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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Amon Amarth -- Lawrence, KS -- April 16th, 2011

Set 1

War of the Gods
Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II
Destroyer of the Universe
Slaves of Fear
Live Without Regrets
The Last Stand of Frej
For Victory or Death
Wrath of the Norsemen
A Beast I Am
Doom Over Dead Man

Set 2

Twilight of the Thunder God
Masters of War
Live for the Kill
With Oden on Our Side
Guardians of Asgaard
Varyags of Miklagaard
Thousand Years of Oppression
Without Fear > Victorious March > Gods of War Arise > Death in Fire

Cry of the Blackbirds
Runes To My Memory
The Pursuit of Vikings

Just absolutely awesome. In terms of performance, this might've been the best metal show I've ever seen. Amon Amarth was spot on, and the crowd was insane. The opening of War Of The Gods (which I also got on tape) was just epic in every sense of the word. The Surtur Rising set was really solid, and that really surprised me. It's definitely a better album than most think. Destroyer Of The Universe and A Beast I Am were real thrashers, but I think my favorite was the closer, Doom Over Dead Men. It's just got that great, mid-tempo melodic death metal beat that just makes for great headbanging.

In between sets, I hooked up with Nick (aka Nick_To_The_Face) and it was awesome that he made it! Lemme know if you can make it to BTBAM

The second set started off great. People went absolute nuts for Twilight Of The Thunder God and so many people were singing along that Johan didn't even sing the chorus. Live For The Kill got a great reaction, Asator was great to hear too. I dug the medley, although I wish they would've made Death In Fire its own song. The only song of the night I didn't like too much was Thousand Years Of Oppression. It was cool near the end, but that song made me feel the fatigue. Encore was just great, and we had a great sing-a-long to Pursuit Of Vikings. It's been a while since Amon Amarth had been in Lawrence, but the sold out crowd at the Granada will hopefully bring them back time and time again.

Oh, and we also sang Happy Birthday to their bassist, Ted.

Amon Amarth: 9/10


CH said...

That was an amazing gig last night. They were even better than the last time I saw them a couple of years ago. And it was awesome that it was sold out. Hopefully between that and the great crowd response they will come back to the area again soon!

Beagle said...

It was just an amazing show! I am going to BTBAM as well.

Beagle said...

Does anyone want to meet up at BTBAM? I'm going to this one alone :/

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CH said...

Have uploaded photos from the gig:

Mankvill said...

Hey Beagle, if you see this, I'll be at BTBAM. Look for me in my Windir hoodie and my Weedeater hat. :)

Matt said...

Awsome man, what time are you going to be there? Maybe we can meet inside the Granada somewhere? :D

Matt said...

BTW this Beagle but my real name is Matt lol.