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Amon Amarth

Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth originally formed in 1988 under the name Scum; by the time the new moniker was adopted four years later, the lineup consisted of vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Anders Hansson, bassist Ted Lundstrom, and drummer Niko Kaukinen. In 1993, the quintet recorded their first demo Thor Arise, which went unreleased due to sound problems; a second demo, Arrival of the Fimbul Winter, followed in 1994, quickly selling out all 1000 copies. Signing to the Singapore-based Pulverised label, Amon Amarth issued the EP Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds in mid-1996; soon after, Kaukinen exited and was replaced by drummer Martin Lopez for 1998's full-length Once Sent from the Golden Hall. When both Hansson and Lopez defected from the lineup, the remaining members of Amon Amarth tapped new guitarist Johan Söderberg and drummer Fredrik Andersson for 1999's The Avenger. Crusher followed three years later. The Metal Blade-issued Crusher arrived in 2001, followed in 2002 by the dark and melancholic Versus the World, the latter of which introduced a more measured, bottom-heavy style. 2004's Fate of Norns continued in that vein, and was followed in 2006 by With Oden on Our Side, which was the band's first album to enter the Billboard charts. 2008's Twilight of the Thunder God became the band's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful outing to date, landing in the Top Ten of numerous year-end lists. In 2011, the group released their eighth studio album, Surtur Rising, followed in 2013 by Deceiver of the Gods, which featured a guest appearance by former Candlemass vocalist Messiah Marcolin. Jomsviking, the band's tenth studio long player, followed in early 2016. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Amon Amarth

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Amon Amarth

  1.   Song
  2.   The Pursuit of Vikings
  3.   Valhalla Awaits Me
  4.   An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
  5.   Runes to My Memory
  6.   Asator
  7.   First Kill
  8.   At Dawn's First Light
  9.   Guardians of Asgaard
  10.   Bleed for Ancient Gods
  11.   North Sea Storm
  12.   Annihilation of Hammerfest
  13.   Gods of War Arise
  14.   With Oden on Our Side
  15.   Amon Amarth
  16.   Twilight of the Thunder God
  17.   Back on Northern Shores
  18.   Raise Your Horns
  19.   Slaves of Fear
  20.   Victorious March
  21.   The Way of Vikings
  22.   Live Without Regrets
  23.   The Hero
  24.   Varyags Of Miklagaard
  25.   Cry of the Black Birds
  26.   Valkyries Ride
  27.   Versus the World
  28.   Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
  29.   Valhall Awaits Me
  30.   The Sound of Eight Hooves
  31.   War of the Gods
  32.   A Beast Am I
  33.   Live for the Kill