Warp Riders

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. The Sword's songs seem to follow the same basic blueprint: Opening-riff trudge, part where Cronise sings about magic, solo, more crunching, more magic, another solo.
  2. Basically, what it comes down to is whether you can get past the thematic and lyrical silliness. If so, Warp Riders is a hell of a trip. If not--and truth be told, it's difficult--wait until The Sword's next album.
  3. Alternative Press
    50
    Why does Warp Riders feel so lacking? The root cause could be that the songs on this album are stripped of the sexy strut that marked the Sword's earlier efforts. [Sep 2010, p.113]
  4. Uncut
    40
    The album is carpeted with generic riffage, shredding and mouldy memories of heavy rock's past. [Oct 2010, p.106]

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