Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Amon Amarth: Jomsviking

Jomsviking (2016) by Amon Amarth is a concept album about a Viking by a Swedish melodic death metal band who look like Vikings themselves…of course I’m all in!

Not only do Amon Amarth produce epic metal music, but they come up with some pretty awesome song titles, too. Jomsviking is no exception, with songs like One Thousand Burning Arrows, First Kill, On A Sea Of Blood, One Against All, and A Dream That Cannot Be (featuring co-lead vocals by Doro Pesch, a certified metal queen).

Jomsviking also includes one of the greatest metal drinking songs ever conceived, the mighty Raise Your Horns. This classic Viking anthem exists as a killer video with tons of cameo appearances from a who’s who of the metal community, complete with Gregorian chants and an absolutely crushing main guitar riff that will melt your Viking beard right off your face.

I’m pretty stoked that they will be appearing with Slayer on the final pass through Indiana on Slayer’s farewell world tour (with Cannibal Corpse and Lamb Of God, too).

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