The Sword "Empty Temples"

The Sword 'Empty Temples'
Texas metal merchants the Sword may well have us perma-baked by the time their High Country LP arrives next month, but for now you'll have to get a contact high from the stoner-styled preview, "Empty Temples."

The track rides out on a hard-chugging rhythm and twinned-guitar melodies, mining a '70s-styled approach that owes as much to Sabbath as it does to Southern rock. The visuals are likely a little trippy, with fish-eyed sights scrolling above various scenes of nature and wreckage.

You can catch the sneak preview of High Country down below, while the album lands in standard and weed-themed editions August 21 through Razor & Tie.