Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Alongside "With Oden on Our Side," Twilight of the Thunder God just might be the strongest record Amon Amarth has written thus far.
  2. The potential guitar soup and airless drum patterns of death metal is helped along by Bogren’s crisp production. And with Twilight of the Thunder God, they’ve written a set that takes full advantage of experience and polish.
  3. On this album, the band sounds like masters of their craft, and in so doing, have given us one of the most rousing metal albums of the year.
  4. Twilight of the Thunder God merely refines these elements, but the tune-up is noticeable. In a discography filled with catchy songs, these are some of Amon Amarth's catchiest.
  5. Amon Amarth sticks closely to the same sound and approach that got them this far in the first place.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Sep 21, 2010
    Never before had I felt such intense urges to grab my ax and pillage a town. Indeed, I didn't know such urges were okay and desirable. That all changed after listening to Twilight of the Thunder God. I finally knew that it was okay, and that Amon Amarth had perfected the art of it. Intensely good metal album. I was very impressed, and commended their ability to be innovative in a genre that is often very narrow indeed. Full Review »
  2. DawidT
    Oct 18, 2009
    This was best metal release in 2008. Whole album totally owns.
  3. onyxl.
    Dec 1, 2008
    Not being a death metal fan, i was completely surprised by the cohesion and quality of the production. This is a very good album even better than With Oden on Our Side!!! Full Review »