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Release date: 6 September 2004
Style: Melodic death metal


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Disc I
01. An Ancient Sign Of Coming Storm
02. Where Death Seems To Dwell
03. The Fate Of Norns
04. The Pursuit Of Vikings
05. Valkyries Ride
06. The Beheading Of A King
07. Arson
08. Once Sealed In Blood

Disc II [limited edition bonus DVD - Amon Amarth live at Grand Rokk Reykjavik]
01. Death In Fire
02. The Last With Pagan Blood
03. For The Stabwounds In Our Backs
04. Masters Of War
05. The Sound Of Eight Hooves
06. Bloodshed
07. Versus The World
08. Victorious March

The best Melodeath / Gothenburg Metal album of 2004

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Additional info
- recorded May/June 2004 at Berno Studios in Malmö
- produced by Amon Amarth and Berno Paulsson
- mixed and mastered at Berno Studio by Berno Paulsson

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Sweden's melodic death Vikings Amon Amarth is back once again with another melodic blast.

Since the release of "The Crusher" in 2001, Amon Amarth has grown in our metal society, with 2002's "Versus the World" they took even a bigger step, and now it's time for "Fate of Norns" to continue the tale of Sweden's best melodic and hard Death metal band.

published 05.10.2004 | Comments (5)

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Uirapuru - 30.04.2010 at 13:15  
Rating: 6 Not one of Amon Amarth's best efforts... it sure has their most famous songs, but in front of all their other albuns, this one seems a little shallow in comparison.
Valentin B - 12.06.2010 at 14:30  
Rating: 8 Epic and awesome as fuck, just as pretty much every other AA album. by far the best track imo is the first one. i sometimes listen to AA and think how can this possibly be made to sound any more epic and heavy.
Vikingr - 17.12.2010 at 01:13  
Rating: 8 I agree, a mind blowing album that shows that Amon Amarth is always constantly improving and will only get better. 8.5/10
BloodTears - 19.12.2010 at 23:55  
Rating: 8 I like this album a lot. Pretty epic as Valentin B said.
Mattybu - 13.10.2011 at 06:14  
  I like the songs on this one that are just real crushers. "The Pursuit of Vikings" just makes me feel like smashing something with a giant hammer.
musicalkaratekid - 29.10.2011 at 20:13  
Rating: 9 Not quite as powerful as versus the world or their later releases, but it still has some AA classics on here. Arson is an awesome song to march to war to\m/
Bad English - 17.01.2013 at 12:17  
Written by Valentin B on 12.06.2010 at 14:30

Epic and awesome as fuck, just as pretty much every other AA album. by far the best track imo is the first one. i sometimes listen to AA and think how can this possibly be made to sound any more epic and heavy.

It is not like other, cant you hear its secend album where vocals is ''calmer'' not typical DM grows, he growling still but its much easyer to hear actual lyrics not grrrrrrrrrrrr all the time
Lit. - 24.04.2013 at 05:24  
  Yeah... this is nowhere near as good as the albums it's sandwitched between. 1, 4 and 7 are modest songs.
Ace Frawley - 28.09.2013 at 01:12  
Rating: 8 So much to like here. I was rewarded through many repeated listenings to this album.
LeKiwi - 01.07.2014 at 14:37  
Rating: 6 Barring "The Fate Of Norns" and "The Pursuit Of Vikings" this is an incredibly boring album. They even managed to screw up their ballad track, "Arson".
MichaelAngeloT - 03.08.2014 at 12:31  
  Quite a boring one...i hate to say it cause The Pursuit of Vikings was a Perfect song!

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