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Crusher [Bonus Disc]
     

The Crusher [Bonus Disc]

by Amon Amarth
 

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After nearly a decade of recording and a few lineup overhauls, each contributor to Amon Amarth's previous effort, Avenger, stuck around for The Crusher. Original members Johan Hegg (vocals) and Olavi Mikkonen (guitars) are again joined by

Overview

After nearly a decade of recording and a few lineup overhauls, each contributor to Amon Amarth's previous effort, Avenger, stuck around for The Crusher. Original members Johan Hegg (vocals) and Olavi Mikkonen (guitars) are again joined by Fredrik Andersson on drums, Johan Söderberg on guitar, and bassist Ted Lundström. There is nothing new on this outing to surprise fans of this band's familiar Scandinavian death metal. The riffing from guitar and drums is workmanlike, and Hegg's vocal rants carry all the requisite ferocity. During slower, more musically focused numbers like "As Long as the Raven Flies" and the opener, "Bastards of a Lying Breed," certain attributes of '80s thrash and song-driven metal create spaces that enhance the rest of this album's dense material. The Crusher blends seamlessly with the rest of Amon Amarth's Metal Blade catalog. There isn't a standout among these recordings, as their textural differences are negligible. Listeners who enjoy this kind of metal should certainly check out Amon Amarth, and The Crusher would be a good place to start. [This edition contains a bonus disc of live material from a 2008 performance in Germany.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2009
Label:
Metal Blade
UPC:
0039841475227
catalogNumber:
14752
Rank:
50358

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amon Amarth   Primary Artist
Ted Lundström   Bass,Group Member
Fredrik Andersson   Drums,Group Member
Johan Hegg   Vocals,Group Member
Olavi Mikkonen   Guitar,Group Member
Johan Söderberg   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Armin Steiner   Concept
Lars Szöke   Engineer
Tom Thiel   Cover Art
Amon Amarth   Arranger,Producer
Thomas Ewerhard   Cover Art
Johan Söderberg   Composer
Jackie Lehmann   Live Recording
Holger Hahn   Drum Technician
Niko Kaukinen   Composer
Mikkonen   Composer
Lundstrom   Composer
Hegg   Composer
Andersson   Composer
Hansson   Composer

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