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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2009, 06:50:46 PM »
A little disappointed in this one actually. It's good. Quite solid, but nothing has stood out about it so far. It feels a bit too safe.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2009, 09:38:08 PM »
What kind of stuff do they play?
Just one type of music: awesome.

To answer your question, their music is really heavy, most sources say they´re a band rooted in death metal with folk/progressive influences. They use growls around 50% of the time these days. But they combine that heaviness with incredible melodies that you cannot get out of your head, and their clean vocals are excellent (and the growling parts too). If you want to give them a chance, here´s a short list of my favorite songs:
Born from Fire
The Smoke
Brother Moon (my favorites from my favorite album Eclipse)
On Rich and Poor (from Elegy)
Silent Waters
Her Alone (absolutely beautiful ballad)
The Castaway (the melody-heaviness combo is very clear here. They have created lots of those kind of unusual riffs that I love. Check out Against Windows for another example)
In the Beginning (the groovy part at the middle and the organ-driven part at the end fit very well)

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2010, 05:24:30 PM »
I listened to them for the first time this week. I listened to Skyforger and I loved it. I'm a few clicks away from ordering it on vinyl.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2010, 04:44:48 AM »
Good man! Now go and get Eclipse and Silent Waters immediately.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2010, 05:40:36 AM »
Amorphis is a great band! I've seen them live once. I'm looking forward to the Tales from the Early Years compilation next month!

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2010, 08:35:54 AM »
Elegy is worth picking up too.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2010, 09:22:26 AM »
These days my favorite Amorphis is Tuonela. The melodies on that thing are ridiculous.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2010, 09:24:09 AM »
This has been my find of the year.  I have the most recent 5 albums, and will be getting the remaining back catalog soon.

Big props to TOX and Nick for suggesting them.
     

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2010, 09:47:16 AM »
By complete coincidence, I listened to Elegy again this morning.  Awesome album.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2010, 11:41:30 AM »
Elegy is worth picking up too.
Definitely, and I really love Am Universum as well. But if he likes Skyforger then the other two most recent albums are a must-have because they are the same stylistically but both are even better.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2010, 12:30:17 PM »
OK. So I really want get into these guys but I don't have the money to buy multiple albums, at least right now. Any suggestions on what to get first from them?

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2010, 01:53:30 PM »
I'd say Eclipse is a great starting point, especially for their newer sound. That or Silent Waters, both are amazing.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2010, 01:11:21 AM »
The artwork for Skyforger looks amazing on vinyl  :hefdaddy. Just received it and I've been staring at the pretty pictures for a while.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2010, 04:11:32 PM »
Anyone get the new live DVD?

Looks awesome.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2010, 04:12:34 PM »
The artwork for Skyforger looks amazing on vinyl  :hefdaddy. Just received it and I've been staring at the pretty pictures for a while.
Yeah the artwork for the album is gorgeous, definitely their best.

Anyone get the new live DVD?

Looks awesome.
I have not, but someone was talking about it, possibly Ytse?

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2010, 07:02:49 AM »
Anyone get the new live DVD?

Looks awesome.
It's perfect! The live shows are great and the documentary is interesting. The setlists could've been more varied, though.

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« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2010, 07:55:42 AM »
Anyone get the new live DVD?

Looks awesome.
It's perfect! The live shows are great and the documentary is interesting. The setlists could've been more varied, though.

I agree. I would like to add that the singer (can't remember his name) is very awesome on this dvd. His growls are some of the best I've heard live. He even comes close to.. dare I say it.. Akerfeldt. It almost makes me wonder if they were overdubbed. Although I can't imagine a band like Amorphis overdubbing an entire show.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2010, 08:15:11 AM »
Anyone get the new live DVD?

Looks awesome.
It's perfect! The live shows are great and the documentary is interesting. The setlists could've been more varied, though.

I agree. I would like to add that the singer (can't remember his name) is very awesome on this dvd. His growls are some of the best I've heard live. He even comes close to.. dare I say it.. Akerfeldt. It almost makes me wonder if they were overdubbed. Although I can't imagine a band like Amorphis overdubbing an entire show.
I'm very sure they aren't overdubbed! I saw them live last November and Tomi Joutsen sang all the songs perfectly! That's also why the forthcoming "Tales from the Early Years" compilation is a must-buy for me. It'll be great to hear all those classics re-recorded with him! He's my favorite growler after Åkerfeldt definitely!

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2010, 08:30:19 AM »
the singer (can't remember his name)

Tomi Joutsen

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #54 on: August 24, 2010, 08:52:10 AM »
That's also why the forthcoming "Tales from the Early Years" compilation is a must-buy for me. It'll be great to hear all those classics re-recorded with him!
Ooh ooh ooh, what's this? Hadn't heard about it at all!

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #55 on: August 24, 2010, 09:02:59 AM »
That's also why the forthcoming "Tales from the Early Years" compilation is a must-buy for me. It'll be great to hear all those classics re-recorded with him!
Ooh ooh ooh, what's this? Hadn't heard about it at all!
http://amorphis.net/?page_id=4 It's in the top of the discography.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2010, 05:07:39 PM »
Sounds very interesting! Not that I'm a big fan of anything pre-Elegy, but it'll be interesting to see what they do with the songs.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2010, 05:26:12 PM »
Here's the official trailer for anyone who's interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsyw1RXAhIE

Just purchased mine. Can't wait.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2010, 05:30:43 PM »
Just got the 2 DVD 2C live album Forging the Land of a Thousand Lakes today.  I only got to listen to the first 4 songs, but they were awesome.
     

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2010, 05:59:06 PM »
Here's the official trailer for anyone who's interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsyw1RXAhIE

Just purchased mine. Can't wait.

He growling live sounds so brilliant :omg:

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2010, 07:24:20 PM »
Her Alone is such a stunning track. Just... wow.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2010, 12:56:54 PM »
Just received my CD/DVD set.

Amorphis have the best cover art team in music, no doubt.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2010, 02:07:32 PM »
I'm always a little upset when I see the thread title but then I realise that it's not actually true. :lol

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2010, 04:35:33 PM »
I'm always a little upset when I see the thread title but then I realise that it's not actually true. :lol

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2010, 04:39:32 PM »
Yeah I keep doing the same. :lol Memoryfail.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2010, 04:58:36 PM »
Yeah sorry guys, I don't really remember making this thread.  Although I still love Amorphis!

Mods, feel free to change the title to "Amorphis blows...MY MIIIIIND" or something more appropriate.

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2010, 05:01:41 PM »
I just finished listening to the CDs.

I thought they finished "My Kantele", then BAM!!!

They went into the "Acoustic Reprise" outro and I smileed everywhere. Truly one of the best metal bands of the past three decades.
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« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2010, 05:02:48 PM »
That sounds messy. :lol

Mods, feel free to change the title to "Amorphis blows...MY MIIIIIND" or something more appropriate.
Nah it's more fun this way. :D

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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2010, 05:03:47 PM »
I have not listened to a single Amorphis song.
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Re: Amorphis blows
« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2010, 05:09:15 PM »
I have not listened to a single Amorphis song.
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