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Amon Amarth - Jomsviking



7.6 | 584 votes |
Release date: 25 March 2016
Style: Melodic death metal

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01. First Kill
02. Wanderer
03. On A Sea Of Blood
04. One Against All
05. Raise Your Horns
06. The Way Of Vikings
07. At Dawn's First Light
08. One Thousand Burning Arrows
09. Vengeance Is My Name [bonus]
10. A Dream That Cannot Be [feat. Doro Pesch]
11. Back On Northern Shores

Line-up
Johan Hegg - vocals
Olavi Mikkonen - guitars
Johan Söderberg - guitars
Jocke Wallgren - drums
Ted Lundström - bass

Session musicians
Tobias "Tobben" Gustafsson - drums

Guest musicians
Doro Pesch - vocals

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
7.1
Ever since With Oden On Our Side, Amon Amarth has been steadily succumbing to softer production and less inventive songwriting, each successive album lacking something more. I can't say that Jomsviking reverses this trend, but Amon Amarth has pulled out some new tricks so as to at least slow its descent and plateau into tepid stability.

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published 26.03.2016 | Comments (25)

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20.09.2021 - 15:58
gavdann

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.09.2021 at 19:04

Written by Neoxx07 on 17.09.2021 at 17:44

This is not their weakest anymore. That place goes to Berserker.
god i hate that record.

I think Amon Amarth reached their peak with TOTTG, since then they have pretty much stuck with exactly the same formula, although I still find a few songs they do enjoyable, they have done nothing special.

Can't really disagree with that, although I'd go back one album further to "With Oden On Our Side".

My personal favourite is still "Versus the World" as it's a good transition album between their early raw sound and the latter clean melodeath sound but to be honest I rarely listen to them these days.

I wouldn't say a bad thing about them as I used to enjoy them a lot and they're still a great band, just not really for me anymore.
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26.11.2021 - 08:45
Cthulu

This is a fantastic concept album IMO. One of their best works. The Way of The Vikings was my personal favorite.
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