After the truly remarkable ‘With Oden on Our Side’, I was eagerly awaiting the next offering from Amon Amarth. So after receiving the new album I was somewhat dumbfounded to find it of quite a different caliber indeed! In spite of several listens I just do not enjoy it at all, and find the songs uninteresting musically and thematically, they seem to drone along without significant development. While the bands’ playing is good as usual, the addition of guest players seems not to have helped at all – in fact quite the reverse, with sound type changes that appear obviously out of character jumping out at you, disrupting the integrity of the songs. All up, a disappointing next album – get ‘With Oden on Our Side’ if new to this band.