Bryan Richie: Coming Out Swinging

The Sword’s Bryan Richie faces an interesting set of challenges. Not only does he have the responsibility of pushing the low end in riff-heavy music behind detuned guitars, but he also has to make sure his parts stand out in the mix. The Sword’s mighty debut, Age of Winters, proves a smashing success for Richie on both counts. It’s partly due to his role as engineer and producer on the record, but it has much more to do with his thoughtful approach to tone and playing style.
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