Best Amon Amarth Songs


The Top Ten

1 Twilight of the Thunder God

brilliant composition... easily their best work so far

Dude, this it clearly their best song, you can't imagine how awesome it is, I think who listens to that magical piece would give up of everything and fall in love with it!

I'm sure people who listen to this are completly in love with that song! It's just amazing!

Easily their best song. Too bad their guitarist is complete trash and can't play the solo live

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2 Cry of the Blackbirds

Really underrated song... It must be in top three... Starting of this song is awesome... Must listen this song... - arijit(hawk)

Raise your swords up high because this song's brilliant!

Never heard a song that evokes a battle so brilliantly!

Awesome song

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3 The Pursuit of Vikings

The best their song no questions. One of the best death metal songs ever if not the best. This song is great begin of every day.. What can be better than some viking metal

Their best song :D I can't stop hearing this song :P

It�'s simply their best song as it is made in a powerful way and accompanied by great lyrics to sing with.

One of the most electrifying songs of this genre

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4 Guardians of Asgaard

Yeahhh lg and johan duet is so insane. these guys made me so happy I think my beard just grew!

Some powerful epic riffs

The riffs are killers! Very strong music, and to me, the best one of Amon Amarth!

This is the best. Absolutely awesome. - EvilAngel

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5 Death in Fire

Although this song isn't really one of my favorites, I feel it should get this high of a rank. Death in Fire is the Amon Amarth song. It just is. It is Amon Amarth. It was the guaranteed show finale for the band for a really long time, and encases basically everything that makes Amon Amarth stand out as a band. It's also really really catchy and the lyrics are easy to remember.

Amazing riff proving Amon Amarth are one of the best at fusing brutality and melody!

I'm Am so Pissed Its number 8 top 3 at least any Amon amarth fan waits for this song when they play. Death in fire is the song that sums up the band known as Amon Amarth... Maybe Pursuit Of Vikings laugh out loud

It was the First song I heard from them, and till not my favourite!

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6 War of the Gods

I would rate as my first choice.. After initial albums I was so overwhelmed I did not know what else to expect then I found war of the gods. And it blew me away. Amon amarth thanks for existing else I would have never known music can be so melodious yet so stunning. You rock guys

I love it that they keep getting better all the time. Best song on the best album this year (so far)

Excellent song. Without a doubt their best. The sheer musical end of the song is by far the best they're ever done, even after Deceiver of the Gods!

I couldn't stop listening to the song when I heard it the first time. I've like their other songs, but I LOVE this one.

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7 Deceiver of the Gods

This deserves to be on the 5's. cause this song has a great riff and the Intro and the chorus is just mind blowing compared to the other songs of Amon Amarth. Plus one of the greatest songs in the Genre Melodic Death Metal. cheers

I love everything about this song. I love then it's hilarious I love that it's hard I love it as powerful and I love the vocals and the guitar sound. It's one of my favorite metal songs of all time and it is my favorite Amon Amarth song.

This song should at least be at the top tens! Come on, this is from their new album and it is a masterpiece!

Simply Awesome, love the melody of the song. Sends shivers down my spinr

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8 Runes to My Memory

This song is definitely one of Amon Amarth's best. Should be top 5 at least

This song got me into Amon Amarth. So many good ones to choose from.

Most underrated Amon Amarth song ever. So much emotion...

Song kicks ass like the sound of the bass the most even though I am a guitar player

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9 As Loke Falls

Criminally underrated on this list... Quintessential metallic riff, simple but hammers in the point.

Will leave you on your feet and with your fists in the air!

This song has the best guitar. It's like a mixture of power metal and melodic death metal. This song is a great song from their new album!

Fast and aggressive; Not recommended to listen this song while driving! - hio

Needs more credit than it gets.

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10 The Fate of Norns

This song makes me almost cry every time. Brilliant composition and awesome lyrics! Should be on the top... This made me fall in love with Amon Amarth

13th? Seriously? This composition is their best work, lyrically even. Vote this up.

Such a beautiful song. Moves me to tears every time.

This songs soothes me

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The Contenders

11 Embrace of the Endless Ocean

That, my friend, is what we call an AWESOME song. Great lyrics, powerful music, and greatest band on earth. My favourite song from them!

