Release date: 1 May 2013
Style: Thrash metal

Rating:

7.7 | 20 votes

Owners:

14 have it
9 want it


01. Conjoined
02. Believers In Black
03. Blueprints Of Metaphor
04. In The Misery Machine
05. With Only Sorrow Now
06. All The Promises
07. Upon This Day
08. Ancestor
09. Embracing Nothing
10. Jawbreaker [Judas Priest cover] [bonus]
11. Spirit Leaves [CD bonus]

Review


Line-up
Mark Sugar - vocals, guitars
Ryan Bruchert - guitars
Adam Kopecky - drums
Usha Rajbhandari - bass

Staff review by
Susan

Rating:
9.0
In The Shadow Of Swords is some excellent thrash with strong groove. Now, I don't listen to a ton of thrash but it's albums like this that make me really think I should. This album is very well written, strongly performed, professionally produced, and of course, ass kicking. Wrapped into the grooving thrash base is plenty of melodic variety and some sweet hints of death metal on a few tracks. All of these elements are tightly bound, though, and create a very solid sound.

Read more ››
published 19.05.2013 | Comments (9)

Found in 6 lists
Top lists

R'Vannith Albums of interest: 2013  | #100
Diverge Gems From 2013, Now with Pad Thai!  | #80
psykometal My 2013 Likes  | #29
musclassia 2013 List (continued)  | #174
Mighty_mulmul 2013  | #49
Coolingsrock Coolingsrock's 2013 List For The Influenced Mind  | #71
More lists | Create a list! ››



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Albums
Comments: 6  
Users visited: 65  
Search this topic:  


Coolingsrock - 20.05.2013 at 21:54  
  I'm buying this!
Bizzaremifo - 24.05.2013 at 17:30  
Rating: 6 Yeah, yeah. Clean vocal is pure shit here,
Copernicus - 28.05.2013 at 14:42  
  Great album and great band!
Daggon - 01.06.2013 at 00:16  
Rating: 5 When an awesome song like Jawbreaker made by Judas Priest sounds horrible and boring when played by a Thrash metal band, you know this is going to be quite boring, and after listening to this album a couple of times, that becomes a fact.
Zaphod - 06.08.2013 at 18:20  
 
Written by Daggon on 01.06.2013 at 00:16

When an awesome song like Jawbreaker made by Judas Priest sounds horrible and boring when played by a Thrash metal band, you know this is going to be quite boring, and after listening to this album a couple of times, that becomes a fact.

I quite like their cover of Jawbreaker, at least it's better than Sabaton's version... Ugh.
LeKiwi - 20.06.2014 at 02:01  
Rating: 7 Great ideas thrown around here and there and flows well. Nothing very exciting about this though.

Edit: tracks 2, 5, 7, and 9 have some sick sections.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Trials - In The Shadow Of Swords 7.5 19.05.2013 by psykometal
Albums Psyclon Nine - [Order Of The Shadow: Act I] 6 12.11.2013 by
Albums Shadow Of The Colossus - End Game 6 31.08.2013 by !J.O.O.E.!
Albums The Safety Fire - Mouth Of Swords 6 07.08.2013 by herbalizer
Albums Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods 4.5 12.04.2013 by FeskarN



Hits total: 1785 | This month: 50