Label: Metal Blade Records – 3984-14133-1
Released: 10 February 1998
Style: Viking/Melodic Death Metal
A debut album by the mightiest Vikings coming from the Nordlands. “Once Sent from the Golden Hall” is the first album from Amon Amarth and easily one of their best. The writing on this debut release is stunning and the riffs are beautiful. This is a very raw Amon Amarth and it actually makes you feel like you’re in battle with the band. The lyrics give a lot of respect to these men without coming across as too edgy. The music fits right with the lyrics like a puzzle piece. Each section goes hand in hand with the lyrics and it’s done super well. The guitar work and vocals are all top notch. These guys are Vikings.
Recommended for fans of Manegarm, Kings Of Asgard, Arch Enemy, Wulfgar, Kalmah.