专辑名称：In The… All Together
风格类型：Folk Metal/Medieval metal
发行日期：May 22, 2009
Skyclad are a British heavy metal band with heavy folk influences in their music. They are considered one of the pioneers of folk metal. The etymology behind the term "skyclad" comes from a pagan/wiccan term for ritual nudity, in which rituals are performed with the participants metaphorically clad only by the sky, as a sign of equality. The name alludes both to the bands' religious leanings and to their social beliefs, as set out in the song "Skyclad" on their first album.
Skyclad began their career on their first album playing a form. of thrash metal with some folk music influences, especially on certain tracks: though superficially similar in many ways to a combination of the members' previous musical projects, there are many aspects of the instrumental work, and Martin Walkyier's more naturalistic singing style. (as opposed to the nasal snarls that characterised his work with Sabbat). The addition of the violin, and eventually keyboard, allowed Skyclad to become progressively more folk-influenced over the course of their albums, with the other major shift being the lessening of thrash metal as a major influence and the emerging of a style. more similar to pre-NWOBHM hard rock and heavy metal bands such as Jethro Tull, Uriah Heep and Thin Lizzy. The band's musical style. has begun to fluctuate more with recent releases: Outrageous Fourtunes and No Daylights... Nor Heeltaps are both entirely acoustic, almost qualifying as traditional British folk music, whilst Folkémon and A Semblance of Normality are far more rock-influenced than the albums immediately preceding them.
One interesting feature of many Skyclad albums are short tracks, often intros or outros, that experiment with different styles of music, or different instruments. These include spoken word tracks (such as 'Tunnel Visionaries', which parodies the famous opening paragraph of The War of the Worlds), and tracks using instruments such as the bagpipes, trumpet and a bodhran not normally found within the bands repertoire.