trollslottet’s endless list of Folk and Folk Metal bands: 1/?
TURISAS is a Finnish metal band formed in 1997. Their music is often referred to as Battle Metal and could be described as progressive/symphonic metal with extensive use of grand choirs and orchestral arrangements + a violin and some folk elements setting the mood for lyrics about history, mythology and epic battles. Mathias Nygård’s beautiful and distinguished voice is also worth mentioning. They use mostly harsh vocals on earlier records and mostly clean on newer ones.
My favorite album: The Varangian Way
Songs: A Portage to the Unknown | The Land of Hope and Glory