The Sword - Gods of the Earth (New CD)
The highly anticipated sophomore album from the Sword has arrived. With GODS OF THE EARTH, the Sword prepares to build upon the foundation they laid with their critically acclaimed debut age of winters and will continue to lead modern day metal's forward charge. Recorded at Folkvang Studios in Austin, TX, GODS OF THE EARTH instantly conveys what words can only try to describe: The Sword is not to be taken lightly. From the moment the album's lead track "The Sundering" explodes, it is immediately apparent that the Sword has upped the ante on a sound all it's own. More ambitious, more accomplished and simply bigger. GODS OF THE EARTH'S huge, mountaintop-friendly hooks, thunderous drumming and oceanic bass lines cut through the air like a scythe, while the ominous vocals of front man J.D. Cronise weave fantastical tales rife with myth and mythology.