|Sword, The / Gods Of The Earth|
|Album:||Gods Of The Earth||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Sword, The||Added:||Apr 2008|
|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|
|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 |
|5.||Jul 02, 2008:||Baptism of Solitude |
|3.||Jul 09, 2008:||Baptism of Solitude |
|6.||Jun 21, 2008:||Bloodstains Across Atherton |
Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
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.
|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|