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Release date: 21 June 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

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Disc I
01. Deceiver Of The Gods
02. As Loke Falls
03. Father Of The Wolf
04. Shape Shifter
05. Under Siege
06. Blood Eagle
07. We Shall Destroy
08. Hel
09. Coming Of The Tide
10. Warriors Of The North

Disc II [Special Edition Box]
01. Burning Anvil Of Steel
02. Satan Rising
03. Snake Eyes
04. Stand Up To Go Down

The Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album Of 2013

Lyrics (14)


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

Guest musicians
Messiah Marcolin - vocals


Additional info
The Special Edition Box features:
- The album as digipack.
- A 2 sided poster with the album artwork and a picture of the band.
- The ultra rare 4 song EP "Under the Influence".
The set is enclosed in a hardcover fliptop case.

The Super Deluxe box includes the two CD special edition of the album and a ten inch Loki bust all housed in a fliptop case. The CD case can be hidden in the base of the bust.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
Engineered by Andy Sneap and Scott Atkins.
Recorded at Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, UK in January-March 2013.

Cover art by Tom Thiel.
Packaging art design and layout by Thomas Ewerhard.
Photos by John Memurtrie.

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FeskarN - 12.04.2013 at 22:25  
Rating: 7 I'm sure this will be good, hopefully better than "Surtur Rising"
Coolingsrock - 12.04.2013 at 22:40  
Rating: 9 All of their albums are great. can't see them stop the streak now
malaikat - 13.04.2013 at 17:29  
  Amon Amarth is just a product at this point. Shame.
Ace Frawley - 14.04.2013 at 05:49  
Rating: 8
Written by malaikat on 13.04.2013 at 17:29

Amon Amarth is just a product at this point. Shame.


Isn't all recorded music put on the market for sale just a product? I'm not sure what your point is?
Jaeryd17‍ - 16.04.2013 at 22:07  
Rating: 7 Well, out of the five albums I've heard, they haven't made a bad album. They just haven't made a great album, either... it's all been decent stuff. This will most likely be the same.
beerweed - 25.04.2013 at 07:47  
Rating: 10
LeKiwi - 26.04.2013 at 00:30  
Rating: 8
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 16.04.2013 at 22:07

Well, out of the five albums I've heard, they haven't made a bad album. They just haven't made a great album, either... it's all been decent stuff. This will most likely be the same.


Twilight and Oden are considerably superior to the remainder of their discography. It may be a personal opinion however the ratings do concur...
JÄY - 26.04.2013 at 01:10  
Rating: 9
Written by LeKiwi on 26.04.2013 at 00:30

Twilight and Oden are considerably superior to the remainder of their discography.

agreed
Lião - 29.04.2013 at 22:23  
  Death Power Metal
LeChron James - 06.05.2013 at 08:28  
Rating: 8 I'm down to hear what an Amon Amarth/Messiah combo will sound like.
master666 - 17.05.2013 at 22:44  
  Just Amon Amarth......................
Enemy of Reality - 21.05.2013 at 16:00  
Rating: 7 Oh the similarities...

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/Luca-Turilli-King-of-the-Nordic-Twilight.jpg
Jaeryd17‍ - 22.05.2013 at 09:53  
Rating: 7
Written by Enemy of Reality on 21.05.2013 at 16:00

Oh the similarities...

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/Luca-Turilli-King-of-the-Nordic-Twilight.jpg

A barely comparable color scheme and a guy shooting bright stuff that goes diagonal? Yeah, Amon Amarth basically ripped them off. I'm surprised there isn't a lawsuit yet.
Enemy of Reality - 22.05.2013 at 17:44  
Rating: 7
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 22.05.2013 at 09:53

Written by Enemy of Reality on 21.05.2013 at 16:00

Oh the similarities...

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/Luca-Turilli-King-of-the-Nordic-Twilight.jpg

A barely comparable color scheme and a guy shooting bright stuff that goes diagonal? Yeah, Amon Amarth basically ripped them off. I'm surprised there isn't a lawsuit yet.


It is just me or you got offended? Jeez dude, it's just a joke! Fanboys...;D
JÄY - 23.05.2013 at 05:24  
Rating: 9 Who's that horny fella on the cover?
Chobo_jokeR - 16.06.2013 at 22:05  
Rating: 7 I haven't seen a large number of bands live, but I have seen a fair few. Amon Amarth was my absolute favourite of all the ones I have seen. An Evening With Amon Amarth is a night I'll never forget. Nearly 3 hours of their music...doesn't get much better than that. I wrote this pre-amble just to indicate how much I enjoy their music. This album didn't disappoint me at all, as a fan of their music. Tons of catchy riffs, Johan is just his consistently awesome self, and everything else you could want out of an Amon Amarth album. Is it revolutionary and ground breaking? No. Is it better than Surtur Rising (which I really enjoyed)? Yes. There is even a longer song on the album (the finale), which is a nice closer to an overall great album.
Ace Frawley - 17.06.2013 at 09:35  
Rating: 8
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 16.06.2013 at 22:05

