3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Failed the workout test,
This review is from: Deceiver of the Gods (Audio CD)
I bought this album because 1- I love metal music. 2- I thought it would be a bit like Bathory. 3- I enjoyed the single `Deceiver of the Gods.'
However, after spending three days with the album I've come to the conclusion that it's not quite as good as I'd hoped it would be. A good test of any metal album in my eyes is the workout test. What I do is put on my headphones, go for a run (or row, in the gym) and let the music blast away in my ears. If it inspires me to workout harder then it's a good album. If it doesn't, then it's a bad album. Unfortunately, after a few plays of Amon Amarth's DOTG's my workout performance was dipping so much that I actually had to take the headphones off.
The main problem with the album is a severe lack of tunes. I far as my ears could tell, there was only two distinctive songs on the entire album, (the title track and `We shall destroy'). The rest of the tracks just blur into an indistinguishable mesh of great vocals with a lack of memorable tunes, riffs, chorus's and a surprising lack of passion. Plus, the beginning of `Blood Angels' is unintentionally hilarious, and not in a good way.
In conclusion, I tried my best to like this album. They have a great singer, but a lack of killer tunes makes this one to miss. My advice for seekers of good Viking inspired metal? Check out an old Bathory album instead.