Amon Amarth - Versus The World


8.5 | 976 votes |
Release date: 18 November 2002
Style: Melodic death metal

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Disc I
01. Death In Fire
02. For The Stabwounds In Our Backs
03. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard
04. Versus The World
05. Across The Rainbow Bridge
06. Down The Slopes Of Death
07. Thousand Years Of Oppression
08. Bloodshed
09. ...And Soon The World Will Cease To Be

Disc II [Viking Edition Bonus]
01. Siegreicher Marsch
02. Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds
03. The Arrival Of The Fimbul Winter
04. Burning Creation
05. The Mighty Doors Of The Speargod's Hall
06. Under The Greyclouded Winter Sky
07. Burning Creation
08. Arrival Of The Fimbul Winter [demo]
09. Without Fear
10. Risen From The Sea
11. Atrocious Humanity
12. Army Of Darkness
13. Thor Arise
14. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath [Black Sabbath cover]

Disc III [Strictly Limited "Pop-up" Edition Re-issue]
[Live at Bloodshed Over Bochum, 31.12.2008]
01. Death In Fire
02. For The Stabwounds In Our Backs
03. Where The Silent Gods Stand Guard
04. Versus The World
05. Across The Rainbow Bridge
06. Down The Slopes Of Death
07. Thousand Years Of Oppression
08. Bloodshed
09. ...And Soon The World Will Cease To Be

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

Additional info
All music, lyrics and arrangement by Amon Amarth, except lyrics in Thousand Years Of Oppression by C. Reid and leads in Across The Rainbow Bridge by Udo Sweinsnabel.
Recorded at Berno Studio in August 2002.
Produced by Amon Amarth and Berno Paulsson.
Engineered by Berno Paulsson.
Mixed and mastered by Henrik Larsson, Snafuproductions.
Remastered by Jens Bogren.
Cover by Tom Thiel and Thomas Ewerhard.

The "Viking Edition" bonus disc contains the bonus track "Siegreicher Marsch" but also the "Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds" EP (tracks 2-6), the "The Arrival Of The Fimbul Winter" demo (tracks 7-9) and the "Thor Arise" demo (tracks 10-14).

The "Strictly Limited "Pop-up" Edition" is only two discs and does not include the "Viking Edition" bonus disc as well.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.5
Sweden, birthplace of so many excellent Death Metal bands, especially Melodic Death, once again displays a major combo with Amon Amarth. I have to say that I was totally oblivious to the sole existence of that band before having a chance to discover this album. But as if the band was aware of this, they generously included a bonus disc with "Versus The World", which contains a best of their previous albums, and that album alone is praiseworthy. But let's not diverge from our major topic now, namely "Versus The World". The band has been around for quite some time now but this album is their huge breakthrough.

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published 11.08.2004 | Comments (7)

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04.03.2012 - 21:42
Korah
Good album, Death In Fire is incredible.
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15.01.2013 - 15:16
Bad English
Masterchief
Good album maybe begginibg of ''of softer'' AA you can heard lil calmer version of vocals not real grows how singer did in previusly albums.
Good one I like it, I like this type of singing because lyrics is interesting and it is easyer to understand what he is singing how growls
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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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20.03.2013 - 18:36
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Korah on 04.03.2012 at 21:42

Good album, Death In Fire is incredible.


I found that track and Versus the World very enjoyable, however the rest of the album was rather boring or uninspired
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21.03.2013 - 00:29
Lord_Regnier
Boring album. Every song sounds the same.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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12.07.2013 - 05:29
Lit.
Account deleted
Better than some of the albums that would come later, like Fate of Norns or Odin on Our Side.
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08.10.2013 - 08:08
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Desert Mouse
One of their better albums, but not so much better as to cause me to rate it above the others. The first two tracks are pretty great, but it goes a little downhill from there.
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"It is not your sin—it is your self-satisfaction that crieth unto heaven; your very sparingness in sin crieth unto heaven!

Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the frenzy with which ye should be inoculated?"

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07.12.2013 - 00:46
Rating: 10
serega25
Brutal, melodic, epic, almost perfect
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02.12.2015 - 12:27
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Lord_Regnier on 21.03.2013 at 00:29

Boring album. Every song sounds the same.


same does any single metal album, not mention hip hop, pop
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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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27.08.2016 - 19:11
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
A great record, it stands as #2 in my list of Amon Amarth albums. It's like a bridge between the older and harsher records and the more melodic works to come. I'm a bit surprised that noone mentions Thousand Years Of Oppression as one of the best songs from this album as it is one my all-time favourite Amon Amarth tracks.
Favourite tracks: Death In Fire, For The Stabwounds In Our Backs, Where Silent Gods Stand Guard, Versus The World, Thousand Years Of Oppression, ...And Soon The World Will Cease To Be.
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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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