- Audio CD (28 Mar. 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD+DVD, Limited Edition
- Label: Metal Blade
- ASIN: B004FN7ZM4
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,788 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Surtur Rising CD+DVD, Limited Edition
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Amon Amarth are such a band, but this band, like Motorhead, haven't changed their style or sound (see Children of Bodom).
Amon Amarth have stuck to their roots of heavy mid-paced metal, lyrics telling stories of Viking battles, Norse mythology, Gods, victories and legends.
So if you're already a fan of Amon Amarth and have enjoyed their previous albums then you'll know what to expect without any letdowns, I assure you.
For those of you who are new listeners to Amon Amarth you can expect 3 - 6 minute-long heavy songs containing melodic guitar parts, lots of double bass drumming, deep gutteral vocals and catchy choruses. If you like one Amon Amarth album, then you're sure to like them all. A unique band with a unique style, a great back-catalogue of albums, with Surtur Rising being very welcomed into sitting amongst the best of them.
The band do not disappoint and deliver more of their trademark Norse themed, twin guitar melodic death metal from the beginning of the album to the end. The songs are as catchy yet savage as ever, the musicianship is phenomenal (especially guitar solos) and the production job is top notch making the album sound absolutely fantastic on all levels.
Whether you enjoy the album or not will depend largely on whether you have had enough of the Amon Amarth formula, this album presents no large shift in musical direction and no abandoning of the lyrical or vocal styles associated with the band up until this point and what you get is essentially another Amon Amarth record along the same lines as the previous two, with all the technical and songwriting progress the band had made until that point.
Should you have tired of this forumla then by all means, feel free to give Surtur Rising a miss, but if you haven't then this album is something you will want to be getting in on as soon as possible.
Opener 'War Of The Gods,' and the fast and dramatic 'A Beast Am I' are easily among the best songs the band have released in recent years, and the album draws to a close with the grand and melodic 'Doom Over Dead Men,' which distills perfectly everything Amon Amarth have come to represent.
In summary if you want a flawless sounding, perfectly executed Amon Amarth record, with great songs, great musicianship and the trademark Amon Amarth sound then Surtur Rising will not disappoint.
These guys have really perfected their composition skills. They have found their own formula and stick to it. Without repeating themselves, they always come up with 2-3 amazing riffs, an epic and brilliant melody, put them together and end up with a perfect song each time! I will not mention every member individually because each one is the unique element which comprises a perfect team. Technical, effective and massively talented!
"The Last Stand of Frej" starts at a slow pace and with a very nice melody which you can sing along. It includes an `Amon Amarth meets Sabbath' part, it has a very melodic solo and it ends with a great riff and guitar work.Read more ›
Incredible!! Not since the mighty Death or sometimes Carcass have I been so blown away by ferocious riffs and drums yet hypnotised by the catchy melodies which worm their way inside and resurface at the most inopportune moments. Singing Destroyer Of The Universe, headphones on, unaware of work colleagues nearby was a very funny moment. They just dont get it hahaha.
Surtur Rising absolutely slays from the blistering first track to its triumphant end and has great lyrics, great musicianship and classy, tasty lead guitar work. Im off to buy up the back catalogue now.
I suggest you get involved. Immediately!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been a fan of Amon Amarth right from the off and I genuinely like all their works, but Surtur Rising is my favourite. So good and chocked full of great songs! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Abandoned Void
Amon Amarth succeed again. this album is total greatness. I have written in my will that I be cremated to the sound of death in fire. ITS THAT GOOD.Published 23 months ago by JohnnyK
Brilliant offering from the Swedish death metal band. I checked them out on You Tube and was so impressed I thought I'd give this disc a try: it was just a bonus there was a dvd of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stephen Davies
Just another great album from one of the best bands ever... This is why i love Amon Amarth, keeping their style but always giving fresh new CD's. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2012 by André Costa
Well, what can be said about this masterpiece? Quite a lot, actually, but I don't have time for an essay, so basically... Read morePublished on 25 Oct. 2011 by Glen
I think it's fair to say that at least Amon Amarth continue to put out quality records and are a band I can rely on to do just that. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2011 by Pam
For some reason it never bothered me that Amon Amarth make the same album over and over again,. It never bothered me until Twilight of The Thunder God. Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2011 by Zeppelin Graphics
You can tell Amon Amarth have really tried to structure their songs with a more varied metal palette. Its paid off. Odin would be proud \m/ !!!Published on 2 Jun. 2011 by J. Taylor