I dig The Sword. I never really understood the cries of "sell-outs" and "posers" from their detractors. These Austin, Texas hombres dig the riff and play it for the world.
Ooh! I like this cover version, much better than the proper one.
Over the years the frequency of solos has increased and the mesh between vocals and guitar melodies has thickened.
On Apocryphon, the lads pull out all stops including some thematic updates connecting them with the real world and some analog synth blasting them off of it.