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Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes

8.8 | 1004 votes |
Release date: 12 July 1994
Style: Melodic death metal, Folk metal, Progressive metal


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01. Thousand Lakes
02. Into Hiding
03. The Castaway
04. First Doom
05. Black Winter Day
06. Drowned Maid
07. In The Beginning
08. Forgotten Sunrise
09. To Fathers Cabin
10. Magic And Mayhem
11. Folk Of The North [2000 re-release bonus]
12. Moon And Sun [2000 re-release bonus]
13. Moon And Sun Part II: North's Son [2000 re-release bonus]
14. Light My Fire [The Doors cover] [bonus] [2000 re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1994: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 151

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Amorphis have changed. That's a fact. But in their early days they played death metal of the finest kind. Tales from the Thousand Lakes is THE groundbreaking masterpiece for the Finnish melodic death metal scene. This album had a great influence on bands like Kalmah, Children of Bodom and Norther. It's very atmospheric ? the scenic cover, the apt title, the extraordinary lyrics, and finally, the doomful, melodic, sometimes melancholic music. The guitar parts on this album belong to the best in the genre.

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22.10.2019 - 19:55
"The Quaker"
Written by Risto on 22.10.2019 at 13:27

Don't tell me The Castaway isn't much different from Into Hiding. This is just one obvious example

Funny you mention that, The Castaway was the highlight for me from the first half of the record. I did not go very analytical for a reason... Let's just say, when I look at all songs overall, they don't differ a whole lot. Yes you have the occasional synth/key pad and rare clean vocals, and I'm sure the production has its stamp on my impression as well, but these are the oddities not a trend. Still, it's a good record.
23.10.2019 - 13:58
Rating: 8

I REALLY want to give this album 9/10, but it just doesn't inspire me as much as their other records.

A great listen for sure with some awesome moments, but 8.8 is definitely overrated IMO. Under The Red Cloud blows this out of the water IMO.
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