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Release date: 21 June 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

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Disc I
01. Deceiver Of The Gods
02. As Loke Falls
03. Father Of The Wolf
04. Shape Shifter
05. Under Siege
06. Blood Eagle
07. We Shall Destroy
08. Hel
09. Coming Of The Tide
10. Warriors Of The North

Disc II [Special Edition Box]
01. Burning Anvil Of Steel
02. Satan Rising
03. Snake Eyes
04. Stand Up To Go Down

The Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album Of 2013

Lyrics (14)


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

Guest musicians
Messiah Marcolin - vocals


Additional info
The Special Edition Box features:
- The album as digipack.
- A 2 sided poster with the album artwork and a picture of the band.
- The ultra rare 4 song EP "Under the Influence".
The set is enclosed in a hardcover fliptop case.

The Super Deluxe box includes the two CD special edition of the album and a ten inch Loki bust all housed in a fliptop case. The CD case can be hidden in the base of the bust.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
Engineered by Andy Sneap and Scott Atkins.
Recorded at Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, UK in January-March 2013.

Cover art by Tom Thiel.
Packaging art design and layout by Thomas Ewerhard.
Photos by John Memurtrie.

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Bad English - 03.07.2013 at 23:34  
  Re listening this again today, Amon Amarth must re relise album like this had CD2, because it was more bluesy, more ''rock n roll'' intere pratation, damn DISC 2 kick ass more then CD 1
Ace Frawley - 06.07.2013 at 11:37  
Rating: 8 For me this is a very good album but not great. Some great songs but overall, just not quite there for greatness. I think these guys are incredibly talented and are brilliant at what they do. My favourite tracks are the first three and "We Shall Destroy". I'm giving this an 8.
Reza - 06.07.2013 at 12:34  
  At least it's way better than Surtur Rising!
Ace Frawley - 07.07.2013 at 00:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Reza on 06.07.2013 at 12:34

At least it's way better than Surtur Rising!


I preferred Surtur Rising. We are all different.
guill62 - 07.07.2013 at 10:54  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 07.07.2013 at 00:43

Written by Reza on 06.07.2013 at 12:34

At least it's way better than Surtur Rising!


I preferred Surtur Rising. We are all different.

This is proof that all their albums have a big own personality.
Reza - 07.07.2013 at 16:57  
 
Written by guill62 on 07.07.2013 at 10:54

Written by Ace Frawley on 07.07.2013 at 00:43

Written by Reza on 06.07.2013 at 12:34

At least it's way better than Surtur Rising!


I preferred Surtur Rising. We are all different.

This is proof that all their albums have a big own personality.

Or we all have different tastes
guill62 - 07.07.2013 at 19:27  
 
Written by Reza on 07.07.2013 at 16:57

Written by guill62 on 07.07.2013 at 10:54

Written by Ace Frawley on 07.07.2013 at 00:43

Written by Reza on 06.07.2013 at 12:34

At least it's way better than Surtur Rising!


I preferred Surtur Rising. We are all different.

This is proof that all their albums have a big own personality.

Or we all have different tastes

In my case with AA or others bands, i talk about mood and not taste, for example one day i like Surtur and another Avenger. Because i don't like to compare albums, for me each album brings something a day or other.
darkanger4 - 08.07.2013 at 22:02  
  Anyone knows if Satan Rising and Snake Eyes are cover songs performed by Amon Amarth?
JÄY - 09.07.2013 at 00:08  
Rating: 9
Written by darkanger4 on 08.07.2013 at 22:02

Anyone knows if Satan Rising and Snake Eyes are cover songs performed by Amon Amarth?

They aren't covers..they are tributes...
darkanger4 - 09.07.2013 at 21:17  
 
Written by JÄY on 09.07.2013 at 00:08

Written by darkanger4 on 08.07.2013 at 22:02

Anyone knows if Satan Rising and Snake Eyes are cover songs performed by Amon Amarth?

They aren't covers..they are tributes...


Excuse my lack of information, but tributes to whom?
JÄY - 10.07.2013 at 06:34  
Rating: 9
Written by darkanger4 on 09.07.2013 at 21:17

Written by JÄY on 09.07.2013 at 00:08

Written by darkanger4 on 08.07.2013 at 22:02

Anyone knows if Satan Rising and Snake Eyes are cover songs performed by Amon Amarth?

They aren't covers..they are tributes...


Excuse my lack of information, but tributes to whom?

