Pim B. : Sometimes I get the idea our editor in chief Horst uses me as a dustbin when he isn't able to find a colleague to review a certain album. I'm not complaining whatsoever as yours truly is able to write about any release with the musical taste I have. So, I got the solo debut of Kevin Ridley and besides the fact Ridley has been active with Skyclad for over 20 years and he has been working as an engineer/producer for around 35 years 'Flying In The Face Of Logic' has nothing to do with metal.
This is a folk album and within that genre it's not that bad. I have to admit that I'm no expert in this field and to a certain extent I even detest folk. Nonsense like that Irish riverdance stuff is horrible to me. Traditional folk like The Dubliners or folk with a punk edge like The Pogues I can appreciate. Kevin Ridley's album doesn't sound as gritty as The Pogues for instance. In fact, it's quite clean and poppy. Metal fans probably won't like this, and I suspect that most people, except folk fans, won't like this and this is not a release Lords Of Metal usually would give attention to. Because of the link with Skyclad it is worthwhile mentioning this as die hard fans that need everything related to Skyclad should get this too. I refrain from giving a decisive score!