THE SWORD — Age of Winters (review)

THE SWORD — Age of Winters album cover Album · 2006 · Stoner Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
The Sword's debut album Age of Winters is a credible piece of retrogressive doom metal which will please most fans of Black Sabbath, Budgie and other early practitioners of doomy, fuzzed-out proto-metal. The band's dual guitar lineup allows them to add a bit more complexity to their material, so the end result, whilst quite true to their influences, also sounds different enough to give them their own musical niche and an appeal which extends beyond the mere nostalgia which less capable retro-doom bands sometimes slip into pandering to. As evidence that this style of proto-metal has a future decades after its original inception, Age of Winters is compelling stuff.
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