Doomsayer Tunes; The Sword
Like metal? Like fantasy (not just Lord of the Rings movies either but real obscure Micheal Moorcock shit like Elric at the End of Time)? Well this may be for you! They’re called the Sword and they are awesome!
Formed in 2003 in Austin Texas by J. D. Cronise, Kyle Shutt, and Trivett Wingo bassist Bryan Richie would joined in 2004.They released its début album Age of Winters in 2006, Gods of the Earth the band’s second album, released in 2008. Although their sound is clearly Sabbath influenced (if not a direct rip-off) the band was considered doom metal by snooty metal kids who hang around internet chat boards all night while slowly wasting away their sad pathetic lies in dimly lit rooms at their parents house seven years after they graduate college! But in March 2009 they won the High Times Doobie Award firmly cementing them in the Stoner Rock category. So what do they do next? These bastards totally flip the script and go-all-Orson Scott Card on a mother fucker and take their shit from songs about heavy axes and Norse Gods to some balls out sci-fi rock opera shit! While still keeping with the seventies vibe (and sounding like a young Ozzy) the lead singer now looks like Frank Zappa and they’ve begun to incorporate a little Thin Lizzy metal funk. Which is fine by me because I love Thin Lizzy, but Phil Lynott died when I was 9, so I missed seeing them live! There are those who hate on this band for sticking so rigidly to this style, but I say grow the fuck-up!These mother-fuckers kick some serious ass! I mean Valiant Thorr has a similar seventies vibe (albeit not so mellow), and they still blow everyones brains who gets to see them! I mean not all bands can break new sonic ground like Mastodon when they married Metal to Rush! Equally not every band can rock this fucking heavy either!
This entry was posted on 02/16/2011 by Monkee Armada. It was filed under Doomsayer tunes and was tagged with Black Sabbath, Metal, Music, Rock, seventies, Stoner, The Sword, Thin Lizzy, Valaint Thorr.