Amon Amarth have done again what they do so well; combine death metal (Viking style) with melody. Surtur Rising is a bit more raw that their previous album, Twilight of the Thunder Gods. That is not to say that Twilight was any less impressive. Surtur Rising starts off with a very short riff intro and then jumps straight to brutality in the form of War of the Gods. The album incorporates classic Amon Amarth sound and vibe with some noticeable little changes in their style.
My non-musical mind will have a hard time describing what I am trying to say, but there are some guitar samples here and there that are just different that what you might be used to. You can hear what I am talking about in the song For Victory or Death. Surter Rising is riff heavy which is a big part of Amon Amarth’s overall sound. They just seem to put the right mix together to make melodic death metal sound so good.