These East Bay menaces sound a lot like The Sword. A lot. Call it futurist/prog/retro-metal or whatever but, seriously, Age of Winters and Crucifire sound damn near identical. It's not plagerism. Both bands formed, gigged, and recorded around the same time. I think it's a happy accident that benefits the listener.
The differences between the two records have nothing to do with music. Saviours features ex-Yaphet Kotto members and their lyrics are anti-Christian/occult in nature. The Sword have a reputation for being false hipsters (not true), so I guess that makes Saviours more kvlt, but who cares? You'll dig Crucifire if you're into the current retro bands like The Sword, Early Man or Priestess.
Saviours - Crucifire
2 years ago