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Release date: 17 September 2008
Style: Melodic death metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Twilight Of The Thunder God [feat. Roope Latvala]
02. Free Will Sacrifice
03. Guardians Of Asgaard [feat. Lars-Göran Petrov]
04. Where Is Your God?
05. Varyags Of Miklagaard
06. Tattered Banners And Bloody Flags
07. No Fear For The Setting Sun
08. The Hero
09. Live For The Kill [feat. Apocalyptica]
10. Embrace Of The Endless Ocean
11. Valhall Awaits Me [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
12. Runes To My Memory [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
13. Cry Of The Black Birds [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
14. Asator [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
15. Pursuit Of Vikings [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
16. Fate Of Norns [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
17. Without Fear [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
18. With Oden On Our Side [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]
19. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard [Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007] [Vinyl bonus]

Disc II [CD: Live At Summer Breeze 2007][Limited Edition bonus]
01. Intro
02. Valhall Awaits Me
03. Runes To My Memory
04. Cry Of The Black Birds
05. Asator
06. Pursuit Of Vikings
07. Fate Of Norns
08. Without Fear
09. With Oden On Our Side
10. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard
11. An Ancient Sign Of Coming Storm
12. Victorious March
13. Death In Fire

Disc III [DVD: Live At Summer Breeze 2007][Limited Edition bonus]
01. Intro
02. Valhall Awaits Me
03. Runes To My Memory
04. Cry Of The Black Birds
05. Asator
06. Pursuit Of Vikings
07. Fate Of Norns
08. Without Fear
09. With Oden On Our Side
10. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard
11. An Ancient Sign Of Coming Storm
12. Victorious March
13. Death In Fire

+ 40 page booklet [Limited Edition bonus]

The Best Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal Album Of 2008
Top 20 albums of 2008: 12

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Johan Hegg - vocals
Olavi Mikkonen - guitars
Johan Söderberg - guitars
Fredrik Andersson - drums
Ted Lundström - bass

Guest musicians
Ronny Milianowicz - horns, brass, chorus
Ulf Bejstam - chorus
Roope Juhani Latvala - guitar
Lars-Göran "L-G" Petrov - vocals


Additional info
Release dates:

September 17th (Sweden)
September 19th (Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy)
September 22nd in the rest of Europe
September 30th for the rest of the world

Recorded at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden during May-June 2008.
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren afor Northern Music Co. Assistant engineer: Dennis 'Derclint' Israel.
Cover artwork by Tom Thiel.

Guest review by
Heart_of_METAL

Rating:
9.1
I used to like a lot of music, but after finding MetalStorm, I discovered many new bands I had not heard before, including Amon Amarth. Seeing "With Oden On Our Side" on the MS Random Album feature started my interest about this band, and from there my position on "extreme metal" was changed.

So, this is my fourth album of AA and have to say, that I crowd it into my head two times a day. The voice of Johann Hegg is fantastic, in melodic passages sounds really amazing. I already like the album "With Oden on our side", but "Twilight of the Thunder Gods" I now prefer.

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published 15.04.2009 | Comments (10)

Guest review by
Fane

Rating:
8.3
Amon Amarth is a name that makes every true viking look up from their mead tankards. Unlike Ensiferum or Turisas these guys leave weaponry home and hop into a car instead of saddling their horses. They don't need props as they are vikings by heart and their album Twilight Of The Thunder God shows this more than well.

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published 02.01.2011 | Comments (15)

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Reza - 14.01.2010 at 07:24  
  Maybe if I didn't listen to "With Oden On Our Side" album, I said that "Twilight Of The Thunder God" is the best Amon Amarth song. But IMO it's a copy of "Valhall Awaits Me". the riffs are quite copied from it and I believe that Amon Amarth was going to repeat another "Valhall Awaits Me".
MeTalRea|istiK - 19.02.2010 at 15:00  
  Im new here!!so what i hv to do get this item??
Ellrohir - 19.02.2010 at 15:03  
  What?
Thor26 - 14.04.2010 at 17:11  
Rating: 10 Jeezzz... Listening to the "The Hero" I swear I see images from "The Pathfinder" movie! Hell, I see them every time I'm listening to Amon.

