"Gods of the Earth" (Kemado Records; 2008)
Reviewed by Snidermann
The Sword's (what a great name for a band!) latest release, "Gods of The Earth," is a high-powered onslaught of metal music that I immediately identified with. This music is just what heavy metal needs right now: a band that is full of power, audacity, thunderous guitars, talent and charisma.
As for the vocals: Well, no matter how loud I played the CD (and I played it loud), I could not understand the lyrics for the life of me. It wasn't the vocal style, really, but rather that the music really drowns out the vocals. Luckily, I could follow along with the CD insert and learned a great story there. I cannot wait to delve into it further.
I think "Gods of the Earth" might have scored a perfect Four Guitarsaws if I could have clearly understood the lyrics without a lyric sheet.
The band is touring with Ozzfest 2008 and I think they're an excellent fit.
For more information, check out http://swordofdoom.com.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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