Amorphis - Far From The Sun

6.8 | 392 votes |
Release date: 26 May 2003
Style: Folk metal, Progressive metal


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01. Day Of Your Beliefs
02. Planetary Misfortune
03. Evil Inside
04. Mourning Soil
05. Far From The Sun
06. Ethereal Solitude
07. Killing Goodness
08. God Of Deception
09. Higher Ground
10. Smithereens
11. Shining Turns To Grey [bonus]
12. Follow Me Into The Fire [bonus]
13. Darkrooms [bonus]
14. Dreams Of The Damned [bonus]
15. Far From The Sun [acoustic version] [bonus]

Pasi Antero Koskinen - vocals
Santeri Kallio - keyboards
Tomi Koivusaari - guitars
Esa Holopainen - guitars
Jan Rechberger - drums
Niclas Etelävuori - bass

Additional info
All songs written and arranged by Amorphis.
Lyrics by Pasi Koskinen.
Produced by Amorphis.
Mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa.

Recorded by Hannu Leiden, Juha Laakso, Sande Kallio and Nikk Bingo.
Additional engineering: Juha Jantti.
Vocals produced by John McGregor.
Additional vocals by Sveaborg Boys' Choir.
Mastered by Thomas Eberger.

Recorded at Finnvox Studios, Seawolf Studios and CCPC, Helsinki, November 2002 - January 2003.
Mixed at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, February 2003.
Mastered at Cutting Room, Stockholm, February 2003.

Album cover and art direction by David K.

Staff review by
When this ever-changing ex-Death Metal outfit from the land of the thousand lakes released works like Tuonela and Am Universum some fans were disappointed, some others angry, and many just turned their backs on these guys. Well, in some degree I understand why the fans were disappointed, if you go from Death Metal to Hard Rock you're bound to lose some fans, but many failed to see that Amorphis may not be a Death Metal band, but it still manages to sound fresh and surprise many people when they release a new album.

published 11.09.2003 | Comments (10)

Guest review by
Now I for one am a big fan of Amorphis' work, as they are one of my favorite bands; albums such as Skyforger (my first Amorphis album), Am Universum, and Elegy have wowed me the first time I listened to them and are among my favorite albums ever made. However, this band was in a bit of an awkward position with the release of Far From The Sun nearly ten years ago, as they appeared not to be on top of their songwriting and performance skills this time around.

published 01.01.2013 | Comments (1)

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16.12.2010 - 08:01
Rating: 8
The Summoner
It actually isn't the worst album ever made.. the bonus tracks and the acoustic version of Far From The Sun are good too. A fun last album with Pasi Koskinen before the band moves back to a heavier and more traditional sound.
16.06.2012 - 02:08
Rating: 6
Secundum Filium
While I do consider this to be their worst album, I don't feel that this album is all that bad. It is pretty alright actually. Day of Your Beliefs is one of the best songs they've ever made though.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
16.08.2013 - 04:48
Rating: 5
I really like the guitar sound, but man was that boring!
14.10.2013 - 03:09
John Shock
Very underrated from my of deserves at least a's a very nice album...those melodies, that voice, and those little touches of progressive sound the band always had, surprised just needs a little more attention to listen, not a easy one to enter at the first tries!!

Love the band!!! \m/
21.11.2013 - 02:09
John Shock
Is growing even more on me...i'm loving the experience...those lyrics, omg!
12.09.2017 - 22:26
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Tage Westerlund
Another wtf throw out album, simply let down, nice that band understood and Joutsen came in as vocalist after this one
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing

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