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 13Jul 6Jun 22Jun 15Jun 8Jun 1May 25

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