Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus


7.7 | 323 votes |
Release date: 1 November 1992
Style: Death metal

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01. Karelia
02. The Gathering
03. Grails Mysteries
04. Warriors Trail
05. Black Embrace
06. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
07. The Lost Name Of God
08. The Pilgrimage
09. Misery Path
10. Sign From The North Side
11. Vulgar Necrolatry [Abhorrence cover] [bonus]

Line-up
Tomi "Samuel Lempo" Koivusaari - rhythm guitar, vocals
Esa Holopainen - guitars
Jan "Malakias II" Rechberger - drums, keyboards
Olli-Pekka Laine - bass

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05.08.2012 - 16:25
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Great friggin' album.
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05.08.2012 - 18:22
Darkside Momo
Retired
Indeed
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"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
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06.08.2012 - 05:20
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Absolutely; quite possibly the best Amorphis release for me, although I've always been more inclined to think that of Tales...
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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09.01.2013 - 21:10
Rating: 6
Dentura
Shadow King
It's definitely an interesting side to Amorphis that I'm not used to hearing from them quite as often. I do enjoy my standard death metal every once in a while, however I prefer their later melodic work way more. That's just me though.
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22.06.2013 - 15:33
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Masterchief
This is exelent, old school album, maybe most unique in their carear, more meaning then rest of band works 1992, lost Karealia, colapse of ussr, ideas of getting back stoller Theriory, symbolic album, even musicaly I prefere Tailes Of The 1000 Lakes, but this is awesome to
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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03.08.2014 - 17:00
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Goddammit I love this album so much. Definitely among my favorite "old school" death metal albums
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06.08.2014 - 01:25
Rating: 7
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Ok, I find this one to be just another case of a debut album mania. While it ain't bad, and I do admit it has some hints of what the band would turn out to be on subsequence releases, this is just your average death metal played in order to garner some attention, a fan-base. Amorphis had the profesionalism and insight to do much better, but like any other new band, they needed to record something that would fit with a trend, to garner a solid fan-base and then to start experimenting with other sounds.

In many ways, this path seems very similar with Paradise Lost's debut, Therion's first three or Ulver's first three (with the exception that Ulver was actually quite good in playing black metal, even though they deny ever playing this genre). The Karelian Isthmus is not a bad album, far from it, but it is aeons behind Tales From A Thousand Lakes. It is just in a completely other league. I would recommend this album only for the die-hard fans of the band, to see the very inception of this band. Amorphis was not the kind of band that would take the world by storm with their debut, they are the kind of band that started to become solid with time.
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