Amon Amarth are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine with the new recording staying in the direction of melodic viking/black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Deceiver Of The Gods" which was released by Metal Blade Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic death and black metal together along with some thrash, doom and traditional metal influences being thrown into the riffing to create a sound of their own as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls with some high pitched screams being used at times as well as a brief spoken word part as well as a small amount of clean singing, while the lyrics cover Asataru and Northern Paganism themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it with the last song being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Amon Amarth and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "As Loke Falls" "Under Siege" "We Shall Destroy" and "Warriors Of The North". RECOMMENDED BUY.