A bit of back story – We’re trying to buy albums on vinyl now when possible, especially when they come with a CD or digital download. So when Amon Amarth’s ‘Jomsviking’ was released I got down to HMV and found one lonely copy there on the shelf. Naturally, I had to buy it.
This isn’t a review of the album, we all know it’s fantastic and Amon Amarth never disappoint. Unless you’re not into that kind of thing, then who doesn’t love a bit of great packaging?
So I bought it, all wrapped up. Got it home and couldn’t wait to open it.
All as expected, right? WRONG. The whole thing felt quite thick, which I’d put down to it being double disk.
So I opened it up and…
Oh Great Odin’s Raven! It’s pop-up.
Isn’t that just a thing of beauty?
I have a fair collection of Amon Amarth records and have always been impressed, from bright pink vinyl to pop-up, 100% worth the extra cash.