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Versus the World

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All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
With Versus the World, Amon Amarth return with another terrain flattening, Viking-obsessed death metal platter. Vocalist Johan Hegg alternates between a whispery low rumble and an upper-register shriek, both of which are surprisingly able to render the lyrics quite intelligible at times. What's possibly most impressive about Versus the World is the ebb and flow of the record; there is an engaging variety of moods, tempos, and textures that is lacking from the work of many similar bands. The songs are truly songs, which are thoughtfully arranged and manage to deliver melody, and even beauty, along with moments of extreme brutality.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
With Versus the World, Amon Amarth return with another terrain flattening, Viking-obsessed death metal platter. Vocalist Johan Hegg alternates between a whispery low rumble and an upper-register shriek, both of which are surprisingly able to render the lyrics quite intelligible at times. What's possibly most impressive about Versus the World is the ebb and flow of the record; there is an engaging variety of moods, tempos, and textures that is lacking from the work of many similar bands. The songs are truly songs, which are thoughtfully arranged and manage to deliver melody, and even beauty, along with moments of extreme brutality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841441024
  • Catalog Number: 14410
  • Sales rank: 315,940

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amon Amarth Primary Artist
Anders Hansson Guitar
Ted Lundström Bass
Fredrik Andersson Drums
Olavi Mikkonen Guitar
Johan Söderberg Guitar
Niko Kaukinen Drums
Technical Credits
Ozzy Osbourne Composer
Geezer Butler Composer
Tony Iommi Composer
Peter Tägtgren Engineer
Bill Ward Composer
Amon Amarth Producer
Thomas Ewerhard Artwork
Henrik Larson Mastering, Remastering
Berno Paulsson Producer, Engineer
Terence Butler Composer
Frank Iommi Composer
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Wrath of the Norsemen

    If you have any interest in Viking history/mythology and an appreciation for music just as brutal than this is a must own. A clear evolution from their past releases,it will grab you and never let go

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