"Amon Amarth" as written by and Lundstrom Soderberg....
A storm rolls in from the sea
Covering the land with black thunder clouds
Rain whips the ground at their feet
As they come ashore in this foreign land

Thunder breaks the silence
Of five hundred men assembled on shore
Gazing through the misty rain
At the mountain not a mile away
So dark and silent it stands there
The mighty Amon Amarth
Reaching for the cloud cloaked skies
So grim and fearful in might

With the wind in their backs they start walking
Decisive men of the north
They stride through this darkened land
With only Mount Doom in their sight
The closer they get to the mountain
The clearer their eyes can see
A forest of one thousand spears awaiting
Awaiting the battle that will be

A cry of war emerges
Echoes over the field
Warriors riding like wolves of the snow
Boldly charging the enemy lines

With weapons so fearsome and sharp in their hands
And shields of oak wood and steel
They slit open stomachs and split skulls to the jaw
Intestines cover the field

The defenders are weak in this brutal war
The northmen have power and guts
A bloodshed like no one has seen here before
None can escape their cuts

Arrows with fire fly through the air
Torching houses and shields
The vikings can feel victory is near
As the enemy headlessly flees

A gust of wind blows in from the north
Clearing the clouds away
As twilight falls and the stars come forth
And the seawolves return to the bay

Corpses lie scattered all over the field
For the ravens to pick as they please
The mountain is now left there behind
As they sail with the first morning breeze


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"Amon Amarth" as written by Lundstrom Hegg

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  • +1
    General Commentlol, you obviously had a bad run-in w/ the metal fanatics. Trust me, most metalheads don't take themselves half as seriously as they seem to.
    mailedbypostmanon May 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoctobersnackbar, i think you have a right to your own opinions. you can not like the metal genre if you want, but don't just brush it aside as a horrible flaw in humanity as you seem to. many metal songs have really great meanings. now about this song, im not sure it has a connection to lotr as i know the band actually arent really big tolkien fans. i think it has a broader meaning like people have said.
    Necroghaston May 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe's right we areantisocial misfits, pretentious stoners, and moronic sociopaths.

    Point?

    hahaha go away.
    DarkNogon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI must say! The responses to octobersnackbar are downright polite! Can you even imagine if a metalhead would drop one of those comments on a pop/hip-hop/rap song?

    "Rap is the manifestation of retards attempting poetry..."

    "Aw, you f-cking bitch!"

    "It's you whoz retardid! Whore!"

    Aah, the laughs!
    RoCon December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol @ RoC well done xD...and to octorbersnackbar: I look like any other "standard" person as you would say, but i listen to heavy/black/death/thrash metal etc. i also listen to techno and classical? i love the lyric style and the playing style even more, heavy metal doesn't over dramatize (most of the time) real life values like main stream music people who are looking to make it big and then quit writing intelligent music... Yes a lot of heavy metal uses mythology based ways of writing lyrics, but any smart person can figure out the means.... so go back to your main stream radio until you gain some common sense.
    forever smackedon December 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis band rules. Black Metal all the way!
    waynestaticx85on March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou think amon amrath is black metal??
    reyeson May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAmon Amarth is Death, not black metal.
    Crymsinon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's not though. The song is about the band themselves, under the guise of a some vaguely outlined army/battle of sorts.
    LoboParamilitaryon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmon Amarth is not black or death metal...there is no Satanism or guts in any of their lyrics (besides battles which is different). They are viking metal. They sing aout paganism and vikings.
    Metalmessiahon January 30, 2007   Link

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