First off, I've been enjoying Amon Amarth for donkey's years, but never took the time to find a copy of any of their albums in stores for reasons I honestly cannot fathom. This was an almost blind buy, due to me loving The Dragon's Flight Across the Waves (still the best song on this I think), so I wasn't wholly sure of what to experience.
THIS. ALBUM. IS. UNREAL.
It opens with the absolutely blistering Ride for Vengeance, peaks in the middle with epic rocker Victorious March, and caps off nicely with the title track. It's an epic, brutal, and arguably better album when compared with later albums (not slagging the others off at all, it's just that the other albums don't tend to stick in my mind as much as this; other than Twilight of the Thunder God). Definitely get this album, it's a landmark in melodic death metal, and a must have for any Amon Amarth, nay, metal fan.