"Death In Fire" as written by and Johan Soderberg Fredrick Andersson....
The wait is soon at end
Always charge, never bend
Morning is here, make your stand
Live for honor, glory, death in fire

Total war is here
Face it without fear
Age of sword, age of spear
Fight for honor, glory, death in fire

See the fire rise
Flames are raging high
Soon all will burn and die
Burn for honor, glory, death in fire

Storm of lethal flames
Only death remains
Ragnarok is closing in
Die for honor, glory, death in fire

Forces of chaos are on the move
Everyone, choose your side
And know the day is coming soon
The day for all to die

The day is here when Bifrost breaks
Nor sun or moon will rise
When the dead rise from their graves
And Surtur spreads his fire

All you know will wither away
And sink into the sea
A new world will be born one day
Where everyone is free

Total war is here, face it without fear
Age of sword, age of spear
Fight for honor, glory, death in fire

Storm of lethal flames
Only death remains
Ragnarok is our fate
Die for honor, die for glory
Die, death in fire


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"Death in Fire" as written by Johan Hans Hegg Fredrick Andersson

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    General CommentTo anyone with a little knwoledge of Norse mytholgy its evident, that this song is not only about some war, but about the final conflict between the Gods and the Giants led by the Fire Giant Surtur ("..and Surtur spreads his fire"), which will result in the end of the world, known as Ragnarök ("Ragnarök is closing in"). All the warriors who fell in battles will ride side by side with Odin to fight the last war against the Giants. The Fire Giants and the monstrous Fenriswolf will bring destruction to the whole world, setting everything on fire ("Death in Fire"). The Midgardsnake stirs up the ocean, flooding all the lands ("...And sink into the sea")

    The Giants will try to invade Walhal the home of the Gods but fail to cross the bridge Bifröst which collapses as they try to pass it ("The day is here when Bifrost breaks").

    In the end, many of the gods and all human beings (except two) will be dead, but this also marks the beginning of a new and better world ("A new world will be born one day Where everyone is free")

    Btw: One of the most kick-ass Death Metal Songs of all time and my favorite Amon Amarth song
    Behemothon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first song i heard my them. Awesome song. Self explanatory - just like most of their songs its about war (old time)
    Leo762on September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is almost a sequel to my favourite Amon Amarth song, "The Dragon's Flight Across The Waves", which told of the preparation for an epic Viking battle. Here we see the actual undertaking of a violent war on enemy territory. Simple and straightforward lyrical imagery, but the riff is powerful as hell and keeps the song rolling along. The drums are pulled off particularly well here, at the beginning of the song it's almost like a war-drum beating along to the carnage. Excellent stuff.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthats so funny that you say that 6th Sadistic Sniper, those are my favorite songs by them as well and whenever i listen to them..i listen to them right after one another cause i feel like they are meant to be played that way.

    ive also been told that like 4 albums or so if you read the lyrics from song 1 of album #1 we'll say all the way to the last song of album #4, that it tells a story

    would be cool
    MetabolicDiseaseon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWoah, that's awesome! I never knew that...
    6th_sadistic_sniperon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJust a slight correction to Behemoth; Ragnarok is the final battle itself, rather than the end result of it, but otherwise nicely put.
    Seelenschmerzon August 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was pretty clueless about this song when I first heard it. I got the war part but as a whole I wasn't sure what it meant. Awesome song by the way, gives me a rush every time I hear it.
    ZionsVillageIdioton April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is epic. It reminds me of the LOTR battles.
    Sessh0umaru01on October 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow octobersnackbar, pasting this directly from what you said about "amon amarth" the song?? its you who needs to get a life man. i mean cmon what have "metalheads" (i hate that word) ever done to you???
    yes this song isnt just about any old battle. its an amazing description of Ragnarok which is kinda the norse equivalent of the apocalypse
    Necroghaston May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOctobersnackbar is trolling you, it's lol.
    Jesuswithcandybaron January 18, 2010   Link

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