One of the things I often expect from Amon Amarth, is some level of cheese factor. And although it is still sprinkled here and there throughout ‘Berserker’ I would say that this is a much more honest sounding record than previous outings.
Set for release on Oakley’s birthday April 26, The Beauty In Tragedy sees Awaken I Am take their whole sound into tender, anthemic, brave new territories, and is an unquestionably rich conceptualisation of what beauty can come from tragedy
What would you get if you took bands like Overkill, Exodus, Forbidden and Testament out of their respective inception times, froze them all inanimate and then woke them up in 2019 updated them on the state of the world and told them to write an album?
It’s cool to get to hear him with a bigger studio sound, with electric guitars and different instruments in the mix, but at the end of the day, the guy is a storyteller, and it’s his vivid lyricism delivered by his gravel-filled-yet-emotional voice that’ll get you into this album.