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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #105 on: February 18, 2011, 11:43:23 AM »
I love Skyforger, and Eclipse is pretty good as well, so I'm looking forward to this.  Any suggestions on where to go next?
SILENT WATERS.

IMO easily their best album.

Maybe not EASILY their best, but I'd definately agree its their best, and it would complete Tomi Joutsen era for you.
     

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #106 on: February 18, 2011, 12:44:00 PM »
Their best is Elegy, methinks.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #107 on: February 18, 2011, 01:47:22 PM »
The thread title made me think of jokes in the line of


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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2011, 09:44:55 AM »
My ranking from the CDs I own:

1. Eclipse
2. Elegy
3. Tales from the Thousand Lakes
4. Tuonela
5. Silent Waters
6. Skyforger
7. Am Universum

The first 3 are absolutely essential (sorry, no big fan of Silent Wanters). Throw in Tuonela if you want some variety and you have a very strong introduction to the marvel Amorphis is.

I can´t wait to buy the CD/DVD but not living in the US anymore limits my ability to acquire new music.

Am Universum is my favorite.  :'(
I actually made a mistake and wrote Tuonela instead of Am Universum  :lol It's the first album I listened to, when I was still afraid of the growls. And man, what an excellent album it is. If it ranks 4 is just because the growls add so much to the band's sound that a mellow album from Amorphis is somewhat lacking. Anyway, I think I could put Am Universum on my top 2 any day.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #109 on: February 20, 2011, 12:49:12 PM »
Hey, at least Far From The Sun isn't in the top 7  :biggrin:
     

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2011, 12:30:28 AM »
Special road report by Mark Gromen

In Sonic Pump Studios, on the outskirts of Helsinki, AMORPHIS premiered their latest twelve track opus for an assemblage of foreign journalists, as well as homegrown fans. Even the album artwork is still in transition, as an egg hovers in the clouds above a groove of snow covered pine trees, the familiar arched Hammer Of Thor symbol is crudely depicted on the shell. Neither label reps, nor management had heard the album prior to the listening session! Bold move.

The still unmastered disc, rumored to go under the title of Beginning Of Time (the last song on the album) will be finalized within the coming week.

Tracklisting (running order still subject to change): 'Mermaid', 'My Enemy', 'You I Need', 'Battle For Light', 'Three Words', 'On A Stranded Shore', 'Escape', 'Reformation', 'Soothsayer', 'Song Of The Sage', 'Crack In A Stone' and 'Beginning Of Time'.

The songs feature plenty of death vocals from Tomi Joutsen, as well a couple of new wrinkles.

It will be released on May 27th through Nuclear Blast.
12 songs, sounds promising! :metal

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2011, 01:48:52 AM »
Sonic Pump huh? I happen to live 30 minutes from there.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #112 on: February 21, 2011, 09:00:52 AM »
Hey, at least Far From The Sun isn't in the top 7  :biggrin:
I haven't listened to it.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #113 on: February 21, 2011, 09:09:47 AM »
"Plenty of death vocals" eh?

I are excite.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #114 on: February 21, 2011, 11:53:21 AM »
"Plenty of death vocals" eh?

I are excite.

Yeah, I like Tomi's vocal stylings.  Can't wait for this.
     

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« Reply #115 on: February 21, 2011, 11:55:01 AM »
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2011, 05:44:24 PM »
EVERYONE GO LISTEN TO WEAVING THE INCANTATION RIGHT NOW!

Top 10 songs of Joutsen trilogy in chronological order:

House of Sleep
Leaves Scar
Under a Soil and Black Stone
The Smoke
Weaving the Incantation
A Servant
The White Swan
Sampo
Sky Is Mine
From Earth I Rose
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #117 on: February 23, 2011, 06:50:31 AM »
Not a bad list at all, but severely lacking in Perkele (God of Fire).

I shall have a think and come up with a top 10. Maybe even in order of preference, if I'm able to decide...

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #118 on: February 23, 2011, 08:41:42 AM »
EVERYONE GO LISTEN TO WEAVING THE INCANTATION RIGHT NOW!

