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Amorphis - Elegy



8.6 | 655 votes |
Release date: 14 May 1996
Style: Melodic death metal, Folk metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

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01. Better Unborn
02. Against Widows
03. The Orphan
04. On Rich And Poor
05. My Kantele
06. Cares
07. Song Of The Troubled One
08. Weeper On The Shore
09. Elegy
10. Relief
11. My Kantele (Acoustic Reprise)

Guest review by
Darkside Momo
Rating:
8.5
Back in 1996, I was still quite new to the ways of Metal, and I was more looking for brutality than melody. So when I first listened to this album, the melodic side didn't appeal to me, and I haven't cared that much.
But, later on, after discovering Amorphis's previous album Tales From The Thousand Lakes, memories from Elegy came back to haunt me… The electro break of Cares… The mesmerizing riff of Against Widows… And now that I listen to this album again, I realise that it is a masterpiece!

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published 02.05.2005 | Comments (6)

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22.01.2011 - 20:23
kefa

Tabs for Better Unborn??????
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23.02.2012 - 03:48
ThunderAxe1989
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The lead melodies are TRIPPY!! this is probably my favourite Amorphis album, which I proudly own
......hmmmm I think I may have misplaced it somewhere around the house though.
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30.03.2012 - 08:52
Codera the Great
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I just recently bought a copy of this album, and I have to say that it now claims the title for Favorite Amorphis Album. I personally think it's their most diverse and captivating album to date, and a big leap to take after the great Tales from the Thousand Lakes, that was pulled off successfully (to the point in which I say that Elegy is superior to its predecessor). Long Live Amorphis!
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25.12.2012 - 03:24
Rating: 8
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
It's not quite my favorite Amorphis album (Skyforger is), but there are so many moments on this album that make this a classic for me. I believe this album is their most balanced when it comes to the amount of clean vocals and growls, really awesome stuff.
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04.05.2013 - 00:48
Rating: 9
Jonnybegood

Amazing! I love this album.
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13.05.2013 - 18:25
Rating: 8
Dzidziafon

Nice one. Every song is different.
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30.06.2013 - 01:45
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Tage Westerlund
And this is how new amorphis born..... I cant judge this one, its werry hard to do it, I like it but same time its popsy, electronical I dont know, not such kind metal then previusly, but still its good, album has story and soul .... but best song is ''accustic reprise'' )) of electronical
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17.08.2013 - 06:06
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi

The last minute of "The Song of the Troubled One" is the best music Amorphis has ever written.
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21.12.2013 - 15:56
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Who does the vocals on Against Widows from 1:58-2:23?

Edit: Also, how the hell is this purely melodic death metal
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21.12.2013 - 16:33
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 15:56

Who does the vocals on Against Widows from 1:58-2:23?

Edit: Also, how the hell is this purely melodic death metal

That's Koskinen. He has quite a varied delivery (if you think about "Greed" off Tuonela it should make sense)

And yeah, progressive folk metal should be added. Not that much pure melodeath left on this record but some.
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21.12.2013 - 16:38
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Risto on 21.12.2013 at 16:33
That's Koskinen. He has quite a varied delivery (if you think about "Greed" off Tuonela it should make sense)

And yeah, progressive folk metal should be added. Not that much pure melodeath left on this record but some.

Damn! He's really good I might add him to my talent vocalists list
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15.11.2018 - 18:43
Rating: 7
nonZero

Good, but disappointing for someone discovering Amorphis's catalogue. Definitely one of their weaker releases.
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06.09.2019 - 00:41
Rating: 8
Cuervo Raven

This album never puts a lot of tension on him one day I said that I will listen to this album and I really liked it very much, very good
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06.09.2019 - 23:02
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by nonZero on 15.11.2018 at 18:43

Good, but disappointing for someone discovering Amorphis's catalogue. Definitely one of their weaker releases.

Why is that? I strongly disagree. Second best Amorphis release for me, after Tales, and pretty much at par with Red Cloud.
I mean, Elegy should be compatible with basically everyone: Those who prefer early Amorphis (Tales) and those who rather go for their later work. Because it is their "in between release". Do I make any sense?
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07.09.2019 - 15:48
Rating: 7
nonZero

Written by Redel on 06.09.2019 at 23:02

Written by nonZero on 15.11.2018 at 18:43

Good, but disappointing for someone discovering Amorphis's catalogue. Definitely one of their weaker releases.

Why is that? I strongly disagree. Second best Amorphis release for me, after Tales, and pretty much at par with Red Cloud.
I mean, Elegy should be compatible with basically everyone: Those who prefer early Amorphis (Tales) and those who rather go for their later work. Because it is their "in between release". Do I make any sense?

I probably need to listen to it again, but I found it quite dreary and unexciting to listen to
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05.01.2020 - 11:07
Rating: 8
DeathMetal

Good album, not a fan of the vocals though.
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06.05.2020 - 13:02
Rating: 9
noisium

My favorite Amorphis album. Psychedelic Folk/Death Metal, completely unique.
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23.11.2021 - 18:24
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000

Extremely diverse and unique album! The genre shifts from song to song (rock 'n' roll to folk to death metal) make every song surprising, engaging, and simply fun!

Poetic, thought-provoking lyrics, unbelievably elegant lead-guitar melodies, and a wide vocal range... what a great album
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23.11.2021 - 18:55
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
Written by F3ynman2000 on 23.11.2021 at 18:24

Extremely diverse and unique album! The genre shifts from song to song (rock 'n' roll to folk to death metal) make every song surprising, engaging, and simply fun!

Poetic, thought-provoking lyrics, unbelievably elegant lead-guitar melodies, and a wide vocal range... what a great album

This is one of the few album's by Amorphis I am yet to listen to, but every album I have listened to by them so far have really impressed me, I find their album quality to be very consistent.
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24.11.2021 - 12:40
Rating: 7
nonZero

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 23.11.2021 at 18:55

Written by F3ynman2000 on 23.11.2021 at 18:24

Extremely diverse and unique album! The genre shifts from song to song (rock 'n' roll to folk to death metal) make every song surprising, engaging, and simply fun!

Poetic, thought-provoking lyrics, unbelievably elegant lead-guitar melodies, and a wide vocal range... what a great album

This is one of the few album's by Amorphis I am yet to listen to, but every album I have listened to by them so far have really impressed me, I find their album quality to be very consistent.

I listened to most of their other highly-rated albums before this one and found it disappointing. Hopefully you don't have the same experience!
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24.11.2021 - 13:54
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
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Written by nonZero on 24.11.2021 at 12:40


I listened to most of their other highly-rated albums before this one and found it disappointing. Hopefully you don't have the same experience!

My favourite has always been Tales From The Thousand Lakes, but their later albums I find just as impressive, hopefully this one won't dissapoint me too much.
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24.11.2021 - 18:57
Rating: 9
Vonpire

It won't disappoint you I am sure. This is an excellent album! I just saw you comment cause I am listening to it right now!
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