As founder of Folk-metal.nl, I’m here since the start in 2008, when we had 10 visitors a day and we only published news and sometimes a showreview. This changed rapidly and there are hundreds of fans everyday who appreciate what we do. I’m the oldest reviewer here, and I have to say, I’m very fond of the use of authentic instruments, like hurdy gurdy, violin, bagpipes, etc. But I can appreciate bands without these instruments, which play folkmelodies too. Most of the time I don’t like it very much when a band only uses metalscreams for the vocals. Verder ben ik niet kapot van pure metalzang, van mij mogen er heldere vokalen zijn. Favourite bands are bands which use a lot of folk, like Eluveitie, and Arkona for instance, Celtic Punk bands like The Mahones and Medieval rockbands like Saltatio Mortis.
I’m here from the start. I listen to a broad range of music, The Dubliners to Leaves’ Eyes, to Nile. I discovered Korpiklaani by a flyer we got at a festival where we were watching Leaves’ Eyes. It wasn’t my favourite at that point, but only a few clicks further I stumbled on Ensiferum and Finntroll, I never left the genre since then. My favourite bands change now and then, but at the end there are always MoonsorroW, Svartsot and Amon Amarth. My all-time favourite song: Blind Guardian – Nightfall
I’m Dorien, I joined Folk-metal.nl when I was 18 in 2010. I’m listening to a all kinds of music. I landed n Folk-metal because of my interest (you can call it fascination) in the Middle Ages and in Viking/Nordic mythology in particular. I like nice lyrics. That’s why I’m fan of Týr. They use old, traditional Faroes sagas. A mix of grunt and clean vocals is something I like a lot. My favourite bands are: Heidevolk, Ensiferum, Týr and Amon Amarth. I’m doing interviews for Folk-metal.nl mainly.
I’m Nick, I’m with Folk-metal.nl from 2011. Despite the fact I’m only listening to metal from 2006, I visited a lot of festivals and concerts. My passion with metal started with Blind Guardian (still my favourite band), and I found my way to folk-metal throug power-metal. Starting with Paganfest 2008 I’m a big fan of this genre. I’m very interested in the German branch of Folk-metal and Folk-rock. I’m playing in a folk-metalband, named ‘Druantia’ and I’m a big fan of Nordic and Celtic mythology.
I’m involved in folk-metal.nl since 2011 and working on the development of the website. I’m doing an album or festival review every now and then. My all-time favourite is Moonsorrow.
My first contact with music in the folk/viking were ‘Storm’ and ‘Bathory’.
Reviewer since 2013
Does interviews for Folk-metal.nl since 2013.
Reviewer in 2012-2013.
Reviewer in 2010-2011