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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #770 on: April 21, 2018, 02:31:36 PM »
Why do all sites keep misspelling The Golden Elk? First Imperiumi and now this one :lol

There's probably a mistake in some of the promo material. It's not particularly new when this band and Nuclear Blast are concerned, they used to write "Against Windows" in their setlists as a joke and eventually that started going around for a bit :lol

Also, that's probably more 6+ minute songs than on all their other albums combined.

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #771 on: April 23, 2018, 02:49:04 PM »
I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of "Wrong Direction". The final third or so, however, completely blew my head off. This album is shaping up real nicely!
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« Reply #772 on: April 25, 2018, 08:53:15 AM »
http://www.sonicperspectives.com/features/talking-perspectives-episode-three/

This is a discussion podcast, and the middle stanza is a discussion about the new Amorphis album, enjoy!
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« Reply #773 on: May 02, 2018, 11:46:55 PM »
New interview with Tomi J and lots of snippets of a new song.
https://youtu.be/3aXEy7exthU

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« Reply #774 on: May 18, 2018, 04:11:50 PM »
Gave the new one a spin, very impressive stuff. Favorites so far are Daughter of Hate and Heart of the Giant.
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« Reply #775 on: May 18, 2018, 06:14:58 PM »
Played it through a couple of times and yes it's another killer album from Amorphis.
Lots going on here, a few new things with the choir and orchestra, both are used sparingly, but fit in very well.
Tomi J sounds amazing too, he really has raised his vocals to a new level. Though i am pretty sure Jens Bogren played a strong part in this.
Hard to pick a favourite right now, all songs are very strong.

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« Reply #776 on: May 18, 2018, 07:05:55 PM »
Gave the new one a spin, very impressive stuff. Favorites so far are Daughter of Hate and Heart of the Giant.

Only went thru the cd one time and the same 2 songs above
are early favorites along with song Amongst Stars with male and female
vocals and some well placed harsh vocals.
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« Reply #777 on: May 18, 2018, 09:33:16 PM »
Did a full listen through on my afternoon hike today, it's really a solid, complete album. I was able to let go of the song by song structure and just get absorbed by the whole thing. Really enjoying it man.
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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #778 on: May 18, 2018, 09:43:35 PM »
So... Amongst Stars... Holy crap.
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« Reply #779 on: May 19, 2018, 08:27:59 AM »
Really good album. This is a silly complaint but I just wish there were less growl/guttural vocals. His clean voice is amazing and makes the songs sound less generic. I think Skyforger is still my favorite (I only know that and UTRC, and now this one), but this is another very solid album. Ordered my copy this morning.
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« Reply #780 on: May 19, 2018, 09:05:02 AM »
First casual listen, sounds good and promising. And it's clearly different from Red Cloud, sometimes almost progressive, some songs doing a left turn about halfway through. But it's still Amorphis and that's good.  :metal

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« Reply #781 on: May 19, 2018, 11:33:16 AM »
You know when you kind of get a feeling an album is going to be good and you just subconsciously decide you're going to dig it? That's what's happened to me with this new album. One listen down and it's in my top 10 of the year. I'm eager to give it more listens. I just dig the whole vibe, artwork, song titles, it's the full package.

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« Reply #782 on: May 19, 2018, 01:58:37 PM »
So, Amongst Stars was pretty awesome! Anneke really elevates the chorus.

Other songs from "Queen of Time" have been good as well, especially The Bee. So far, it's looking good for the album.

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #783 on: May 21, 2018, 09:00:20 AM »
Here are my thoughts on the album so far:

Even though Amorphis have a distinct "formula" and "style", I think that they do a good job of going to different places within that foundation. For whatever reason, the variation they went to for Under the Red Cloud is my favorite. In other words, songs on the catchier and shorter side. By contrast, Queen of Time is clearly going for something more epic, kind of like Beginning of Time. While I also enjoy this style, it doesn't hit me as hard as the aforementioned Eclipse / Under the Red Cloud approach. So while I really like Queen of Time, I don't love it like I loved the last album. That said, it still kicks ass. I don't want to come across as disappointed. I think the extra instruments and layers sound great, and give the album a unique sound. And Amongst Stars... Wow. Top ten Amorphis song in my books. :metal
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« Reply #784 on: May 22, 2018, 09:53:16 AM »
So, finally had the time to listen to Queen of Time!

