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Dark Folk

A sub-genre of folk music originating in the mid-to-late 1990s which features a blend of traditional Nordic folk and ambient. It distincts itself from the experimental sound of original neofolk artists (rooted in post-punk and industrial music) for its melancholic nature and minimal soundscapes. Due to lyrical and stylistic overlap, dark folk is closely related to metal (most notably black metal and doom metal) with many artists combining these two genres. Read more on Last.fm.