I love amon amarths form of death/viking metal, but once sent was far superior to the avenger. A little longer, a little more technical, and a little more melodically interesting, all these things once sent from the golden hall was. With drummer martin lopez gone for opeth, the technicality of the music definatley suffers. The sound quality sounds somewhat weaker, the lyrics a little more uninteresting and the guitar riffs less eoically melodic. Still a very good cd, especially the 1st 3 tracks, but the title track is worthless, and all around, it is definatley a step in the wrong direction for amon amarth.