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mangablade
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#1
Hey guys, i only saw one thread on these guys, it had 2 replies, so im making one now.

So ive listened to some of thier stuff like "Beheading of a King", and "Bleed for the Ancient Gods".

this **** is AMAZING. i was just wondering if theres any good melodic songs with cool catchy riffs, besides the ones listed above, and if someone could provide me with a brief history of theirs.
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#2
Death in Fire is their most popular one and its a pretty catchy one
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#3
The Pursuit of Vikings is catchy as hell, as is For The Stabwounds in Our Backs
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#4
victorious march
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#5
if you saw a thread, use it. htey are talked about a whole bunch here
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#6
^talked about, yes, but besides this, only one other thread that was a quick question answered in 2 replies. this one is to be more suited for open discussion. if you really feel strongly about it, ill close this thread, but i dont see the point.
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#8
i thought it the perfect opportunity to post this yet again:

Once, in the land of Zimble-boo,
Where honkweed grew and brimbles flew,
There lived two fans of heavy metal
Who had a great big score to settle.

One, named Nod, was into stuff
That could never be True enough
He always said to his friend Barth,
"I do not like Amon Amarth."

Barth, instead, was just the kind
To try and have an open mind
He worshiped metal in all its forms
And any music outside the norm.

At the Frizz-Frazz Works, all day they worked
And Barth thought Nod a tiresome jerk
For from his truck, he would go get
Graveland, Darkthrone and Negura Bunget.

"I have here bootleg tapes of Mayhem,
I will not hesitate to play them.
They feature both Dead and Euronymous
You dont like these? Ha! You wuss!

Their freezing grimness frightens thee
And flays your soul and sanity.
Thou art untrue, my weak friend Barth.
Thats why you like Amon Amarth."

"But Nod," Barth said, his voice a-quiver
"I have catalogs from Spinefarm and Shiver,
Necropolis and House of Kicks
Some bands have learned a few new tricks.

And while its true these newer bands
Have killed no one by their own hands
There is no law in Zimble-boo
That says all metal must be true."

"**** off, you poser!" Nod exclaimed.
"May thy weak ass perish in flames!
The corporate labels are your friends,
To them you look for mindless trends.

"I will not like your Borknagar,
So please dont play it in your car,
Id sooner hacksaw off my ear
Than listen to Dimmu Borgir

"God Dethroned just makes me laugh
Cradle of Filth incurs my wrath
And most of all, my lame friend Barth,
I do not like Amon Amarth."

"But would you like them, Nod, if soon
They did a record for Full Moon?"
"Not e'en on vinyl, you buffoon
I would not like them on Full Moon."

"But would you like them, Nod my friend,
If they did a record for The End?"
"Those corporate followers of trend?
Not on your life. I will not bend!"

"Well, how about Necropolis?"
"On them I take a healthy piss!"
"Surely you like Misanthropy."
"You Christian tool, begone from me!

"Please do not mention Hammerheart
Those thieves of diabolic art
Your head is so far up your ass
You might as well say Nuclear Blast

"And mention not Century Media
Or else I will be forced to beat-y ya
Please, Metal Blade? Have you no balls?
Those bastards signed the Goo Goo Dolls!!"

"But Nod," Barth cried, "this band is good
They hate the Lord, just as they should
Their sound is great, which is what you get when
Its engineered by Peter Tgtgren

And though its all been done before
It kicks much ass, you can be sure
So take it from your old friend Barth,
Youd really like Amon Amarth."

At this, Nod flew into a fit
And tore poor Barth to little bits
He murdered him with Satans might
Then went to jail without a fight

And there, he only got to hear
What people taped for his imprisoned ear
He could not buy from catalogs
From Breath of Night or from Moonfog

No compact discs could he possess
Only dubbed tapes, to his distress
But then one day, he got a mix
From some homely Goth pen-pal chick

She taped him Emperor and Dawn
Dark Funeral and Apollyon
She even filled all of side two
With bands like Opeth and Lilitu.

And when our Nod was forced to hear
These different bands, his pagan ear
Was startled, and his beady eyes
Did widen in complete surprise

He liked these bands! Yes, quite a bit!
It made old Darkthrone sound like ****
It wasnt kult, to be quite fair
But he realized, he didnt care!

And on the end of this cassette
One more surprise awaited yet
Amon Amarth, the very band
That made Nod kill his bestest friend

The final song that was in store,
"God, His Son, and the Holy *****,"
From The Avenger, their new CD,
Came blasting out of Cell Block Three.

Why, Nod was startled and perturbed
"Where is this place called Gothenburg?
That buzzsaw sound, these catchy songs
I could enjoy this all day long!

"Ive seen the error of my ways
But who is this right now that plays?"
He checked the listing on the tape,
Then laughed and said "For goodness sake!

