Amon Amarth - Versus The World LP (Black vinyl)
This album truly is a monster of massive proportions. The first hint is given, or, to better put it, shoved in the listener’s face, right from the first few seconds of Death In Fire. Thick production, pounding drumming and riffs which just seem to announce a bunch of angry northern warriors coming for you, all those elements are introduced here and will remain a constant until the album’s very end. This opener is undoubtedly Amon Amarth’s most warlike to date, and that’s saying a hell of a lot with previous albums’ contenders for the throne including the classics Ride for Vengeance and Bleed for Ancient Gods. The fast-paced pounding of Death in Fire buries all that and introduces a new standard of quality which the entire album lives up to.