I haven't seen a large number of bands live, but I have seen a fair few. Amon Amarth was my absolute favourite of all the ones I have seen. An Evening With Amon Amarth is a night I'll never forget. Nearly 3 hours of their music...doesn't get much better than that. I wrote this pre-amble just to indicate how much I enjoy their music. This album didn't disappoint me at all, as a fan of their music. Tons of catchy riffs, Johan is just his consistently awesome self, and everything else you could want out of an Amon Amarth album. Is it revolutionary and ground breaking? No. Is it better than Surtur Rising (which I really enjoyed)? Yes. There is even a longer song on the album (the finale), which is a nice closer to an overall great album.


Have you got an advanced copy of the album?
X5452 - 17.06.2013 at 17:22  
  Making statements about albums you haven't been able to listen to yet is pointless and inefficient. Just wait and listen before complaining about how non-changing AA is. As long as they love what they do I don't see the problem, a lot of people like a formula that works everytime for some reason.

Seriously, whenever a band completely changes their approach metalheads complain, when they never change metalheads complain. Sometimes this scene makes me sick and ashamed. If you know things so well start your own band.
Lit. - 17.06.2013 at 19:09  
 
Written by X5452 on 17.06.2013 at 17:22

Seriously, whenever a band completely changes their approach metalheads complain, when they never change metalheads complain. Sometimes this scene makes me sick and ashamed. If you know things so well start your own band.

Then people can bitch about how much you suck at playing blackened atmospheric post-doomgaze.
X5452 - 17.06.2013 at 19:59  
 
Written by Lit. on 17.06.2013 at 19:09

Written by X5452 on 17.06.2013 at 17:22

Seriously, whenever a band completely changes their approach metalheads complain, when they never change metalheads complain. Sometimes this scene makes me sick and ashamed. If you know things so well start your own band.

Then people can bitch about how much you suck at playing blackened atmospheric post-doomgaze.


Why do I even bother...
Lit. - 17.06.2013 at 20:20  
 
Written by X5452 on 17.06.2013 at 19:59

Why do I even bother...

Why, indeed.
We've heard it all before. Don't need to hear it again. So, you should probably take your own advice and stop complaining.
Rulatore - 17.06.2013 at 21:46  
Rating: 5
Written by Lit. on 17.06.2013 at 19:09

Written by X5452 on 17.06.2013 at 17:22

Seriously, whenever a band completely changes their approach metalheads complain, when they never change metalheads complain. Sometimes this scene makes me sick and ashamed. If you know things so well start your own band.

Then people can bitch about how much you suck at playing blackened atmospheric post-doomgaze.



I found the album to be slightly above average, only some 3 songs that I can remember well, still I need to listen to it a bit more and learn the lyrics (Yes, I like some of them )
X5452 - 18.06.2013 at 01:17  
 
Written by Lit. on 17.06.2013 at 20:20

Written by X5452 on 17.06.2013 at 19:59

Why do I even bother...

Why, indeed.
We've heard it all before. Don't need to hear it again. So, you should probably take your own advice and stop complaining.


I've heard/read all the complaints about Amon Amarth before as well, don't enjoy reading them over and over again, it offers nothing new.
Making comments sections nearly obsolete.
LeChron James - 19.06.2013 at 00:59  
Rating: 8 Three songs into it, this album is significantly less boring than Surtur Rising. And this is coming from someone who's never been really a fan of Amon Amarth.
quisableed - 19.06.2013 at 04:09  
Rating: 7 I'm waiting for release to give a 10
Metaalkop86 - 20.06.2013 at 08:34  
Rating: 10 I can't wait to listen to the new album Deceiver of the gods was already one hell of a promising song!
Metaalkop86 - 20.06.2013 at 08:40  
Rating: 10
Written by Coolingsrock on 12.04.2013 at 22:40

All of their albums are great. can't see them stop the streak now


I agree
Dylan - 20.06.2013 at 08:56  
  Boring
Maco - 21.06.2013 at 00:06  
  Woooow a 10 score so soon? I guess It's bullshit.
The Benighted - 21.06.2013 at 06:32  
Rating: 9 Although the songs aren't as easily recognizable, Deceiver of the Gods is a more consistent and solid release than 2011's Surtur Rising. Each track weaves and winds, and some of the best songs on the album are the ones that tread the farthest from their established sound (Hel especially). Overall, this is one of their better releases, for sure, and will probably see my top ten come the end of the year.
Ap46 - 21.06.2013 at 17:20  
Rating: 6 Boring for me, no standout songs. Maybe it's not my cup of tea.
Bad English - 21.06.2013 at 21:04  
  Just try this one, muvh better then previuysly and song where was Messiah is good, but well tyer songs those major hits and what I know before was better
Its hard to talk about this one now, I will need to hear it more and more, hopefuly I will buy it asap
krauserh - 23.06.2013 at 19:08  
Rating: 9 We are the warriors of the North
Notorious and brave
We're old but strong as before
And we don't fear the grave.

