Once Sent from the Golden Hall

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Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 10, 1998
RecordedAutumn 1997 at The Abyss in Pärlby
GenreMelodic death metal
Length44:51
LanguageEnglish
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerPeter Tägtgren, Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth chronology
''Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds
(1996)
Once Sent from the Golden Hall ''The Avenger
(1999)

Once Sent from the Golden Hall was the first album by death metal band Amon Amarth. It was released by Metal Blade Records. The album was released on February 10 1998.[1] Only 1000 copies of the first release were sold, on both CD and LP. It was later re-released, with 500 hand-counted copies. A deluxe edition was released, remastered by Jens Bogren. Martin Lopez left the band to join Opeth soon after the album was released.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "Ride for Vengeance"   4:30
2. "The Dragons' Flight Across the Waves"   4:35
3. "Without Fear"   4:50
4. "Victorious March"   7:58
5. "Friends of the Suncross"   4:43
6. "Abandoned"   6:02
7. "Amon Amarth"   8:08
8. "Once Sent from the Golden Hall"   4:11
9. "Siegreicher Marsch (Victorious March)" (Bonus Track) 7:59
Total length:
52:01

Band Members[change | change source]

Reviews[change | change source]

About.com gave the album 4 stars. They said "It's an outstanding debut". They also said that it had "a lot of raw power and aggression".[2] Allmusic.com didn't think the album was so good. They said "the band doesn't really break any new ground here" and that the band "often takes themselves a bit too seriously".[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Page on the Metal Blade Records website".
  2. "Review on about.com by Chad Bowar".
  3. "Review on Allmusic.com by Eduardo Rivadavia".

Other websites[change | change source]