Amon Amarth

By Sarah Radomsky

Versus The World is the fourth studio album by these Swedes and it’s their most solid effort yet. The songs are slower and more melodic than previous albums, but still infinitely heavy and unmistakably Amon Amarth. The new sound includes more lead guitar melodies within the songs, crushing double-bass, an increasing interest in thin sounding Black Metal guitar work and a much deeper tune from trademark vocalist Johan Hegg. Spectacular melodies weave through powerful rhythm guitar creating a sound strong enough to blow you against a wall and keep you there.

As an addition to an already superior album, you get a second disc full of demos and their "Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds." Seemingly unable to create a work of low quality, Amon Amarth has maintained a signature sound in the crowded world of Death Metal.

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