AngelofDeth - 24.06.2013 at 02:22  
Rating: 8
Written by The Benighted on 21.06.2013 at 06:32

Although the songs aren't as easily recognizable, Deceiver of the Gods is a more consistent and solid release than 2011's Surtur Rising. Each track weaves and winds, and some of the best songs on the album are the ones that tread the farthest from their established sound (Hel especially). Overall, this is one of their better releases, for sure, and will probably see my top ten come the end of the year.

I thought exactly the opposite. I can barely remember 2 tracks off Surter, but this one I feel most the tracks are unique.
dragula1541 - 26.06.2013 at 16:34  
  Is it a bad thing that the best songs are the 4 songs from the 'Under the Influence' EP that comes with the limited digipak?
Opethian - 27.06.2013 at 03:24  
Rating: 5 It was an average release, but quite honestly i might feel different about it in a month or 2. It was just released here in the States yesterday and perhaps this one might grow on me with some much needed age.

#EDIT: Its pretty fucking bland and i find it hard to believe that anyone would choose this over 'Surtur's Rising'. What this Deceiver of the Gods album lacks is a constant flow of energy that is IMO almost absent from the album. If you know someone that wants to get into the group i would not recommend 'Deceiver of the Gods'. I've been following Amon Amarth ever since i was introduced to them with 'Vs. the World' & 'Fate of Norns' back in 2004 and i hate to see them execute generic material like this.

Love it or hate it, it's all opinion. Like i said in my first post 'Some much needed age' ... let's just wait and see what happens, but as of now it's just not cutting it for me.
MetalSpider - 28.06.2013 at 05:43  
  When I first listened to this album, I was disappointed...but the more I listened to it, the more it grew on me. The more I payed attention to all the details in the songs the more I enjoyed it. It's a damn good album. There are some weaker songs, but there are some damn good songs on the album.
Ace Frawley - 28.06.2013 at 13:16  
Rating: 8
Written by Opethian on 27.06.2013 at 03:24

It was an average release, but quite honestly i might feel different about it in a month or 2. It was just released here in the States yesterday and perhaps this one might grow on me with some much needed age.

#EDIT: Its pretty fucking bland and i find it hard to believe that anyone would choose this over 'Surtur's Rising'. What this Deceiver of the Gods album lacks is a constant flow of energy that is IMO almost absent from the album. If you know someone that wants to get into the group i would not recommend 'Deceiver of the Gods'. I've been following Amon Amarth ever since i was introduced to them with 'Vs. the World' & 'Fate of Norns' back in 2004 and i hate to see them execute generic material like this.

Love it or hate it, it's all opinion. Like i said in my first post 'Some much needed age' ... let's just wait and see what happens, but as of now it's just not cutting it for me.


I definitely recommend giving the album a bit more time. I initially felt the same way about Surtur Rising i.e. bland and all sounding the same, but the more I listened to it, the more I started to realise the intricacies and brilliance of the individual songs. In fact, I've found that for most of the albums that I truly love that initially I didn't like them and that with time and repeated listens, I've discovered their greatness. On the flipside, albums that I love straight away are the ones that usually I find become boring pretty quickly and are the ones I don't consider to be that good. I've only had one listen through of Deceiver of the Gods and it's definitely too early to tell what I think of it. I usually listen to an album dozens of times over a week or two before I give it a rating.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.06.2013 at 16:03  
  Intricacies? Amon Amarth? Does not compute.
Opethian - 28.06.2013 at 20:46  
Rating: 5
Written by Ace Frawley on 28.06.2013 at 13:16

Written by Opethian on 27.06.2013 at 03:24

It was an average release, but quite honestly i might feel different about it in a month or 2. It was just released here in the States yesterday and perhaps this one might grow on me with some much needed age.

#EDIT: Its pretty fucking bland and i find it hard to believe that anyone would choose this over 'Surtur's Rising'. What this Deceiver of the Gods album lacks is a constant flow of energy that is IMO almost absent from the album. If you know someone that wants to get into the group i would not recommend 'Deceiver of the Gods'. I've been following Amon Amarth ever since i was introduced to them with 'Vs. the World' & 'Fate of Norns' back in 2004 and i hate to see them execute generic material like this.

