If I had never heard the Sword I would look at this and think they sound like Arab on Radar or Brown Whornet or some other noise band. I'd never think they sound anything like the Sword actually sound. And if they were indy-rockers-playing-metal... this still wouldn't work. Look to Pevetos High On Fire posters for an expample of indy rock trying to be metal.
Posters in this here style are almost always used to advertise certain bands. Mostly noise and avant bands. And I will eternally associate stuff done in this style with those types of bands. It's cool and all...but it isn't very metal.
If this poster was for An Albatross it'd be fucking awesome. Truly.
got a question about triangles and pyramids and bricks and variations thereof within this new style of psychedelic-esque posters. ¿por que? they're all over the place. i ate lotso acid in my day and never got into drawing triangles. drew a lot more penises with faces after that, but not triangles.
My overwhelming impression based on having seen the Sword play, and having heard their records, is that they are an indie-rockers-playing-metal metal band. That is not meant as a diss. I don't live in Austin and I don't hang with the band so maybe I'm off base. But I get the sense maybe they liked Metallica or Priest in highschool, but then they got way into Pavement or Sebadoh for about a decade before re-embracing metal. And that's just fine.
Tip-off #1: horn-rimmed glasses frames on stage. I mean, come on.
Tip-off #2: Irony. The Sword are steeped in it. They like to wink and they like to nudge. Now look at, say, Manowar. There is no irony there. In the eye of the beholder, sure, plenty. But coming from the band? None.
I want a reality show where The Sword and Manowar live together in a beach house for a month, with a truckload of Heinie and a full LARP arsenal. Then we would see who is true metal.
well like i said , it's a poster that would make ME wanna go to the show cause it actually makes it look like a fun time..
i like seeeing stuff that stands out and catches the energy of a rowdy live show. i find lateley i feel so jaded looking at posters . this kid's stuff actually makes me feel pumped up and excites me in the same way i felt when i first saw a chantry or a mat brinkman poster.
i saw 'em last night. they were pretty awesome.
I would say that this doesn't fit the band, but only based off of the imagery the band uses as a comparison.
on the other hand, this has a certain headbanger's-algebra-notebook-cover appeal to it, so it's not like it's way off base.