King of Asgaard
Style: Viking Metal
Release date: August 16th 2010

A fan of Amon Amarth, are you?
Want a slightly different sound for your Viking metal?

Andy La Roque (King Diamond/Death, etc.) has turned the knobs for these Swedish fellows who, like Amon Amarth, wallow in our Norse heritage. And it's wellworth a listen.

There are many similarities between King of Asgaard and their popular compatriots, however, there is no reason to hold that against them - they are not an Amon Amarth clone as I see it. The songs are epic in nature, but in many instances slightly  rougher and more up-tempo than Amon Amarth's extremely melodic death metal.

Not thereby indicated that 'Fi'mbulvintr' is less accessible. Not so. It's basically a mixture of well-played heavy metal and death metal and therefore goes right in with its very melodic solos and groovy sections.



01. Intro (1:31)
02. Einhärjar (4:29)
03. Vämods Tale (3:41)
04. The Last Journey (5:43)
05. Never Will You Know Of Flesh Again (4:07)
06. Wrath Of The Gods (3:54)
07. Snake Tongue (4:03)
08. Brethren Of The North (4:45)
09. Day Of Sorrow (3:38)
10. Lingering A Sacred Ground (4:28)
11. Heroes' Brigade (4:40)
12. Strike Of The Hammer (3:15)
13. Fi'mbulvintr (Outro) (4:22)

Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: August 13th 2010
Website: King of Asgaard @ MySpace