Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising


8.1 | 1003 votes |
Release date: 23 March 2011
Style: Melodic death metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. War Of The Gods
02. Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II
03. Destroyer Of The Universe
04. Slaves Of Fear
05. Live Without Regrets
06. The Last Stand Of Frej
07. For Victory Or Death
08. Wrath Of The Norsemen
09. A Beast Am I
10. Doom Over Dead Man
11. War Machine [Kiss cover] [bonus]
12. Balls To The Wall [Accept cover] [bonus]
13. Aerials [System Of A Down cover] [bonus]

Disc II [limited edition DVD Bloodshed Over Bochum 2008]
01. Ride For Vengeance
02. The Dragon's Flight Across The Waves
03. Without Fear
04. Victorious March
05. Friends Of The Suncross
06. Abandoned
07. Amon Amarth
08. Once Sent From The Golden Hall
09. Bleed For Ancient Gods
10. The Last With Pagan Blood
11. North Sea Storm
12. Avenger
13. God His Son And Holy Whore
14. Metalwrath
15. Legend Of A Banished Man
16. Bastards Of A Lying Breed
17. Masters Of War
18. The Sound Of Eight Hooves
19. Risen From The Sea
20. As Long As The Raven Flies
21. A Fury Divine
22. Annihilation Of Hammerfest
23. The Fall Through Ginnungagap
24. Releasing Surtur's Fire
25. Death In Fire
26. The Stabwounds In Our Backs
27. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard
28. Versus The World
29. Across The Rainbow Bridge
30. Down The Slopes Of Death
31. Thousand Years Of Oppression
32. Bloodshed
33. And Soon The World Will Cease To Be

The best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal album of 2011

Line-up
Johan Hegg - vocals
Olavi Mikkonen - guitars
Johan Söderberg - guitars
Fredrik Andersson - drums
Ted Lundström - bass

Guest musicians
Simon Solomon - guitars

Additional info
All songs written and arranged by Amon Amarth.
Produced, mixed, mastered and spiritually guided by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.
Drums recorded at Park Studio.
Drum tech: Urban Näsvall.

Orchestral arrangements by Martin Jacobbson, performed by The Dark Passenger Orchestra.

Cover and "Fenriz" artwork by Tom Thiel.
Design, additional artwork and layout by Thomas Ewerhard.
Photos by Steve Brown.
Live pics Bochum by Florian Krapp / Metal Hammer.

Guest review by
Deadmeat
Rating:
8.0
The kings of the Swedish melodeath scene are back! Consistent as always, they have become one of the record companies' favorite bands: nice songs, huge popularity, unique style and additionally, they publish a new album every 2 to 3 years. Only a few bands assemble all these traits and Amon Amarth is one of them. On the other hand, some experimentation would be welcomed…

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published 14.08.2011 | Comments (22)

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12.02.2012 - 13:43
Rating: 6
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Guest on 12.02.2012 at 00:28

Written by InnerSelf on 11.02.2012 at 23:37

+2 really disappointing since I loved the previous two, the sound has not changed at all but I guess I grew out of them

But dat SOAD cover is really worth it.


It's funny
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05.03.2012 - 00:22
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
In my opinon 'Surtur Rising' is not quite as accessible as its predecessor, yet shows more melody, in which songs such as the ballad-like 'Doom over dead man' and the melodious outro to 'A beast am I' prove to be instant highlights because of the way they are written. The SOAD cover for me isn't really necessary for an album such as this, but i suppose it adds to the epic atmosphere provided by the rest of the album.
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15.04.2012 - 22:46
Rating: 7
Pelcu
Good, but not delightful, like Twilight was. Sometimes riffs are almost the same, same melody... Like thay had no more ideas for new songs. I would say I'm dissapointed - there is even no one single outstanding song. Everything is only a good copy of previous songs. But as i like this kind of music I give 7 for Surtur.
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26.08.2012 - 00:02
massoudd3j
Great album.
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26.08.2012 - 00:39
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Its not superb, but there are good and powerful songs, especially "Live Without Regrets"
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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28.10.2012 - 11:12
Uldreth
Written by Guest on 28.10.2012 at 10:59

Oh my god. what's happening to this community. This is their best album to date. You just are obviously kidding with your ratings or you didn't even sit to listen the fucking album

You're probably kidding with your rating since there is absolutely nothing 10-worthy about this.


<sigh>

I really wish people would just stop rating everything they like with a fucking 10.
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28.10.2012 - 20:44
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Uldreth on 28.10.2012 at 11:12

I really wish people would just stop rating everything they like with a fucking 10.

Why do you care?
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28.10.2012 - 20:57
Uldreth
Written by JÄY on 28.10.2012 at 20:44

Written by Uldreth on 28.10.2012 at 11:12

I really wish people would just stop rating everything they like with a fucking 10.

Why do you care?

Pretty sure you care about petty stuff that do not have overall huge importance on your life.

