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Reza
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  04.06.2010 at 21:01
Amon Amarth and Kalmah are two great melodeath bands and I love both of them but IMO Kalmah is better than Amon Amarth.
I believe that their riffs and especially their solos are infinitely better than Amon Amarth and I voted for them without any doubt !
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  05.06.2010 at 09:55
No doubt AA, ok I do like kalmah, but not so mucch, more some songs not albums, but AA each album and song is good, true time I never heard any bad song from AA and so I vote for AA, siply even girl in next house looks much sexier and nicer how your GF, but if you love gF she be nicest how other girl (get my point)
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  08.06.2010 at 02:52
Written by Guest on 04.06.2010 at 21:01

Amon Amarth and Kalmah are two great melodeath bands and I love both of them but IMO Kalmah is better than Amon Amarth.
I believe that their riffs and especially their solos are infinitely better than Amon Amarth and I voted for them without any doubt !


I hear that, but i really love both AA and Kalmah, but in the end I had to go with AA, Ive been listening to them longer, they are a bit heavier (in my opinion) and gotta love vikings. But after seeing how few votes Kalmah got I kinda feel bad, they are a great band, but they totally dont have the exposure that AA does.
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F.S

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  09.06.2010 at 16:50
Kalmah. they are more melodic than AA.
Dark Blood
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  09.06.2010 at 22:52
First off they are completely different bands. Amon Amarth melodies are more focused on viking themed guitar riffs; Kalmah uses keyboards for the melodies.

Now, as for my preference I always loved keyboard oriented melodies, and early Kalmah were perfect in that specially in Swampsong in my opinion. The problem is I quit listening Kalmah for what they have become.
Amon Amarth always managed to make great melodies throughout all their years of existence and they do it quite well if you ask me. They are proof that, when a musician is good, there's no need for keyboards to create great melodies. So my vote goes to them, they deserve it more than Kalmah. If I'd have to vote for a band in the Kalmah melodic type, I'd vote for Eternal Tears of Sorrow.
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Derwood

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  10.06.2010 at 07:26
I haven't heard another band whose music can get my blood boiling and head banging quite the way Amon Amarth's does. I know they aren't the most talented band (though Hegg is definitely among the best growlers) and their music is hardly original, but I absolutely love it. They are one of those few bands that just grab me and draw me into their world. If I'm in a funk, they never fail to draw me out. If I'm already up, they just get me even more pumped. I just love what they do.

Kalmah, on the other hand, just doesn't do anything for me.
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Sulac

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Age: 22
From: USA

  02.07.2010 at 23:52
Amon Amarth is my second favorite band of all time, whilst Kalmah is a band I've never been able to like. Easy choice.
MetalFist
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  15.07.2010 at 16:13
Amon Amarth is a great band. To Them *clink*.
Goricyde
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  15.07.2010 at 17:47
I've never heard anything by Kalmah, so I have to go with Amon Amarth.
MétalNoir
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  17.07.2010 at 23:37
This is a boring and useless poll, but my fav is Kalmah. They've been sucking real bad in the last years (except 12 Gauge, which is a great comeback) but overall they please me the most. AA haven't been able to do anything new since their very first album and they are sooo overrated, imo.
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Liquidus_Animus

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Age: 22
From: Canada

  22.07.2010 at 23:50
Haven't heard enough Amon Amarth. Kalmah on the other hand is one of my favorite melodic death metal bands and really haven't disappointed. I vote Kalmah
Sorgblad

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From: Slovak Republic
  17.10.2010 at 19:27
Kalmah all the way !
rational.gaze

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  17.10.2010 at 22:23
Both bands craft excellent songs, so I find it difficult to really say which one is truly "better" than the other. The deciding factor between the two is bearing witness to live execution. Being biased, as I have never seen Kalmah live (yet), Amon Amarth is fucking brutal live. I saw them with TYR at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA back in the early spring. They (Amon Amarth) definitely rank among the top acts I've seen in the decade and a half of metal concert attendance. That being said, my vote goes to Amon Amarth. In all honesty, its like comparing sex with or without sox on, it feels good either way.
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  18.10.2010 at 11:50
Amon Amarth for me without a doubt. Kalmah are ok and entertaining, but AA are just killers
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ErnilEnNaur
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  18.10.2010 at 20:32
A completely pointless poll. Amon Amarth are 6th in the popularity index and Kalmah are 47th. Who do you think will gain more votes? In fact, all such polls are rendered useless by the existence of the popularity index.
Dangerboner
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  21.10.2010 at 01:59
Written by Guest on 18.10.2010 at 20:32

A completely pointless poll. Amon Amarth are 6th in the popularity index and Kalmah are 47th. Who do you think will gain more votes? In fact, all such polls are rendered useless by the existence of the popularity index.

