It looks like people are comparing them in direct opposition to The Sword, meaning that Bloodhorse is 'Modern Metal' done right.
This track slays..A Passing Thought To The Contraryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItfqEX3T ... re=related
The youtube comments kill me: So I had never heard of this band and I picked up their album Horizoner on a whim and I ahve to say... thoroughly disappointed. It just sounds like I've heard it all before. Isn't it funny how it's "cool" to be "metal" now? So many bands these days are jumping on the "revivalist" metal bandwagon, it's so annoying. This sounds like COC's "In the Arms of God" but less... good.
Listen to the band Lesbian for a more original approach to modern metal.