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Release date: 1994
Style: Folk metal

Rating:

8.7 | 86 votes

Owners:

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30 want it


01. Civil War Dance
02. Cardboard City
03. Sins Of Emission
04. Land Of The Rising Slum
05. The One Piece Puzzle
06. A Bellyful Of Emptiness
07. A Dog In The Manger
08. Gammadion Seed
09. Womb Of The Worm
10. The Truth Famine

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Guest review by
Darkside Momo

Rating:
9.6
It's 1994, Skyclad is four years old, and they've already released their fourth album. While the sound on this release evolved from Thrash (Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth) to Folk (Jonah's Ark), "Prince Of The Poverty Line" marks a return to a heavier sound. In fact, it's the heaviest of all Skyclad's albums. Just to set the tone, the album begins with the roar of an angry crowd, and that makes way to the chorus that says "A bloody revolution is the simplest solution to the problems that they've made." Name of this song ? "Civil War Dance."

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published 05.12.2006 | Comments (7)

Staff pick by
Darkside Momo

21.07.2014 You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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musicalkaratekid - 24.01.2012 at 01:16  
Rating: 9 I cannot emphasise how meaningful this album is to me. From the ferociously heavy starter to the beautifully structured and written 'The Truth Famine', 'POTPL' begs to be heard at least once. If you dislike it still, it's your loss. Fuck arkona, finntroll,turisas, korpiklaani, etc. Skyclad are the real deal.
R'Vannith - 24.01.2012 at 02:16  
Rating: 10
Written by musicalkaratekid on 24.01.2012 at 01:16

I cannot emphasise how meaningful this album is to me. From the ferociously heavy starter to the beautifully structured and written 'The Truth Famine', 'POTPL' begs to be heard at least once. If you dislike it still, it's your loss. Fuck arkona, finntroll,turisas, korpiklaani, etc. Skyclad are the real deal.


Amen
deadone - 04.06.2014 at 05:31  
Rating: 9 Brilliant album. Great song writing and lyrics and absoluetely phenomenal performances by all.

This is real folk metal not that crap they play today.


I just wish someone would reissue it so I could buy it (my old burned copy gave up the ghost years ago).
Darkside Momo - 04.06.2014 at 09:02  
Rating: 10
Written by deadone on 04.06.2014 at 05:31

I just wish someone would reissue it so I could buy it (my old burned copy gave up the ghost years ago).

yeah... Mine got overplayed for sure
BloodTears - 07.09.2014 at 19:12  
Rating: 9 So, I've been listening to this and I'm loving it! Thanks Momo for the recommendation

Favourite songs: Cardboard City, The One Piece Puzzle and Womb Of The Worm. But honestly, I like every song on this album. I'm glad I finally listened to it or I would be missing out.

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