I happen to think Full Metal Jackie is the cat’s pajamas. I really do. I spent quite a stretch of time with her in Japan last year, and we spent most of our trip looking for ninjas. If Jackie’s on the radio near where you live and you don’t check out her show ever, you’re a tool. Because Jackie gets to debut fun new songs like the one at the end of this post.
It’s a song from Amon Amarth’s forthcoming album Surtur Rising and it has some juicy fucking riffs, folks. I mean, holy shit — if there was any question this record wasn’t going to rule like pancakes, this track (called “War of the Gods”) should clear that confusion up immediately. The song is heavier and faster than a heard of elephants. I shit you not. Personally, I can’t stop listening to this song, which means I won’t be able to stop listening to Surtur Rising, which drops March 29 through Metal Blade. Easily one of the five records I am most looking forward to this year.
Amon Amarth “War of the Gods” by Metal Blade Records