10 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If Amon Amarth weren't synonymous with Viking metal already, this concept album directly inspired by the epic violence of Norse mythology would be their battle cry. The album is expertly paced between thrashed-out ragers like the heavy-riffing "Where Is Your God?," more dynamic explorations such as "Guardians of Asgaard"—powered by guest vocals from Entombed's Lars Göran Petrov—and the cello-driven evil of "Live for the Kill." The underlying anguish of a bloodied battlefield is ever-present throughout, giving the album a dark emotional subtext.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

If Amon Amarth weren't synonymous with Viking metal already, this concept album directly inspired by the epic violence of Norse mythology would be their battle cry. The album is expertly paced between thrashed-out ragers like the heavy-riffing "Where Is Your God?," more dynamic explorations such as "Guardians of Asgaard"—powered by guest vocals from Entombed's Lars Göran Petrov—and the cello-driven evil of "Live for the Kill." The underlying anguish of a bloodied battlefield is ever-present throughout, giving the album a dark emotional subtext.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

tHe REViewERer ,

THANK ODEN, ITS FINALLY HERE!!!

Do you here the thunderous sound of vikings raiding the pitiful village that is your eardrum? If not you are either not listening to this album right now or you've been listening to it so much that you have lost the ability to hear due to Amon Amarth pilaging your eardrums. Ive been awaiting the arrival of this album for so long!!! Ever since i heard the first single a couple months ago i have been counting down the days until this album drops and the days until i see them LIVE!! No doubt the thunder god is listening right now and you should be to!!!

JeffCantTweet ,

Behond the Thunder God

“Twilight of the Thunder God” is the seventh album from established Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth, but this album seems to have much more going for it than any of their previous albums. TotTG returns with the powerful lyrics alongside the epic riffs of previous albums, but the melodies here are much stronger and will no doubt be stuck in your head for days to come. No song on the album is really weaker than any other and that’s a good thing. Unlike the older albums where many of the songs, though good, lacked something special that separated them from the next, so if you got into the album it became difficult to tell where one song ended and the next began. TotTG strikes on all cylinders with a varying amount of riffs amongst all tracks with several guest appearances. The one to point out is Apocalypatica in the song “Live for the Kill”. The strings add to the powerful tone set by the regulars of the band rather than detract as the movement from heavy guitar riffs to cellos is almost seamless and necessary. The standout songs that will be stuck in your head all day are “Twilight of the Thunder God”, “Guardians of Asgaard”, “Live for the Kill”, and in some parts the song “Embrace of the Endless Ocean” that without the obvious Melodic Death sounding lyrics, could almost be mistaken for song from a much more symphonic sounding band. I am looking forward to seeing them and The Absence in a couple weeks in Mass.

Joe_mahler ,

Nothing revolutionary, still one of the best of the year

Amon knows what to do to make killer albums, and they consistently repeat it again and again. This one is right up there with Oden as one of their best.

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