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Old 03-17-2006, 01:16 PM   #41
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The Crusher is an awesome album. Fate of Norns was too melodic

Nah, Fate Of Norns was brilliant, but I do enjoy the rawrer, earlier stuff.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:18 PM   #42
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To me, Fate of Norns just doesn't have the same "magic" about it that I find when listening to Once Sent and Vs. The World.
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:24 PM   #43
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I guess Victorious March is pretty chilled at the solo section
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Old 03-18-2006, 03:24 AM   #44
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Thousand Years of Oppression


Out of my five favourite songs, that's definatly on there.

1. Annihilation of Hammerfest
2. In Pursuit of Vikings
3. Thousand Years of Oppression
4. Versus The World
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:46 AM   #45
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:53 PM   #46
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Okay, I need some help from all you guys who know more about Amon Amarth and Norse stuff than I do. I'm doing an extra credit paper on a song that has to do with oppression (we're reading To Kill a Mockingbird and doing some civil rights stuff), so naturally I thought a good choice would be Thousand Years of Oppression. Anyways, we have to explain the lyrics, and I ran into a problem. I don't know who this is talking about:

He hung on the windswept world tree
Whose roots no one knows
For nine whole days he hung there pierced
By Gugnir, his spear

Swimming in pain he peered into the depths
And cried out in agony
Reaching out he grasped the runes
Before falling back from the abyss

He gave himself unto himself
In a world of sheering pain
Go that we all may live our lives
By the wisdom that he gained

You doubted him, and spread their lies
...

Who's "he", and what are the lyrics here talking about?
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:55 PM   #47
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the intro drums to Bastards Of A Lying Breed are pretty br00tal

to Frozen Dirt, I guess my post is pretty useless since it doesn't offer much help at all, but just for the sake of it Amon Amarth is Mount Doom in Lord Of The Rings (which is where the names Gorgoroth, Nazgul and Sauron come from too on that note). And the lyrics, unless they're metaphorical, seem to be pointing in that direction. The impression that I got was it was talking about the slaying of Isildur after he cut off the finger with the Ring off Sauron's finger. But this is probably nothing to do with what the song is about, so definitely look for other opinions and info
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:01 AM   #48
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frozen-dirt: I'm pretty sure it's Oden (Odin in the american way of spelling). I know Gugnir is Oden's spear, so I'm pretty sure they're referring to him.

EDIT:^I don't think it has anything to do with LOTR at all. It's all Norse Mythology. This would be the story of how Oden got the runes that gave all the vikings a code to live by. Or something like that. But it has nothing to do with LOTR.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:04 AM   #49
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Fate of Norns is way cool...
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:17 AM   #50
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frozen-dirt: I'm pretty sure it's Oden (Odin in the american way of spelling). I know Gugnir is Oden's spear, so I'm pretty sure they're referring to him.

EDIT:^I don't think it has anything to do with LOTR at all. It's all Norse Mythology. This would be the story of how Oden got the runes that gave all the vikings a code to live by. Or something like that. But it has nothing to do with LOTR.


yeah I thought it was far fetched thing too. Well, guess I'm off to read some Norse myths...
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:37 AM   #51
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This would be the story of how Oden got the runes that gave all the vikings a code to live by. Or something like that.


Aha! That's what I was looking for. Cool, I guess I'll google this to see if I can get some more info. If anyone knows the details of the story, feel free to elaborate. Thanks reed. you > intercourse.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:21 AM   #52
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Okay, I need some help from all you guys who know more about Amon Amarth and Norse stuff than I do. I'm doing an extra credit paper on a song that has to do with oppression (we're reading To Kill a Mockingbird and doing some civil rights stuff), so naturally I thought a good choice would be Thousand Years of Oppression. Anyways, we have to explain the lyrics, and I ran into a problem. I don't know who this is talking about:

He hung on the windswept world tree
Whose roots no one knows
For nine whole days he hung there pierced
By Gugnir, his spear

Swimming in pain he peered into the depths
And cried out in agony
Reaching out he grasped the runes
Before falling back from the abyss

He gave himself unto himself
In a world of sheering pain
Go that we all may live our lives
By the wisdom that he gained

You doubted him, and spread their lies
...

Who's "he", and what are the lyrics here talking about?


He is Oden (Odin), as Erik said.

He hung himself for nine days off Yggdrasil (the world tree), impaled on his spear to be hacked on by ravens and such. All to gain the wisdom of the gods. He was gained the knowledge about the secrets of the runes and (I think) through those discovering the secrets of magic.

Also the title I believe refers to the fact that it is about 1000 years since the nordic coutries were christianised.

It's nothing about LOTR, it's just their name that comes from LOTR.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #53
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He is Oden (Odin), as Erik said.

He hung himself for nine days off Yggdrasil (the world tree), impaled on his spear to be hacked on by ravens and such. All to gain the wisdom of the gods. He was gained the knowledge about the secrets of the runes and (I think) through those discovering the secrets of magic.

Also the title I believe refers to the fact that it is about 1000 years since the nordic coutries were christianised.

It's nothing about LOTR, it's just their name that comes from LOTR.


Poetic Edda for the fucking win.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:04 PM   #55
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I love Rainbow Bridge, the riffs, the lyrics, EVERYTHING.

Why does no one else seems to love that song as much???
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:23 PM   #56
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Everyone loves that song, what are you talking about haha. It's one of the more over-fellated AA songs IMO. That and 1000 Years of Oppression.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:32 PM   #57
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Okay, I need some help from all you guys who know more about Amon Amarth and Norse stuff than I do. I'm doing an extra credit paper on a song that has to do with oppression (we're reading To Kill a Mockingbird and doing some civil rights stuff), so naturally I thought a good choice would be Thousand Years of Oppression. Anyways, we have to explain the lyrics, and I ran into a problem. I don't know who this is talking about:

He hung on the windswept world tree
Whose roots no one knows
For nine whole days he hung there pierced
By Gugnir, his spear

Swimming in pain he peered into the depths
And cried out in agony
Reaching out he grasped the runes
Before falling back from the abyss

He gave himself unto himself
In a world of sheering pain
Go that we all may live our lives
By the wisdom that he gained

You doubted him, and spread their lies
...

Who's "he", and what are the lyrics here talking about?



The 'world tree' is also known as Yggdrasil which is a tree which connects all 9 worlds. This probably also links in with the 'For nine whole days he hung there pierced'. I'm not sure of all the worlds, but I know Asgard and Nifelhel are definately connected by the roots of the tree. I'm sure you can find out more by searching Yggdrasil.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:44 PM   #58
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Everyone loves that song, what are you talking about haha. It's one of the more over-fellated AA songs IMO. That and 1000 Years of Oppression.


So little appreciation for pre-VTW stuff around here. I remember when I first discovered AA (late '97), and it seemed like NO ONE had even heard of them.
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So little appreciation for pre-VTW stuff around here. I remember when I first discovered AA (late '97), and it seemed like NO ONE had even heard of them.

The Avenger was practically my first "true" metal CD. Hasn't climbed down from number one on my list since. VTW, while an excellent CD, hasn't had the same staying power. (I think it's partially the guitar tone TBH lol)

Anyway, The Avenger and back is Amon Amarth at their best.
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I'm gonna get The Avenger and Once Sent From The Golden Hall soon. Looking forward to that. Is The Crusher any good?
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