"Folkemon" (Nuclear Blast)
Reviewed by Keith Guillotine
This CD was definitely different from anything I've heard recently. It's a
collection of "folk-metal" tunes with medieval/pagan background. I loved it!
There's a Celtic and European sound to these guys that makes them much better than the same old shit that we hear everyday here in the USA. I
particularly liked the lyrics as they dealt with fantasy and reality at the same time
(figure that one out). This CD was one of the best and most unique I've heard in a long time.
Skyclad is: Martin Walkyier - vocals; Steve Ramsey - guitar, lead guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals; Graeme English - bass, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, background vocals; George Biddle - fiddle, background vocals, keyboards; Kevin Ridley - Guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals; Jay Graham - drums, percussion, keyboards, jaws harp, hunting horn, backing vocals. Also starring(?) Tirza Abb, Averre Graham, and Fred Purser.
For more information, please check out the band at www.skyclad.co.uk or http://www.martinwalkyier.com.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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