11 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The real question surrounding this Swedish death metal outfit’s brutal and beautiful tenth opus is how, after two decades together, they hadn’t released a concept album. Following the tale of a medieval Viking on a quest to win back his true love after killing the man she’s been promised to marry, Jomsviking is an exquisitely melodic album, almost poppy in its cleanliness and narrative concision as it alternates between moments of marauding grandeur (“The Way of the Vikings”) and sparkling, Baroque braids of guitar (“Wanderer”). Even as misery befalls the hero-turned-mercenary (“A Dream that Cannot Be,” featuring former Warlock singer and metal pioneer Doro), the music remains triumphant—the primal yet bittersweet howl of a lone wolf turning his face once again to the hills.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The real question surrounding this Swedish death metal outfit’s brutal and beautiful tenth opus is how, after two decades together, they hadn’t released a concept album. Following the tale of a medieval Viking on a quest to win back his true love after killing the man she’s been promised to marry, Jomsviking is an exquisitely melodic album, almost poppy in its cleanliness and narrative concision as it alternates between moments of marauding grandeur (“The Way of the Vikings”) and sparkling, Baroque braids of guitar (“Wanderer”). Even as misery befalls the hero-turned-mercenary (“A Dream that Cannot Be,” featuring former Warlock singer and metal pioneer Doro), the music remains triumphant—the primal yet bittersweet howl of a lone wolf turning his face once again to the hills.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Theamazingsuperballz ,

Melodic

Amon Amarth delivers what I call "beautiful" music. The melodies are perfect, the harmony is on point. The vocals brutal, hard, and perfectly heathen. The Vikings are coming for you.

Jumper55 ,

nothing but pure epic and raw awsomeness!

i have loved amon amarth for almost 10 years these guys are a train that wont be stopped and saw the video for this just now and its incredible, this album more experimental for them and the first song is just epic and thier coming back to my town of lawrence ks on may 5th......METAL!

leehec ,

Not sure

I love the crap out of this band. Having said that, I think I don’t love the crap out of this album. There are some songs on here that I will probably never listen to, not to say that they are bad. There are some songs on here that are completely amazing, that I will listen to over and over. I am seeing them in May, I expect them to put on a mind-blowing show. I think this is not my favorite Amon Amarth album, but you’ll see that I’ve rated it 4 stars, because I think it’s better than OK.

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