"Barth, had I but listened to thee
Youd be alive, and Id be free
So hey, I owe ya one, ol Barth
I do so like Amon Amarth!"
mangablade
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#9
^ill read that in a sec, but:

i swear to god i did a search and went thru all the pages and i guess i somehow missed that big thread.

seriously tho, if you guys want me to close this one, im fine with that, it was a mistake on my part i guess.
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#10
I love Amon Amarth

I watched that video thats on youtube of them playing Bleed For Ancient Gods live,and almost get jelly in me pants : D
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#11
They are working on new material just to let you guys know

They might release an album this year
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I really like army of darkness as well..
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#16
i like the riffs they play..from time to time. The drummer is insane.

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#17
Quote by rg_metal
i like the riffs they play..from time to time. The drummer is insane.

A lot of his stuff isn't all that complicated, but it certainly sounds unique. No other drummer fits his band's spund quite like Amon Amarth's drummer.
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#18
Quote by Scourge441
A lot of his stuff isn't all that complicated, but it certainly sounds unique. No other drummer fits his band's spund quite like Amon Amarth's drummer.


isnt the older stuff martin lopez from opeth??
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#19
Quote by Scourge441
A lot of his stuff isn't all that complicated, but it certainly sounds unique. No other drummer fits his band's spund quite like Amon Amarth's drummer.



This statement is very true. What he plays totally stands out and its one of the few bands where I say "wow thats some of the coolest drumming I've ever heard."

Very few bands do that to me.

I love amon amarth.
mangablade
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#20
yeah, unique drumming is definately a must have IMO. too many times i tire of a band just because the drummer has only double bassing up his sleeve.

if you get the chance, watch Neil Peart (i feel like a jackass cuz i think i spelt it wrong) do his drum solo in a Live version of YYZ. he's way inventive/creative in it, and that kinda in your face, surpsing, dont kno wats around the corner but its sure to whack you in the face attitude should be in every metal band IMO.

i always say: a band is only as good as their drummer.
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#21
Quote by mydadisjewish
isnt the older stuff martin lopez from opeth??

Yes


Love Death in Fire and Victorious March (especially the version with Swedish lyrics, or what language are they in?) I can't understand them but the song sounds so much better that way it's incredible.
I missed my chance to see them last year a damn shame.
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#22
Everything about Amon Amarth is pre bad-ass...

Versus The World is another catchy song...
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#23
Quote by mangablade
Hey guys, i only saw one thread on these guys, it had 2 replies, so im making one now.


Or you could, you know, replied to that one, hence increasing the number of replies by 50% and maybe got a discussion going in there instead of littering this forum with useless, pre-existing threads? No ofcourse not, that would be above the intellectual capacity of an average UGer.

EDIT:

(especially the version with Swedish lyrics, or what language are they in?)


Phailiure. German.
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#24
^yeah I love the German version, grim

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#25
Ah, German, that's why it's so awsome.

What are they doing singing in German anyways?
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#26
They were trying to decide what to do as a bonus track for the bonus disc on Vs. The World and Johan threw out the idea that they could redo their old classic Victorious March, but with him singing in German as he knows a fair bit of German. The other guys liked the idea and the label was down so they did it.
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#27
Some good catchy melo-death songs:

Colony by In Flames
Jester Race by In Flames
Moonshield by In Flames
The Elder by Insomnium
Lost to Apathy by Dark Tranquility
and no one mentioned Thousand Years of Oppression by Amon Amarth

All of those songs are ****ing awesome
The chorus in Lost to Apathy is the sweetest ever
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#28
Amon Amarth are pretty ****ing awesome.

Across the Rainbow Bridge is a good song.
And Victorious March. I like that song alot.
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#31
Quote by reed
They were trying to decide what to do as a bonus track for the bonus disc on Vs. The World and Johan threw out the idea that they could redo their old classic Victorious March, but with him singing in German as he knows a fair bit of German. The other guys liked the idea and the label was down so they did it.

Ah, well I think he should sing in German some more, it sounds so freakin' awsome when he does.
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#32
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The Pursuit of Vikings is catchy as hell,


I like that song! Yes, very catchy song IMO.
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#33
I love them! "The Beheading of a king" and "Arson" is two of the best songs.
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#34
I can't ever get enough of this band. Favorite songs at the momentL

friends of the suncross
bastards of a lying breed
pursuit of vikings
without fear
abandoned
across the rainbow bridge
dragons flight across the waves
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#35
the fate of norns is a personal fav.
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#36
I've never really enjoyed it that much

I just cant get into Fate of Norns
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#37
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Ah, well I think he should sing in German some more, it sounds so freakin' awsome when he does.


He speaketh the truth. We should send Johann a UG petition.
Btw, his German is not even that bad, does not have too much of an accent.
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#39
Bastards of a Lying Breed and As Long as the Raven Flies are the only songs I REALLY like from that album. That being said, I'll probably pop that one in on my 4 hr drive to our next gig tonight.
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#40
The Crusher is an awesome album. Fate of Norns was too melodic
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