Best Amon Amarth Albums

Amon Amarth is a Melodic Death Metal/Viking Metal band from Sweden formed in 1992. Their lyrics are about Vikings and the Norse Pantheon.
The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Fredrik Andersson.
Amon Amarth has released 8 studio albums and 2 EPs, to date.
The Top Ten
1 Twilight of the Thunder God

A true metal classic. I've listened to it 10+ times and every single listen it's banger after melodic banger. Johan Hegg's singing on this album is PEAK. Phenomenal.

The first Amon Amarth album I heard. The first three songs are amazing. I love the growly bit right before he says free will sacrifice, and the narrative on guardians of Asgaard.

Overrated. Versus the World is a much better album, and so is With Oden On Our Side. Probably at the top because 1. It's overrated 2. People haven't heard VTS or WOOOS or 3. It's judged of the the title track and Guardians of Asgaard

2 Jomsviking

How the hell is this at #2? One of their list innovative and by far their most commercial album. It's AA, so it still kicks ass, but this one should definitely be towards the bottom of the pile.
However, Raise your Horns will be an anthem for the ages.

"What is jomsviking doing as the worst? Anyone care to explain? "
-> It is new so was added long time after the list was created, thus the other albums got votes before this one was in the list.

Best melodic death metal band in the world continues to dominate the charts! This album tells the best story in all of metal in my humble opinion.

3 With Oden On Our Side

I think through and through, this is their most solid album throughout, and I always really enjoy it. Has some real bangers and the melody on most of the songs is amazing. Amon Amarth is the best band of all time.

I love this album and it is one of the best death metal albums I've heard. The first song is average but every song after that is a beautifully arranged, classic death metal tune with overlapping melodies getting shoved right in your face. The title track is the best song.

After the songs 'Pursuit of Vikings' and 'Death in Fire' the first full album I heard and still their best up to date. The following four all lack in something this album certainly has. I may describe it as the "vibe". All nine songs are just amazing, I wouldn't get tired of them.

4 Surtur Rising

Surtur Rising is awesome and it has some of my favorite songs from AA, Wrath Of The Norsemen, War Of The Gods and Destroyer Of The Universe. I think they've left this album behind, so sad they don't play it live. But war of the gods is so good!

Honestly this and Twilight are the top two in my opinion but all of them are awesome so take your pick.

It's the absolute perfect balance of showcasing talent, playing heavy, and being epic.

5 Versus the World

For sure their heaviest album. This one stands out from the other AA albums as just being a bit heavier and darker compared to the rest of them. This is such a great album, and Death In Fire, ...And Soon the World Will Cease to Be, and Where Silent Gods Stand Guard are all absolute masterpieces. Very few albums in metal top this one.

Not just one of the best AA albums, one of the best extreme metal albums ever. Defined Amons current sound with thickly layered guitars, switching between epic and somber songwriting and highly dynamic vocal lines. This album could get you prepared for heated battle.

Every song is a masterpiece. The guitar ton of this album is my all time favorite, it's just some damn metal. With Odin on our Side is a close second for me.

6 Deceiver of the Gods

This should be higher, I think a lot of people just haven't heard it yet. It's definitely one of their best albums rivaling With Oden On Our Side and Twilight Of The Thunder God. These last 4 albums have just been epic. It's a bit more thrashy than the rest but just as epic.

Amon Amarth is one of those bands that does the same thing for every album but never gets old. Unlike most bands, however, their 9th album actually manages to successfully fulfill that formula and maybe add a little something enw...

Their best album in my humble opinion. This one just has more for me. Meaning that the songs just feel right and the heaviness is just right. That epic feel is all there. Head bang to this album.

7 Once Sent from the Golden Hall

Is there a better metal debut? There is not a single even mediocre song on this album. The Dragon's Flight Across the Waves, Amon Amarth (the song), and more from this album are just incredible on every listen. It's kind of primitive compared to their later stuff but this is their first album and it kicks ass.

There is not a single bad song on this album. There is not even a single 'okay' song on this album. It is an hour of godliness. When I listen to this album (much like Jomsviking), I cannot just pick a few songs... No, I have to listen to the whole thing. Victorious March and the title track alone could put it in the top 5. Then add the rest? It is nothing short of #1.

Victorious March and Once Sent From The Golden Hall alone are enough to put this really high up. Throw in the rest of this masterpiece and you easily have one of the best albums ever.

8 Berserker

This one is underrated in my opinion, and it's full of bangers from start to finish. Valkyrie, Raven's Flight, Crack the Sky, Fafner's Gold, and a few more are all absolute anthems. I never don't headbang when I'm listening to this.

I have nothing but good things to say about this album. It sounds really good, heavy and melodic. The guitar work is fantastic just like the drums and the bass. The first song, Fafner's Gold, is an incredible song and it sets the tone for the rest of the album perfectly. A lot of the songs are absolute jems like "Mjolner, Hammer of Thor", "The Berserker at Stamford Bridge" and "Wings of Eagles" along with "Valkyria", "Ironside" and "Into the Dark" which has very nice piano parts in it. Overall, this is really one of Amon Amarth's best albums and they never disappoint as always!

Berserker has all that I need. I like Crack The Sky as a live song a lot. Valkyria has a beautiful piano ending. But my favorite is The Berserker At Stamford Bridge, I just like the heaviness.

9 Fate of Norns

I didn't like this one on my first listen, but it's definitely grown on me and I definitely think it's one of their best because of it's great songwriting and sheerly awesome riffs.

I think this should be higher, it's better than Vs the World, Deciever and Golden Hall and it contains The Pursuit of Vikings which is easily one of their best songs.

A Great Melodic Metal Album, it has great songs: The Fates Of Norms, The Pursuit, Once Sealed In Blood. Definitely one of my favorites

10 The Avenger

The album is very raw, heavy and fast paced. The track list is excellent and included early Amon Amarth epics like "Bleed for Ancient Gods" and "Last of Pagan Blood". Great album.

I love the speed and energy of this one, and I've overplayed 'North Sea Storm' just for that solo more times than I can count.

The Contenders
11 The Crusher
12 The Great Heathen Army
13 Sorrow Throughout Nine Worlds (EP)
14 Thor Arise
15 Under the Influence (EP)
16 The Arrival of the Fimbul Winter (EP)
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