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Review: Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
Amon Amarth
www.amonamarth.com
Twilight of the Thunder God

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 43:31
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 30, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Twilight of the Thunder God

Rated 4.15/5 (82.9%) (62 Votes)
Review


Seventh album from Metal Blade's most consistent band, and all anybody wants to know is: is this one as good as With Oden On Our Side? Well, no, not really, but it is still a solid album. Twilight Of The Thunder God features the best cover art the band has ever had, but otherwise features nothing AA fans have not heard before.

As usual on an Amon Amarth album, there are some solid tunes, and some others that are just not as memorable, though they are not bad. Standouts this time include the title cut, the vicious "Guardians of Asgaard", "Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags", and the epic closer "Embrace of the Endless Ocean". Again, AA manage to mix their more epic old sound with the pugilistic approach of later albums, and even when this is not awesome, it is listenable. That said, there is no song here to match "Asator", or "Runes To My Memory". Amon Amarth have put out an album that is as solid as we expected, if not brilliant. If you love this band, then you will love this, just don't expect anything you haven't heard from them before.


Track Listing:
  1. Twilight of the Thunder God
  2. Free Will Sacrifice
  3. Guardians of Asgaard
  4. Where Is Your God?
  5. Varyags of Miklagaard
  6. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
  7. No Fear for the Setting Sun
  8. The Hero...
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