For those who don’t know Amon Amarth yet, Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band is know for their synchronized headbanging and viking themed lyrics. They took their band name from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It means “Mount Doom” in Sindarin, an elvish language invented by Tolkien.
Amon Amarth is probably one of, if not the most famous viking themed band in the metal genre and for good reason.
The first time I saw Amon Amarth live was about a two years ago at FortaRock Fest Nijmegen 2016, The Netherlands, during their Jomsviking European Tour. I was really impressed by their powerful show. With the big Viking himself Johan Hegg on vocals leading the attack you were made to feel throughout the entire show you were one with the Viking clan and being prepared for war. They got me hooked right away!