underrated amorphis

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underrated amorphis

Postby rhino » 18 Jan 2018, 20:15

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i dig the clean vocal era :tvrky:
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 19 Jan 2018, 01:09

It has its moments but once they kicked Pasi out and brought Tomi in they drastically improved by incorporating both styles
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 19 Jan 2018, 05:47

I dig all of eras of this band, but will second Rufus' comment about them being on a good run since Tomi Joutsen took over the mike.
Got to see them live a few years ago and enjoyed the experience muchly :cigar:

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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 26 Jan 2018, 14:36

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, "the pre-production process is already done and most of the recordings have been finished. But this time, the band didn't rush at all and took their time to focus on details so there'll be also some really amazing surprises: additional recordings with real strings and flutes, as well as orchestra arrangements and choirs! In addition, this is the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish!"

AMORPHIS's new album is once again being produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, SEPULTURA and KREATOR, among others.

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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 02 Feb 2018, 02:19

awesome :xx:
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 23 Feb 2018, 03:19

AMORPHIS will release their new studio album, "Queen Of Time", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish.

"Queen Of Time" was once again produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR), who is well known for challenging and motivating artists during the recording process. He isn't afraid to push them to their limits.

Guitarist Esa Holopainen comments: "I guess 'Queen Of Time' turned out as a massive surprise to all of us. During the rehearsing and pre-production, we didn't have any idea that Jens had this huge picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album. It's a mad foreskin fungus like natural continuation to 'Under The Red Cloud' but with steroids. The songs are more aggressive but there's more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present. The result is AMORPHIS as something you've never heard before! Essentially, working with Jens worked really well. As a person, he is mad foreskin fungus like similar to us — we share the same kind of weird humor and we all like to work hard."

The "Queen Of Time" cover artwork, which was created once again by French artist Jean "Valnoir" Simoulin from Metastazis, captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music. With Pekka Kainulainen's (lyricist) words, the lyrical theme is universal: "Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began."


"Queen Of Time" will be also the first AMORPHIS album to feature the band's old/new bass player Olli-Pekka "Oppu" Laine following the departure of Niclas Etelävuori in 2017. Oppu was one of the founding members of AMORPHIS in 1990 and recorded the first seven records with the band before he exited the group in spring 2000.

"To be honest, 'Oppu' was the only hard-on bearer we could imagine being in AMORPHIS," says Esa. "It was funny — when we started to play our first shows together again last summer, it all felt so familiar. He was involved with arranging songs and he also even brought some new songs to the table… really good ones, too!" Oppu adds: "Even though the last year with AMORPHIS has been exciting, nostalgic and fun, it's also been truly comfortable to be with the guys again. As a clichéd expression, it's been like returning home from a lengthy odyssey. After 18 years, it feels like we are picking up where we left off from the good ol' days! I'm really looking forward for the upcoming tour. The new album itself is a really strong package, the only hard thing will be picking which songs to play live! It's safe to say we are set to pull off some killer shows over the next few years. After that, I'm predicting a long and fruitful career for the band in its current form..."


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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 23 Feb 2018, 06:17

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Re: underrated amorphis

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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 29 Mar 2018, 20:20

that's a cool track. looking forward to zi new album.
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 30 Mar 2018, 02:51

Too right :ryan:
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Abzu » 30 Mar 2018, 18:52

I don't think I've enjoyed anything by them after Thousand Lakes.
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 31 Mar 2018, 01:07

You didn’t like Elegy?
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Re: underrated amorphis

Postby Abzu » 04 Apr 2018, 04:37

Not really, no, and I tried to. I really, really tried.

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