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|4.0 excellent||Jake Kean | February 1st 14|
Apocryphon packs a punch to say the least.
Ten lively tracks assemble in an uninhibited, albeit methodical fashion and create a thrilling roller coaster ride, which loops and swerves around mammoth riffs, memorable hooks, colossal drums and zealous vocals before terminating after 45 minutes.
I didn't regret buying a ticket.
This fiery record is heaviness in its purest state. At only fifteen seconds into the initial track The Veil of Isis, I knew that I was in for a nostalgic trip that would stem back to the beginnings of my love for metal. It helped that Cronise’s vocals were reminiscent of a young Ozzy Osbourne.
Tracks like Cloak of Feathers and Eyes of the Stormwitch are the catchiest I've heard in a long time, and the eponymous track Apocryphon consolidates each exalted aspect of their sound into a powerful album closer.
Apocryphon will be reverberating off the shed walls of middle aged metalheads reliving the ‘glory days’ for a long time to come.
|4.0 excellent||sblevins95 | January 5th 13|
After several listens it starts to become pretty dull, considering the whole album is basically very big riffs. There is some experimental stuff new to The Sword here though and it's definitely not a bad album.
|4.0 excellent||ManintheBox | December 3rd 12|
On Apocryphon the sword stick with their riff oriented sound that they had on warp riders and instead of applying it to make a concept album choose to create a song oriented album. These songs are some of The Swords best though with even a little bit of experimentation seen in songs like Apocryphon and the stoner jam Cloak of Feathers. All around the sword make their most consistent and badass album to date. Best songs are Dying Earth, Eyes of the Stormwitch, and Apocryphon.
|4.0 excellent||gocsa666 | February 13th 15|
|4.5 superb||SmersH | January 2nd 15|
|4.0 excellent||Benc | November 26th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Arctick | November 18th 14|
|3.0 good||Titan | October 21st 14|
|4.0 excellent||Conor | October 10th 14|
|3.0 good||Moraff | September 14th 14|
|4.0 excellent||CeeBone | July 24th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Zack | March 14th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Dan | February 7th 14|
|4.5 superb||mobb49 | February 4th 14|
|4.5 superb||ale | January 28th 14|
|4.0 excellent||W3bsurf | December 19th 13|
|4.0 excellent||cdog215 | December 14th 13|
|2.5 average||Dunpeal | November 29th 13|
|4.0 excellent||gazanga | August 28th 13|
|3.5 great||Mungo | June 15th 13|
|4.5 superb||N2B3J | May 24th 13|
|4.0 excellent||bry11 | May 19th 13|
|3.5 great||abaeza | April 26th 13|
|4.5 superb||kual21 | April 6th 13|
|4.0 excellent||BigHans | March 6th 13|
|4.5 superb||Duncs | February 24th 13|
|5.0 classic||Inhumed | February 23rd 13|
|4.0 excellent||Cabrero | February 18th 13|
|4.0 excellent||vkristi | January 4th 13|
|4.5 superb||Meshike | December 24th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Meat | December 24th 12|
|4.0 excellent||tomatron | December 13th 12|
|4.5 superb||adace1 | November 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||AlmaDea | November 26th 12|
|4.5 superb||DeadGuy | November 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Warpt | November 10th 12|
|4.0 excellent||ll.ogan | November 9th 12|
|5.0 classic||tysly | November 7th 12|
|3.5 great||Worth | October 25th 12|
|3.0 good||ot63 | October 24th 12|
|3.0 good||Troggy | October 24th 12|
|2.5 average||Mac666 | October 24th 12|
|3.0 good||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | October 23rd 12|
|2.5 average||bloc | October 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Paul | October 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Drawk | October 19th 12|
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