Musical Interlude: Finnish Folk-Metal Edition

14 Sep

We here at Patriactionary are fond of the Finns, esp. in their classical, folk and folk metal music.

I recently came across several examples of contemporary Finnish folk metal, a couple of which I thought I’d share here:


Other songs by these artists, as well as other great Finnish music, folk-metal and otherwise, can be found at our Finnolatry page.


Posted by on September 14, 2012 in music


16 responses to “Musical Interlude: Finnish Folk-Metal Edition

  1. herbie31

    September 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I regret not asking my grandparents more about their Finnish heritage. I still have access to some of the information through my parents, but it would have been nice to hear it first hand and with some detail.

  2. Will S.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I have some regrets of similar kind; I wish that I’d had the interests I do now back when I could still ask them the appropriate questions, to learn more…

    I’ve always liked Finnish foods, and the sauna (I had Finnish friends with a sauna, which I got to do a lot at their house, over the years, through my childhood), and Sibelius’ ‘Finlandia’ is a grand melody…

  3. herbie31

    September 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    My parents still have the sauna in their house. It has the electric stove so it doesn’t get as hot as the wood burner but its hot enough for me.

    Finlandia – haven’t heard that since high school. I’ll have to YouTube it.

  4. chesterpoe

    September 15, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I know this band is just metal, not folk-metal, but they are fantastic nonetheless. Some people accused them of Satanism because of their costumes but they sung a song, “Devil is a loser”, to clarify that they are not Satanic but rather the opposite. That specific song, along with their 2007 Eurovision song, “Hard rock hallelujah”, which won first place, are my favorites of theirs.

  5. Will S.

    September 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    “the devil is a loser and he’s my bitch” – ha! Gotta love it. 🙂

  6. Will S.

    September 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  7. Chris

    September 16, 2012 at 12:02 am

    The Leningrad Cowboys are Finnish, and here is their version of a traditional folk song 🙂

  8. Angry Metal God

    September 16, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Fail thread is fail without Moonsorrow.

  9. Will S.

    September 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    @ Chris: Yes, we like the Leningrad Cowboys – visit our Finnolatry page, you’ll see we’ve linked their cover of Sweet Home Alabama, with the Soviet Red Army Choir.

  10. Will S.

    September 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    @ AMG: Well, then thanked be you for making our thread not fail. 🙂

  11. Sis

    September 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I would never have experienced Finnish folk-metal music if it weren’t for this blog. That first guy really does sound like a dragon, scary.

  12. Will S.

    September 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    If’n you haven’t already, y’oughta introduce your husband to it, Sis: it’ll bring out the he-man in him, as it does in every man! 🙂

  13. Free Northerner

    September 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Finnish Metal!

    Turisas and Ensiferum are awesome. Here’s some more:

    More Finnish Metal: (Non-folk)

  14. Will S.

    September 17, 2012 at 12:33 am

    @ Free Northerner, Chris: Thanks; added to Finnolatry:

  15. a tiny little mouse

    September 19, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Great music! Do you also like Nightwish? I thought they were Finnish, too.

  16. Will S.

    September 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Yes; we have their version of the Phantom of the Opera theme song here:


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