Amon Amarth - The Pursuit of Vikings: 25 Years in the Eye of the Storm (2018)


Recorded at the top of the band’s career (so far), this 25 year anniversary release gives us an insight into Amon Amarth and two of their most leveling performances to date. Having had the honor of being at these Summer Breeze shows, check out our live gallery here , we can certainly verify that they were as epic as they sound here. Live releases have been getting better and better in the last few years and this one takes the cake in terms of audio quality and how it transports the listener into the middle of the action.

Divided into two shows, Amon Amarth’s takeover of Summer Breeze started with a surprise show at the T-stage the day the festival kicked off. As the band rocked through some of their best material people started going nuts and there were a considerable amount of people crowd surfing, prompting for the stage security to come out in force to receive them safely. Featuring a set of older and songs that the band does not play very often live, their T-Stage show was truly a memorable one filled with pyro and the infamous viking ship making an appearance.

If the first show was not enough, their main stage show was even bigger and more ambitious featuring all their heavy hitting hits and almost double the crowd size. Nearly halfway through their set the band makes the whole crowd go nuts with a punishing rendition of “Death in Fire”, our personal favorite song from this band. With the band’s thunderous sound reaching every single inch of the whole festival area, we are quite impressed on how chrystal clear it is captured in this release.

Perfectly capturing the band’s live raw power and energy, this live release is a great way to immortalize Amon Amarth and their storied musical trayectory. The two shows captured in this release are some of the most impressive ones they have given to date, and trust us, we have seen them more than 15 times over the years. If you want a highly energetic live release to keep you busy will you drink beer out of your horns and headbang yourself into a coma, look no further and pick up a copy of this album.

Bands: Amon Amarth Album: The Pursuit of Vikings: 25 Years in the Eye of the Storm

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Release: November 16th, 2018

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Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Country: Sweden

Rating: 94/100

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