Of course, hilariously outlandish quasi-mystical song titles like 'Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyerians' probably won’t help their cause, but the progressively regressive arrangements, more skillful riffing and their relentless, groove-conscious attack will go a long way toward endearing them to serious metalheads who’ll appreciate the Sword’s obvious Sabbath, Maiden and Budgie inspiration.
How scary/ridiculous the lyrics are is a matter of personal taste (or lack thereof), but it'd help if the production were more Scandinavian and less like, well, the Rocket from the Crypt rip-off band that singer/guitarist J.D. Cronise was in before he devoted his life to "Paranoid."
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
m2ewApr 9, 2008Old school metal is back to teach your ass a lesson.
RadicalTitintusApr 9, 2008Nice album, my ears still bleeding!
JackC.Apr 10, 2008This is harder and sharper than their first album. Very cool all the way round.
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