The Sword - Gods Of The Earth

8.3 | 112 votes |
Release date: 4 January 2008
Style: Doom metal, Stoner metal


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01. The Sundering
02. The Frost Giant's Daughter
03. How Heavy This Axe
04. Lords
05. Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians
06. To Take the Black
07. Maiden, Mother & Crone
08. Under The Boughs
09. The Black River
10. The White Sea
11. (hidden acoustic track)
12. Sea Of Spears [Japanese bonus]
13. To Take The Black [live] [Japanese bonus]
14. He's Waiting [The Sonics cover] [Japanese bonus]
15. Untitled [Australian bonus]
16. Nasty Dogs [ZZ Top cover] [Australian bonus]
17. The White Sea [live] [Australian bonus]

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Gods Of The Earth is the sophomore album of this great young band of heavy/stoner metal. In my opinion The Sword is one of the fastest rising stars in the music industry. This album actually solidifies that position making it in my opinion the best album of the band.

Gods Of The Earth gave the band the commercial success they deserve and incorporates in one album all the right components of the heavy/stoner metal style. It has great songs, a more profound lyric style, and much more technically sound instrumental parts which make this album a joy to hear more than one time. Tracks like "How Heavy This Axe" and "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" are really great examples of what I said above, definitely the most exquisite tracks, great in the studio and in live shows. Also, the intention to take the leap to new heights commercially. It seems that this album was made with the intent of making the band something bigger and something more than they were.

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25.04.2010 - 22:00
Nothing too original, but just the right amount of heavy.
09.07.2016 - 11:54
Rating: 6
Written by wormdrink414 on 25.04.2010 at 22:00

...just the right amount of heavy.

Yep, the sound and riffs are good. IMO this band could be great if they had some more good composition as in good whole songs.
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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