|Genre||Melodic Death Metal|
|Media format||LPs & slipcases|
Reissued from the ‘Original Collection’ on coloured vinyl (orange brown marbled). This version is limited to a run of 500 copies and scores on all points with a 400 g cover (inside-out print), a 250 g insert and a large poster. Get you hands on this EMP-exclusive Amon Amarth complete album collection.
If you can listen to ‘Master Of War’ without the urge to tie a pelt around your waist and pillage the bar, you’re probably beyond all help anyway. Amon Amarth’s third album ‘The Crusher’ provides perfect melodic death metal for a living room party complete with headbanging.
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Tracklist - The crusher
- 1.Bastards Of A Lying Breed
- 2.Masters Of War
- 3.The Sound Of Eight Hooves
- 4.Risen From The Sea
- 5.As Long As The Raven Flies
- 6.A Fury Divine
- 7.Annihilation Of Hammerfest
- 8.The Fall Through Ginnungagap
- 9.Releasing Surtur's Fire
- 10.Eyes Of Horror
EMP Editorial Team (18.11.2005)
The drunkards around the huge frontman Johann Hegg are one of the few constants of Swedish Death cult and don't even think of escaping their natural limitation of their unique sound. Alone the use of their beloved Abyss Studios or the use of repolished deomo-material ("Risen from the sea") stands for pride and sense of tradition. Similar to Manowar (apart from some excursions of over-estimation of oneself), Amon Amarth's songs will catch your heart and soul by majestic monumentality rather than packed detail. To a Dane magazine, guitarist and main songwriter Olli Mikonnen described "The crusher" not a logical successor to the predecessor but rather to the debut "Once sent from the golden hall". And there are some facts that reason that, like the return to some ultra-fast speed shells, as well as some simple solos apart of flowing meloy-lines.