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Review: Hugin Munin - Ten Thousand Spears for Ten Thousand Gods
Hugin Munin
Ten Thousand Spears for Ten Thousand Gods

Label: Independent
Year released: 2011
Duration: 64:57
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 25, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Ten Thousand Spears for Ten Thousand Gods

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (6 Votes)

Given how long Amon Amarth have been kicking around, I'm frankly surprised there are not more imitators out there than there appear to be. Sure, there are lots of bands doing the whole 'Vikings are awesome' thing, but not many treading specifically in the footsteps of albums like Once Sent from the Golden Hall or The Crusher.

That makes it sound like this Brazilian band is nothing more than an imitation, but it's plain that this band has the chops that they could do something else if they wanted to, they aren't. They are working so hard to follow the Amon Amarth formula that I can't imagine it is not deliberate. So: this album is a melodic, hooky assault of Viking-themed Death Metal. Hugin Munin display songwriting skills and requisite conviction to make them convincing, even if this is not always as heavy as I would like it. Still, if you like Amon Amarth, you will like this, as it is a well-done piece of homage.

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