Skyclad – Prince of the Poverty Line
The pioneering Folk-Metallers open their fourth album by declaring “open season on the under-worked and overpaid!” The album’s sharp lyrics tackle various subjects centred on the more downtrodden end of society with topics including unemployment, homelessness, drugs and exploitation. This is much darker and more suffocating than their previous albums but the material is still catchy and clever and the band’s delivery is heartfelt. At a time when the world was obsessed with “Grunge” these underdogs fought back with forward-thinking, intelligent Metal: barking and biting in equal measure!
[Skyclad – Civil War Dance]