Written by Jacek Leja for Bloodrock Media on May 10, 2016
You know, I really love to see how bands evolve. Some bands change their sound, some bands even change genres, but in Amon Amarth’s case, these guys now put on a theatrical show to go along with their crushing and punishing riffs. One thing I really noticed about Amon Amarth’s newest album, ‘Jomsviking’, is that the songs are written to pump up the audience. You can almost hear and guess when the next chant, or sing along are coming next. Predictable, but not in a bad way.
Now to talk about Amon Amarth’s stage presence. We are all used to seeing Johann running across a massive viking ship on stage, but this time was a bit different. A huge viking helmet, which had their new drummer’s kit on it, took up most of the stage. The band played while actors LARPed during the performance. Definitely a change of pace from your average metal show.
I can definitely bet on Amon Amarth stepping up their stage game in the future, but for now they are still giving us fans a very sweet show pleasing to the eyes and ears.