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Release date: 14 May 1996
Style: Melodic death metal, Folk metal, Progressive metal

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8.5 | 431 votes

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01. Better Unborn
02. Against Widows
03. The Orphan
04. On Rich And Poor
05. My Kantele
06. Cares
07. Song Of The Troubled One
08. Weeper On The Shore
09. Elegy
10. Relief
11. My Kantele (Acoustic Reprise)

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Guest review by
Darkside Momo

Rating:
8.5
Back in 1996, I was still quite new to the ways of Metal, and I was more looking for brutality than melody. So when I first listened to this album, the melodic side didn't appeal to me, and I haven't cared that much.
But, later on, after discovering Amorphis's previous album Tales From The Thousand Lakes, memories from Elegy came back to haunt me… The electro break of Cares… The mesmerizing riff of Against Widows… And now that I listen to this album again, I realise that it is a masterpiece!

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published 02.05.2005 | Comments (5)

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kefa - 22.01.2011 at 20:23  
  Tabs for Better Unborn??????
ThunderAxe1989 - 23.02.2012 at 03:48  
Rating: 9 The lead melodies are TRIPPY!! this is probably my favourite Amorphis album, which I proudly own
......hmmmm I think I may have misplaced it somewhere around the house though.
Array - 21.03.2012 at 19:08  
Rating: 10 An album full of life. One track off this album showcases more memorable moments than many of the full-length albums released nowadays.
Codera the Great - 30.03.2012 at 08:52  
  I just recently bought a copy of this album, and I have to say that it now claims the title for Favorite Amorphis Album. I personally think it's their most diverse and captivating album to date, and a big leap to take after the great Tales from the Thousand Lakes, that was pulled off successfully (to the point in which I say that Elegy is superior to its predecessor). Long Live Amorphis!
Dentura - 25.12.2012 at 03:24  
Rating: 8 It's not quite my favorite Amorphis album (Skyforger is), but there are so many moments on this album that make this a classic for me. I believe this album is their most balanced when it comes to the amount of clean vocals and growls, really awesome stuff.
Jonnybegood - 04.05.2013 at 00:48  
Rating: 9 Amazing! I love this album.
Dzidziafon - 13.05.2013 at 18:25  
Rating: 8 Nice one. Every song is different.
Bad English - 30.06.2013 at 01:45  
  And this is how new amorphis born..... I cant judge this one, its werry hard to do it, I like it but same time its popsy, electronical I dont know, not such kind metal then previusly, but still its good, album has story and soul .... but best song is ''accustic reprise'' )) of electronical
Kuroboshi - 17.08.2013 at 06:06  
Rating: 10 The last minute of "The Song of the Troubled One" is the best music Amorphis has ever written.
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 15:56  
Rating: 9 Who does the vocals on Against Widows from 1:58-2:23?

Edit: Also, how the hell is this purely melodic death metal
Risto - 21.12.2013 at 16:33  
Rating: 9
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 15:56

Who does the vocals on Against Widows from 1:58-2:23?

Edit: Also, how the hell is this purely melodic death metal

That's Koskinen. He has quite a varied delivery (if you think about "Greed" off Tuonela it should make sense)

And yeah, progressive folk metal should be added. Not that much pure melodeath left on this record but some.
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 16:38  
Rating: 9
Written by Risto on 21.12.2013 at 16:33
That's Koskinen. He has quite a varied delivery (if you think about "Greed" off Tuonela it should make sense)

And yeah, progressive folk metal should be added. Not that much pure melodeath left on this record but some.

Damn! He's really good I might add him to my talent vocalists list

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