved
In more symphonic, melancholic black folk, I can name Empyrium.
Between Neoclassical, Neofolk and Folk Metal, there was the now disbanded Nachtreich. Great stuff.
In more Epic Folk, Power/Folk and Melodic Death/Folk there is stuff like Finntroll, Nomans Land, Alkonost, Ensiferum, Battlelore, Turisas, Equilibrium, Wintersun
Whatever floats your boat !
As for American power metal, I'll let the other geeks answer this :P