Sunday, January 07, 2007


Raintime are another one of those Power Metal with harsh vocals bands so I'm not sure what to say about them, other than they take the genre and make it refreshing and interesting, putting in keyboards without having them overpower the actually interesting riffs. They're like that crisp scent in the air after a spring rain... only in Power Metal form.


Tales From Sadness (2005)


The English Folk/Thrash band Skyclad are considered the founders of Folk Metal. They play an energetic Thrash/Folk hybrid complete with a violin; there are also more soothing songs on many of their albums were the Thrashy vocals are replaced by a softer singing. Their lyrics consist mainly of political, ethical and social commentary or messages and their album titles, lyrics and song names often contain puns or word play, ex: songs like "Kiss My Brass" and "Bombjour!" Skyclad are band that can be appreciated by any fan of Thrash or Folk and probably by most of the Metal community itself. Note: The No Daylights Nor Heeltaps is a best-of compilation where they redid old songs with their new singer who joined after their old singer left after in 2001 (he last appeared on Folkemon).


The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth (1991)
A Burnt Offering for the Bone Idol (1992)
Tracks from the Wilderness EP (1992; has three live songs on it)
Johan's Ark (1993)
Prince of the Poverty Line (1994)
The Silent Whales of Lunar Sea (1995)
Irrational Anthems (1996)
The Answering Machine (1997)
Oui Avant-Garde a Chance (1997)
Vintage Whine (1999)
Folkemon (2001)
Swords of a Thousand Men Single (2001)
Another Fine Mess Live Album (2001)
No Daylights Nor Heeltaps Best-Of w/ new singer (2002)
A Semblance of Normality (2004)
Jig-a-Gig EP (2006)