Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Prince of the Poverty Line

Before folk metal was all accordions, flutes, trolls and doughy white guys in medieval armour, there was Skyclad. Think more along the lines of British thrash with fiddles rather than the jaunty black metal-lite that's all the rage. Former Sabbat (UK) vocalist Martin Walkyier delivers surprisingly literate lyrics in a snarly, yet lispy manner that suits the whole package somehow. 1994's Prince of the Poverty Line is considered by most to be one of their best. I also included a bonus disc that contained a measley three songs that came with my copy because y'know, why not? Aaaand here it is:

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