Amon Amarth
The Crusher



by whatduffhuck7 USER (7 Reviews)
February 27th, 2005 | 26 replies

Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Now this is not my point of view of the song this is Jahan Hegg's opinoin on each song. he talkes about the cd the crusher.

Bastards of a lying breed.
This song is a very aggressive one. Fast and melodic like many fans certainly will recognize as a typical Amon Amarth song. The lyrics deal with a slightly different topic then usually. This time around I chose to show my view of what has been going on in the U.S. for a couple of years. It all started with a TV program I saw about six or seven years ago where Judas Priest issued a law suite by a couple of parents for, as the parents claimed, putting subliminal messages on their albums causing their kids to blow their heads off with a shotgun. This law suite, and many following law suites on other bands that resembled this one, gave me inspiration for these lyrics.

Masters of War.
A powerful and heavy song of pure hate, aggression and heaviness. The lyrics deal with a pure urge to fight down all christian elements in the way of the pagan uprising, and to put them through the same humiliating treatment that pagan believers or people of other religions have been exposed to by the christians during the years.

The sound of eight hooves.
The story of a pilgrim preacher who comes to the northern countries on a mission to preach the word of christ and god. Heís captured by northerners and made into a slave. Believing in the power of his god he thinks the way to get out of this thralldom is to teach the northmen the ways of christ. After a while the northmen gets tired of his preaching and he has to flee. Eventually his brought down and hung in a tree as a sacrifice to Oden.

Risen from the sea (2000).
An old demo song from the "Thor Arise" demo, re-recorded for this release as a bonus track, but after due consideration we decided to keep it as an original track on the album. The only lyrics Iíve ever written dealing with Satan, and believe me the lyrics for this song sucks. Thatís why we decided not to print them in the booklet.

As long as the raven flies.
A slower song. Not so much to say about it, most is in the lyrics already. Inspired by the movie "The Raven Flies" by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson.

A fury divine.
Once again a faster song, more aggressive and hateful. The story being of a man who refuses to kneel to the new god and therefore is sentenced to death, but also of my own personal belief that one should stand up for what one believes in.

Annihilation of Hammerfest.
The first song of three in a small concept on this album. This is perhaps the most epic song of the album, comparable to songs like Victorious March and Avenger. Lyrically it can be seen as just a story of how the Hammer of Thor is reclaimed, but metaphorically it tells of how the ancient Gods was pushed aside into oblivion when christianity made itís way into Scandinavia. Which brings us to the next song in the concept:

The fall through Ginnungagap.
This song is by far the most spaced out song weíve ever recorded. The lyrics are about the warrior from the previous song floating through nothingness Ė Ginnungagap. Ginnungagap is the void in which the universe was created in northern mythology. Itís the story of the dark years that followed after christianity made itís way into Scandinavia. How the ancient Gods were forgotten by most people and how those who still worshipped them had to do so in secrecy.

Releasing Surturís fire.
Surtur is the giant who in northern mythology comes at the end of RagnarŲk, the end of the world, and consumes the old world in fire. Surtur is ancient and has been around since the dawn of the universe. This song is faster and more aggressive. Lyrically it deals with how paganism and the interest for the old Gods are growing in Scandinavia again. How christianity is at last on an incline and how the ancient traditions are being revived.

Eyes of horror.
The first cover song we ever released. About one and a half years ago we were contacted by a label that was going to release a tribute album for the legendary band Possessed, and they asked if we were interested in contributing with a song. We accepted and entered Das Boot studios in Stockholm for just one day and recorded this song. The reason it ended up as the bonus track on this recording is that we chose to use the re-recording of Risen from the sea (2000) as an original song. Thus we were a bonus track short, but as it seems the tribute album will never be released, we decided to use this cover for this purpose.

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October 2nd 2005


Album Rating: 4.0

More people need to listen to Amon Amarth.

November 13th 2005


I want to. But I can never find them in CD stores.

November 13th 2005


The only song I've heard is Bastard Of A Lying Breed, and I thought the intro was amazing. The rest of the song was listenable, but not exactly my thing. I can appreciate that it is high quality metal, but death metal isn't for me, not to mention the whole viking thing. I accidentally mixed up Amon Amarth and Katatonia the other day. :p

November 13th 2005


These guys put on a freaking EPIC show. I just got back from seeing them a couple hours ago and they kicked my ass. The songs from Versus the World were definitely the best.

December 10th 2005


I just heard Masters of War. I have decided that I must get this album, even if I have to rape and pillage an entire village.

December 11th 2005


These guys kick ass. I downloaded a bunch of songs yesterday and decided that i have get their albums.

I'm Charming
December 12th 2005


These guys put on one hell of a live show. It's downright heavy.

December 12th 2005


I've heard eyes of horror, and I fooking love it, great dong, even if it is a cover.

May 26th 2007


Album Rating: 3.5

I got this album less than a week ago along with "with oden on our side."

This album seems a bit samey, but is still really good, especially the second half of the album (i consider that 6-9 here)

A Fury Divine is my favorite track, followed closely by Releasing Surturs Fire, then Bastards of a Lying Breed.

May 29th 2007


Album Rating: 4.0

Amon Amarth is a freaking good Death Metal Band

May 19th 2008


Album Rating: 4.5

i was lucky enough to find this in HMV on import, beast of an album and well worth the £9 i paid for it, every song is excellent, but on the downside, the album kind of peaks in the middle, and then slows down, still amazing though

May 19th 2008


It's a shame they release the same album every single time, otherwise they'd be awesome.

May 20th 2008


Album Rating: 4.0

IMO, they released better album each time

August 26th 2008


Album Rating: 3.5

I love how they have staged viking battles on stage.


July 5th 2009


Album Rating: 3.0

The opening track is epic beyond belief!

February 27th 2012


Instant neg.

This is a very bad review IMO.

I'm not the best of reviewers, not even a very good one, but you really need to clean this up. Try to
describe the album as a whole, and take a section to analize each song. Speaking from the band's
point of view is a major no-no.

February 27th 2012


Well that's cool and all, except that it was written 7 fucking years ago.

Digging: Cradle of Filth - Cruelty and the Beast - Re-Mistressed

February 27th 2012


@Hawks: LOL. Why don't they remove it then?

February 9th 2013


Album Rating: 4.0

This is why they shouldn't remove it:

"Now this is not my point of view of the song this is Jahan Hegg's opinoin on each song. he talkes about the cd the crusher."

March 1st 2013


Album Rating: 4.0

damn these older albums sound way better live.

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