This song is probably the best thing I have ever heard. The lyrics match the melody perfectly. And in addition to that... When he screams "Father, I die alone" you can hear the emotions, the grief, the sadness and anger all in one. Such a sad and yet powerful song. I find myself at a loss for words to describe how awesome it is.
P.S. This is the song that got me into Amon Amarth, at first I didn't like them. Hard to belive, huh?

This should definitely be in the top three. In my opinion it's their best song. It seems so epic, it's like an Amon Amarth Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. Makes me feel like I'm on some sort of epic adventure or a great voyage.

This song has such a wonderful lyrics lore. I love how Amon Amarth can make you have some cinematic things inside your brain. Really underrated song, should be at top 5.

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12 Warriors of the North

My favorite song by them

They have a lot of great songs but this song is just amazing

How is this not even in the top 10?

13 Gods of War Arise

Awesome lyrics...
The song depicts the true viking nature of the band...
The lyrics, the riffs along with the guitar solos, thundering drums and awesome vocals just takes your breath away...
An addictive song... Must be in top 5 or top 7

So flawless I enjoy every second


This needs to at least be above varyags of miklagaard since that song steals the riff from this one.

14 Under the Northern Star

great solo. A pure melodic death metal song. - joshsanz

Their best song. Its also one of the best I ever heard! Maybe even the best! Its probably most metal song ever! Under the Northern Star

Melodic death metal - pure and captivating. As a single it is their most captivating track and in context to the album, it caps off a masterpiece.


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15 Destroyer of the Universe


Heavy thunderous song, shame it is not top 10

Best Amon Amarth song by far!

I can't believe this isn't top 10. It's so epic and awesome "See me rise, the mighty Surt, destroyer... OF THE UNIVERSE! "

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16 Father of the Wolf

I agree it should be on the top ten maybe even top five. I mean great vocals, awesome guitar work and awesome lyrics if that's not top five material than I don't know what is

This is their newly released song. so I think with time it will climb up the list. Awesome song. I can't stop listening to it.

This is by far their best they have ever made!

This is just too good, the solo gives goose bumps every time

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17 Varyags of Miklagaard

Is like the Game of Thrones theme, except metal and with better subject matter.

Absolutely mesmerizing and really seeps into my heart...I nearly cried from feeling it! Awesome guitar and bass!

This one and The Hero, can't understand why they aren't ranked higher... just awesome, a pure energizer - live as well!

Good song, but its pretty much a rip-off of Gods of War Arise from the previous album.

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18 With Oden on Our Side

Starting a bit boring. Ten blast with rock and awesomeness in guitar

19 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags

If I had to choose one catchy guitar riff that stands above all other catchy Amon Amarth guitar riffs, then this is the one. A visceral pacing that immerses you on a battlefield surrounded by fire giants, Valhalla warriors, and maybe a troll or two. Odin almighty, I love this song!

I don't see why this isn't number 1. Yeah it's based on opinion but honestly this song has great lyrics and rhythm.

Not only is this the best song, by far, to march into battle listening to, I swear by it as a cure for hangovers. Seriously. Try it.

Odin, this song is very underrated! - Metal_Treasure

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20 Victorious March

Ever since their first album, Once Sent From the Golden Hall, was released, Victorious March has been a staple of every live show Amon Amarth has put on. Ever. You won't find another AA song so full of righteous fury and burning hatred, loaded with bitter aggression against the hypocrite Christians, except maybe...

Really love the guitar riffs. Very melodic tune and it just keeps getting better by the minutes.

This is the Amon Amarth song for me! A melo-death masterpiece and the song that started my love for this amazing band

This song got me into AA and to be more specific to the metal genre

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21 Asator

Hey, this song is so great, I can't do a day without listening to it. I am learning how to play this song completely on guitar and bass guitar, that scrumptious solo gives me the urge to cry because it's so great, you could believe that Odin himself came up with song himself!

Why is this song all the way at the bottom. This is the song that made take an interest in the band.

Awesome song

Must... not... headbang! This is one of their best song!

