Somehow, Amon Amarth has defied music canon and has actually gotten better with every new album. It's not totally clear that their new album (releasing March 29th in the US, a week earlier in Europe) will continue this trend, but the track played on Full Metal Jackie's show last night is promising.
The quality is somewhat lacking, but hey, it's new Amon Amarth, who are you to question it? The podcast of the whole show should be available on iTunes if you want to hear the full interview with what I assume is one of the members of the band, probably vocalist Johann Hegg. Can't wait til the album comes out and we can hear this one in glorious 5.1 surround sound.
I loved the new track - the solo section is awesome, and there's a strings part near the bridge that reminds me of "Live For the Kill" off their last album.
I'm off to listen to this one for the 5th time in a row, have a good Sunday.