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Release date: 25 May 2011
Style: Folk metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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8.1 | 546 votes

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01. Battle For Light
02. Mermaid
03. My Enemy
04. You I Need
05. Song Of The Sage
06. Three Words
07. Reformation
08. Soothsayer
09. On A Stranded Shore
10. Escape
11. Crack In A Stone
12. Beginning Of Time
13. Heart's Song [digipack bonus]

The best Heavy / Melodic Metal album of 2011

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Finland: May 25th
Europe: May 27th
North America: June 7th

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
8.0
Amorphis have to be one of best and at the same time most loved bands from Finland. Actually, the only time they let me down was with Far From The Sun, the last album with Pasi Koskinen behind the microphone. The future of the band in the eyes of their fans was quite uncertain, but Tomy Joutsen came in like an earthquake and blended in a unique way with the rest of the band. Eclipse and Silent Waters prove it. Skyforger was good, just good. A bit more appealing to the common listener, hence the band left behind the grunting vocals to a big extent.

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published 15.06.2011 | Comments (30)

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nb - 14.06.2011 at 20:53  
Rating: 9 First listen: sounds great. Very interesting sound and melody explorations.
Kenos - 16.06.2011 at 01:43  
  Five people rated this 1, "worst ever". Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Edit: it's a 7.5 btw, but I give it a 7 because "Skyforger" is better.
SWAMPL0RD - 17.06.2011 at 21:07  
Rating: 8 Does anyone think the cover art is a little silly? I mean, it's an egg... right? ?
aldamirgwh - 30.06.2011 at 08:10  
Rating: 10 The more I listen to it, the more I'm addicted to it!
Highlights: MERMAID, CRACK IN A STONE, THREE WORDS, SONG OF THE SAGE and MY ENEMY.
I hope they keep it like this until forever...
qlacs - 02.07.2011 at 19:00  
Rating: 8 At first listen I was amazed by the album, but now after 4-5 listenings some of the songs are boring or just too much for me. 8,5 it is.
Prometheus - 17.08.2011 at 22:58  
Rating: 10
Written by SceneryOfLoss on 03.06.2011 at 20:43

A disappointment. I was expecting much more from them!

whaaaaat? what do you want an orchestra like septic flesh? the album is just perfection i wanna know why is only the 20th
Prometheus - 17.08.2011 at 23:00  
Rating: 10 Aweeeeeeeeeesomnesssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:banger2::banger2::banger2::banger2::banger2::dcool:
SceneryOfLoss - 17.08.2011 at 23:24  
Rating: 8
Written by Prometheus on 17.08.2011 at 22:58

Written by SceneryOfLoss on 03.06.2011 at 20:43

A disappointment. I was expecting much more from them!

whaaaaat? what do you want an orchestra like septic flesh? the album is just perfection i wanna know why is only the 20th


No I don't want an orchestra nor anything. I just think that the composition is poor on this album, it's a personal opinion. The previous 3 albums were much better. Especially Eclipse.
Diksy - 20.10.2011 at 18:12  
Rating: 10 It has been months since the album went out, and I still can't stop listen it!
andreosokin - 17.11.2011 at 16:12  
Rating: 7
Written by SceneryOfLoss on 17.08.2011 at 23:24

Written by Prometheus on 17.08.2011 at 22:58

Written by SceneryOfLoss on 03.06.2011 at 20:43

A disappointment. I was expecting much more from them!

whaaaaat? what do you want an orchestra like septic flesh? the album is just perfection i wanna know why is only the 20th


No I don't want an orchestra nor anything. I just think that the composition is poor on this album, it's a personal opinion. The previous 3 albums were much better. Especially Eclipse.


agree with you. But I'd give it a 7
Deadmeat - 12.01.2012 at 17:47  
Rating: 9 From the high "9" of skyforger to the very low "9" of the beginning of times.
John Shock - 05.02.2012 at 18:09  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 12.01.2012 at 17:47

From the high "9" of skyforger to the very low "9" of the beginning of times.

How good is Amorphis is? ...i never listen to this band before and i'd like to try it, by starting with this album...can you or someone describe me what they have done so far? ...
Deadmeat - 05.02.2012 at 18:33  
Rating: 9
Written by John Shock on 05.02.2012 at 18:09

Written by Deadmeat on 12.01.2012 at 17:47

From the high "9" of skyforger to the very low "9" of the beginning of times.

How good is Amorphis is? ...i never listen to this band before and i'd like to try it, by starting with this album...can you or someone describe me what they have done so far? ...

well if I got right your question: if you like this album go back to back their last 4 albums (till "eclipse"). They are all great. As you go back you'll see that the vocals are a bit more brutal and the sound a bit heavier. These 4 albums are really great with many awesome moments on them. (after listening at those albums and liking them you can go even more back to back)
Risto - 05.02.2012 at 18:37  
Rating: 8 I'd like to add this album is probably not the catchiest of the last four. Lead guitars are less prominent here.
Milena - 05.02.2012 at 19:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Risto on 05.02.2012 at 18:37

I'd like to add this album is probably not the catchiest of the last four. Lead guitars are less prominent here.