ErnilEnNaur
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  22.10.2010 at 00:16
Written by Dangerboner on 21.10.2010 at 01:59



Your favorite movie too, huh?
_Mindrust_

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  22.10.2010 at 01:32
I love Amon Amarth. I could listed to Twilight of the Thunder God album all day... but Kalmah is slightly more talented. I have yet to find a Kalmah song that I don't like.

Therefore my vote goes out to Kalmah.

And yeah, I registered just to vote in this poll. Kalmah doesn't get the exposure they deserve.
LucifugeRofocale

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  27.10.2010 at 04:47
I fell in love with Kalmah after listening to Swampsong (followed by They Will Return). They have an interesting sound, very melodic and beautiful, yet br00tal and frenetic.

And then I heard Amon Amarth's With Oden on Our Side. And they win this just by a whisker, IMHO.

AA definitely has less obvious melodic structure than Kalmah, but that can largely attributed to Kalmah's use of the keyboards to support their melodies. It's also difficult to decide which is the "heavier" band, AA is deliberate and devastating, while Kalmah goes for incredible earsplitting speed. Even though both are classed as Melodeath, AA sounds more thrash-influenced, while Kalmah is definitely more power-metal influenced.

But the things that win it for AA are the vocals and the lyrics. I've grown to really appreciate death metal vocals, but they still need to be mostly discernible for me to love them. Kalmah's vocals are simply not very intelligible, while AA has some of the best death growls I've heard since Opeth (yeah, yeah, I know Amon Amarth came first, but I heard Opeth first, so there ). And I honestly love the Viking lyrics (as opposed to lyrics about vengeful fish - talking about Burbot's Revenge).

So AA wins it for me. But both are phenomenal bands and I listen to both very regularly.
Dangerboner
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  28.10.2010 at 01:13
Written by Guest on 22.10.2010 at 00:16

Written by Dangerboner on 21.10.2010 at 01:59



Your favorite movie too, huh?

It would be if Orlando Bloom was in it tralalalolol his elf was a similar character

I voted for Amon Amarth, but both bands are really overrated. I tend to not like keyboards and Kalmah's style in general, but they're okay I guess
ErnilEnNaur
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  03.11.2010 at 16:32
Written by Dangerboner on 28.10.2010 at 01:13


It would be if Orlando Bloom was in it tralalalolol his elf was a similar character



Really? You think Orlando Bloom is better than Gyllenhaal or Leger? Jeez...
Beastofmetal456
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  23.05.2011 at 01:09
Amon Amarth. I like both bands. Amon Amarth is heavier, while Kalmah is more melody oriented. I voted Amon Amarth because they have one of the best growling vocalists (Way better than Kalmah), and they never fail to attract me. Whenever I listen to AA, I feel just like a viking!!
Yasmine

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  23.05.2011 at 04:18
Written by _Mindrust_ on 22.10.2010 at 01:32

I love Amon Amarth. I could listed to Twilight of the Thunder God album all day... but Kalmah is slightly more talented. I have yet to find a Kalmah song that I don't like.

Therefore my vote goes out to Kalmah.

And yeah, I registered just to vote in this poll. Kalmah doesn't get the exposure they deserve.


Completely agree, Kalmah's lead guitarist displays more technical skills and their arrangements are more complex and lead to better harmony. As for the vocals, I don't like DM in generally, but saying AA's vocalist is better is silly as Pekka does a lot more with his voice. AA's singer only ranges from A#3 to D3 in everything i've heard. You may like it better, but it's a rather simple voice.

Edit: In contrast Kalmah's vocalist generally is F4 to A#2.
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