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Amorphis - Silent Waters



8.5 | 882 votes |
Release date: 29 August 2007
Style: Folk metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
07. Enigma
08. Shaman
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign [Digipak bonus]

The Best Heavy Metal Album Of 2007

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

Session musicians
Marco Hietala - backing vocals
Tanya Kemppainen - backing vocals
P.J. Goodman - backing vocals
Kai Kääriäinen - backing vocals
Jofa "Singin' Manager" - backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded at Sonic Pump Studios between January and February 2007.
Recording engineer: Tero Kinnunen.
Mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios between February and March 2007.
Mixing engineer: Mikko Karmila.
Mastering engineer: Mika Jussila.
Produced by Amorphis.
Vocals produced by Marco Hietala.

All music arranged by Amorphis.
Lyrics by Pekka Kainulainen.
Lyrics translated by Erkki Virta, used with kind permission.

Art direction by Travis Smith and Esa Holopainen.

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Rating:
8.9
There is no need to say much about Finland's Amorphis anymore. Yes, they use to play Melodic Death until 1997 then turned into a one-of-a-kind skillful heavy metal/rock band. Silent Waters is only the second album since vocalist Tomi Joutsen joined the band to replace Pasi Koskinen, following 2006's Eclipse, which was an album that surprised a lot of people by its versatility.

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published 08.03.2008 | Comments (28)

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06.11.2011 - 21:24
Rating: 9
serega25

Very good!
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13.06.2012 - 05:10
Rating: 8
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
I love this album. It features some of my favorite songs by the band, including the acoustic ballad "Enigma", which I actually made my own cover of using the piano and a mellotron app i bought off of iTunes.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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24.12.2012 - 21:53
Rating: 9
R Lewis

I can't stand the fact that I discovered Amorphis only because Netta Dahlberg worked both with them and Elvenking. I feel the greatest idiot in the whole fucking world. Anyway, this album really blew me away, I discovered something I couldn't imagine. Great.
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We could be so much more than we are. Stop.
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02.03.2013 - 13:20
Rating: 9
Aristarchos

Their best album since Tales.
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20.07.2013 - 06:24
Rating: 8
Stunning Cactus

I am halfway through the album, and I am thoroughly enjoying it! The only song I had originally heard was Silent Waters, so I was surprised to find all the screaming and heavier songs. I really like all of it.
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24.09.2017 - 01:10
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Tage Westerlund
Amazing one, really amazing album
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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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10.10.2021 - 08:38
Rating: 9
Oracles

I am just getting into Amorphis' discography (listened to a lot of their hits) and I must say that from everything I've listened to this point with Silent Waters the most latest album, this is by far and away their best one (absolutely crushes Ecilpse for me). Every song is unique, but matches the overall sound of the album, which comes across as a passionate melodic piece deep within a creep forest lake where you feel the emotions of anger, distress, intrigue, loneliness, and hope.
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10.10.2021 - 09:06
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Oracles on 10.10.2021 at 08:38

I am just getting into Amorphis' discography (listened to a lot of their hits) and I must say that from everything I've listened to this point with Silent Waters the most latest album, this is by far and away their best one (absolutely crushes Ecilpse for me). Every song is unique, but matches the overall sound of the album, which comes across as a passionate melodic piece deep within a creep forest lake where you feel the emotions of anger, distress, intrigue, loneliness, and hope.

I've always found Amorphis to be amongst the most consistent bands, I can't ever recall listening to an album of theirs that I've not liked.
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10.10.2021 - 21:13
Rating: 9
Oracles

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 10.10.2021 at 09:06

Written by Oracles on 10.10.2021 at 08:38

I am just getting into Amorphis' discography (listened to a lot of their hits) and I must say that from everything I've listened to this point with Silent Waters the most latest album, this is by far and away their best one (absolutely crushes Eclipse for me). Every song is unique, but matches the overall sound of the album, which comes across as a passionate melodic piece deep within a creep forest lake where you feel the emotions of anger, distress, intrigue, loneliness, and hope.

I've always found Amorphis to be amongst the most consistent bands, I can't ever recall listening to an album of theirs that I've not liked.

I am not necessarily a death metal fan anymore (sort of grew out of that genre), however, I think you're onto something because I don't think I have truly heard a bad album under their changes' of music. I do admit I am not a big fan of "From from the Sun" and some of the "Ad Universum", but even then they aren't bad...just boring. Another band that I think has a very consistent discography is Angra and even then they made that dud of an album called "Fireworks".
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10.10.2021 - 21:31
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Oracles on 10.10.2021 at 21:13

I am not necessarily a death metal fan anymore (sort of grew out of that genre), however, I think you're onto something because I don't think I have truly heard a bad album under their changes' of music. I do admit I am not a big fan of "From from the Sun" and some of the "Ad Universum", but even then they aren't bad...just boring. Another band that I think has a very consistent discography is Angra and even then they made that dud of an album called "Fireworks".

I will have to check out more albums by Angra then I've recently been getting more into that kind of power metal.
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