Sword, The / Gods Of The Earth
Album: Gods Of The Earth   Collection:General
Artist:Sword, The   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Kemado Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-18 Pull Date: 2008-07-20 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 22 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 25, 2010: public noize racket
The White Sea
4. Jul 05, 2008: Brown Stains on Your Silk Sheets
The White Sea
2. Oct 21, 2009: public noize racket
The Sundering
5. Jul 02, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
The Sundering
3. Jul 09, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
6. Jun 21, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-05-13
Doom/Sludge Metal from Austin, Texas. In the vein (somesay it’s a total rip off) of High On Fire & Sleep. Although there’s a lot of Big Business and weirdly enough - a bit of Witchfinder General and ‘Maiden at work. The anti-hipsters and the hipsters have it both wrong: the band seems to have their heart in the right place and they have the all important ingredients: loud riffs, pounding drums, and (mostly) good vocals. That’s all you need sometimes. Derrative? Yep. Good? Oh, yeah.

(((((1))))) Extremely riffy instrumental, thick & full sound. Rides into yer ears with that “metal march”.. Awesome!
((((2)))) Classic 80’s doom vibe with a lot of bombast. Rather good drums, too.
((((3)))) Groove-based riffage mixing one part Thin Lizzy and two parts Big Business & a bit of Sleep.
((((4)))) A little ‘Maiden, Big Business and High On Fire mixed into a tasty ‘lil (smokeable?) bowl.
((((5)))) Fast & battering – almost thrash for a few bars & up tempo fairly heavy, calculated mid-paced modern metal. Title’s probably from Michael Moorcock er sumethin’.
((((6)))) Slow acoustic intro then bam! Riff riff riff – insta stoner rawk jams. If it ain’t broke…
((((7)))) Tuned low enough to make every Sabbath black - But damn does it sound good & NOT like a bunch of lameasses being “ironic”.
((((8)))) Catchy as hell, ever building riffs and tempo.
((((9)))) More moves towards dual harmony guitars (‘ala ‘Maiden, Thin Lizzy), doomy and mostly resonating tones/riffs.
(((((10))))) Flanger and “spacey stoner rock”/doom metal (really sounds like both). Consistent as hell, too.
((((11)))) Nice acoustic psych jam.

Track Listing
1. The Sundering   6. To Take The Black
2. The Frost-Giant's Daughter   7. Maiden, Mother & Crone
3. How Heavy This Axe   8. Under The Boughs
4. Lords   9. The Black River
5. Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians   10. The White Sea