Kerrang (Magazine) - p.48
"[E]very one of the 10 tracks here hits you like a runaway longboat and gets better with every listen."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.64Ranked #4
in Kerrang's Best Albums Of The Year 2008 -- "[A] strong clap of heavy metal thunder."
Amon Amarth: Johan Hegg (vocals); Johan S”derberg, Olavi Mikkonen (guitar); Ted Lundstr”m (bass guitar); Fredrik Andersson (drums).
The modern barbarians of Amon Amarth are dedicated to mining their native Sweden's Viking past for tales of battle glory and eternal feasting that they can build into their colossally melodic death metal. Their seventh album, TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GOD, makes plain its mission from the album cover, featuring the Mighty Thor wielding his mystic hammer against a giant dragon. The music itself bludgeons the listener just like that warhammer, with sturdy songs like "Guardians of Asgaard" pounding out a brutal mid-tempo beat, and "Twilight of the Thunder God" spinning a power-metal influenced web of twisting guitars and jackhammer drums.