Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic  
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 6334
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:46 am 
 

I'm just listening to The Beginning of Times for the first time, and I'd easily rank this below Far From the Sun. That one at least had songs that genuinely rocked out, even though the production was dull, the tempos much too slow and Koskinen sounded sedated. This is incredibly boring and unentertaining music to me. So, any step away from this style will be an improvement, I suppose, as long as they won't go metalcore or something.
_________________
"Behold, wizard, for the last time how the sun looks, for henceforth you will watch it with empty sockets!"
Illusions Dead - death/black metal

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:10 pm 
 

I think the best songs on The Beginning of Times are the more varied/heavy ones like Battle for Light, Crack in a Stone, Soothsayer, and Beginning of Time. Most of the other songs have their moments like Song of the Sage with its cool Elegy-like section, Mermaid's intro, but I find it harder to listen to the whole album than I did soon after it came out. But that's okay, it does have some really, really good songs. Definitely better than Far From the Sun which had Day of Your Beliefs, Smithereens, the title track, and part of Planetary Misfortune going for it. Anyway, listen to Shades of Gray, to me it really does sound like a new direction.

Remarkably, Heart's Song, the bonus track off of TBoT, is easily the best softer song on the album.

Top
 Profile  
Blizk
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:30 am
Posts: 145
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:40 am 
 

Here's some doom for ya.


Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:41 pm 
 

Beat me to it! Just woke up to this song now, and shit, this is spectacular. I'd hardly call it doom, in fact I don't know what the hell I'd call it. Cool to hear Joutsen experiment with new vocal techniques, there's a bit of a blackish edge to his usual death growls. I really, really love the melancholic chorus of this one, and the instrumentation is just sublime. Love it!

Top
 Profile  
enigmatech
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:57 pm
Posts: 321
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:58 pm 
 

To me, their best album will always be "The Karelian Isthmus", and I wish they would ditch the keyboards and clean vocals and scarfs and start playing real metal again. That said, "The Beginning of Times" was okay, and that's the only Jousten-era album I have ever heard (from what I understand, all the rest sound exactly like that, so I don't seem to be missing much). I don't really like these samples all that much, they seem to still rely on these bright, emotional choruses which sound pretty unnecessary to me. It's obvious they are not trying to channel "The Karelian Isthmus" and I didn't expect them to, but nonetheless I can't help but be a little disappointed that there isn't more energy in this so far.

Top
 Profile  
Mysticaloldbard
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm
Posts: 987
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:43 pm 
 

Each song keeps getting better! "Enchanted" has some really cool riffs and melodies unlike other Amorphis material. This album is sure to be very interesting.
_________________
BaloroftheEvilEye wrote:
Every thread is secretly a Manowar thread.

Top
 Profile  
Paganbasque
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 am
Posts: 1445
Location: Basque Country
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:03 am 
 

There is also a track by track commmented preview, and I can say that the new album sounds great. It is not such a great departure from the previous albums but it sounds much more poweful than the last one. I would like to remark the guitar sound is heavier/stronger which I really like.

Top
 Profile  
xpsychoblissx
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:18 am
Posts: 294
Location: Phoenix, AZ
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:16 am 
 

Holy shit...that black metal-ish song in the sampler was so fucking awesome!
_________________
Check out my music:
http://www.facebook.com/SeveredReceptors
And my independent record label:

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 9608
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:46 pm 
 

LEAKED!!
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
Deviante
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 615
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:31 pm 
 

The album sounds alright so far and definitely more inspired than the last album. Some of these songs have a nice amount of doublebass and heavier riffage. For instance, chugging rhythms and even some tremolo riffage on "Nightbird's Song". This is accompanied by Joutsen's usual vocals. Well, usual in the growl/clean -department, though he experiments a bit. For instance, I like the raspier/throatier stuff he does this time around, mostly on "Nightbird's Song". So in that respect, the relative increase in heaviness is nice, as the guys seemed to enjoy playing the more old stuff the most when I saw them last live.

