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Kerberos
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PostSubject: The Neofolk Thread   Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:54 pm

This is a thread to discuss neofolk, it's variants, etc.

For anyone new to the genre, here are some recommendations:

Nest, from Finland, sit on the lengthier and more atmospheric side of the spectrum, their second album has longer sons and is more minimalistic.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MTgbKL8-iA

Sol Invictus, one of the pioneers whose best work is when they blend neofolk with industrial and neoclassical music.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmjlpFiHOUs

Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat, who I've only heard one album from, seem to have a more straightforward chorus and vocal driven neofolk style.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2SvK6pwqQ

Empyrium, a one-time doom metal act, have some good neofolk material.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WOwpvrHsfk

Darkwood, whose songs are in both English and German:
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Yg9-j0CRI

Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, who mix the genre with industrial and neoclassical. Their best album is Apocalips, which is also the one I listen to most often. The lyrics are quite romantic/gothicy, and can be somewhat cringe inducing. The song linked is one of their folkier pieces.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ3QEX3J34A

Daemonia Nymphe, who put an ancient Green spin on the genre.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a28iwNevoJs

Death in June, another one of the pioneers.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgtfL25WrPk

I like most variants of the genre, but I enjoy it most when it's mixed with industrial music, such as ORE and Sol Invictus. I also don't really care for the stuff with lyrics in German most of the time, it often sounds a bit wacky.
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PostSubject: Re: The Neofolk Thread   Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:52 pm

These are pretty awesome. I really liked Nest and Darkwood, thanks for the recommendations.
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PostSubject: Re: The Neofolk Thread   Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:11 am

Across Tundras, Váli, Omnia, and Falkenstein are all pretty damn amazing as well. Across Tundras doesn't really "fit" here per se, but they mix so many genres from album to album, it's really hard to pigeon-hole them. I HIGHLY recommend Váli however.
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PostSubject: Re: The Neofolk Thread   Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:29 am

Nest is awesome. And YES!! OMNIA!! I love them!

Also check out
Of the Wand and the Moon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0p5O9CeZ58

Wardruna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj7igxIxONI

In Gowan Ring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAx6EMjeGuk
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