AMON AMARTH – Deceiver of the Gods

Listen. I understand why Amon Amarth is popular. This melodic death band not only has the benefit of being from Sweden but also solely concentrates their imagery around Vikings. The result is an easy to understand bridge for people wanting to journey into harsher realms of metal. Scandinavian viking metal. Okay. I got it. The vocals are gruff but not without the easy backing support of choruses, and driving drum kick, and harmonized guitar solos. The imagery is expected and never veers off course from assumed tradition. For all intents…

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