This is definately Amon Amarth’s best album to date, and that is saying a lot. I’ve been a fan of these guys’ Viking influenced Death metal for a long time. What really sets Amon Amarth apart from typical Death metal is the fact that they have a lot of melody to their work. There’s a lot of high tremolo picking and whatnot. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty of double bass to go around, there’s just an overall epic feel to their sound. So what makes this album so special? It just seems as if they pushed their song writing up a few notches. You can pretty much understand their singer and everything he’s saying. The solos have gotten alot better. These guys really set it off with this record! This is definately up there for one of the bests of 2006.