Finnish music refers to music produced in Finland and/or in Finnish language.
Finnish folk music is typically influenced by Karelian traditional tunes and lyrics of the Kalevala metre. Karelian heritage has traditionally been perceived as the purest expression of Finnic myths and beliefs, thought to be spared from Germanic and Slavic influences. In the west of the country, more mainstream Nordic folk music traditions prevail. The Sami people of northern Finland have their own musical traditions, collectively Sami music. Finnish folk music has undergone a roots revival in the recent decades, and has also become a part of popular music.
Contemporary Finnish music includes a renowned Heavy metal music scene, in common with the other Nordic countries, as well as a number of prominent rock and pop bands, jazz musicians, hip hop performers and makers of dance music.
Like much of Scandinavia, Finland's main contribution to modern popular music may be rock music and particluarly heavy metal music, goth music and related fields. Heavy metal scene includes bands like Nightwish, Stratovarius, Sentenced, Sonata Arctica, Children of Bodom, Amorphis and Finntroll. Other Finnish rock bands include Apocalyptica, The 69 Eyes, HIM, among others .