Austin, Texas’ The Sword is back with another chapter in their history. “Gods Of The Earth” is more of the same and I’m still liking it. It’s obvious these guys have been listening to Black Sabbath with an almost religious devotion and so they pile one awesome riff on top of the other. With a great rhythm section, you end up with an album where it’s almost impossible to stop your head from moving. It all sounds very uncomplicated and in spite of the occasional acoustic guitar or Maidenesque dual guitar lick, there is hardly variation but don’t let that stop you. Turn up the speakers and let songs like “Under The Bough” give you a severe case of whiplash!