i've been a fan of the sword since their first album, as most of my friends have. heres the question...
my friends that listen primarily to metal say they are "just hard rock and roll".
but my friends (and myself) that have slightly more well rounded tastes in music (listen to hip hop, metal, alternative, rock, whatever) all agree that its metal.
even though they do have a very classic rock feel to them, i honestly couldn't ever imagine hearing them on an actual "rock" radio station (not in my city anyways). and does the fact they are opening for metallica have any influence on this discussion?
its a really stupid argument but... thats what the internet is for right?