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Skyclad - Oui Avant-Garde Á Chance

7.9 | 56 votes |
Release date: 1996
Style: Folk metal


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01. If I Die Laughing, It'll Be An Act Of God
02. Great Blow For A Day Job
03. Constance Eternal
04. Postcard From Planet Earth
05. Jumping My Shadow
06. Bombjour!
07. History Lessons (The Final Examination)
08. A Badtime Story
09. Come On Eileen [Dexys Midnight Runners cover]
10. Master Race [New Model Army cover]
11. Bombed Out
12. Penny Dreadful [Full Shilling mix version]

Additional info
Eric Hecht - Bagpipes and penny whistle on "Great Blow For A Day Job", backing vocals on "Come On Eileen"
Frau Schmitt - Additional violin on "Come On Eileen"
Bodenski - backing vocals on "Come On Eileen"
Les Smith - Accordion on "Great Blow For A Day Job", "Come On Eileen", and "Penny Dreadful [Full Shilling mix]"

Guest review by
Skyclad. Does this band really need an introduction? I think not. If you are here, reading this review, I assume you are at least a bit of a folk metal fan. And if that's the case, you are obligated to know Skyclad. This is the band which started it all, the first folk metal band, the fathers. And while owing a lot to them for what they got started, one must not forget that they are of course masters of what they do themselves. In the beginning, their music sounded more like thrash metal but with a few folk elements here and there (I am sure that sounded really weird back during the early 90's). Over time, Skyclad turned into more of a folk band. This album is from that era, where their music was at it's peak folk-wise.

published 26.12.2004 | Comments (1)

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30.03.2020 - 19:21
Rating: 8

This album has grown on me quite a bit, and it's probably my third or fourth favorite from the band. It's a cohesive, upbeat listen that keeps me coming back for more.
14.05.2020 - 11:10
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Tage Westerlund
I did not like this, sounds to party folk rock album , but no vodka, no wenches, no sauna, not of their best
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