Metalheads looking for enough hair windmills -- a circular type of headbanging that, um, is exactly what it sounds like -- to give Don Quixote a coronary will find their Valhalla at Culture Room on Saturday as Viking-obsessed Swedes Amon Amarth roll through town.
Over the band's seven-album career, its stubborn resistance to change has been one of Amon Amarth's hallmarks; there's no doubt that when the band releases a new record it will be heavy as hell, melodic death metal with a higher quality control than most. Last year's Twilight of the Thunder God proved that thesis, as the band's signature elements of twin-guitar harmonies, furious double-bass drumming and lyrics about warfare and carnage were all in place, with the album's only sign of evolution being that it somehow sounds even heavier than the last one.
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So if tunes with titles such as "Where Is Your God?," "Death in Fire" and "Gods of War Arise" awaken your inner Thor, and you can handle a beefy man with a gnarly beard bellowing, "I know who I am/I am an evil man," then strap on the gauntlets, fill your horn with mead and get there early to also see the awesomely named Goatwhore, along with Skeletonwitch.