I thought Pallbearer put out a pretty damn cool album last year. Could have been a lot better without the emo vocals but the pacing and structure were great, and the whole album was refreshingly ungimmicky. Baroness and Mastadon are insufferable though. I don't have much of an opinion on The Sword but that just goes to show how uninspiring their music is.
But yeah dude, mysterious lost books of the Bible, it's like legendary and epic and shit you know?