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Old Rope
Old Rope
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Skyclad
Title: Old Rope
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Noise
Original Release Date: 1/1/1996
Re-Release Date: 8/12/2003
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Metal, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 823107413227, 4006030027525

CD Reviews

Perfect Introduction
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 03/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Formed by vocalist/songwriter Martin Walkyier after he left thrash act Sabbat, Skyclad is undoubtedly one of metal's most unique bands. The fact that they're classified as "folk metal" speaks volumes, as the genre was most likely created so we'd have some way of classifying Skyclad in the first place! How best to describe Skyclad...Therion meets Jethro Tull perhaps? This is undeniably metal, but with heavy emphasis on the electric violin and folk elements. It's heavy, at times aggressive, and progressive as well.

Released in 1996, Old Rope serves as a "best of" collection, and is the perfect album for introducing new listeners to Skyclad. It features a hefty 17 tracks, including some live performances, which span Skyclad's career up to that point. Old Rope is an inexpensive way to discover a great, avant-garde metal band that just about any open-minded metal fan should enjoy on some level.