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Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
on 14 April 2011
Now and again there comes a band which has been around for quite a few years, barely unheard of until one album (previous offering, Twilight of the Thunder God) gets the metal media's attention, and that bands popularity increases tenfold. Some call this 'selling out', I call it 'matching the money to the music'.
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.