I'm currently on an adventure to find the best folk/black metal bands in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. I have just come across the wonderful band Finntroll, which describes their music as "trollish hoedown metal", and it is something to behold.

One of my favourite Finntroll songs at the moment comes from their 2012 album Nifelvind and is titled Under Bergets Rot. It has one of the most infectious melodies I've heard in a long time, and I'm curious as to whether a real instrument is being played when said melody kicks in, or if it's some kind of synth. It begins at around the 15 second mark and, judging by the sound, I'd say it could be either a stringed instrument or a wind instrument, if it is a real instrument at all.

Can anyone tell? Thanks in advance!

Listen now.

P.S. I highly recommend this band to any fan of folk/pagan/viking metal.

  • @Brahadeesh Added a link, apparently we don't support videos in posts :( – Micah Windsor May 22 '20 at 11:28
  • It's a real instrument playing there: a synthesizer. A synthesizer is a real instrument. – PiedPiper May 22 '20 at 20:37
  • @PiedPiper Your comment infuriates me, but you aren't wrong. Are you sure it's a synth? Do you know what kind it could be? – Micah Windsor May 22 '20 at 22:23
  • It's obviously a synth, but the sound is so generic there's no way of saying which. – PiedPiper May 23 '20 at 8:36
  • @PiedPiper I see. Thanks anyway! – Micah Windsor May 23 '20 at 12:07

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