Why do you care about those?
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22.01.2013 - 23:39
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
This album is a face melter.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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23.01.2013 - 00:05
Bad English
Masterchief
Just give a try defebetly weeker album, seems band want to go beck to roots but didnt cruiate , it is not so melodic, non of songs stands out and
werry week for AA
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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23.01.2013 - 03:54
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Bad English on 23.01.2013 at 00:05

Just give a try defebetly weeker album, seems band want to go beck to roots but didnt cruiate , it is not so melodic, non of songs stands out and
werry week for AA


That's not my impression of this album. There are some really interesting and enjoyable songs here. I also think Hegg has some fine moments with the vocals. Drumming is on a par with previous releases. I think anyone trying to claim massive differences in quality between the past three albums are splitting hairs because they are quite similar.
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26.01.2013 - 07:45
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Sepulchre on 17.05.2011 at 23:47

I don't understand all the hate for this album... In my opinion its right up there with WOOOS and Twilight. Maybe not quite as good as WOOOS but definitely every bit as good as Twilight.


I agree with you 100%.
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28.01.2013 - 18:01
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Another good album from the Swedish vikings. It is not a masterpiece, neither it is a pinnacle of their career but their trademark melodies, heavy sound and bestial roars and screams of Johan Hegg all are present so there is not much to complain. Maybe some variation to the band's sound would be welcome? Possibly. But, then again, they seem to play it safe and stick to the kind of music they are good at writing and performing.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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28.01.2013 - 21:56
BlueMobius
Account deleted
One of my issues about this album is Johan's vocals are not as clear on this album or the last album as they were on WOOOS
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29.01.2013 - 03:43
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Guest on 28.01.2013 at 21:56

One of my issues about this album is Johan's vocals are not as clear on this album or the last album as they were on WOOOS


I have noticed that as well but I still think Hegg's vocal performance on this album is outstanding. There is much subtlety and nuance to his growling and roaring.
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02.03.2013 - 23:19
Rating: 7
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Its good not great.

The problem is it is just a little too similar to what theyve done in the past, though all the songs are just different enough and it has some highlights that make it worthwhile for the dedicated fans. I will agree about no songs really sticking out, the only song that really stood out at first listen was the outro, Doom over Dead Man because of that unique intertwining of synth and guitar.

Really I only got into this album after I burned out on all their previous melodeath releases. So for the dedicated fan its good enough, for the casual listener there really isn't much here besides the outro and maybe covers if your into that.

Although i got too say.. Surter Rising has one of the best album covers out there-had to get the banner poster for my wall
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02.03.2013 - 23:36
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by AngelofDeth on 02.03.2013 at 23:19

Although i got too say.. Surter Rising has one of the best album covers out there-had to get the banner poster for my wall


Yep, I got it too for my band room/man cave. Looks great hanging up there.
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21.06.2013 - 09:13
Death_95
The album that got me into Melodic death, great fucking album!
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03.01.2014 - 22:08
Rating: 9
MetalAce
The Eternal
In my opinion, it's good! Every band has some tier two albums, and it's AA's. I like it! \m/
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18.01.2014 - 17:08
Rating: 6
Rulatore
Boring
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04.08.2015 - 23:39
Rating: 10
metalfan1999
Never listened to Amon Amarth until now. I went to a nearby store and saw an amon amarth album. I knew that amon amarth is famous and often labeled as one of the best metal bands. Therefore I bought this album today and was just blown away! Damn I didn't pay too much attention to swedish death metal, which was a huge mistake. This album is just amazing, brutal and emotional. Lol and this isn't even labeled as their best!
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05.08.2015 - 03:45
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by metalfan1999 on 04.08.2015 at 23:39

Never listened to Amon Amarth until now. I went to a nearby store and saw an amon amarth album. I knew that amon amarth is famous and often labeled as one of the best metal bands. Therefore I bought this album today and was just blown away! Damn I didn't pay too much attention to swedish death metal, which was a huge mistake. This album is just amazing, brutal and emotional. Lol and this isn't even labeled as their best!

Try the album before this one, Twilight of the Thunder God. Your mind will be blown.
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07.12.2015 - 23:17
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by psykometal on 05.08.2015 at 03:45

Written by metalfan1999 on 04.08.2015 at 23:39

Never listened to Amon Amarth until now. I went to a nearby store and saw an amon amarth album. I knew that amon amarth is famous and often labeled as one of the best metal bands. Therefore I bought this album today and was just blown away! Damn I didn't pay too much attention to swedish death metal, which was a huge mistake. This album is just amazing, brutal and emotional. Lol and this isn't even labeled as their best!

Try the album before this one, Twilight of the Thunder God. Your mind will be blown.


good advice, after long year today I plaid this again, then it was well it sucked, still does, yes weakest , but after so many years its not so bad IMO
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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09.12.2015 - 17:21
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Bad English on 07.12.2015 at 23:17

good advice, after long year today I plaid this again, then it was well it sucked, still does, yes weakest , but after so many years its not so bad IMO

Probably my favorite album from them. I didn't get into them until With Oden On Our Side, and that album wasn't bad. I do enjoy many of the albums before it over that one, but then they did Twilight of the Thunder God and my mind was blown. Then the couple they've done since have been rather boorish. Lol
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17.12.2016 - 09:56
Rating: 8
TerrorZone
For Victory or Death is the best song!
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