Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising LP (Black vinyl)


If you got into Amon Amarth through With Oden on Our Side and are looking for something in that vein, I would recommend Surtur Rising as the best album available, since it's certainly heavier than the other efforts that came in the wake of the band's breakthrough and satisfies more in the way of guitar content. For those concerned about the redundancy of another similar album from the Swedes, I cannot assuage your fears, though I would recommend a listen to 'Wrath of the Norsemen' if you're looking for motivation to buy this; the transition from creepy lead guitar suspense to all-out riffing on that song is immense. And, thankfully, so is the majority of the album.