Amorphis - Circle

8.4 | 682 votes |
Release date: 19 April 2013
Style: Folk metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal


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01. Shades Of Gray
02. Mission
03. The Wanderer
04. Narrow Path
05. Hopeless Days
06. Nightbird's Song
07. Into The Abyss
08. Enchanted By The Moon
09. A New Day
10. Dead Man's Dream [Box set bonus] [American Deluxe Edition Bonus]
11. New Song [Japanese bonus]
12. My Future [Vinyl bonus]

[American Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD]
01. The Making Of "Circle"
02. Nightbird's Song [video]

The Best Heavy / Melodic Metal Album Of 2013

Tomi Joutsen - vocals
Esa Holopainen - guitars
Tomi "Samuel Lempo" Koivusaari - guitars
Niclas Etelävuori - bass
Santeri Kallio - keyboards
Jan "Malakias II" Rechberger - drums

Session musicians
Sakari Kukko - flutes, sax
Mari Multanen - vocals
Tuukka Helminen - cello

Additional info
Release dates: April 19 in Europe, April 30 in North America.

Recorded between September and October 2012 at Petrax Studios, Hollola and 5K Studios, Helsinko.
Mixed between October and November 2012 at Abyss Studios, Pärlby.
Recorded and engineered by Peter Tägtgren.
Additional engineering by Jan Rechberger and Santeri Kallio.
Produced by Peter Tägtgren and Amorphis.
Mixed by Peter Tägtgren.
Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio.

Artwork & layout by Tom Bates.

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Finland's Amorphis have mutated from a cherished 90s death/doom act into a new wave of heavy metal type of phenomenon in the early 2000s. Having successfully redefined their sound with albums such as Eclipse and Silent Waters, the band journeyed through time with two more releases made of the same cloth with Skyforger and The Beginning of Times. Now facing the challenge to either continue on the same path or deviate to a different sound, will the band make the right decision? All the answers can be found in the release of one of this year's most anticipated albums entitled Circle.

published 16.06.2013 | Comments (17)

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01.03.2014 - 11:33
Rating: 8
Secundum Filium
Congrats to Amorphis for the Best Heavy Metal Album (2013) award! Can't believe they won the award four times in a row already, that's pretty impressive.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
21.02.2015 - 02:28
Rating: 8

Narrow Path is such a bloody glorious song. I'm honestly in total adoration of Joutsen-era Amorphis
24.04.2015 - 22:07

One of the most underrated bands of the history of Heavy Metal¡
24.04.2015 - 22:15
Giant robot
Written by jfAkerfeldt on 24.04.2015 at 22:07

One of the most underrated bands of the history of Heavy Metal¡

24.04.2015 - 22:48

Giving my ears a rest from music.
28.08.2015 - 20:15
Rating: 8
Doge of Venice

Written by Nivrame on 22.04.2013 at 02:00

It's good album but not 'kickass'. Nice music in background, but it makes me tired when listening too long.

I actually think that is the production. It's not great, and kind of grating on the ears.
12.10.2017 - 00:27
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Tage Westerlund
This is most heaviest album whit Tomi, I hear grunts , not DM but not clean vox. He starts to grow, mi whit calm vocals and it makes it heavy and same time ban did not lost harmony and emotions.
Best song is The Wanderer.
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