Love it or hate it, it's all opinion. Like i said in my first post 'Some much needed age' ... let's just wait and see what happens, but as of now it's just not cutting it for me.


I definitely recommend giving the album a bit more time. I initially felt the same way about Surtur Rising i.e. bland and all sounding the same, but the more I listened to it, the more I started to realise the intricacies and brilliance of the individual songs. In fact, I've found that for most of the albums that I truly love that initially I didn't like them and that with time and repeated listens, I've discovered their greatness. On the flipside, albums that I love straight away are the ones that usually I find become boring pretty quickly and are the ones I don't consider to be that good. I've only had one listen through of Deceiver of the Gods and it's definitely too early to tell what I think of it. I usually listen to an album dozens of times over a week or two before I give it a rating.



I'm not impressed, but at the same time i don't hate the album. It was executed poorly and honestly besides 'Blood Eagle' nothing else stood out from this album. I guess that's what you can expect from a band is trying to record and tour at the same time. I seriously think that Amon Amarth shouldn't release material every 2 years, this band is constantly on the road and i would love to hear an album that doesn't sound 'Rushed' for the masses.
TheDarkWizard - 28.06.2013 at 23:00  
Rating: 10 Simply amazing!! :banger2:
Vombatus - 30.06.2013 at 18:45  
  AA gets more limited and bland with each release, each time it's like a B side of the previous album. And when you do that since forever, I just want to turn it off after 2 songs... not a single pumping riff, voice beyond monotonous and non existant drumming.

I get the formula works on a commercial level, and so the band wants the moneys... but the guys should at least try to make an effort, some bands put out similar stuff every new album but somehow manage to keep it a minimal interest. AA doesn't since a few years.
Opethian - 30.06.2013 at 23:44  
Rating: 5
Written by Vombatus on 30.06.2013 at 18:45

AA gets more limited and bland with each release, each time it's like a B side of the previous album. And when you do that since forever, I just want to turn it off after 2 songs... not a single pumping riff, voice beyond monotonous and non existant drumming.

I get the formula works on a commercial level, and so the band wants the moneys... but the guys should at least try to make an effort, some bands put out similar stuff every new album but somehow manage to keep it a minimal interest. AA doesn't since a few years.


As far as this new album of their goes i would agree with you on that. The 'Musicianship' is painful in my opinion Talk about an album that you can just feel that none in this group gives a shit. The concept for the album sounds great, but that alone could not save this album from mediocrity. I love these guys, but fuck dude .. this album has no energy whatsoever and i can't believe people are handing out 9's and 10's. I guess they fall under the category of 'Blind Fanboys' and the percentage of fans that continue to praise generic material such as 'Deceiver'

Its by far the biggest letdown of 2013. I just got my copy of 'PALMS' and it may be different genres, but it's 10xs the album 'Deceiver' will ever be
Until the End - 01.07.2013 at 03:34  
Rating: 8 The song 'Under Siege' is great, the rest is good to average apart for the track 'Hel' which has to go down as one of the worst songs they've ever done.
HaaskAksaaH - 01.07.2013 at 11:23  
Rating: 10 After dozens of full-play, I'm sure that mighty Amon Amath deserves my 10/10 for DOTG. Being fan of AA Since 2004, listening to their old/new old/new staffs most likely every fucking day of my life since then, Grow up and learn how to be strong ... how to be a man ... and how to be a fucking headbanger with OSFTGH, Avenger and mighty Vs. The World ..
Lião - 02.07.2013 at 04:04  
  Not a groundbreaking album but neither a abysmal recording. I find it enjoyable.

Hell, I found the bonus EP even more enjoyable!
Ace Frawley - 02.07.2013 at 13:24  
Rating: 8 Starting to really enjoy this album now. Rating pending but I think it will be high. Call me a sensitive petal but I don't like the gruesome sound at the start of "Blood Eagle", which sounds like someone being hacked to death. Don't think that is called for in this day and age.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.07.2013 at 14:00  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 02.07.2013 at 13:24

Don't think that is called for in this day and age.


Mattybu - 02.07.2013 at 21:25  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 02.07.2013 at 13:24

Call me a sensitive petal but I don't like the gruesome sound at the start of "Blood Eagle", which sounds like someone being hacked to death. Don't think that is called for in this day and age.


Come on man it's like 5 seconds and hacking people to bits is what vikings do!
JÄY - 03.07.2013 at 05:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 02.07.2013 at 13:24

Starting to really enjoy this album now. Rating pending but I think it will be high. Call me a sensitive petal but I don't like the gruesome sound at the start of "Blood Eagle", which sounds like someone being hacked to death. Don't think that is called for in this day and age.

Well the blood eagle is a torture device.....

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