some serious metal this time!
i cannot say that i like amon amarth unconditonally. i like 'twilight of the thunder god' and this one (while i have to admit that i don't know 'with oden on our side' and 'fate of norns' just partially), the rest of their discography is ok but gets lost in the swarm of just-ok-music. 'versus the world' whereas is kind of epic to me. i remember watching the video to 'death in fire' (which featured live footage only) and how i loved the constant synchrone head banging and hair swinging of the band :)
i have it on cd already and it was available on white vinyl for quite some time (the first back on black re-press). thing is that i didn't think that white is a matching colour for this release and that's why i was never really attracted to it. spotting it on yellow vinyl at nuclear blast the time had come for me :) i couldn't resist. only thing which is quite bugging is the distribution of only 9 songs (of normal length) on 4 sides and constant turning after 2 songs. 2 sides aka one lp would have made it perfectly.
i like the cover art even though the he-man is a bit embarrassing (but that's just viking metal, i guess), the colouring is rad.
as the picture of the inner sleeve shows amon amarth is quite a good live band. lots of beer drinking out of horns, some viking ships as decoration and stuff like that. pretty metal, right. as i wouldn't pay the money to see them on a single show, i have to catch them on a festival by chance.
clear yellow double vinyl. don't know about pressing numbers. gatefold sleeve. back on black.