22 Valhall Awaits Me

Easily my all time favorite AA song, amazing drums and guitar, crazy and brutal growls and roars from Johan and to top it off, it all closes with an awesome guitar solo. Such and epic song

Among a field of 60+ amazing songs this should be number one. It is not as popular as Twilight of the Thunder God, but it is simply the best.

This song should be way up there, brilliant performance

Number 19?! No way!

This song is easily top 10 as it is their most brutal song. Nothing pumps me up like this song... disappointed in you all!

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23 Metalwrath

I'm surprised this one isn't on more AA setlists. It's short, fast, and probably the most brutal thing ever. This song could rip your head off and swallow it whole if it wanted too. Basically, it's just a bunch of references to their past songs, with lines like "See us ride for vengeance, friends of the Suncross, see us riding down the Amon Amarth... "
And that's not to mention the subtle message in the chorus, 'We... Made the false hammer fall... " What does that mean? Turns out Amon Amarth had a short lived feud with Hammerfall, and kicked their asses.

Deserves to be considered as the anthem of the metal world! - hio

24 Blood Eagle

An awesome song describing the old Viking way of revenge

How is this not on top 10? This list deserves a Blood Eagle spread in the asscheeks.

25 Siegreicher Marsch
26 Friends of the Suncross
27 First Kill
28 Free Will Sacrifice

This Song should be under the top ten for sure! Just listen to the first 10 seconds and your head will go BANG BANG BANG! I guarantee it. The guitars are just brilliant!

I can't understand why this song is so underrated, it's a masterpiece! By far the best song of Amon Amarth!

Don't know why this is so low on the list, but the chorus just speaks to me. We. Shall. DIE!

Starting to look like everyone who's heard it think it's the best song ever, me incuded. Not really a fan of death metal, but the lyrics and chords makes it all worth while. Whenever I listen to this song it makes me want to kill a man... In a good way

This needs to be higher! It's too good not to be.

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29 Abandoned
30 Live for the Kill

This song is sick, and Apocalyptica's part in it sends shivers down my spine. - sirbradford

This is one of the best song though I can say it can't be because apocalyptica has a part of it

31 Coming of the Tide

Guys, really: How is this down here at FORTY!? There is almost no other Amon Amarth song as "headbang-able" as Coming of the Tide. This melodic display of anger, sorrow and vengeance compares to none of its kind.


32 Raise Your Horns

An absolute hymn, especially live a killer. Great song overall

33 Thousand Years of Oppression

... This one. Thousand Years is unique among AA songs, building slowly but steadily before halting into an almost crooning Johan, who whispers with his guttural voice about the sacrifice of Odin. Almost as suddenly, he explodes back into the heavy thundering of Olavi's guitar. Screaming in rage and admiration for the lost age of Berserkers and Pagan Gods, this is undoubtedly one of Amon Amarth's most emotional songs.

This is definitely top 3. Much better than cry of the blackbird. Sucks that its all the way down here.

This song definitely deserves the top tens, when I first heard this song I almost broke to tears, it's filled with anger, sadness, and pain things that make metal, metal.

One of the best songs of all times... epic in all ways

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34 Amon Amarth

Easily their best song on their best album. Simply amazing finale, all their live recordings of this one are insane. Check it out on their DVD Wrath of The Norsemen.

This song have their best solo

The Greatest and most epic song by Amon Amarth. Johans personal favorite I feel like crying with joy every time I hear it.


35 Doom Over Dead Man

20? I think I've got some issues with my sight! This song is one great masterpiece that will leave you shaken for a few minutes after it ends. Definitely one of the best, if not the best. The regretful feelings of a man is turned into music with all its emotional power. A masterpiece at its worst.

Where is that song... M... Great missing

Wonderful song

A story of a man who spent all his life on searching for riches. In his dying bed he realises that his life has been wasted since there's no one who remembers him after he dies. All his adventures had been waste since no runestones will be raised in name of his glory. All that he wants is to go back and re-live his life. Unfortunately it is already too late for that. Only dark, bitter and cold grave awaits him.

All friends and
cattle pass away!
And death will come
For every man!
But I know
One thing never dies!
The sentence passed
Upon the dead! ''
This comes from an old norse saying that in the end all cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal: But the good name never dies, of one who has done well.

