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Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by Maggot9, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Maggot9

    Maggot9 Amon Amarth Viking

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    So guys? How do you like it? I'm still on my first listen right now, but it's been great so far! Favourite tracks? Least favourite? Let's discuss!
     
  2. VikingMan

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    my favorite track are : (not in like order )

    Doom Over Dead Man
    The last stand of frej (even though i was disapointed the solos were not made nor by johan nor olavi)
    live without regrets
    for vicrtory or death
    war of the gods
    slaves of fear
    Töck's taunt
    destoryer of the universe


    least favorites:
    A beast am i (the fast part is excellent, but the way it loses brutality in the middle kills the song)
    wrath of the norsmen (not very energetic nor epic, just normal song)
     
  3. puje

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    I like the album, but I have to say it could have been a little better (but I normally don't like all songs on ANY album, from any artist, so no news there)

    Favorite songs (somewhat in order) :
    Live without regrets
    Destroyer of the universe
    Slaves of fear (listened to it too much before the album came out though)
    Wrath of the Norsemen
    The Last Stand of Frej (too bad it doesn't pick up untill 4:15, but it's only 5:38 long)

    Least favorite:
    A beast am I (not melodic enough IMO)
     
  4. Xurek

    Xurek Waaagh!

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    Have to say, if it wasn't for the BoB DVD excitement I would be be quite disappointed. Don't get me wrong AA are still a cut above everyone else but in terms of AA standard for me at least they seem to be losing a bit more of what makes them special each album since WOOOS.

    Bit disappointed too that the marketing department didn't focus on making a standalone DVD of this once in a band's lifetime event rather than making fucking figurines for all the kids.
     
  5. Tomasz

    Tomasz outdoor type

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    can't comment as have not event received it yet, even though I pre-orderd it weeks ago, shit
     
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    mschneider New Metal Member

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    I was disappointed at first but it's grown on me over time. I think it's better than Twilight of the Thundergod.
     
  7. Lukasz

    Lukasz You mean coitus?

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    I'm really digging the slow section of "A Beast Am I"............. would be nice to see a few more like it.
     
  8. reignofterror

    reignofterror On The Road to Ruin

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    I'm really liking it after a few listens. I like Slaves of Fear, but that's mostly because of the lyrics.
    I haven't had time to just sit and listen without trying to do a million other things at once, so it's difficult to form anything more than an initial impression at the moment. I'm pretty excited for when I find time to watch the Bloodshed DVD though.
     
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    First impression is I'm not liking it at all. Almost like it's not even AA.

    Will listen to it thoroughly a few times and see after then, but not holding my breath at this point
     
  10. VikingMan

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    where have u pre-ordered it??

    i ask cuz i have the same issue, i pre-ordered from https://www.nuclearblast.de/


    EDIT : nevermind, i just received my copy 20 minutes ago :D
     
  11. haayema

    haayema A.A. Collector

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    I really like the album! Have had it in my stereo and car radio since the release, so I had quite a few listens.
    The more I listen it, the more I like it. There's no song on there I would call boring, bad or whatever.
    Can't wait to here some of them live.
     
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    Tetranyque New Metal Member

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    Another excellent album...

    My fav so far :

    A Beast Am I (amazing riff and great scream in the beginning lol)...the accoustic part is also excellent...but the way it is brought in the song is...euh...strange...it's like that part is a distinct song...
    Victory or death (greath melody by the synth-like guitar...I like the tempo of the song)
    War of the Gods

    Least Favorite :
    - Wrath of the Norsemen (was expecting a fast, aggressive and melodic song with such a title)...the only song I sometimes skip while listening the album...
    - Doom over dead man...tough the more I listen the song the more I appreciate it...
    - Last stand of frej

    Congratulation to Amon Amarth...you're very talented !!!
     
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    Or all of them?
    :D

    I'm not expecting my Cali trip to be so awesome as the Bochum nights, but at least I can go back and say I've heard the new album played live, and three times too :D
     
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    unfortunately i do too sometimes
     
  15. haayema

    haayema A.A. Collector

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    They will play the album in total, won't they?
    At least in the US is what I heard...
    So jealous :(
     
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    From what I've heard yes, 2 shows per night, 1 being SR and one being mixed older songs.

    Pretty much like Bochum, though "only" the one total album.

    I'm not happy you're jealous, even though it's fun to be part of the crowd that will see this tour and the Bochum one :)
    You should come with!
    Book flights, act crazy, be more like gnoff! :D
     
  17. heavy metal

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    i like the album, only played it twice so far, i'm glad the cover versions are not on my copy, although i do like them, i can see amon amarth doing a covers album in the future. stand out songs so far war of gods, live without regrets and destroyer of the universe.
     
  18. haayema

    haayema A.A. Collector

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    Haha, tempting :)
    When is this trip of yours?
     
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    Flying to SF Thusday April 21, flying home from LA Monday April 25

    Shows:
    SF - April 22
    Sacramento - April 23
    LA - April 24
     
  20. haayema

    haayema A.A. Collector

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    :yow: planetickets are wel over € 1.500,-
    And that's a single trip!
    That's a bummer....
     

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