- Dec 23, 2003
can some please explain to me what folk metal and power metal is?
Folk Metal:Alex Melzer said:Power Metal: Evolving from Heavy Metal, Power Metal took that sound and made it faster and more powerful (hence the name), while still retaining the melody both in guitars and vocals. There are two "schools" of Power Metal, the American one, which puts more emphasis on riffing and a relatively "dry" vocal style, without big choirs or bombastic choruses, as well as the European school, which is more epic and bombastic in its approach, often with big choirs and a lot of orchestration. Often Power Metal uses Fantasy lyrics or lyrics about battles and mighty warriors.
Examples: (Europe) HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, GAMMA RAY, (USA) HELSTAR, ICED EARTH, MANOWAR.
Shamelessly copied from http://www.metal-observer.com/Alex Melzer said:Folk Metal: As the name implies, this is a mixture of Metal and Folk. The Metal part can be either the traditional kind or also often also can be taken from Black Metal. The Folk-part can range from the use of melodies from that style up to the use of authentic instruments, which ones, of course, depends on the Folk style implemented. Folk Metal per se is the more traditional Metal riffing with the respective Folk mixed in to more or less big parts.
Examples: SKYCLAD, TUATHA DE DANANN, SEVERNIE VRATA