Pagan is Latin and means heathenish, rural, peasant. Therefore it isn’t surprising that Pagan Metal was created through Folklore and Heavy Metal. It’s a mixture between the stormy sounds of Heavy Metal and the calm tones of Folklore. Thereby the acoustic guitar is fairly often used. Shouts as well as clear vocals are elements of Pagan Metal. The most lyrics are about sagas, battles and myths of pre-Christian people living before us, e.g. the Vikings or Teutons. However a lot of them are actually atheists. Pure interests in the history of their forefathers put those lyrics on paper.