The Frost-Giant's Daughter
Label: KEMADO RECORDS INC
This sophomore effort from the Austin-based doomsayers is a stronger, darker continuation of their fuzzed-out throwback foundation. Well versed in blazing riffage, The Sword bolster their place as purveyors of bad-ass licks, packing Gods of the Earth with infectiously brutal nod-alongs. Putting to rest the false metal debate they contract from their non-metal following, The Sword are officially planting their flag in stoner metal mecca with Sabbathian tracks like "Maiden, Mother & Crone," the High on Fire-esque "Lords" and Mastodon-like guitar god anthem "The White Sea."