Top 10 songs of Joutsen trilogy in chronological order:

House of Sleep
Leaves Scar
Under a Soil and Black Stone
The Smoke
Weaving the Incantation
A Servant
The White Swan
Sampo
Sky Is Mine
From Earth I Rose
I put on Silent Waters on my car's CD player this morning. :)

And those are great songs, I would probably replace Sky is Mine and From Earth I Rose with somoe Eclipse tunes.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #119 on: February 23, 2011, 08:42:51 AM »
My top10 Joutsen-era songs (chronological order):
Leaves Scar
Under a Soil and Black Stone
The Smoke
Weaving the Incantation
Towards & Against
Shaman
Sampo
Sky Is Mine
Skyforger
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2011, 09:08:09 AM »
Right, my top 10, in order of preference:

1. House of Sleep
2. Her Alone
3. I of Crimson Blood
4. Perkele (God of Fire)
5. Sampo
6. Enigma
7. The White Swan
8. Weaving the Incantation
9. Silver Bride
10. Two Moons

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #121 on: February 28, 2011, 08:12:17 AM »
O SHIIIIIIIIIII-

I am excite

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #122 on: February 28, 2011, 10:02:54 AM »
Yea. Here's the Blabbermouth link: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=154640

I am so excited right now. What a band.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #123 on: February 28, 2011, 10:52:52 AM »
I really like the artwork and that the album centers around Väinämöinen, easily the most iconic character from Finnish folklore.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #124 on: February 28, 2011, 11:09:44 AM »
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #125 on: February 28, 2011, 11:54:03 AM »
I really love the artwork!

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« Reply #126 on: February 28, 2011, 11:55:08 AM »
I love everything Amorphis-related.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #127 on: February 28, 2011, 12:12:31 PM »
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #128 on: February 28, 2011, 02:04:14 PM »
I don't know if you guys know this already but that egg is the egg of Sotka and when it broke the world was created. According to Kalevala obviously. Hence the name The Beginning of Times.  ;)

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #129 on: February 28, 2011, 03:08:07 PM »
As Ariich has just accepted me as a friend on Lastfm I celebrated by giving his top played band a listen. I'd never heard anything by Amorphis so had a listen to Skyforger on Spotify and I'm liking it alot. not a fan of growls but coped with them on Static Impulse so giving this a go. I expected more Death-y stuff so pleasantly surprised.

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« Reply #130 on: February 28, 2011, 03:17:14 PM »
Great to hear you're checking them out because of me! :D They're a pretty amazing band. Yeah they have some growls, but also clean vocals and everything in between. But even the heavy stuff is melodic and has wonderful sense of harmony and melody.

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« Reply #131 on: February 28, 2011, 04:53:19 PM »
Love the artwork, can't wait to get my hands on this. Looks like it's gonna be a great year for music.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #132 on: February 28, 2011, 07:26:28 PM »
As Ariich has just accepted me as a friend on Lastfm I celebrated by giving his top played band a listen. I'd never heard anything by Amorphis so had a listen to Skyforger on Spotify and I'm liking it alot. not a fan of growls but coped with them on Static Impulse so giving this a go. I expected more Death-y stuff so pleasantly surprised.

If you don't like growls, check out Tuonela and AM Universum.  Growl free, back when they had their old singer.
     

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #133 on: March 01, 2011, 03:19:21 PM »
As Ariich has just accepted me as a friend on Lastfm I celebrated by giving his top played band a listen. I'd never heard anything by Amorphis so had a listen to Skyforger on Spotify and I'm liking it alot. not a fan of growls but coped with them on Static Impulse so giving this a go. I expected more Death-y stuff so pleasantly surprised.

If you don't like growls, check out Tuonela and AM Universum.  Growl free, back when they had their old singer.

Will do. Thanks.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #134 on: March 01, 2011, 07:17:48 PM »
Been on an Amorphis kick lately. These guys rule.

They can be so cheesy though. I DRANK THE WHITE MILK I SWALLOWED THE RED MILK. :rollin
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« Reply #135 on: March 02, 2011, 12:15:10 AM »
They can be so cheesy though. I DRANK THE WHITE MILK I SWALLOWED THE RED MILK. :rollin

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #136 on: March 02, 2011, 10:37:29 AM »
Well, they can sound cheesy if one doesn't know the Finnish mythology!

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #137 on: March 06, 2011, 07:34:50 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but I have to ask: would anyone be interested in an Amorphis survivor? I could run one, if there were enough participants.

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« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2011, 07:39:45 AM »
Yeah i think that would be quite interesting.

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« Reply #139 on: March 08, 2011, 03:44:55 AM »
Ok, another thing I need to know: have you guys heard all (or most) of their albums? I hope there'll be more than just 2 voters for Karelian Isthmus survivor! :lol