Tag: Viking

Thousand Year War – Defiance Review

You really have to admire Thousand Year War for their tenacity.  They’ve endured the tribulations that commonly befall a fledgling band and some that are probably unique to one that plies its trade in the

Amon Amarth – Versus The World (Reissue) Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Amon Amarth has always maintained a solid balance between pedal-to-the-metal fury and more open, epic songwriting in their quest for melodic death domination. But they’ve also noticeably favored one more

Primordial – A Journey’s End (Reissue) Review

originally written by Chris McDonald I’ll go ahead and say it outright; A Journey’s End is my favorite Primordial album, and likely always will be. A dense, challenging record, it represents the ideal crossroads between

Ensiferum – From Afar Review

Originally written by Ross Main. There is a lot to be gained from setting the scene and introducing an album properly, particularly if you are so hot on being labeled as “heroic folk metal.” Ensiferum are a

Amon Amarth – The Crusher (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell After splendidly repackaging and reissuing Amon Amarth‘s first two albums, Metal Blade soldiers into the lair of The Crusher, the mad vikings’ third offering. While taking this step is logical from a

Alestorm – Black Sails At Midnight Review

Originally written by Ross Main. We Scots have given the world some pretty awesome stuff actually; fine whiskeys, mythological beast sightings, the television set, rain and some pretty entertaining stereotypes. However, our crowning glory and

Týr – By The Light Of The Northern Star Review

originally written by Chris McDonald This is my first experience with Týr, an outfit who’s garnered an unusual amount of popularity given their remote origins and their familiar guitar-playing-Viking shtick. I was interested in finding

Amon Amarth – The Avenger (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Hot off the heels of their stellar reissue of Once Sent From The Golden Hall, Metal Blade gives Amon Amarth‘s sophomore outing the same treatment. On the surface, it seems that this rapid-fire relaunching