One is to Sabbath, One is to Motorhead, One is to ACDC and one is to Priest. I dont remember which is which...but it's pretty apparent if you're familiar with said bands
metalbrat - 10.07.2013 at 16:54  
Rating: 7 Oh..no... little bit hyped... not so good album... there won't be a single anthem from this album for sure... good to listen from the fifth song.... and what is this CD2 shit???? a pop album?????
Sulac - 11.07.2013 at 22:23  
  So, I am really impressed by this album, especially coming so soon after Surtur Rising. I prefer it to that album, and Twilight, too. Not as good as Versus The World or With Oden On Our Side, but still, good enough to make me think of Amon Amarth as one of my favorites again.
Jabberwock - 12.07.2013 at 19:38  
 
Written by JÄY on 10.07.2013 at 06:34

Written by darkanger4 on 09.07.2013 at 21:17

Written by JÄY on 09.07.2013 at 00:08

Written by darkanger4 on 08.07.2013 at 22:02

Anyone knows if Satan Rising and Snake Eyes are cover songs performed by Amon Amarth?

They aren't covers..they are tributes...


Excuse my lack of information, but tributes to whom?

One is to Sabbath, One is to Motorhead, One is to ACDC and one is to Priest. I dont remember which is which...but it's pretty apparent if you're familiar with said bands


"Burning Anvil of Steel" - Judas Priest
"Satan Rising" - Black Sabbath
"Snake Eyes" - Motörhead
"Stand Up to Go Down" - AC/DC
Bugman - 16.07.2013 at 16:15  
Rating: 9
Written by Sulac on 11.07.2013 at 22:23

So, I am really impressed by this album, especially coming so soon after Surtur Rising. I prefer it to that album, and Twilight, too. Not as good as Versus The World or With Oden On Our Side, but still, good enough to make me think of Amon Amarth as one of my favorites again.


Kind of agree with you. It sounds like a huge level up from the previous two albuns and some songs could easily slip into those you mention without loss of greatness (and I still hold Versus as the highlight of AA).

All in all I think this album has far more personality than it's two predecessors. As to highlights it's my impression that the core from As Loke Falls to Blood Eagle really stands out. On the negative (or not so positive) side I would point out Deceiver and Hel.
Mattybu - 18.07.2013 at 11:36  
 
Written by Bugman on 16.07.2013 at 16:15

All in all I think this album has far more personality than it's two predecessors.


I haven't heard the predecessors but I found personality to be a little lacking here. just me, but this whole album felt a little dry. certainly not bad but "satisfactory" is about the only word I can think to properly describe it.
Windrider - 19.07.2013 at 14:48  
Rating: 8 Some songs are actually good but made worse either by endless repetitions (Shape Shifter and Father Of The Wolf) or that guys annoying and overused vibrato voice (Hel).
Surtur Rising was actually better I think but tracks 2, 7, 9 are awesome nevertheless. Plus Warriors Of The North which definetely is the highlight on this album!
JÄY - 19.07.2013 at 18:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Windrider on 19.07.2013 at 14:48

Some songs are actually good but made worse either by endless repetitions (Shape Shifter and Father Of The Wolf) or that guys annoying and overused vibrato voice (Hel).
Surtur Rising was actually better I think but tracks 2, 7, 9 are awesome nevertheless. Plus Warriors Of The North which definetely is the highlight on this album!

That guy is Messiah Mercolin, if you didn't know...
Windrider - 20.07.2013 at 12:07  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 19.07.2013 at 18:44

That guy is Messiah Mercolin, if you didn't know...

I know and his voice overall is cool but his vibrato stuff really annoys me. It's just too much.
NocturnalStalker - 25.07.2013 at 17:38  
Rating: 8 This is more of the same - just what is expected of Amon Amarth. All in all, I like it more than "Surtur Rising" as it features some really strong tracks (such as As Loke Falls, Hel featuring the mighty Messiah Marcolin and the epic closing track Warriors of the North.
Ajay Singh - 10.08.2013 at 15:15  
Rating: 10 4 earphones destroyed by amon amarth. Time to buy a new one... \m/
Warman - 11.08.2013 at 17:24  
Rating: 6 This release worries me. I love early Amon Amarth. The first album is still by far their best one. Around The Crusher and up to With Oden On Our Side, I was really anti-Amon for a while. Mainly because that was a period on Metal Storm where they were praised all the time, by everyone. I couldn't understand why, there was some good, even some great stuff here and there. But in my opinion certainly nothing spectacular. I even think the Oden album was in the top five (maybe even #1?) of the Top 100 Albums list for a while. Insane!
My faith in the band was restored with Twilight of the Thunder God. Great album! I even liked Surtur Rising. So I had my hopes up. But this? Not bad (most of it), but talk about boring and weak in comparison with the good Amon. This sounds more like their middle era. Even Fate of Norns might be better, and I'm no fan of that one.
kfa - 06.09.2013 at 01:17  
Rating: 10
Himedal - 18.09.2013 at 21:18  
Rating: 7 Could be better (compared to their previous albums) but it's still very good.
Deadmeat - 22.09.2013 at 10:26  
Rating: 8 Thats by far the "worst" album from the band at least for someone who has listened in order their whole discography. the only good songs are hel (messiah helped a lot) and "as loke falls" which is also a pure iron maiden copy. i am a bit pessimistic about their future. this band has always been predictable but at least they created high-standards music. now it's like they've tried everyhing they could. only a huge change in style or production could do it on their next album (or of course magnificent songwriting with many fresh ideas which is the difficult scenario)
AngelofDeth - 17.10.2013 at 10:21  
Rating: 8 This is a very decent album. It features classic Amon Amarth sound and adds just enough new flare and unique twists to the songs to make it interesting and different from the discography... But it's not perfect.

