11 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A cohesive concept album about the struggle to conquer Valhalla with swords and honor, Surtur Rising is also a take-no-prisoners sonic explosion. The mighty guitars of "War of the Gods," punishing death-march "Destroyers of the Universe," emotional wreckage of "The Last Stand of Frej," and doomsaying chant of "Wrath of the Norseman" are Amon Amarth in their purest form. From start to finish, some of their most memorable riffs and tunes shore up these mythological images of wartime valor.

Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

A cohesive concept album about the struggle to conquer Valhalla with swords and honor, Surtur Rising is also a take-no-prisoners sonic explosion. The mighty guitars of "War of the Gods," punishing death-march "Destroyers of the Universe," emotional wreckage of "The Last Stand of Frej," and doomsaying chant of "Wrath of the Norseman" are Amon Amarth in their purest form. From start to finish, some of their most memorable riffs and tunes shore up these mythological images of wartime valor.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
455 Ratings

455 Ratings

Sorte Dod ,

The Vikings Are Back For Victory!!!

Bone crushing, helmet smashing, axe grinding, steel on steel metal! The Swedish warriors Amon Amarth are back with Surtur Rising, and I am giddy as a young Norse lad who has just slayed his first enemy! Every song on this album is "killer". A few absolutely brilliant gems that stand out are Slaves of Fear, Tock's Taunt - Loke's Treachery, Pt. 2, The Last Stand of Frej, and War of the Gods. The use of orchestral strings on Doom Over a Dead Man only adds to the intensity of the track. Overall, in my humble opinion, another masterpiece from a band who seems to only get better with time. If you are a fan, this is a must have! Stay strong and rock on my Pagan brothers and sisters.

Tonyjoe101 ,

WOOOHOOO

First Review. And I do not think I have to even explain a review about this album because we all know it is amazing.

whitlowj ,

Awesome

If you look at earlier bands in the melodic death metal scene and then compare that to what the same band sounds like today, they sound like an entirely new band. While a band evolving in to a new sound isn't necessarily a bad thing ( looking at you In Flames ), Amon Amarth is pretty consistent on this front and is why I love them so much.

This is an awesome album filled with some of the hardest stuff I've heard from them in a while, while also having a few that are more doomish in sound, and even having an orchestra piece in one.

Favorite songs so far : 'For Victory or Death' & 'Tock's Taunt - Loke's Treachery, Pt. 2'

You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you're into melodic death metal and/or viking themed metal and don't pick this up.

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