Amorphis - Eclipse


8.5 | 699 votes |
Release date: 17 February 2006
Style: Folk metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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01. Two Moons
02. House Of Sleep
03. Leaves Scar
04. Born From Fire
05. Under A Soil And Black Stone
06. Perkele (The God Of Fire)
07. The Smoke
08. Same Flesh
09. Brother Moon
10. Empty Opening
11. Stone Woman [bonus]

Line-up
Tomi Joutsen - vocals
Santeri Kallio - keyboards
Tomi Koivusaari - guitars
Esa Holopainen - guitars
Jan Rechberger - drums
Niclas Etelävuori - bass

Session musicians
Marco Hietala - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by Amorphis.
All music arranged by Amorphis.
Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki.
Recorded by Nino Laurenne and Tero Kinnunen at Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki.
Vocals produced and arranged by Marco Hietala.

Lyrics are based on a single tale from Kalevala, KUllervo's Story.
Amorphis has used Paavo Haavikko's version with kind permission.
KUllervo's Story has been translated by Anselm Hollo and used by Amorphis with kind permission.
"Brother Moon" lyrics by Esa Holopainen.
"Under a Soil and Black Stone" lyrics by Tomi Koivusaari.
Additional vocals by Eternal Savo Choir and Anu Lilja.
Art direction by Travis Smith.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
8.3
After "Far From The Sun" Pasi Koskinen decided to leave the band. Many of their fans seemed disappointed with the fact that he was no longer the one standing behind the microphone of Amorphis. As for me, being an Amorphis fan for years, I saw this decision as something very positive and the right move for the band after the personal big disappointment of "Far From The Sun". To strengthen my positive views on the new Amorphis period that was slowly unfolding, all that was remaining was to find out how the new singer sounds like and, finally, bear witness of their brand new album, "Eclipse".

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published 19.01.2006 | Comments (12)

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01.09.2010 - 19:40
Rating: 10
-Mayhem-
Eclipse is a great combination of various emotions and several different musical styles.
Very well done!
Still it is always over too fast.
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09.09.2010 - 00:06
Reza
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Nice Album ! I really like "House Of Sleep"
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09.01.2013 - 21:14
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
This is an awesome album! Probably my second or third favorite by the band (behind Skyforger and possibly Silent Waters).
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15.02.2013 - 13:14
Rhiannon
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I'm not really familiar with Amorphis, but "Brother Moon" is such a great song. Very Finnish (whatever that means), cachy and melodic.
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21.04.2014 - 02:16
Rating: 10
FinnRommi
Amorphiksen Tales From The Thousand Lakesin rinnalla, tämä on Amorphiksen paras levy.
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12.02.2016 - 11:56
Rating: 6
Tomas Piller
I am confused - basically similar reception/ratings/praise for this and Under The Red Cloud, but for me the UTRC runs circles around this progressive...well...boredom.
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12.02.2016 - 11:59
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Tomas Piller on 12.02.2016 at 11:56

I am confused - basically similar reception/ratings/praise for this and Under The Red Cloud, but for me the UTRC runs circles around this progressive...well...boredom.

Not sure I understand your point about progressive entirely, because UTRC is more prog than this Eclipse is catchy and hugely memorable, instument wise it was the return of their core sound.
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12.02.2016 - 12:21
Rating: 6
Tomas Piller
Written by Risto on 12.02.2016 at 11:59

Not sure I understand your point about progressive entirely, because UTRC is more prog than this Eclipse is catchy and hugely memorable, instument wise it was the return of their core sound.

Ok, to clarify I was not blaming progresiveness (I agree UTRC is even more prog), but rather what I perceive as a lack of ideas or some climaxes.
At the same time I scratch my head, because most people praise both albums equally, while for me there's an abyss between them. That's life, i guess
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15.09.2017 - 15:59
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Masterchief
Come back, well even opening songs are softer, you can hear emotions, then band turns heavier and still has emotions, like I new when listened last 3 suxer albums,. Joutsen brought some emotions and greatness into this band again
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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