Metal entered the USSR in the early 1980s. It developed and spread rapidly as perestroika and, later, the fall of the USSR loosened censorship. Eurasian metal bands make common use of folk styles and themes. In many Slavic countries, metal is also often associated in local paganism and patriotism.

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The Hu: Mongolian Folk Metal

It is not typical for a Mongolian Folk-Metal Band to take the world by storm, but that is exactly what the Ulaanbaatar-grown metal band The Hu has done. After forming in 2016, they gained global recognition in 2018, mostly through the power of word-of-mouth and YouTube. The Hu’s first two singles, “Yuve Yuve Yu” and […]

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