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Amon Amarth Concert Review – An Evening With Amon Amarth 2011

Release Date: 2011
Genre(s): Melodic Death Metal
Rating: 9.8
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Amon Amarth Concert Review – An Evening With Amon Amarth 2011

Qain, LittleViking, and I went to see  ”An Evening with Amon Amarth” at the Best Buy Theater May 5th, 2011. I was confused at first because I couldn’t figure out who the opening acts were.  As it turns out, there were none… Amon Amarth played two sets (plus encore), the first set being their entire album “Surtur Rising”, and the second being  bunch of selections from their older albums.

I think most of the experience is summed up in the images and video. I have no idea how Amon Amarth had enough energy to play over 2 hours of metal. The most insane part is that the band seemed to get more energy as the night went on. At first Hegg sounded a little like he might have a cold but by the end of the first song his voice sounded  full and viking-like. During a break for technical difficulty toward the end of their Sutur Rising set Hegg coughed a bit and said, “I’ve got a little cold… but you know, fuck it.” His voice was as strong as ever.

I’m not going to do a play by play review like some sites, I’m just going to say that I’ve seen Amon Amarth live three times now and they are easily the best live band I have seen. I think this was my second favorite show of all time as well. I liked their show with Ensiferium a little more.

As for the venue, the Best Buy Theater is a bit larger than the Blender Theater at Gramercy (the venue they played at last time they were in NYC) but they still packed the house. The pit was also much larger and more spread out, giving moshers more room to gain momentum. Some of the moshing highlights were the massive wall of death in the song Live For The Kill and the insanity that ensued just after Hegg yelled “Attack!” in the song Cry of the Black Birds.

All in all, this was one of the best shows I have attended. The sound was crisp and at a level where everything could be clearly heard. The live audio was almost as clean as it is on their albums.

Check out the video and photo we took at the show and let us know what you think!

The setlist-

Surtur Rising

  1. War of the Gods
  2. Töck’s Taunt – Loke’s Treachery Part II
  3. Destroyer of the Universe
  4. Slaves of Fear
  5. Live Without Regrets
  6. The Last Stand of Frej
  7. For Victory or Death
  8. Wrath of the Norsemen
  9. A Beast Am I
  10. Doom Over Dead Man
    Second Set
  11. Twilight of the Thunder God
  12. Masters of War
  13. Live for the Kill
  14. With Oden On Our Side
  15. Guardians of Asgaard
  16. Asator
  17. Varyags of Miklagaard
  18. Thousand Years of Oppression
  19. Without Fear
  20. Victorious March / Gods of War Arise / Death in Fire
    Encore
  21. Cry of the Black Birds
  22. Runes to My Memory
  23. The Pursuit of Vikings
Posted by Logan | 07 May 2011 | Keep it Metal, Official Reviews, Reviews, videos

3 Comments

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    The God Of Hell
    07 May 2011, 3:59 pm

    Very awesome stuff guys! My favorite photos are #4 on page 3 and #10 on page 4. And #14 on page 3 is good enough to be the head picture of a Amon Amarth Wiki entry.

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    mickeydeath
    08 May 2011, 5:46 pm

    awesome pictures i wish i could have gone but we had prom like the next day so that wouldn’t have worked out too well. Looks like it was a sick concert.

  3. edward
    17 May 2011, 2:56 am

    I started the wall of death during cry of the blackbird. The first and second. Yes im 15, i was semi shirtless because i put my grey tank top on my back. \m/

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