This is a band that absolutely has inspired me, especially in writing this last book. I have a writing playlist on my phone that is about 5 hours long, and at least an hour of it is songs by The Sword. While I am partial to their older albums like Age of Winters and Apocryphon, I think their new stuff is also really great. They generally put in me in the zone, where I can block everything out and just write. I could go on about them for hours, but the only thing that needs to be said is that they absolutely rock. Check them out!