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Amon Amarth (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Death/Doom/Black/Gothic Metal' started by METALPRIEST, Apr 16, 2010.

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    is a Viking-themed, melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1988, and named after an alternative name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.


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    Once Sent From The Golden Hall (1998)
    The Avenger (1999)
    The Crusher (2001)
    Versus the World (2002)
    Fate of Norns (2004)
    With Oden on Our Side (2006)
    Twilight of the Thunder God (2008)
    Surtur Rising (2011)
    Deceiver of the Gods (2013)
    Jomsviking (2016)
    Berserker (2019)








     
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    I was going to make a thread on this, I'm glad I looked first :)

    I absolutely love this band, the stories they tell, the sheer passion for their heritage. I am not ashamed to admit that I've been moved to tears by one or two of their songs.

    The only complaint I have, particularly with the last three albums, is that they are awfully repetitive. It often seems as though they are reusing certain riffs and melodies, and often follow the exact same lyrical pattern. However, this is not enough to put me off them, not by a long shot. I love listening to the stories within the songs, and getting swept up in the passion they show. I've never encountered feelings like this from a death metal band before.
     
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    I love these guys!
    Been listening to them for over a year now and recently decided to get more than the 8 songs I had xD
    Found this in the 1993 Thor Arise demo:
     
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    So far, I would say that their '96 and '98 albums are their best. They have a variety of riffs and whatnot going on. Its possible that the record company has forced the band into playing the same sort of music through their last few albums.
     
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    These guys do re-use melodies, riffs and lyrical patterns in their '02, '04, '05 and '06 albums but it does have a variety to it and it has a somewhat polished feel to it. I think they have found their niche (or the record company has started to control their music >_>; )

    I have not yet listened to their latest album "Twilight Of The Thunder God" but I can find some songs on Youtube.com

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    '04 album "Fate Of The Norms"


    '06 album "With Oden On Our Side"




    You can't yet tell me they have lost their touch.
     
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    Shit, no, definitely not.

    My favourite albums are With Oden On Our Side and Once Sent From The Golden Hall, both of which sound completely different from each other. As I said before, their problem with repetition is, I feel, mainly with their more recent albums. Doesn't stop me from loving this band though... :)
     
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    All I know is I HAIL this band!!!! :bow: :heheh:

    "Let see those viking horns in the air....C'MON!!!"


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    I would kill to see these guys play live...I missed them the last twice they were here :wa
     
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    Ride for Vengeance

     
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    Across The Rainbow Bridge



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