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Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

Discussion in 'Your Reviews' started by Systematic Riffage, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Systematic Riffage

    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    I didn't make this review...One of my friends did this for me and she asked me If I could put it up on here...so here you go!

    You can check her page here: www.myspace.com/lyra044

    Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
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    1. Valhall Awaits Me
    2. Runes To My Memory
    3. Asator
    4. Hermod’s Ride To Hell (Lokes Treachery Part 1)
    5. Gods of War Arise
    6. With Oden On Our Side
    7. Cry of the Black Birds
    8. Under The Northern Star
    9. Prediction of Warfare

    Viking Metal giants Amon Amarth arise again, with Oden on their side. The god of war, poetry, wisdom and death gathered a portion of slain Metal warriors in his hall of Valhalla. The coast line was rocky and the sea rough with the wind blowing, but nothing would stop them from returning victorious. As the ship is coming closer to shore, it is time to pick up swords, axes and shields

    After their Fate of Norns release, which received great and lesser ratings, Amon Amarth provide us with a new voyage into the Nordic mythology. And this time, they are truly in a fighting shape. The performance is flawless. The lyrics are bloody. The pathos of death is again perfectly described in songs such as Runes To My Memory. If you take some time to carefully listen through the songs and lyrics, you can feel the fluidness of how Amon Amarth captured the scene’s emotion of battle, carefully connecting melodies to words.

    The songs most worthy of mentioning are Valhall Awaits Me, Asator, Hermod’s Ride To Hell (Lokes Treachery Part 1) and Under The Northern Star. They couldn’t have created a better opening track than Valhall Awaits Me. It simply breathes a march to war, inviting every warrior to come and join them in their fight. The album’s most aggressive and fast song is Asator, a dark, Gothenburg-Death-Metal-influenced track. This being followed up by a prime example of pure Amon Amarth Metal, Hermod’s Ride To Hell (Lokes Treachery Part 1): atmospheric, Black-Metal-influenced mid-paced guitar and drum work combined with Johan’s deathly roars. Under The Northern Star is one of the most melodic tracks ever created by our Nordic Metal gods. This makes sure it is not as dark as the other tracks, though without losing the overall emotion of the album. To top this all, the production sound is amazingly clear, making the album even more intense.

    If you are looking for a band who is continuously progressing, Amon Amarth probably won’t satisfy your Metal needs. They are happy with their formula, and it works, accomplishing one successful anthem after the other, which is reason enough to praise them. This release will surely satisfy any Amon Amarth fan again. So put on your horned Viking helmet and enjoy Amon Amarth’s metallic bliss once again.

    “Blow the war horns. The Vikings are coming. The Vikings are coming…”

    9/10

    Amon Amarth
     
  2. Matt

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    Great album, their best so far.
     
  3. Hatebreeder

    Hatebreeder Pizzicato Heartstrings

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    The riffs in this album are amazing, and the mixing is perfect. This album just might make my list of good albums for new death metal listeners.
     
  4. Systematic Riffage

    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    The riffs are important on this cd but, what gets me the most is the emotion of the cd, because it makes you feel like you are actually in a battlefield wouldn't you say?
     
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    absolutely,
    "under the winter skies
    we stand glorius
    and with oden on our side
    we are victorius!":kickass:
     
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    Hatebreeder Pizzicato Heartstrings

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    Damn, this album is so awesome, it has TWO threads about it!

    FTW. :kickass: :kickass: :kickass:
     
  7. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    Awesome, awesome album. With each new release Amon Amarth top themselves. I agree with Systematic Riffage, there are parts in every AA album that make you feel like your in the song. This is so true with "Runes To My Memory". IMO, this, Fate of Norns and Versus The World are their best.
    9/10
     
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    hibernal_dream A Mind Forever Voyaging

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    I've seen it mentioned this is different from their passed stuff ( I loved versus the world) but i'm not hearing it. It's definitely better than Norns though
     
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    EVERLOSTINDEADETERNITY I hate wiener dogs. Dreadful creatures.

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    starting with Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds to With Oden , Amon Amarth have never failed in releasing a great album. One of the most consistent bands ever. The AC/DC of Death Metal.
     
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    Indeed. Too bad I don't like AC/DC much. But Amon Amarth are nothing short of great.
     
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    IdolWarship Legions Of Burger King

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    Fate of Norns is a great album. i've seen plenty of people say it's no good, and imo, i disagree. when i got Oden On Our Side, i listened to it 10 straight times, and each time it got better. to me though, no album of thiers is better than Vs. the World, yet. yet. Amon Amarth rule.
     
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    With Oden On Our Side is quite possibly the best album of the year.
     
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    It's starting to look that way. I haven't heard a single bad thing about it. Time to make nominations!! :kickass:
     
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    I'd vote for it as Best of the Year for sure. Saw them live a week and a half ago and they played multiple songs from it, all of which were insane.
     
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    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    It will be in high consideration for album of the year as well as Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption in which I believe is the biggest change in sound I have ever seen a band do lol

    so for me those 2 albums are insanely closely tied for me lol, but it would probably go to Amon Amarth since it has better riffs and melodies, but solo wise, Deicide completly owns Amon Amarth with Santola on their side :D
     
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    The AC/DC of death metal, haha I love it! :)

    This album made me a fan for sure.
     

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