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  • Summary: The 10th full-length release for the Swedish melodic death metal band is a concept album about a Viking who seeks to win back the love of a girl after accidentally killing the man she was to marry.
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First Kill
The first man I killed was the earl's right-hand man When he came to take her away I ran his own sword straight through his throat And then I stood... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mar 25, 2016
    80
    Jomsviking effectively distills all of the band's predilections into one big, dragon-headed longship of an album, sails aflame and headed straight into the mouth of Valhalla.
  2. Kerrang!
    Mar 30, 2016
    80
    The sheer, unreconstructed manliness and testosterone that flows through every riff takes you right to the heart of whatever battle Amon Amarth are embroiled in. [2 Apr 2016, p.52]
  3. 75
    Of Amon Amarth’s 10 studio albums, this is the most enjoyable front-to-back listen and the truest celebration of the band’s Nordic obsessions.
  4. Mar 25, 2016
    70
    While longtime fans might be a bit thrown off by some of the more melodic traditional metal elements throughout Jomsviking, the music is well suited to both the concept's narrative and a natural evolution of Amon Amarth's more well known style.
  5. Mar 25, 2016
    70
    The best parts of the record remain firmly in tact: The story is remarkable easy to follow and doesn’t suffer from gaps in logic or unnecessary turns toward the convoluted and you never get the sense that the band does anything but believe in the story itself.
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  1. Mar 25, 2016
    10
    Listening to this record will increase your deadlift max by sixty pounds and make your beard grow ten inches. It's another epic ax-bludgeoningListening to this record will increase your deadlift max by sixty pounds and make your beard grow ten inches. It's another epic ax-bludgeoning that will allow you to pick up Thor's hammer and fight to the death in gladiatorial Viking battle. Thank Odin they haven't pulled a Metallica and become a bunch of hipster pu$$ies. The perfect soundtrack for your next pillage. Expand
  2. May 9, 2016
    8
    This record have the propriety to make you feel like a viking, which the last album Deceiver Of Gods didn't have. It is less streamlined thanThis record have the propriety to make you feel like a viking, which the last album Deceiver Of Gods didn't have. It is less streamlined than previous. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2019
    5
    Deceiver of the Gods wasn´t as good as usual in this group , but this Jomsviking has lost to me Amon Amarth´s essence and hasn´t got at leastDeceiver of the Gods wasn´t as good as usual in this group , but this Jomsviking has lost to me Amon Amarth´s essence and hasn´t got at least a powerful track. It´s been a total dissappointment to me and I hope they return to the line of Twilight of the Thunder God that was their last awesome album. I know they can´t sound again like in good old ages like in Versus the World, The Avenger or Once sent from the golden hall, but I pray to Odin they can return to the good path. They are the gods of Melodic Death Metal and they are losing their way. Expand