Amon Amarth Upcoming Album “Surtur Rising” Track-by-Track Review.

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:28 AM (PST)

Sweden’s death metal Vikings Amon Amarth have talked to the crew over at and reviewed their upcoming album “Surtur Rising” track-by-glorious-track. So what’s the verdict? Here’s what RadioMetal had to say:

“The media were expecting this Surtur Rising with about as much impatience as the fans. The question was whether Amon Amarth was going to deliver as good an album as the fantastic Twilight Of The Thunder God, which was unusually crammed with hits. The answer is simple – it’s a yes! The particularly careful production leaves nothing to chance, and there’s quality to spare in these compositions. This album is also more contrasted, more bombastic and more brutal than its predecessor. In short, an excellent sequel, which is cause for rejoicing. However, here’s to hoping the band won’t fall into a kind of routine. Two albums in the same vein? That’s just fine. Three? Not so much…”

Check out the full track-by-track review here.

Don’t forget to click here for a quick view of the track list, dates for their upcoming US tour, and the release teaser video which gives you a preview of the opening track “War of the Gods”.

Amon Amarth is set to release their eighth full-length studio album on March 29th via Metal Blade Records. “Surtur Rising” is the follow-up to 2008’s “Twilight of the Thunder God” which debuted at number 50 on the Billboard 200 and at number 11 on the Swedish album charts. “Surtur Rising” is named in tribue to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology. You can go to their landing page to pre-order what is sure to be one of the top metal albums of the year. You can also check out “Slaves of Fear” that they’re streaming over at Decibel.

“Surtur Rising” Tracklisting:
1. War Of The Gods
2. Töck’s Taunt – Loke’s Treachery Part II
3. Destroyer Of The Universe
4. Slaves Of Fear
5. Live Without Regrets
6. The Last Stand Of Frej
7. For Victory Or Death
8. Wrath Of The Norsemen
9. A Beast Am I
10. Doom Over Dead Man

An Evening With Amon Amarth U.S. Tour Dates
4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
5/06/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
5/07/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA


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