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Amon Amarth () is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. Their lyrics mostly deal with Viking mythology and history, and so they have been linked with viking metal, although the band themselves prefer to be referred to as melodic death metal. The band is composed of lead guitarist Olavi Mikkonen, vocalist Johan Hegg, bassist Ted Lundström, rhythm guitarist Johan Söderberg, and drummer Jocke Wallgren. Amon Amarth has released ten studio albums, one compilation album, one EP, one video album, and ten music videos. Its first studio album, Once Sent from the Golden Hall, debuted in 1998. Five more studio releases followed, before the band saw its breakthrough with the 2008 album Twilight of the Thunder God, which debuted at No. 10 on the Swedish album charts and No. 50 on the US Billboard 200. Three more albums, Surtur Rising, Deceiver of the Gods, and Jomsviking followed in 2011, 2013, and 2016, respectively.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Once Sent From the Golden Hall 4.8 10
1999 The Avenger 4.5 7
2001 The Crusher 5 8
2002 Versus the World 4.5 7
2004 Fate of Norns 4 6
2006 With Oden on Our Side 4.55 6
2008 Twilight of the Thunder God 4.6 11
2011 Surtur Rising 4.35 11
2013 Deceiver of the Gods 4
2016 Jomsviking 5 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2009 The Re-Issues 1
2010 Hymns to the Rising Sun 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Wrath of the Norsemen 1
2018 The Pursuit of Vikings (Live at Summer Breeze) 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
2016 First Kill 2

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds 5 2
2013 Under the Influence 1

EP + Demo

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 The Arrival of the Fimbul Winter 1

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