I hope one day they'll make an album based on that movie.
Thor26 - 14.04.2010 at 17:16  
Rating: 10 ...and I've always wondered when Amon will pay tribute to THE most beautiful predator: the wolf. Well, here they are with "Live for the Kill". Extraordinary track. Praise to Apocalyptica too.
SATANSCHAMBER666 - 27.11.2010 at 04:08  
Rating: 10 AWESOME ALBUM
Vikingr - 16.12.2010 at 00:32  
Rating: 9 This is literally the album that got me started in Death Metal. Free Will Sacrifice is an excellent song that was so awesome that it rendered me a vegatable for an hour.Praise to Amon Amarth:bow:
Baz Anderson - 16.12.2010 at 00:47  
 
Written by Vikingr on 16.12.2010 at 00:32

This is literally the album that got me started in Death Metal. Free Will Sacrifice is an excellent song that was so awesome that it rendered me a vegatable for an hour.Praise to Amon Amarth:bow:

Next step: Amputated...
Boxcar Willy - 29.12.2010 at 21:24  
Rating: 9 Got it for christmas, pretty sick!
Boxcar Willy - 29.12.2010 at 21:25  
Rating: 9 ... oh yeah its the limited editon bonus...
MechanisT - 02.01.2011 at 21:03  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 14.01.2010 at 07:24

Maybe if I didn't listen to "With Oden On Our Side" album, I said that "Twilight Of The Thunder God" is the best Amon Amarth song. But IMO it's a copy of "Valhall Awaits Me". the riffs are quite copied from it and I believe that Amon Amarth was going to repeat another "Valhall Awaits Me".


Yes, indeed. The similarity is baffling and, in my case, even repulsive.
Souliens - 14.02.2011 at 17:01  
Rating: 10 Best album of all times.
Vikcen - 11.03.2011 at 11:18  
Rating: 8 I find this album in a similar case with the album "The Crusher" ("Masters Of War" and "Releasing Surtur's Fire") with two outstanding songs, "Twilight Of The Thunder God" and "Guardians Of Asgaard", and the rest of the album between good songs and regular songs, although Twilight Of The Thunder God with better production.
weareblind - 12.05.2011 at 13:54  
Rating: 10 This is Death-Viking-Heavy Metal GREAT synthesis. Bow to the perfection.
Troy Killjoy - 12.05.2011 at 16:13  
 
Written by weareblind on 12.05.2011 at 13:54

This is Death-Viking-Heavy Metal GREAT synthesis. Bow to the perfection.

This is actually melodic death metal, and it's far from perfect.
Vikingr - 03.07.2011 at 08:33  
Rating: 9 One of the few albums I'd kick someone's ass too
Regolith - 25.11.2011 at 00:30  
Rating: 7 Sheesh, looking at all the 8's, 9's and 10's my 7 looks a little hateful. But that is not the case. This album is upbeat and a lot of fun, but I would have to say that AA's overly safe writting gets old quick. So, although fun, entertaining and good for a quick fix, it just doesn't have the musical qualities that keep me enthralled.

Some plusses for me are the vocals (That guys voice rules! I wish I could talk like that all the time) and the very well done production. Oh, and the album art is really cool.
Troy Killjoy - 25.11.2011 at 00:41  
 
Written by Regolith on 25.11.2011 at 00:30
So, although fun, entertaining and good for a quick fix, it just doesn't have the musical qualities that keep me enthralled.

That's probably one of the better-defended 7s I've read in a while. I'd personally give this album a 9 because I have fanboy-like tendencies when it comes to Amon Amarth, but a 7 is still a good score.
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.11.2011 at 01:30  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.11.2011 at 00:41

because I have fanboy-like tendencies when it comes to Amon Amarth


crap and I was hoping it was just with Shining you have fanboy-like tendencies, but as it turns ouot also for this generic crap.
Troy Killjoy - 25.11.2011 at 01:43  
  I think Amon Amarth are less generic than a lot of the revivalist death metal bands you get wet over Marcel.
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.11.2011 at 02:14  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.11.2011 at 01:43

I think Amon Amarth are less generic than a lot of the revivalist death metal bands you get wet over Marcel.


Nope they are just as bad in that respect
But somehow due to being on a big label people seem to miss that. Same with what is currently happening with Vallenfyre and Sonne Adam.
Troy Killjoy - 25.11.2011 at 04:20  
  Okay I'll agree, they're equally as bad.
musicalkaratekid - 06.04.2012 at 02:22  
Rating: 9 This album deserves a great deal of credit for being the one that got me into Amon Amarth in the first place. There is a visceral power running throughout, and that beautiful violin part of 'live for the kill' is sweet. The songs on this album work so well live too, making it more of an atmospheric sound albeit with some truly amazing songwriting. The one point knocked off is probably because some of the riffs are repetitive-not ALL.
Troy Killjoy - 07.04.2012 at 04:26  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.04.2012 at 02:22
...that beautiful violin part of 'live for the kill' is sweet.

Agreed, although you can credit the cello work to Apocalyptica.

