The Sword – Age Of Winters - 2006 Stoner Rock Doom Metal- Original Issue 180 Grm LP
The Sword – Age Of Winters
Kemado Records – KEM 029
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Record is VG++ clean
COVER is VG++ minor cornerwear bottom right, otherwise no wear
First pressing on black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
Comes with printed picture/lyric inner
Barcode on back of sleeve
18 Jul 2006
Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
A1 Celestial Crown 1:57
A2 Barael's Blade 2:48
A3 Freya 4:34
A4 Winter's Wolves 4:36
A5 The Horned Goddess 5:01
B1 Iron Swan 5:46
B2 Lament For The Aurochs 7:59
B3 March Of The Lor 4:41
B4 Ebethron 5:35
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kemado Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Kemado Records, Inc.
Published By – Blood of Kings Music
Published By – Stop Moping
Recorded At – Folkvang
Mixed At – Folkvang
Mastered At – The Cutting Room
Lacquer Cut At – R.E.M. Sound
Artwork [Logo] – Brien White
Bass Guitar, Engineer, Mixed By, Composed By – Bryan Richie
Cover – Conrad Keely
Drums, Mixed By, Composed By – Trivett Wingo
Engineer [Additional Vocal] – Mike Groener
Guitar, Mixed By, Composed By – Kyle Shutt
Layout [Interior] – Matt Messner
Mastered By – Rick Essig
Photography By [Band] – Tim Pipe
Vocals, Guitar, Producer, Mixed By, Written-By, Composed By – J. D. Cronise*
"Perfect for those who love Sabbath, Kyuss, Metallica And Fu Manchu (I could go on).
Doom heavy riffs, songs laden with the themes of legend and adventure.'
" Old School Metal with a modern twist. Music that goes somewhere and tells a story. The contents live up to the excellent cover artwork."
" It opens with a thick, sludgy riff that sounds like it's feeling out the directions it could go in, and gets joined with some simmering basslines. The whole thing eventually shapes itself into a building, powerful mountain of swirling stoner riffs -- in under two minutes.
Then The Sword really blossoms with "Barael's Blade," a driving heavy rocker with frenetic riffs every few seconds. "Forged by the crow-mage from shards of darkness/honed by the halfbreed to vorpal sharpness... fragments of bore infused with purest steel/a warrior's hand and a wizard's mind to wield!" J.D. Cronise yowls passionately.
And it doesn't slow down with the songs that follow -- stormy twisting metal, slow buildups to staticky wild hard-rock, mythic expanses of sputtering bass. And in the second half, they relax a little, with a stately folky-medieval intro to "Iron Swan," the cascading "Lament For The Aurochs," and two kinetic final songs -- one a blazing fiery story-song, and the reluctant "Ebethron." It sounds like they hated to stop."
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|