The problem is that the album is unfocused and kindof scattershot, For ex:
--Hel is some wierd Pantera-laden riff heavy song blended with incredibly strange Mid-eastern vox and atmostsphere.
--Father of the Wolf, takes the band back to the 80's with classic heavy metal riffs and an 80's rock anthem of a chorus. It just feels tacky.
--Blood Eagle sounds like a Slayer/Amon Amarth collab song, which in theory sounds real cool but ultimately comes off generic and the lyrics/track title don't help one bit.
--We Shall Destroy features a just plain awkward intro and equally weird riffs throughout complete with a Death in Fire rehash riff.

That leaves exactly 6 decent songs left on the album and thank Odin for those songs.

The remaining tracks feature the classic Amon Amarth sound, intermixing what we love about band: Bone-Crunching heavy riffs mixed with beautifully epic melodies, awesome lyrics all wrapped up in a distinctly Viking atmosphere. There are a few surprises, especially in the last two tracks but unfortunately nothing will really "Blow you Away" as in Odin, Twilight or Versus. So overall Deceiver is just a decent release and as someone else mentioned, Satisfactory is the only way to really describe it.

I appreciate the band trying to find new directions for their music, but the influences they incorporated just comes off, awkward, tacky and/or simply generic.
Northern Danger - 26.10.2013 at 13:43  
Rating: 6 No...first Amon Amarth album that I don't like I give 6.5
Kuroboshi - 01.11.2013 at 20:06  
Rating: 7 It's Amon Amarth alright. Warriors of the North is pretty rad.
Array - 14.11.2013 at 18:26  
  This is one smelly, two weeks old microwave meal.
silenius - 08.12.2013 at 01:00  
  If you ask me they are returning to their mid-era sound(fucking finaly) their 2 last albums where just a rughed-upp version of cheesy powermetal if you ask me. its not the best they´ve done but im stocked that they are going for a more gritty sound over the clean dansy pewpew metal in the last albums.
deadone - 11.12.2013 at 07:21  
Rating: 6 Better than Surtur Rising but certainly not comparable with Twilight of the Thunder God.

Sound is a bit of a let down - it's a bit gutless.
Jaeryd17‍ - 13.12.2013 at 08:39  
Rating: 7
Written by Reza on 06.07.2013 at 12:34

At least it's way better than Surtur Rising!

I think that Surtur Rising was slightly better than this, but not by much. I don't see what people have against Surtur Rising, since it sounds pretty much exactly the same as all of their other albums, with only a slight variation in quality of songwriting.

Don't get me wrong, Amon Amarth puts out somewhat enjoyable albums, but they're not mind-blowing CDs. They also don't sound too much different from one another, nor do they vary much in quality.

My favorite albums are probably Versus the World and Twilight of the Thunder God, but even they are only a little bit better than the rest of their discography.
Ace Frawley - 14.12.2013 at 22:32  
Rating: 8
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 13.12.2013 at 08:39

I think that Surtur Rising was slightly better than this, but not by much. I don't see what people have against Surtur Rising, since it sounds pretty much exactly the same as all of their other albums, with only a slight variation in quality of songwriting.

Don't get me wrong, Amon Amarth puts out somewhat enjoyable albums, but they're not mind-blowing CDs. They also don't sound too much different from one another, nor do they vary much in quality.

My favorite albums are probably Versus the World and Twilight of the Thunder God, but even they are only a little bit better than the rest of their discography.


I definitely agree with you about the similarity of their albums. It always surprises me when people voice really strong opinions against this album or Surtur Rising, because for me, they are all of very similar quality. I can't imagine how those same people would react if Amon Amarth really changed direction and released an album with a whole new sound.
CaptainRhodes - 15.12.2013 at 18:49  
Rating: 7 Amon Amarth are great songwriters, but I wish they'd do something a little more serious. They're really coasting on their success by continuing to write 4 minute Death/Rock songs with a viking theme. Starting to remind me of bands like Swashbuckle, Alestorm, Finntroll, etc...

Can't really hate this album for not being what I want it to be, though. It's excellent for what it is.
Rulatore - 18.01.2014 at 17:07  
Rating: 5 Boring. They should quit, they are getting annoying

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