Pin It
Favorite

'Warp Riders,' The Sword 

The music is obviously good, but on the Sword's new record, so is the story.

click to enlarge The Sword
  • The Sword

Yes the music is awesome. It’s the Sword, so that isn’t a concern. Warp Riders, the third record from the Austin, Texas, band, is different than the band’s previous albums. More eclectic, less “metal.” But this one isn’t about the music, it’s about the epic tale that lives through it. J.D. Cronise (lyricist, guitarist, vocalist) sets the standard for what a concept album should be here. The planet Acheron — tidal-locked with three blazing suns —is the setting for the story of Ereth, the archer. Banished from his tribe and guided by a mysterious drug-advocating orb and a being known as The Chronomancer (who exists beyond time and space, obviously), Ereth is led across a vast desert landscape.

It’s a story of light and dark that pulls inspiration from the words of Don Juan Matus. Warp Riders is not to be overlooked nor under-heard. Buy it, and buy it on vinyl.

DOWNLOAD: “Tres Brujas”

WATCH

Tags: ,

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Connective Tissue
  • Connective Tissue

    Von the Baptist's homegrown and introspective music is grounded in natural chemistry
    • Dec 23, 2014
  • Hanging Around
  • Hanging Around

    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony were the first to popularize singsong hip-hop; now young rappers are catching on
    • Dec 23, 2014
  • Keepin' On
  • Keepin' On

    All around the Inland Northwest, the music scene continues to persevere
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Black Label Society, Hatebreed, Butcher Babies

Black Label Society, Hatebreed, Butcher Babies @ Knitting Factory

Sun., Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Dylan Simons

  • The Mountain Report
  • The Mountain Report

    Tips for newbies and veterans headed to local ski areas.
    • Nov 11, 2010
  • Bremertonian Ballads
  • Bremertonian Ballads

    The last place anyone expected MxPx’s Mike Herrera to go was “country."
    • Oct 27, 2010
  • 'Business Casual,' Chromeo
  • 'Business Casual,' Chromeo

    Got a dance party planned? Grab this Chromeo record.
    • Oct 20, 2010
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Review


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation