BY LISA MROCK
Indie metal heavyweights The Sword haven’t released an LP of new songs since 2015’s High Country, but they did release the acoustic version called Low Country last year and will soon release their first live album Greetings From… (recorded during their touring stint with Opeth this past fall). Already on Spotify is the live version of “Mother, Maiden, & Crone,” originally from 2008’s epic Gods of the Earth. It’s better to think of the track as an updated version of the sludge-filled classic. Not to say the original recording is lesser than the live version, but The Sword has had almost 10 years to sharpen every nook and cranny in front of rabid crowds of maniacal head-bangers.