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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:08 pm

I really must be from another planet, yet again I find myself on the completely opposite end of the spectrum from everybody else.

Oh well, send me a postcard, I'll be over here on Dudley3247-b enjoying High Country.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:28 pm

Nope, you're not alone. This is the second best album I've heard this year. I simply can't get enough of it. And I've never been a huge Sword fan.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:35 pm

I was disappointed with this album when I gave it a listen on Spotify, just not my cup of tea. It is regrettable since I am a fan of the earlier albums.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:34 pm

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It sounds like an album full of unfinished ideas and outtakes.  I like a good chunk of the material, but I can see how most fans will be disappointed with the album.

That's exactly what it is. It sounds incomplete. "Turned to Dust" is the perfect example. How do you end a song like that? surprised

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:21 pm

i have this theorem that on an infinite timeline all metal bands eventually stop making metal albums. some reach that point sooner than later. despite this album completely turning me off, i still think the band are great and i can totally understand wanting to change shit up after writing a slew of albums in that style.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:21 am

I'm not digging this one right out of the box, but that could be a good thing. For me, this album seems like a slow grower (but not as slow as The Black Crowes - Warpaint album. It took me years before I finally got that album).
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:49 pm

I like it. It's a bit on the experimental side and I think the new sound fits the singer's style better than previous albums. He gets a little monotonous after a while.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:08 pm

The Sword will be releasing a stripped-down acoustic version of their last album, The High Country. This will be The Low Country, available Sept. 23rd.



I didn't think they could make that last album even more boring, but they're gonna give it a go.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:15 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
The Sword will be releasing a stripped-down acoustic version of their last album, The High Country. This will be The Low Country, available Sept. 23rd.



I didn't think they could make that last album even more boring, but their gonna give it a go.

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:57 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
The Sword will be releasing a stripped-down acoustic version of their last album, The High Country. This will be The Low Country, available Sept. 23rd.



I didn't think they could make that last album even more boring, but their gonna give it a go.

I said the same thing! Hahaha.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:16 am

Honestly, I haven't revisited High Country since it came out and I'm in no rush to do so, but I just remember being very disappointed with it. Especially since I was disappointed with the one before it too.

2 clunkers in a row and a lack-luster live performance. I think I'm done with these guys.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:19 am

I'm a massive Sword fan, and I have no idea what they were thinking with this new one. Such a departure from their signature sound. Oh, well...
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Caught The Sword last night. They played a lot of material off the new album and the crowd seemed to enjoy it.   I was upset they didn't play Freya but they did play two other songs off Age of Winters. The singer did seem to be unenthused about performing which was also disappointing.

While I agree that High Country isn't as heavy as their prior albums, I still thought it kicked ass in it's own different way.  I like to listen to it when I'm having mellow days.


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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:05 pm

How would you rank their albums?
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:58 pm

Lari wrote:
How would you rank their albums?

Age of Winters, Gods of the Earth, Warp Riders, Apocryphon, High Country.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:26 am

New tune!



I dig it. Clearly these guys are changing a bit as the years pass and they smoke more weed, but I like this better than most of what was on their last album.

Although, I'll admit, I like High Country much more now than I did when it first came out. It's not bad at all.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:19 am

I stated this thread? surprised
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:02 am

It's an ok tune I guess. I'm pretty much over these guys though. I'm done buying albums that I won't listen to more than once or twice just to have it.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:07 am

That was lackluster.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:21 pm

I actually didn't mind High Country, but this sounds like a B side from that album. Lackluster or underwhelming best fits the description of this song.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:28 pm

They are really losing me. Feel like they lost steam after Trivett left.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:50 pm

Metalguy's last 2 posts are spot on for how I feel about Sword now. I'm out.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:13 am

The songs not too bad. You guys just aren't smokin enough weed. Haha!
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:35 am

I feel like these guys intentionally overprice their stuff. $40 wing wangs for the 2x12 vinyl?
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PostSubject: Re: The Sword   Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:48 pm

Here's the lyric video for the new track "Twilight Sunrise":

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