Friday, June 13, 2008

The Sword @ Roadburn 2007

I was really looking forward to the new album by The Sword, considering the promise they showed with their first release. However, I found the new one to be a bit underwhelming. I feel kind of bad, like I'm missing the point or something. People I was running into at shows and while in town were pretty psyched. I wasn't. So I decided to take a few more listens and write it up for the North Coast Journal. Can't say I changed my mind. You can read why here.

I was then trying to figure out what music I was going to upload next and found some live Sword stuff I never listened to, including their set from Roadburn 2007, which includes tracks from both of their albums, and has singer JD Cronise belting out a more Danzig-like bellow than I've heard on the studio stuff. If you're already a fan, you'll want to hear it. It's a soundboard recording so don't hesitate.

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Josh said...

Would you happen to have a set list for this show at all? I have figured out all of the songs except for the first one. Is it a cover or just some new tune that's not even on the newest album?

mike said...

I was hoping someone else would do the leg work for me. The first song I have no idea. I'm sure I'll feel foolish when someone tells it a cover?