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Black Folk metal ranked

I listened to a ton of black folk metal and I wanted to rank the albums in order of quality. One album per band, so the best album I've heard from each band is shown.
34Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser


Not much really makes this album very memorable. It’s good, but not great.
33Borknagar
Borknagar


Somehow I didn’t get into this album too much. The members are also legendary, but I guess legends aren’t always at their top performance
32Horn
Naturkraft


This is a super well rated album,but I don’t really get why. It’s not too consistent IMO, but maybe I just don’t “get” it.
31Cor Scorpii
Monument


I really expected to like this album more since it’s basically Windir 2.0, but the feeling just isn’t the same.
30Thyrfing
Thyrfing


Not much pops out when listening to this album. The playing and vocals are there, but it almost seems like you’ve heard the album before.
29Wolfchant
A Pagan Storm


Like Thyrfing, this is just normal folk black played well.
28Manegarm
Vredens Tid


Vredens has a very “fun” sound, but it just sounds too cheesy for me.
27Vintersorg
Till Fjälls


There’s an experimental feel on this album that works at times, but other times it doesn’t fit quite well enough for me.
26Saor
Forgotten Paths


I don’t really understand why Saor is one of the most popular Scottish folk black bands. Maybe I'm not a fan of Celtic folk music.
25Myrkgrav
Trollskau, Skromt og Kolabrenning


Nothing is really too special with this album, but there’s not much wrong with it either.
24Ulver
Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler


Nattens is a better album IMO, but this is still really good. It’s a bit too mellow for me though.
23Equilibrium
Turis Fratyr


Equilibrium is really more power metal than anything, but It’s close enough to me.
22Enslaved
Frost


I know this is a classic, but I also feel that the style has been done better and improved since it’s release. Frost is still a very strong release though
21Panopticon
The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness


Panopticon is possibly the biggest US black folk band, but I never understood why. I’m ranking this at this spot for Part 1, not part 2.
20Zgard
Totem


A very obscure band, but the music surely isn’t the reason for that.
19Wodensthrone
Curse


This is just normal folk black, but it’s done really well.
18Wyrd
Huldrafolk


This is possibly the most raw sounding album on the list. There’s not much folk on it, but the riffs rule.
17Primordial
The Gathering Wilderness


Primordial really do have a unique sound. It’s hard to describe, but it’s like progressive black with a sprinkling of folk.
16Falkenbach
Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty


There’s less emphasis on the growling and a much greater emphasis on this original clean singing chant style. I definitely recommend.
15Fauna
Avifauna


There’s a bit too much ambience for my liking, but the metal makes up for it.
14Falls of Rauros
The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood


I thought their newest album was supposed to be their best, but this one takes the cake for me.
13Volahn
Aq Ab Al


Incredibly unique in the genre, Volahn actually focuses on Mexican heritage and uses Mexican folk music. Definitely check this one out
12Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens


Imagine Hammerheart, but black metal and you have this album. It actually took some getting used to for me.
11October Falls
The Womb of Primordial Nature


Some of the riffs on this album are incredible. There are only four tracks on this, but each one is amazing.
10Mistur
Attende


While not quite as mind-blowing as some of the better ranked albums, this one has a phenomenal viking feel and some amazing songs.
9Arkona (RUS)
Goi, Rode, Goi!


The female vocalist on this is incredible. She has beautiful cleans and powerful growls, all the while the instrumentals are great.
8Vehemence (FRA)
Par le sang versé


AOTY right here. Melodic black and folk is a great combo
7Windir
1184


Many people say Likferd is best, but I found this album first so it has nostalgia for me.
6Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields


There’s such a feeling of sadness on this album it's stunning. The acoustic sections are equal caliber to the metal ones.
5Goatmoon
Finnish Steel Storm


Regardless of your opinion on Blackgoat, the music on this rules hard
4Drudkh
Blood In Our Wells


Drudkh are super consistent, but this is their masterpiece. Everything Drudkh does well is epitomized in this album.
3Forefather
Steadfast


The viking feeling on this album is second to none, even though these guys aren't even Nordic.
2Nokturnal Mortum
The Voice of Steel


Almost as good as Verisakeet, VOS is incredible and a masterclass on folk metal.
1Moonsorrow
Verisäkeet


Easily the best album on the list. I can’t speak highly enough of this album.
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