Preview by Jake Krolick
Do the holidays and all the nasty commercialism of black Friday/cyber Monday shopping have you ready to explode? If so, consider taking out some aggression and take in the band The Sword playing at the TLA this Friday, December 3rd . With the release of their new album, Warp Riders, The Sword have a lot to be proud of. This young metal band can wail and they prove it on this latest offering. They forgo a straight ahead thrashing attack of all things metal by straddling the lines of old and new sounds. Sure they still have one foot firmly planted in the realm of metal along with the likes of Mastodon, Clutch, and Metallica, but they have dipped the other foot into the heavy waters of 70’s hard rock reminiscent of Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple. Here’s a good taste of what the Sword will throw down with on Friday in Philadelphia, a track off of their new album entitled “Tres Brujas”.