The Crusher (album)

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The Crusher
Studio album by Amon Amarth
Released May 8, 2001
(see release history)
Recorded November 2000 at The Abyss
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 45:59
Label Metal Blade
Producer Peter Tägtgren and Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth chronology
The Avenger
(1999)
The Crusher
(2001)
Versus the World
(2002)
Reissue
The cover to the deluxe reissue edition (2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The Crusher is the third full-length studio album by Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth. It was released on May 8, 2001 through Metal Blade Records. The album was also released on the Double LP and Picture LP versions on June 29, 2007 which were hand-counted and limited to only 500 copies. A deluxe edition was released in 2009 that featured the album remastered by Jens Bogren, and a bonus CD of the original album played live in its entirety in Bochum, Germany.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Bastards of a Lying Breed"   5:33
2. "Masters of War"   4:35
3. "The Sound of Eight Hooves"   4:50
4. "Risen from the Sea (2000)"   4:26
5. "As Long as the Raven Flies"   4:04
6. "A Fury Divine"   6:36
7. "Annihilation of Hammerfest"   5:03
8. "The Fall Through Ginnungagap"   5:21
9. "Releasing Surtur's Fire"   5:30
10. "Eyes of Horror" (Possessed cover) 3:34

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Engineered by Lars Szöke and mixed by Peter Tägtgren
  • Mastered at Cuttingroom by Peter In the Betou
  • Bonus track "Eyes of Horror" recorded at Das Boot studio
  • Cover by Tom Thiel and Thomas Everhard
  • Layout by Thomas Everhard

Release history[edit]

Date Release
May 8, 2001 Original
August 29, 2009 Reissue

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amon Amarth The Crusher Review - Review of The Crusher by Amon Amarth". Heavymetal.about.com. 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  2. ^ "The Crusher". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-11.