Home > Pop > Surtur Rising
Surtur Rising by Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

Surtur Rising

Release Date: Mar 29, 2011

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Scandinavian Metal

Record label: Metal Blade


Music Critic Score

How the Music Critic Score works

Available Now

Buy Surtur Rising from Amazon

Album Review: Surtur Rising by Amon Amarth

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

PopMatters - 80
Based on rating 8/10

When a band is the most prolific in the world to play a particular type of music, the temptation often exists to rest on one’s laurels, release sub-standard material, and generally show disregard for previous success in favor of basking in the sunshine of success. This usually leads to the swift downward spiral and implosion of that band. The only way to avoid that is to do what Swedish titans Amon Amarth have done: never release anything that is less than excellent, always try to be better than your previous material, and never stop to admire past successes.

Full Review >>

Austin Chronicle
Opinion: Great

Double-decade Swedish vikings surf their ninth LP on Metal Blade into trademark waters with tales of Odin and the "Destroyer of the Universe," Surtur ("I am pure and endless pain"). Full of old-school gallop and intelligible vox, the Digipak configuration bonuses a DVD plundering three unflagging hours of live footage from Germany, a run of nights covering peak LPs The Avenger (1999), The Crusher (2001), and Versus the World (2002). .

Full Review >>

'Surtur Rising'

is available now

Click Here