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Deceiver of the Gods

Amon Amarth

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Album Review

What begins with scorching, melodic twin leads, a mead-induced flurry of double-kick drumming, and the meatiest, most malevolent vocals this side of Valhalla? If you answered "The ninth studio outing from Swedish melodic death metal legends Amon Amarth" then you are correct and can drink from the chalice. Bolder and more bottom heavy than 2011's Surtur Rising, Deceiver of the Gods retains the band's penchant for crafting unyielding blasts of Viking brutality, but tempers each beating with the kind of melodic artistry that can only stem from 15 years spent in the trenches. Those artful melodies imbue much of the album with a toasty patina of NWOBH and power metal, especially on standout cuts like "Father of the Wolf," "Under Siege," the aforementioned opening title cut, and the epic closer "Warriors of the North," all of which sound like deadlier Norse spins on the better cuts from Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. It's not all just Manowar sans clean vocals though, as evidenced by the absolutely pulverizing "Blood Eagle" and the propulsive Priest-meets-Venom gallop of "Coming of the Tide," two tracks that announce (with great authority) that Amon Amarth have lost none of the cunning or vivacity that made them such a dominant force in the early days of the new millennium. If anything, Deceiver of the Gods suggests that Amon Amarth may just now be hitting their stride, as it's an undeniably well-honed set, yet the band manage to flex their muscles well outside of the Draconian stylistic confines of the genre by remaining, like a true Viking horde, prickly, primal, and unstable.

Customer Reviews

Awesome! :D

I can't wait for this album! :D

Amazing demo song

Really cannot wait for this to come out, Great 1st track and the rest will follow suit as always. Amon Amarth are one of the only bands to get better and better ever time, in most bands these days they get worse BMTH,SLIPKNOT ECT

The LTD edition looks really nice but at £75 its a no go, but i will pick up a copy instead of the download. For the great artwork, its just not the same having a copy of it from itunes

This album will be amazing.

Amon Amarth never fail to please me. I have not yet heard the whole album and have listened to only "Deceiver Of The Gods" and "Shape Shifter", but by judging from these two songs, this album will be amazing.

Biography

Formed: 1992 in Tumba, Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth originally formed in 1988 under the name Scum; by the time the new moniker was adopted four years later, the lineup consisted of vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Anders Hansson, bassist Ted Lundstrom, and drummer Niko Kaukinen. In 1993, the quintet recorded their first demo Thor Arise, which went unreleased due to sound problems; a second demo, Arrival of the Fimbul Winter, followed in 1994, quickly selling out all 1000 copies. Signing to the...
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