Sunday, February 21, 2010

Amon Amarth Rant

I wanted to say something. Amon Amarth is NOT viking metal. I see them frequently categorized as viking metal, they do not play viking metal. Viking metal bands include Einherjer, Enslaved, later Bathory, Borknagar, Ensiferum, and others. It is rooted in black metal but with a galloping pace and folk music elements. Amon Amarth may have Viking-themed lyrics, but their music is clearly melodic death metal. They have little to nothing in common with viking metal bands. Stop lumping them in with that genre. That is all.

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