Johan Hegg - Vocals
Olavi Mikkonen - Guitar
Johan Soderberg - Guitar
Ted Lundstrom - Bass
Fredrik Andersson - Drums
Recorded at Fascination Street studios in Φrebro, Sweden. May and June 2006.
Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Jens Bogren.
Additional recording by Anders 'Shadow' Strφm.
Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Cutting Room, Stockholm.
The limited digipak version contains a bonus CD with the following tracklist:
1. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard (live at Wacken 2004) (6:11)
2. Death in Fire (live at Wacken 2004) (4:55)
3. With Oden on Our Side (demo version) (4:32)
4. Hermod's Ride to Hel - Lokes Treachery Part 1 (demo version) (4:49)
5. Once Sent from the Golden Hall (Sunlight Studio recording 1997) (4:03)
6. Return of the Gods (Sunlight Studio recording 1997 - previously unreleased
Track 1 and 2 recorded live at Wacken 2004.
Track 3 and 4 recorded at Amon Amarth's rehearsal studio, January 2006.
Track 5 and 6 recorded at Sunlight Studio, March 1997.
Also released on a limited red LP.
Yep, this is one of those albums that never leaves your CD player, you know all the words to all the songs, sings about Vikings, has the most badass front man in the world, and becomes an instant classic. This is also the perfect example of a masterpiece album late in a band's career, which is possibly the best they've ever recorded. Amon Amarth have been one of the longest, most respected and repeatedly successful death metal bands out there and with this 2006 full length release, With Oden On Our Side, they have proved all the naysayers of the Fate of Norns album wrong, all the naysayers that said it's impossible to release another good album for them, and proved that the Vikings still got it.
Everything about Amon Amarth's career; the musicians, the songwriting and previous records all culminate to this record. This is the hard work of roughly a decade into this album. Of course Amon Amarth is far from calling it quits, but I think that they wanted to pull all the stops and make this the best damn Viking themed death metal album out there, and they did. With Oden On Our Side is by far one of the greatest accomplishments they've ever achieved, making an album full of so many classic songs, great musicianship and everything put together - all done with great enthusiasm and vigor.
To look at what this album has going for it:
- Excellent songwriting
- A unique sound
- Varied songs
- Brilliant vocals and instrumentation
And in comparison, its wrongdoings:
- Some people don't like death metal
- But they're faggots
|1.||Valhall Awaits Me||04:43||[view lyrics]|
|2.||Runes to My Memory||04:32||[view lyrics]|
|4.||Hermod's Ride to Hel - Lokes Treachery, Part 1||04:40||[view lyrics]|
|5.||Gods of War Arise||06:02||[view lyrics]|
|6.||With Oden on Our Side||04:34||[view lyrics]|
|7.||Cry of the Black Birds||03:49||[view lyrics]|
|8.||Under the Northern Star||04:17||[view lyrics]|
|9.||Prediction of Warfare||06:36||[view lyrics]|
|Total playing time||42:17|
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