Album Review: Gods of the Earth

The Sword - Gods of the Earth
8.3 of 10

The Sword haven't changed much in Gods of the Earth, their sophomore album. The crunchy Sabbath-esque riffs and chugs -that I fell in love with back in 2006- still fuels the band's ferocity, and they still wield mystical lyrics about wizards and wenches that'll make any fantasy geek reminisce about all those trashy books he had read. The vocals, however, are still as muddy and unintelligible like it was back in their first album. Nevertheless, despite the bad vocals, Gods of the Earth is still a kick ass album with a nostalgic flair.