Bonnaroo Spotlight: The Sword


It would be an understatement to say I am excited to see Austin metal band The Sword. Ever since I first wrapped my baby fingers around that original plastic Guitar Hero guitar and rocked out to “Freya”, I came to two realizations. One was that this would be the closest I would ever get to melting faces. The second was that I loved The Sword.

Since releasing Age of Winters featuring “Freya”in 2006, The Sword have gone on to release Gods of the Earth in 2008 and more recently the concept album Warp Riders last year. To me, The Sword lead the class in psychedila/stoner/metal/retro rock because there is no other band out there with a sound like this. A lot of metal bands can shred with the best of them, but feature vocals that cannot be distinguished from a banshee scream. This is where The Sword breaks away from the pack, featuring melodic vocals from lead singer/guitarist J.D. Cronise, whose favorite subjects to wax poetic on include hallowed mountains, bloody battles,  and beseeching enchantresses. Doesn’t get much more gnarly than that.

Also, any band that features wolves in their music videos is alright by me.

“Winter’s Wolves”

“Tres Brujas”

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  1. Sean

    is that thing a guy or a girl on the left??

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