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I dig these guys. I agree with the "Holy Mountain" comparison.
this shreds. regardless of all the badness that was said.
I buy into the hype. This record is f*cking killer. If you're not going to get into it because it's a Sabbath rip-off, then you're just not going to like it.
This cd is at least a 7, I'd give it an 8 War Texas
this f*ckin record is amazing. this bozo donsent know shit. go listen to terror u f*ckstick.
GOD DAMNIT THESE gay RIPPED ME OFF SHAROOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
This album is great. Good comparisons but crappy rating. Rob basically said nothing but good things about it and then gave it a 6. Do you know what numbers mean?
almost all the good things he had to say were based around them sounding like other bands. the rating is entirely justified.
"jumps back up into a chunky two-step part that sounds just like a Terror record" two step part? what in the f*ck are you talking about?
scam band. way to get fooled, fools. maybe me and some of my hipster friends can get together and crib from records we downloaded and sell you all some hokey shit.
I'd rather listen to the new open hand if you want a good rock record.
I think all the comparisons to Sleep's Holy Mountain make a lot of sense. I saw these guys last night and I don't really understand all the overhype/scam comments. They looked and sounded just like every other Stoner band I've seen this year, and most of the people at the show didn't know who they were until they started playing. Great live, great disc - easily an 8/10. The hype is justified.
first lambgoat review to suprise me in a few months
I don't think anyone would argue that these dudes don't pay total homage to Sabbath or take influence from any of the other bands. Rob makes it sound like because they're not doing something totally original, they should be faulted. I think sonically, this record is great. Musically, it's definitely good. They're media darlings because it's avant-garde to like stoner metal if you are an aspiring hipster piece of shit. Spin is the bible of such people. The Sword is awesome. Hipsters are gay
This review is a summation of all that is wrong in the metal scene today. The Sword has made what is undeniably a kick-ass stoner metal record, and all the reviewer wants to talk about is how they sound like other bands (which all stoner metal bands do...this rearytical technique is a crutch, and a poor one) and how they don't live up to the hype they have garnered (for being a kick-ass stoner metal band). The willingness of many metal fans to reject or dismiss (I regard 6/10 as a "dismissal") a
If you think Avenged Sevenfold benefits metal fans, then you are a f*cking idiot, and your opinion means shit to me. If you think a 6/10 is a bad score, then you need to go back to school and learn math. The number 5 amounts to half of the number 10. Therefore, 5 would be the "average." Any number above 5 is to be considered above average.
yeah but feters you gotta admit this cd shouldve deserved AT LEAST a 7. this cd rocks. i downloaded it yesterday and after a few listens it got a little monotonous but just barely. id rather have a band copy sabbath any day then some band that came out last year. the sword shreds!
I dig this band, but it's completely valid to fault a band for not being original. Influences? Yes. Direct lifting from previous works? No. Doesn't mean it doesn't sound good. But originality counts, whatever genre you're in.
well, i don't think it deserves a 7, but that's just my opinion. that's all the review is...just my opinion. to me, it's a step above average. therefore a 6 to me.
Calling me an idiot is a surefire way to prove your point...I guess it would be expecting too much to expect a cogent explanation of why the popularity and commercial viability of Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, and Mastodon, and other bands enjoying success outside their underground niche is in any way bad for Metal and general. I guess you must be one of those simpletons who dislike anything that doesn't allow you to preen your metal-cred rock-c-ck while you mention it. It takes a truly inept
Bottom line is that if Lambgoat finds out about The Sword before Spin does, McFeters writes them a Valentine and forgets to bitch about their lack of "passion and soul"
This shit is the coors light of stoner rock.
man you're right. you've changed my mind. i love the sword. they are the best band ever! YaY!!!!
Well, you argue like a six-year-old. I believe I am finished here.
HAhaha that should be a new rear c*nt track. "You look adopted"..."You argue on the internet"...."You like Avenged Sevenfold"..."You look retarded" Hey, you can dismiss douchebag's arguments using real and fake rear c*nt songs.
you cant discredit a band because they sound like their influences, if that was the case every "bridge 9" or "mosh" or "at the gates rip off" band would deserve a 6. if the album is good (as the review says: "killer slow jam"" seriously gnarly grooves""mean riffs""great voice") basically what im trying to say is 6's belong to failing records, not records that just dont "jump out". bah
oh and when i went to school a 6 was a bad score 6/10 = 60% = F
Dear Toomuchhuge, I think you misinterperated feters motivation to maintain a feeble adolescent argument. It's not that he can't verbally scrap on a level more akin to his age, it's that he understands that this is a forum. More importantly, a record review. This is based on opinion and the opinion of the reviewer only. To be upset enough to provoke an e-hissy fit on someones opinion is being childish. Putting your time and mental effort to retaliate to your liking is quite the contrary. I se
I must start by saying that calling this record "The Coors Light of stoner rock" is f*cking hillarious. I do think, however, that just because it's light years ahead of Om, Sunn, Sleep etc. with it's accessibility and likability for people into other realms of metal/rock they shouldn't be discredited for making a good record. I personally would rate this record at about a 7-7.5; and I agree with Feters that the vocals are best when they're his own. I think that as far as debut records go, thi
saw em with trail of dead not too long ago, nothing special really.... i'd say thats a pretty accurate review after hearing the cd as well.
This record is f*ckin great. all music sounds like other music... if it doesn't, it is usually terrible.
Thank you, Lambgoat, for educating me about metalheads, because apparently they wear panties, and get them all twisted in bunches when someone has the guts to call it like they see it. I'm not saying I agree with Rob, I've only heard two tracks (both of which I enjoyed, though not as much as HoF). But if you're so insecure about someone else disliking your new favorite record, it suggests that maybe your faith in its quality isn't quite so high. More to the point - this is f*cking rock and