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The Sword - High Country album

The Sword - High Country album
  • Performer The Sword
  • Title High Country
  • Date of release 2015
  • Country USA & Canada
  • Style Stoner Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
  • Other formats MOD RA AHX VOC MP2 WMA AU
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1465 mb
  • Size FLAC 1266 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 109

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Low Country is a compilation album by American hard rock band The Sword. Recorded at The Bend in Austin, Texas and The Berry in Taylor, Texas, it was produced by the band's bassist Bryan Richie and released on September 23, 2016 by Razor & Tie. The album features stripped-down acoustic recordings of ten of the 15 songs from the band's 2015 fifth studio album High Country, which were recorded shortly before the album's release, between June and August 2015.

High Country is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band The Sword. High Country" was released as a single on July 20, 2015. The album was largely a critical success.

The Sword ‎– High Country. Label: Razor & Tie ‎– 7930183659-2, INgrooves ‎– 7930183659-2. Format: CD, Album, Digipak. Country: UK & Europe. Artwork – Jetter Green. Band – Bryan Richie, John D. Cronise, Kyle Shutt, Santiago Vela III.

The band's fifth studio album High Country was released in August 2015, followed by their sixth Used Future in March 2018. During its early career, The Sword was categorized primarily as a doom metal band, with the group's members citing bands including Black Sabbath and Sleep as influences.

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their new album, "High Country", on August 21 via Razor & Tie. Recorded in Austin, the CD was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. High Country" features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats. In conjunction with the release of "High Country", THE SWORD will embark on a 25-show European tour.

On High Country, The Sword decided to create a much more mellow album where their original influences take a backseat in favor of drugged out stoner rock. Gone are the groove-inducing, energetic riffs and epic scale. Everything now seems more modest, going for less bombast than before. The Sword definitely sounds different then before. The guitars traded in their previous chunkiness and heft for a more fuzzy tone.

High Country (2015) by The Sword. Labels: Razor & Tie. Genres: Stoner Metal, Doom Metal  .


A1 Unicorn Farm
A2 Empty Temples
A3 High Country
A4 Tears Like Diamonds
B1 Mist & Shadow
B2 Agartha
B3 Seriously Mysterious
C1 Suffer No Fools
C2 Early Snow
C3 The Dreamthieves
C4 Buzzards
D1 Silver Petals
D2 Ghost Eye
D3 Turned to Dust
D4 The Bees Of Spring

Companies, etc.

  • Mixed At – The Magpie Cage
  • Mastered At – Sun Room Audio
  • Mastered At – Church House Studios
  • Recorded At – Level One Sound
  • Recorded At – High Country Atelier
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Razor & Tie Recordings, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Razor & Tie Recordings, LLC
  • Marketed By – Razor & Tie Direct, LLC
  • Distributed By – Razor & Tie Direct, LLC
  • Pressed By – MPO
  • Manufactured By – Noiseland Industries – 15-0398


  • Acoustic Guitar – Bryan Richie (tracks: D1)
  • Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Music By – Bryan Richie
  • Cover – Jetter Green
  • Design, Layout – Creative Militia, Creative Militia
  • Engineer – Stuart Sikes
  • Guitar, Music By – Kyle Shutt
  • Mastered By – Dan Coutant
  • Mixed By – J. Robbins
  • Photography By – John Leach , Scott Caligure
  • Producer – Adrian Quesada
  • Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics By, Music By – John D. Cronise*


"Earth and Sky" edition available from

Gatefold sleeve and download card

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 793018365918
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): 15-0398 A MPO K SST NOISELAND
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): 15-0398 B MPO K SST NOISELAND
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C etched): 15-0398 C MPO K SST NOISELAND
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D etched): 15-0398 D² MPO K SST NOISELAND

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7930183659-2 The Sword High Country ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Razor & Tie 7930183659-2 USA & Canada 2015
7930183659-2 The Sword High Country ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Razor & Tie, INgrooves 7930183659-2 UK & Europe 2015
7930183659-1 The Sword High Country ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Razor & Tie 7930183659-1 Europe 2015
7930183659-1 The Sword High Country ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Red) Razor & Tie 7930183659-1 Europe 2015
7930183659-1 The Sword High Country ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Razor & Tie 7930183659-1 UK 2015