Fate of Norns

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Not to be confused with Fate of the Norns.
Fate of Norns
Studio album by Amon Amarth
Released September 6, 2004
Recorded May/June 2004 at Berno Studios, Malmö
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 40:03
Label Metal Blade
Producer Berno Paulsson, Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth chronology
Versus the World
(2002)
Fate of Norns
(2004)
With Oden on Our Side
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Fate of Norns is the fifth full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth. It was released on September 6, 2004 through Metal Blade Records. This album continued their slower, heavier sound which started on the previous album Versus the World. Before Fate of Norns was officially released by Metal Blade, promo copies were distributed with CD-ROM extras including pictures, biographies, sheets and logos. The album was released in conventional LP format as well as a limited digipak edition. The latter includes a live bonus DVD, Amon Amarth Live at Grand Rokk, which features live recordings and three-camera footage of a live performance in Reykjavík, Iceland on March 5, 2004. "The Pursuit of Vikings" was also made into a music video.

When asked to comment on the album, lead vocalist Johan Hegg, remarked:

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Amon Amarth.

No. Title Length
1. "An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm"   4:39
2. "Where Death Seems to Dwell"   4:58
3. "The Fate of Norns"   5:58
4. "The Pursuit of Vikings"   4:30
5. "Valkyries Ride"   4:57
6. "The Beheading of a King"   3:24
7. "Arson"   6:48
8. "Once Sealed in Blood"   4:50
Total length:
40:03

Bonus DVD (limited edition only)[edit]

Amon Amarth live at Grand RokkReykjavík at Reykjavík, Iceland:

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Mixed and mastered at Berno Studio by Berno Paulsson
  • Horn on "Arson" by Udo Schlangschnabel

References[edit]