Apart from that, some of these songs sound mostly like you would expect of a late 00s Amorphis -album. Narrowpath sounds ridiculously folky at times, though. And thinking about it, some bridges etc. mellow parts on this album sound surprisingly folky in general too, in a good way. (Not big on the "merry" folk metal in general, though). Into the Abyss is probably my favourite song, prematurely speaking. It sounds more upbeat barring the chorus + bridge/solo, and I just love the melodies and riffs in it. Beautiful stuff!

I guess only time will tell how this is going to turn out. I am definitely purchasing this, but the problem with Silent Waters, Skyforger and the previous album was that they sounded good initially, only to get stale on further listens for me. They are still solid and there're gems to be found on those albums, but I rarely feel like listening any of their Joutsen-albums in their entirety, barring Eclipse, which is just ridiculously good. It's also the only Joutsen-album for me which got better with further listens. So in a way I am interested how this new one will be like. I'll give it a week or two, a spin a day or so.

For now, I am satisfied. There's enough experimentation and an added "edge" of sorts I guess, while the rest is just quality Amorphis, simply speaking. (That's a good thing here). But I guess I expected just a bit more extremity, for some reason. I like it for what it is worth anyway. How much, though, remains the question. I hope it'll grow on me instead of becoming a bit flaccid with time like their previous albums since Silent Waters (which still are good for what they are I guess - I can see the appeal).
_________________
Goatfangs wrote:
I named a praying mantis "Dio" after Dio, because he is awesome (the mantis is cool too). I even brought Dio the mantis to a metal show... so I can honestly say I was at a metal show with Dio.

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:54 pm 
 

OzzyApu wrote:
LEAKED!!


Well there's my Friday night booked!

Top
 Profile  
adace
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:30 pm
Posts: 235
Location: USA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:23 pm 
 

Superb album. I'm enjoying it a lot more than the last two or three.
_________________
Trade/Want list: http://www.metal-archives.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=99720

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 9608
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:26 pm 
 

I'm more excited hearing this on my first listen than I was the passed three. Hopefully it'll stay that way.
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:18 am 
 

After three back-to-back listens here are my impressions:

1. The production is absolutely superb, in fact I'd call it perfect. It's basically the post 2005 sound but with the guitars much more in the forefront, and you can hear the bass so much better. The drums also sound more bombastic, and even though the keyboards are slightly more in the background, I actually notice them more.

2. Not only is the sound generally heavier, but the songwriting is also more erratic and experimental, with most tracks breaking off into insane instrumental sections (the best of which are the climaxes of both Shades of Gray and Enchanted by the Moon, the keyboard solo into the guitar solo in Into the Abyss, and the incredible second half of A New Day).

3. Pretty much every song sounds different, or at least has its own identity. This is the primary appeal of Amorphis to me, and it's great to still see them doing new things. Narrow Path is the most folky they've ever gone, and Christ, it's so endlessly catchy.

4. I'm in the early stages of considering Shades of Gray and Enchanted by the Moon to be two of the best Amorphis songs of all time. They're definitely my two favourites off the album at the moment (doesn't surprise me they're both tracks that Esa wrote), and I'm trying to think of other songs from the Joutsen-era that sound as incredible. The second half of Enchanted by the Moon is simply unspeakable. Nightbird's Song is almost as good as these two but not quite there.

5. I think there could be a bit more use of harsh vocals, although I'm not even sure. I love that we have two classic Amorphis RAAAI's at the beginning of Shades of Gray and Nightbird's Song. Speaking of Nightbird's Song, it's really cool to hear Joutsen experimenting with more vocal techniques. I like the layered harsh/clean vocals in Mission and Narrow Path, and I'm wondering if Narrow Path would be even better if the versus were only growled.

