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Amorphis - 'The Moon' Single Unleashed


As part of their fourteenth studio album Halo, which comes out February 11, 2022 Atomic Fire Records, Amorphis premiere a new official video for the first single called "The Moon". Patric Ullaeus directed the video clip.

Lyricist Artist Pekka Kainulainen: "I have done several drawings and paintings on this subject over the years. Now I complementary wrote some heavy metal lyrics... This is a song of love."

Guitarist Esa Holopainen adds: "It's a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Amorphis
Posted: 06.12.2021 by conscientiousnes


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06.12.2021 - 14:03
Okay song, not their best, especially when compared to the singles from the previous record. The chorus just doesn't do it for me this time. Still hyped for the album though.
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06.12.2021 - 14:04
Lanthros

Pretty damned good
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06.12.2021 - 14:16
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
I really like what I'm hearing, looking forward to this release.
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06.12.2021 - 15:18
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

This is a very Amorphis sounding song... which is overall a good thing, since it tells me they won't be drastically changing their style.

With that said, the track itself is nothing special by Amorphis standards. It feels oddly stripped down, and the melodies feel like leftovers. Still, though, not bad, and enough to make me interested in the rest of the album.
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06.12.2021 - 23:29
Nick Carter

I must admit this is a bit dissapointing. Sounds more like an Amporphis cover band than amorphis itsel
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07.12.2021 - 07:34
Aries Rising

Solid song. Not ever song has to be a 10/10 people.
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07.12.2021 - 09:06
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Its OK, but then again it sounds as band sounds in last few albums, same direction, they could change something , as re write own sound, so thats why to me this might be a bit boring.
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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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07.12.2021 - 10:19
Metren
Chameleon
It is a very typical Amorphis single. A simple, but beautiful atmospheric piano intro followed by basic or mediocre riffs and melodies, leading into a catchy chorus that doesn't quite deliver on the intro's or prechorus' promise. The last time one of their singles actually made me check out the album was with Under The Red Cloud back in 2015. I hope the album has on average better material than this, for the sake of their many fans.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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07.12.2021 - 11:20
Kais

Beautiful as always. They really can't do wrong, can they?
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08.12.2021 - 21:39
b0sse

Disappointment.

"It's a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well."

Thats really not a good sign for the rest of the record. Ugh.
This sounds like they are moving away from the greatness of the 2 most recent albums and going back to Eclipse cringe.
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08.12.2021 - 22:29
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by b0sse on 08.12.2021 at 21:39

Disappointment.

"It's a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well."

Thats really not a good sign for the rest of the record. Ugh.
This sounds like they are moving away from the greatness of the 2 most recent albums and going back to Eclipse cringe.

Eclipse was an album what have band second life, when Joutsen came, because all from Tuonela to Eclipse was bad, but now this might be a album what kills a band.
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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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09.12.2021 - 15:37
b0sse

Written by Bad English on 08.12.2021 at 22:29

Written by b0sse on 08.12.2021 at 21:39

Disappointment.

"It's a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well."

Thats really not a good sign for the rest of the record. Ugh.
This sounds like they are moving away from the greatness of the 2 most recent albums and going back to Eclipse cringe.

Eclipse was an album what have band second life, when Joutsen came, because all from Tuonela to Eclipse was bad, but now this might be a album what kills a band.


Yes, its true, but I personally didnt like a single album from "Eclipse" to "Circle". Then came "Under The Red Cloud" and "Queen of Time" which were both FIRE.
The first track on "Silent Waters" from 2007 called "Weaving the Incantation" is pretty much the only track I liked by them until Under the Red Cloud album.

Personally, this new The Moon track sounds like they are going back to a softer sound again, which I do not like. At all.
Them getting pushed to go in a more aggressive direction in that Swedish studio during Under The Red Cloud is what really improved them, in my opinion.
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09.12.2021 - 15:43
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
To me all from Tuonela to silent Watters was bad, then Tomi saved the band, now seems they are getting old, or they simply used free corona time, whit out motivation.
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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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12.12.2021 - 04:06
Captain Laika

Written by b0sse on 09.12.2021 at 15:37

Written by Bad English on 08.12.2021 at 22:29

Written by b0sse on 08.12.2021 at 21:39

Disappointment.

"It's a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well."

Thats really not a good sign for the rest of the record. Ugh.
This sounds like they are moving away from the greatness of the 2 most recent albums and going back to Eclipse cringe.

Eclipse was an album what have band second life, when Joutsen came, because all from Tuonela to Eclipse was bad, but now this might be a album what kills a band.


Yes, its true, but I personally didnt like a single album from "Eclipse" to "Circle". Then came "Under The Red Cloud" and "Queen of Time" which were both FIRE.
The first track on "Silent Waters" from 2007 called "Weaving the Incantation" is pretty much the only track I liked by them until Under the Red Cloud album.


Wow are you me? I only liked Weaving the Incantation and then came the last two albums which I absolutely love.
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12.12.2021 - 21:14
b0sse

Written by Bad English on 09.12.2021 at 15:43

To me all from Tuonela to silent Watters was bad, then Tomi saved the band, now seems they are getting old, or they simply used free corona time, whit out motivation.


