Versus the world

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GenreMelodic Death Metal
Media formatLP
Media PackagingStandard
Available since 19.05.2017
Product code355470

Re-issued from the ‘Original Collection’ on coloured vinyl (deep violet / black marbled). This EMP-exclusive version is limited to 300 copies! Includes a 400 g cover (inside-out print), 250 g insert and large poster.

With ‘Versus The World’, the Viking rockers Amon Amarth give their melodic death metal sound a complete overhaul. Slower but harder songs laid the foundation for their exceptional international success.

  • 1Death in fire
  • 2For the scabwounds in our backs
  • 3Where silent gods stand guard
  • 4Vs the world
  • 5Across the rainbow bridge
  • 6Down the slopes of death
  • 7Thousand years of oppression
  • 8Bloodshed
  • 9... and soon the world will cease to be
by (18.11.2005)

A powerful riff-thunderstorm opens the fourth album of the Swedish Death Metal icons, Amon Amarth, definitely their masterpiece to date. Already the three predecessors were very good, but also interchangeable. On the new monument, their enormous class is proven impressively .Singer Johan Hegg roars with his deep voice that grabs you from the first second on. The album was written under enormous pressures but still convinces by its unexpectedly straight way and its 9 melodic Death Metal killers that leave no desires opened. One murder riffs haunts the other, has groove and power. Beside the current albums of the fellow countrymen of In Flames and Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth deliver the next highlight in terms of melodic Death Metal. The change of studios (to the Berno Studio; The Haunted etc.) has done them good and brought fresh air into the flags of the Vikings. A definite must for all who want to experience a metallic brain surgery. (Markus Wosgien - 09/02)

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Written on: 27.04.2017

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Good job

The fourth album of Swedish Vikings Amon Amarth at the time of its release was probably their best work. "Versus the World" is practically devoid of the vices of its predecessors - monotony. There are mid-tempo and swing tracks, such as "Where the Silent Gods Stand Guard", "Across the Rainbow Bridge" (which, incidentally, is still equipped with a beautiful melody), and fast and powerful "Death in Fire", "For the Stabwounds In Our Backs. " And the central place in this album is occupied by one of the best songs of the band - "Thousand Years of Oppression", which is the quintessence of the whole album - magnificent lyrics and melodies, unmatched work of the vocalist Hegg.
To the work of musicians, there are no complaints: the guitarists are pleased with their quality work, occasionally pleasing with fast solos, the rhythm section does not lag behind, regularly supplying the sound with whirling, and about the vocals and say nothing - Johan Hegg, in my opinion, one of the best vocalists in metal.
The work is very decent, and would be praised from me, but after the last album of the band "Twilight of the Thunder God" it looks bleak, as in other and other works of this team.

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