I’LL HAVE THE AMON AMARTH WITH A SIDE OF SCAR SYMMETRY, PLEASE.
This week saw the release of two delectable new videos from Swedish metal notables Amon Amarth and Scar Symmetry. Those videos, with our cheeky analysis (natch), after the jump.
We’ve gotten some amazing entries so far in our Amon Amarth Viking Video Contest (deadline is Sept 30th, so hurry!), but there’s no substitute for the real thing. Amon Amarth may have just scored a nomination for best music of the year, complete with full Viking regale, battle re-enactments, Viking boats, and, naturally, synchronized windmills in the live performance cut-ins. Apparently Johan Hegg must think he’s in Iron Maiden these days, ’cause he’s even wearing his own band’s t-shirt.
In Scar Symmetry’s latest video for “Morphogenesis,” the newly singerless group take a page out of the Ratt playbook and give it a new twist. The departure of Christian Älvestam is still completely killing me, but… Man, it’s really killing me. Will Scar Symmetry — or Death Jovi, as we call them ’round these parts — ever be the same? Enjoy the video and try not to think about it!