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Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods

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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 [feat. Messiah Marcolin]
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

Johan Hegg - vocals
Olavi Mikkonen - guitars
Johan Söderberg - 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.

Guest review by
The Scandinavian kings have sprung into action once more, releasing another album. As always, they know the deal. At first, I thought it was a very typical album with songs more-or-less all sounding like each other, but after a couple of listenings, my ideas greatly changed.

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25.04.2022 - 12:08
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A Nice Guy
Written by gavdann on 25.04.2022 at 11:37

This was the album where AA started to lose my interest. You're quite right, it was becoming too formulaic. In fairness they tried a few new things on their two most recent albums but it showed them dabbling with trad metal which I found even more dull.

I think they are genuine crowd pleasers, and felt comfortable sticking with that format because they thought that most of the fans wanted more of the same, and they didn't want to damage their reputation, but eventually fans become tired of the same thing. After hearing their latest single, I'm expecting their next release to be not a whole lot different than Berserker tbh, but I hope I'm proved wrong.

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