This is definitely one of my favorite melodic death metal albums. It weighs a ton thanks to the fat-as-fuck riffs, it brings you out on the battlefield, it balances aggression with cheese perfectly, and the intense atmosphere sets the mood for what most bands would be happy to call their magnum opus.
musicalkaratekid - 07.04.2012 at 19:04  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.04.2012 at 04:26

Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.04.2012 at 02:22
...that beautiful violin part of 'live for the kill' is sweet.

Agreed, although you can credit the cello work to Apocalyptica.

This is definitely one of my favorite melodic death metal albums. It weighs a ton thanks to the fat-as-fuck riffs, it brings you out on the battlefield, it balances aggression with cheese perfectly, and the intense atmosphere sets the mood for what most bands would be happy to call their magnum opus.


I know, amon amarth really are flying the flag for melodic death metal at the moment.
Infernal Eternal - 26.05.2012 at 12:01  
Rating: 9 Good but not the best Amon Amarth album.
Ace Frawley - 20.08.2012 at 00:47  
Rating: 8
Written by Infernal Eternal on 26.05.2012 at 12:01

Good but not the best Amon Amarth album.


I agree. I think that With Oden on Our Side is a much better album.
Infernal Eternal - 05.10.2012 at 20:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 20.08.2012 at 00:47

Written by Infernal Eternal on 26.05.2012 at 12:01

Good but not the best Amon Amarth album.


I agree. I think that With Oden on Our Side is a much better album.

I love all Amon Amarth albums besides The Crusher.
Cynic Metalhead - 05.10.2012 at 21:54  
Rating: 7
Written by Infernal Eternal on 05.10.2012 at 20:54

Written by Ace Frawley on 20.08.2012 at 00:47

Written by Infernal Eternal on 26.05.2012 at 12:01

Good but not the best Amon Amarth album.


I agree. I think that With Oden on Our Side is a much better album.

I love all Amon Amarth albums besides The Crusher.


For me, The Avenger was one of their weakest record ever. Honestly, "Crusher" was a really good stuff and I know they gotten low rating out here but i really don't care as long as they sounded awesome on that record.
Infernal Eternal - 06.10.2012 at 10:51  
Rating: 9
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 05.10.2012 at 21:54

Written by Infernal Eternal on 05.10.2012 at 20:54

Written by Ace Frawley on 20.08.2012 at 00:47

Written by Infernal Eternal on 26.05.2012 at 12:01

Good but not the best Amon Amarth album.


I agree. I think that With Oden on Our Side is a much better album.

I love all Amon Amarth albums besides The Crusher.


For me, The Avenger was one of their weakest record ever. Honestly, "Crusher" was a really good stuff and I know they gotten low rating out here but i really don't care as long as they sounded awesome on that record.

Well, it's all about taste.
Ace Frawley - 16.01.2013 at 09:05  
Rating: 8 Not far behind Oden and one of the reasons for me is that the vocals aren't as clear - I can't understand the lyrics here the way I can with Oden. Hegg isn't pronouncing his words clearly like he was on the previous release.
Bad English - 22.01.2013 at 01:44  
  I am not going to read all comments down there but i remeber people said when it was out its week album, werry bad and so on, but now I herad it well of corse title song and guardians are best songs, and band guitars is not so mellodic but c mon still it is AA and after this time, well what we want from metal band, all shood be extremly perfect , that case even bets of cant satify
Of corse its weeker than a previusly album , but still good AA ... tommrow I will listen follower and ask know so far last one
JÄY - 08.04.2013 at 08:40  
Rating: 9 Why is there a giant baseball behind Thor?
Lit. - 24.05.2013 at 08:44  
  This one is keeping me much more entertained than Odin..., so I'm placing it as my fav AA album.
MetalAce - 10.12.2013 at 15:48  
Rating: 10 WO0O0OW!!! This made me crazy! Since I listened to this first time, I loved gothenburg metal. If there was any higher vote, I could give!
Rulatore - 18.01.2014 at 17:13  
Rating: 8 Their last stand
God Buster 鬼 - 16.05.2014 at 22:28  
Rating: 5 Sounds like dancing in disco.
Is this a Disco Metal album ?
Karlabos - 16.05.2014 at 22:36  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 16.05.2014 at 22:28

Sounds like dancing in disco.
Is this a Disco Metal album ?

Had high expectations when read this. Too bad it's just another bland death album instead.
NocturnalStalker - 22.08.2014 at 17:28  
Rating: 9 This album, I think, is their second best after With Oden on Our Side. Powerful, melodic, heavy, epic... It's hard to name a few favourite songs because almost all of them are really great and memorable.

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