i'm a sucker for doom and Stoner rock. The Sword totally blown me away with Age of Winters. i could go as far as saying Age of Winters is in my top 5 albums of all time. yes, really. sadly, Gods of the Earth isn't as good. only just, though. it's still a very, very enjoyable album. since i've owned it (not long), i've listened to it about 4 times already. with solid songs like Under The Boughs, The Frost-Giants Daughter, and Fire Lances of the Hyperzephyrians, it's an amazing album all the way through. extra props to the instrumental introduction, "The Sundering", too. it's very similar to "Celestial Crown" from their previous album, but it uses an acoustic guitar, which makes it sound a bit more epic, in tone.
what surprised me is that the songs can be catchy. i don't mean pop-toned choruses, but some of the lyrics will stick in your head for a few days. anyway, this is a must-buy, however, you may want to buy "Age of Winters" first, which in my opinion, is a landmark in Doom Metal.