Wait, is this a joke? That's an understandable reaction when encountering the clobbering metal riffs of The Sword, and it's not the only time in recent years a new hard rock/metal act has elicited such a response. In the semi-proud tradition of Andrew W.K. and Wolfmother, this Austin quartet is so maniacally devoted to its head-banging sources that it's hard to know whether the whole thing isn't just a put-on. (For example, take frontman J. D. Cronise's flat bellowing of his sincere lyrics stuffed with Norse imagery: Is he actually... More >>>