But Silent Waters was also with Tomi and it was terrible (except for Weaving the Incantation).
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12.12.2021 - 21:15
b0sse

Written by Captain Laika on 12.12.2021 at 04:06

Written by b0sse on 09.12.2021 at 15:37

Written by Bad English on 08.12.2021 at 22:29

Written by b0sse on 08.12.2021 at 21:39

Disappointment.

"It's a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well."

Thats really not a good sign for the rest of the record. Ugh.
This sounds like they are moving away from the greatness of the 2 most recent albums and going back to Eclipse cringe.

Eclipse was an album what have band second life, when Joutsen came, because all from Tuonela to Eclipse was bad, but now this might be a album what kills a band.


Yes, its true, but I personally didnt like a single album from "Eclipse" to "Circle". Then came "Under The Red Cloud" and "Queen of Time" which were both FIRE.
The first track on "Silent Waters" from 2007 called "Weaving the Incantation" is pretty much the only track I liked by them until Under the Red Cloud album.


Wow are you me? I only liked Weaving the Incantation and then came the last two albums which I absolutely love.


Dude, you get it
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13.12.2021 - 08:12
Enemy of Reality

I really don't hear much difference between all albums from Eclipse onwards. Their back catalog is very dynamic ranging from melodic death metal to folk and electronica. They even had that hideous pop rock abortion called Far From the Sun. But after Eclipse all albums are consistent with very slight variation. Every record has "folkier" songs, more melodic stripped down songs and heavier songs. So i really don't get liking Queen of Time and not liking Skyforger for example, since they are similar albums. Someone may not like the songs themselves, but to say Under the Red Cloud and Queen of Time are different from Eclipse, Skyforger and so on, for me, is non sense.

As for this new song, i have to say that yes it's a typical Amorphis song, but it's also the least compelling single they've release since, ironically, Eclipse. Still, one of my fav bands and i'm eager to listen to the whole album.
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13.12.2021 - 11:35
Fabiano

Good song, but a proper guitar solo would have elevated the song a lot
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14.12.2021 - 18:16
Ivy Patterns

The song is somewhat catchy and enjoyable, but doesn't hold up so far to either Queen of Time or Under the Red Cloud.
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17.12.2021 - 13:16
FYA
Destroyer
It's catchy and good, but sounds like some kind of a variation of Sacrifice from UTRC.
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19.12.2021 - 16:04
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Enemy of Reality on 13.12.2021 at 08:12

But after Eclipse all albums are consistent with very slight variation. Every record has "folkier" songs, more melodic stripped down songs and heavier songs. So i really don't get liking Queen of Time and not liking Skyforger for example, since they are similar albums. Someone may not like the songs themselves, but to say Under the Red Cloud and Queen of Time are different from Eclipse, Skyforger and so on, for me, is non sense.

Songs with no harsh vocals (lead), Joutsen albums:
Eclipse: 6
Silent Waters: 7
Skyforger: 5
The Beginning of Times: 4
Circle: 6
Under the Red Cloud: 1
Queen of Time: 1


Average track length, Joutsen albums (approximate):
Eclipse: 4:11
Silent Waters: 4:40
Skyforger: 4:46
The Beginning of Times: 4:33
Circle: 5:09
Under the Red Cloud: 5:00
Queen of Time: 5:44

The average Queen of Time song is at least a minute longer than on the albums they self-produced. There are also musical aspects on UTRC and QOT that simply weren't a thing before, especially notable in drumming.
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20.12.2021 - 10:26
Enemy of Reality

So your gripe with Eclipse and Silent Waters in not having enough growls despite having several very heavy songs? Ok, to each their own.
Not having more growls automatically makes an album be more varied? Ok then.
Average track length is really an issue for you? So many variants in that: number of tracks, intros, interludes, 6 minutes songs and 3 minutes songs in the same album... so on and so forth.
That's all being extremely nitpicky, but yeah whatever rocks your boat.
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20.12.2021 - 17:53
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Enemy of Reality on 20.12.2021 at 10:26

So your gripe with Eclipse and Silent Waters is not having enough growls despite having several very heavy songs? Ok, to each their own.

It's not a gripe for me at all, I think Eclipse is at least as good as Queen of Time, for example. However, the fact that only one song on each of the last two is virtually devoid of growls is an indicator that something is likely different; if we compared the total proportions of growls vs. cleans, the overall shift between the last two and other Joutsen records would be even more obvious. Majority of the songs on these albums are quite heavy in comparison, not just a few in the mix.

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Average track length is really an issue for you? So many variants in that: number of tracks, intros, interludes, 6 minutes songs and 3 minutes songs in the same album... so on and so forth.

None of the albums in question have any intro or interlude tracks, and most of them also have 10 tracks each, bar the two exceptions. The difference between Queen of Time and the first four albums comes almost entirely from song structures and arrangement, they simply have more things going on to them.

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That's all being extremely nitpicky, but yeah whatever rocks your boat.

Extremely? Defnitely not. I'd go as far as saying the previous Joutsen albums aren't even the spiritual comparison point for most of UTRC. It's Elegy.
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