The Sword   Apocryphon
3.8 Release Date: 2012
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4.0 excellentJake 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.

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0.0 He Instagram his watch like #MadRichAlert | January 5th 13

only black sabbath and led zeppelin exist in the sword's universe

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4.0 excellentsblevins95 | 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.

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4.0 excellentManintheBox | 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.

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