Yeah, I agree with that. This one is weird - appears awesome, then some songs bore you when they sink in, and then, after a short period of time, you adore everrrrry song. But I still think Skyforger is better - it is more "obviously catchy" and you prefer "hit songs" but it is so majestic and beautiful as a full listen, you hardly ever need anything after that.
John Shock - 05.02.2012 at 19:46  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 05.02.2012 at 18:33

Written by John Shock on 05.02.2012 at 18:09

Written by Deadmeat on 12.01.2012 at 17:47

From the high "9" of skyforger to the very low "9" of the beginning of times.

How good is Amorphis is? ...i never listen to this band before and i'd like to try it, by starting with this album...can you or someone describe me what they have done so far? ...

well if I got right your question: if you like this album go back to back their last 4 albums (till "eclipse"). They are all great. As you go back you'll see that the vocals are a bit more brutal and the sound a bit heavier. These 4 albums are really great with many awesome moments on them. (after listening at those albums and liking them you can go even more back to back)

Then i must listen in reverse on their discography? ... from this one to their debut?... is what you recomend? ...
Risto - 05.02.2012 at 20:37  
Rating: 8
Written by John Shock on 05.02.2012 at 19:46

Then i must listen in reverse on their discography? ... from this one to their debut?... is what you recomend? ...

Not really if you want to hear the essential stuff first. Tales from the Thousand Lakes was a groundbreaking melodeath release and Elegy is another Finnish classic. I'd check out those in addition to the last four.
John Shock - 05.02.2012 at 20:55  
 
Written by Risto on 05.02.2012 at 20:37

Written by John Shock on 05.02.2012 at 19:46

Then i must listen in reverse on their discography? ... from this one to their debut?... is what you recomend? ...

Not really if you want to hear the essential stuff first. Tales from the Thousand Lakes was a groundbreaking melodeath release and Elegy is another Finnish classic. I'd check out those in addition to the last four.

How does Amorphis sounds? ... Opeth style? ...experimental stuff?. ..
Risto - 05.02.2012 at 21:25  
Rating: 8
Written by John Shock on 05.02.2012 at 20:55

How does Amorphis sounds? ... Opeth style? ...experimental stuff?. ..

Their style has changed a lot during the years but certain kind of experimentation was always there, at least up to when Tomi Joutsen joined. Other prominent elements have always been the traditional Finnish melancholy and Esa Holopainen's quitar melodies, regardless of the genre. I can't really compare them to bands because... they're Amorphis, lol
John Shock - 05.02.2012 at 22:07  
 
Written by Risto on 05.02.2012 at 21:25

Written by John Shock on 05.02.2012 at 20:55

How does Amorphis sounds? ... Opeth style? ...experimental stuff?. ..

Their style has changed a lot during the years but certain kind of experimentation was always there, at least up to when Tomi Joutsen joined. Other prominent elements have always been the traditional Finnish melancholy and Esa Holopainen's quitar melodies, regardless of the genre. I can't really compare them to bands because... they're Amorphis, lol

You feel the passion i know what that is! ... this band could be interesting...i've listened to You I Need and i've enjoyed their sound...interesting melodies here! thanks for you advice! ...
Rage71 - 05.03.2012 at 22:05  
  I love these guys. After being a Metalstorm visitor for the last couple of years, I felt I had to get on here and say thanks for introducing me to this band. I went onto Youtube and watched You I Need and let them run for pretty much the rest of the day. I can't believe I've never heard of them. Classic North American / European Metal divide. Thanks Metalstorm. I've found so much great music because of the MS Awards.
Alex Fenger - 08.04.2012 at 22:22  
Rating: 5
Written by Prometheus on 17.08.2011 at 23:00

...

This comment is full of failure (and by "this", I'm referring to your comment)
Dentura - 09.06.2012 at 23:03  
Rating: 7 It's definitely not bad of an album, I'm glad i picked it up, I enjoyed songs like "Battle for Light", "Three Words", "On A Stranded Shore", "Song of the Sage", "Crack in a Stone", the title track, and the bonus song "Heart's Song" among others. However it's definitely no where near as good as the breathtaking Skyforger (my favorite by the band overall, and I've listened to much of their discography already, so don't ask). How can you dare yawn when listening to a song like "Majestic Beast", "Sampo", or "Course of Fate"?
Therapy? - 14.06.2012 at 14:20  
Rating: 9 Man... finding a digipack edition of this album for a normal price is hard I want it so bad, since it came out! This album is great!
Therapy? - 19.06.2012 at 01:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 14.06.2012 at 17:42

Written by Therapy? on 14.06.2012 at 14:20

Man... finding a digipack edition of this album for a normal price is hard I want it so bad, since it came out! This album is great!

Don't know if this helps, but here's one: Link

Thanks dude, I appreciate your help but the shipping costs will kill me I've found one on ebay for a reasonable price though. Yay me! Now hopefully it's the right one
DreamingDesire - 27.04.2013 at 01:04  
Rating: 7
Written by Rage71 on 05.03.2012 at 22:05

I love these guys. After being a Metalstorm visitor for the last couple of years, I felt I had to get on here and say thanks for introducing me to this band. I've found so much great music because of the MS Awards.

+1 - It's actually because of Skyforger winning an MS award I was properly introduced to Amorphis. Before I only knew of 'Into Hiding' because of the Ensiferum cover. One of my favourite bands now, can't believe it took this long to get into them!

Back on topic:

With the exception of Battle For Light, I found the songs on this album very similar to each other. That's not to say they are bad, but it makes listening to the album not so memorable, they still have that Amorphis quailty.

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