Versus The World

Metal Blade Records
Release date
8 Sep 2010
Running length
24 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Death in Fire 4:54 146,326
2 For The Stabwounds In Our Back 4:56 27,236
3 Where Silent Gods Stand Guard 5:46 87,637
4 Vs. The World 5:21 14,743
5 Across The Rainbow Bridge 4:49 81,301
6 Down The Slopes Of Death 4:08 80,193
7 Thousand Years Of Oppression 5:41 80,113
8 Bloodshed 5:13 81,598
9 …And The World Will Cease To Be 6:55 913
9 ...And The World Will Cease To Be 6:57 1,118
1 Siegreicher Marsch (Victorious March) 7:53 6,142
2 Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds 3:51 38,026
3 The Arrival Of The Fimble Winter 4:26 1,042
4 Burning Creation 4:57 48,621
5 The Mighty Doors Of The Speargod's Hall 5:42 26,429
6 Under The Grey Clouded Winter Sky 5:34 1,164
7 Burning Creation (Demo Version) 4:48 1,220
8 Arrival Of The Fimble Winter 4:36 846
9 Without Fear 4:50 70,728
10 Risen From The Sea 5:42 34,964
11 Atrocious Humanity 5:53 27,013
12 Army Of Darkness 5:25 37,303
13 Thor Arise 6:30 40,766
14 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 4:22 28,131

About this album

Versus the World is the fourth full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth, released on November 18, 2002 by Metal Blade Records. In 2005, Versus the World was ranked number 413 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. It was also released with a bonus disc featuring the Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds EP as well as their two demos; Thor Arise, The Arrival of the Fimbul Winter (the first being unreleased before) and a German version of Victorious March entitled Siegreicher Marsch which was on Once Sent From The Golden Hall. The song Death in Fire was made into a music video. Versus the World was the first Amon Amarth album to showcase a more midpaced and heavy sound, unlike their earlier faster works. 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.

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

“This is the darkest, heaviest and most melancholic album we’ve ever done and the atmosphere can be felt through the whole album. I would say it’s the most even album we’ve done so far and that the concept can be recognized in every song.”

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  • DTjKK

    Timeless record.

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • vmetal52

    My favorite album of amon amarth! [4]

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • dimmuborgir6666

    Thousand Years Of Oppression my favorite song<3

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • PazuzuSKOM

    This album changed my way in listening to metal ,, in other words, changed my life ,,

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Megadieftw

    Such an awesome album. I think the tone is a lot better than fate of Norns too. And just amazing songs throughout.

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Dazzoth

    My favorite album of amon amarth! [3]

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Joyceoliver

    Thousand Years Of Oppression my favorite song of vs the world.

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • malonemuert

    I used to not like it that much, but it starts growing on me - definitely better than Crusher

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Gui_HWE

    My favorite album of amon amarth! [2]

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • HammerDod

    Beautiful album

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • brutalluis

    QUE PUTISSIMAS TEMAS -----------------------------LA GRANDE PUTA ---------------------------QUE IJUEPUTA ALBUM-----------------ARMY OF DARKNESS

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • h3llb3nt_2_k1ll

    This album is pure pwnage! original album contains only first 9 songs..

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • robboelrobbo

    Which also makes you look like a dumbass cause that chick isn't even remotely attractive.

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • robboelrobbo

    @JimKnopf- How come everything you say makes you look like a total dumbass, your avatar aside?

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • arglactable

    The base drum sounds fine, dude. Also... This album isn't two hours, people. The tracks after track nine are two of their demos which were included on a bonus disc in a special edition release.

    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • vernymss

    The best album!

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • JimKnopf-

    the kick has nearly the same pitch as the snare. LOL

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • JimKnopf-

    what's up with the base drum. sounds horrendous

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Siekjerka

    Holy fuck, 2 hours of earhealing sounds.

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • d4r4v4ng3r

    My favorite album of amon amarth !

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
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