I am new to a genre of metal (folk metal, mostly Viking themed). Would anyone have any recommendations of bands?
So I can narrow the parameters of my question, here are the following elements that particularly appeal to me: symphonic, folk (especially the Viking theme), mixture of modern and traditional instrumentation, and drive. I am still getting used to the vocal style used in these bands, preferring a mix of the growling (whatever that style is called) and more, to me, normal vocals.
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