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Amon Amarth - Jomsviking album review

Album Review

Amon Amarth wade back into battle with their new album Jomsviking

Amon Amarth’s highly successful take on Viking-obsessed death metal with a pop-tastic ear for melodic riffs is honed to a sharp spearpoint by now, so it was highly unlikely that Jomsviking was ever going to be shit – and it isn’t.

There are plenty of the grin-inducing moments that have rightly earned them wide popularity, right from when First Kill hares out the traps, and continuing through the anthemic, absolutely fantastic not-quite-title track The Way Of Vikings. These two, along with the crunching, rapid-fire attack of On A Sea Of Blood, and the singalong-ready Raise Your Horns, make sure Jomsviking has the things you most want from an Amon Amarth album: songs you can immediately remember that are going to sound massive live. 


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