I don't they have made a better album with this lineup, excluding Skyforger! Blows the last few albums out of the water for me, and the last few were really good! It feels like they threw the kitchen sink, and then some into this album.

Daughter of Hate and Heart of a Giant are my favs also. Really love the combination of harsh/clean vocals, saxophone, organs and spoken words in Finnish in Daughter of Hate.

This will rank very highly in their discography for me!

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #785 on: May 22, 2018, 09:57:00 AM »
I don't they have made a better album with this lineup
Perhaps because this is the first album with this lineup? :biggrin:

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« Reply #786 on: May 22, 2018, 10:00:08 AM »
I don't they have made a better album with this lineup
Perhaps because this is the first album with this lineup? :biggrin:

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« Reply #787 on: May 22, 2018, 11:55:32 PM »
Not sure if it will surpass Red Cloud for me, because that is my favorite Amorphis record, but the new one is still growing with every listen. Really really good record.

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #788 on: May 26, 2018, 12:34:31 AM »
The Japanese bonus is a pretty folky number: https://www.soundcloud.com/decibelmagazine/amorphis-honeyflow-db091

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« Reply #789 on: May 28, 2018, 02:30:52 AM »
Message in Amber is the highlight for me. Love that song :metal

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« Reply #790 on: June 11, 2018, 10:28:14 PM »
Finally managed to get a copy of this and had a listen through.  Surprisingly it has 12 tracks over 10, so that's nice.  Seems like pretty standard Amorphis but seems to have some different little sound and things going on.  Hard to pick up on anything just yet, but very promising, as usual.

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« Reply #791 on: June 12, 2018, 01:39:02 PM »
Loads going on that you don't pick up for quite a few plays.
Aussie jewel case version has the two unlisted bonus tracks that are on the euro/usa digipak.
That version also has the shiny gold artwork while ours is the flat yellowish colours.
Also the lyrics are blurred with the colours not working with the black background in the booklet.

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #792 on: October 01, 2018, 04:40:31 AM »
After the 4th or 5th listen this new album has really clicked. It's pretty epic folk metal at times  :metal

It's moved up to my #6 album of the year, however, with new Black Peaks and Coheed & Cambria albums coming out Friday that's likely to change.
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« Reply #793 on: October 04, 2018, 07:59:53 PM »
This new album still sounds brilliant and fresh.

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« Reply #794 on: October 04, 2018, 10:46:10 PM »
it's fantastic.  My kids love it, too.  They start cheering whenever The Bee starts up with that growling in the intro.
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« Reply #795 on: October 05, 2018, 01:46:26 AM »
Oh yeah that killer intro and Tomi's growl is amazing, song of the year for me.
Live it's even better...
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« Reply #796 on: October 05, 2018, 05:53:28 AM »
The Bee is a great song, but not one of my favs.  Shows the strength of the album.  We Accursed is my fav.

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #797 on: October 05, 2018, 06:44:22 AM »
It's disappointing that Honeyflow was relegated to being just a Japanese bonus track. It's one of my favourites.

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« Reply #798 on: October 08, 2018, 03:46:40 AM »
This bonus track thing is crazy imo. I bought the digipack with two bonus tracks (As Mountains Cruble, Brother And Sister) for a steep price. Then you learn that there are other editions with other bonus tracks, wft?

That said, I really like Queen Of Time, especially the first five songs are great, then it looses a bit of steam imo, I'm not too keen on We Accursed and Grain Of Sand. My favorite is probably Daughter Of Hate.

But I still like Under The Red Cloud better.

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Re: Amorphis... blow?
« Reply #799 on: October 09, 2018, 07:50:52 AM »
Amorphis's bonus tracks are always legit. I usually prefer them to at least a handful of songs on the actual album.
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