On top of it all. The music is just perfect for the scene. Powerful, emotional and heavy. Johan Hegg has said that this song is so depressing that he doesn't even want to talk about it in an interview. That should ...more

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36 For Victory or Death

Are you serious? A song like this should be at a higher spot. The beginning of the song is so beautiful! Hell the entire thing is so beautiful! It definitely beats Death in a Fire!

Possibly one of the greatest Melo-death songs ever written

One of my favorites, truly beautiful!

Must be top 5. It's my personal favorite. My top10:
1. For Victory or Death (SR)
2. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard (VStW)
3. Runes to my Memory (Wooos)
4. The Way of Vikings (Jomsviking)
5. Twilight of the thunder god (TotTG)
6. The Avenger (TA)
7. The Pursuit of Vikings (FoN)
8. Valhall awaits me (Wooos)
9. Prediction of warfare (Wooos)
10. Back on Northern Shores (Jomsviking)

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37 The Hero

My favorite by far. Such powerful lyrics and an amazing story of standing honorably no matter the repercussions.

I'm just voting so this gets a higher ranking honestly. The top 10 is fine the way it is. - Timmah

SO epic, might not be their best but it deserves to be higher in the ranking for sure

This song has one of their riffs ever! LISTEN FIRST...THEN VOTE!

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38 The Beheading of a King

Why in the name of oden is this song this low? This song should be in the top tens, it truly is, a sad, remarkable song, indeed. For example when he sings "But it was too late to save his son! " I am just so enraged on how low this song is just wow! So dissapointing.

Brilliant song! A sum of everything Amon Amarth has to offer

39 An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
40 We Shall Destroy

Although recent this is a fine addition to any playlist, certainly top 10 material, short but certainly sweet.

41 For the Stabwounds in Our Backs

Following in the vein of Thousand Years of Oppression, Stabwounds starts off slow, mournful, and melodic, before turning into a punch in the face. The brutality levels on this one are well over nine thousand, and the drummers bass pedal feels like it's using your stomach as a bass drum. My only complaint: it feels like it could have been a really good as a ten-minute epic ballad.

Feels like Stabwounds in the back! Stellar work! My current headbanger

42 Slaves of Fear

Where the hell is this pure epicness!? It's just awesome guys this should at least be in first 10!

43 Bloodshed

Why this one is not on top 10 come on people!

44 Shape Shifter

Johan's voice on this one is terrifyingly brilliant. Maybe my favorite Amon Amarth song in drop-A (unless it's standard A). I am the walker on the wind...the Shape Shifter!

Has to at least in the top 20. M/

Awesome song deserves to be at leas top 20

Top 5 song, just awesome

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45 Hermod's Ride to Hel

There is something in this song that excites me, like the beginning of a great journey. This song is my remedy for discouragement!

This song should be at least in Top 20

46 At Dawn's First Light

One of the best off their new album!

Should be at least in top 20!

Visceral, hard, amazing!

My favourite viking metal song😃

47 Vs. the World

Are you guys kidding? How is this song so low?
i'm a really big amon amarth fan and this is BY FAR they're best work. This songs intro is, in my opinion, the best thing I have ever listend to in my whole life.

48 Prediction of Warfare

Can't believe this is stuck on 29? It is by far the best song by AA and some in the top 10 shouldn't even be there in my opinion. But as always, it's all down to personal preference I guess...

The riff sounds kind of like Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath, but more melancholic

I'm in so in love with that viking metal group : no doubt 4 me simple the best

49 The Last Stand of Frej

One of the most emotional songs I've listened. Deserves to be way higher.

At 01:35 there's a sad melodic sound which is simply breathtaking

Ending brings tears so much honor and glory

Seriously why is this at 35? The tone the deep growls and the changing of dark to mellow guitar rifts and solos are f'ing amazing.

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50 Where is Your God?

I like the songs beat/rhythm is so happy to me I can't get enough of it each time I hear it I smile and I'm energized so much

Can't get enough of this one. Probably one of my favourite songs of all time.

Cannot believe that this is so far back! One of their best by a long shot

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