Versus the world

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GenreMelodic Death Metal
Media formatLPs & slipcases
Media PackagingStandard
Available since 19.05.2017
Product code355485

Released as a re-issue of the ‘Original Collection’ on coloured vinyl (deep violet black marbled). This version is limited to 300 copies, available exclusively from us and scores bonus points with the addition of a 400 g cover (inside-out print), a 250 g insert and a large poster. In addition, you’ll receive the Amon Amarth collector’s slipcase with space for all of the (gradually released) studio albums.

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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