As the Supersonic programme pointed out about Cath and Phil Tyler, folk music lyrics are so much darker and fucked up than metal bands that try to be really disturbing, especially when they're coupled with such beautiful tunes. All wife beating, murder and ghosts.
What's yr favourite fucked up folk song? I like Long Lankin. Also love the way that if you look at Child's and stuff, he dates lots of the most disturbing folk songs as the oldest