Amon Amarth's triumphant showing at Summer Breeze 2017 truly hammers home that after a quarter of a century they are at the height of their powers. Having played the German festival numerous times over the years and loving the family vibe they have always experienced, Amon Amarth leapt at the chance to appear twice in the same year. Playing a secret, smaller scale set that focused primarily on older material and then headlining the main stage with full production - including their giant sea serpent and plenty of fire, allowing them to showcase their songs at their best, though putting together setlists from such a mighty catalogue was not the easiest of tasks. "For the first night we wanted to write a set that the fans would enjoy by wholly diving into our back catalogue, but we knew we needed to add some newer material too," explains guitarist Olavi Mikkonen. The riveting performances combined with the fevered reaction of those in attendance makes you feel like part of the audience.
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