the other night i stumbled across Gåte and i'm blown away.
they're a norwegian band. they play mostly traditional norwegian folk songs but with modern interpretations. their singer has an unbelievably powerful voice and she's apparently only 16. the band's sound ranges from alternative rock to metal to ambient/goth/electronic. but always with a tradiotional folk slant to the melodies and folk instruments mixed in with the electric guitars and drum machines.
very eclectic stuff but worth checking out.