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 9608
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:30 pm 
 

I've gone through a few listens of this, and I'm very thankful that the band kept this one under ten tracks (not including bonus track). It's the same Amorphis, but reinvigorated and with new flavoring. That goes a long way, as does the distinctiveness of each track. They started this Joutsen formula on a bang and this one does the same. Esa's leads are some of the best I've heard in this latter era Amorphis.
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
GuyOne
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:15 am
Posts: 337
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:17 am 
 

It is a lot more guitar-driven melody centric than the previous albums. Maybe going right back to their first few albums. This is a beautiful progression from The Beginning of Times. It seems for me that since Eclipse every odd album stands out. Eclipse, Skyforger and Circle stand out over Silent Waters and The Beginning of Times. They are both strong albums still but while listening to the songs it feels the band was losing their way with the ideas they brought to the table with those two.

Top
 Profile  
Riffs
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:48 am
Posts: 861
Location: Montréal, Québec
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:32 am 
 

I'm still digesting it so my opinion is subject to change.

It's not a bad album but I'm having a hard time getting past Shades of Grey and it's absolutely horrible chorus. Seriously, that chorus would feel at home on the worst alt-rock and bubblegum punk bands.

I know Amorphis like their to write catchy parts in some of their songs but that's just cheesy, tacky and ugly. It's not really a success if your memorable chorus is memorably shitty.

Usually, I appreciate the catchier parts of Amorphis but on this album, it's the less accessible songs that I have appreciated so far. Joutsen is awesome as usual but the choice of vocal melodies were better on previous albums, IMO.

I don't know. Maybe it will grow on me.
_________________
mjollnir wrote:
Noble Beast's debut album is way beyond MOST of what Priest did in the 80s.

Top
 Profile  
Blizk
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:30 am
Posts: 145
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:23 am 
 

Riffs wrote:
Usually, I appreciate the catchier parts of Amorphis but on this album, it's the less accessible songs that I have appreciated so far. Joutsen is awesome as usual but the choice of vocal melodies were better on previous albums, IMO.

Joutsen wrote the vocal lines alone this time, without Marco Hietala as vocal producer. Maybe that explains something for you as Joutsen has a certain alternative influence in his other bands like Sinisthra.

No problems with Shades of Gray here, one of the strongest tracks.

Top
 Profile  
GuyOne
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:15 am
Posts: 337
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:41 am 
 

Blizk wrote:
Riffs wrote:
Usually, I appreciate the catchier parts of Amorphis but on this album, it's the less accessible songs that I have appreciated so far. Joutsen is awesome as usual but the choice of vocal melodies were better on previous albums, IMO.

Joutsen wrote the vocal lines alone this time, without Marco Hietala as vocal producer. Maybe that explains something for you as Joutsen has a certain alternative influence in his other bands like Sinisthra.

No problems with Shades of Gray here, one of the strongest tracks.


Doing my second play through now and while there are some songs near the end of the album that stand out for other reasons I think Shades of Gray has the strongest vocal melody. This opinion could change.

Top
 Profile  
lord_ghengis
Metal freak

Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:31 pm
Posts: 5370
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:52 am 
 

It's pretty ok. It isn't all that different from the last few, so I'm far from blown away by the small differences and changes. It's definitely got a little bit of identity, so it's their best since Silent Waters by default, but I don't think the little new touches are enough to really impress above the first time they did it. Also, I don't think the heavy touches are all that great, they're still a melodic, poppy band, so trying to act tough in that sort of set up never works well. It's listenable, won't be a big favourite of mine, but solid enough.
_________________
Naamath wrote:
No comments, no words need it, no BM, no compromise, only grains in her face.

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:56 am 
 

Blizk wrote:
Joutsen wrote the vocal lines alone this time, without Marco Hietala as vocal producer. Maybe that explains something for you as Joutsen has a certain alternative influence in his other bands like Sinisthra.

No problems with Shades of Gray here, one of the strongest tracks.


Actually Peter Tägtgren helped Joutsen with the vocal patterns, and is responsible for Joutsen experimenting with that higher range heard on Nightbird's Song and parts of Enchanted by the Moon.

And yeah, Shades of Gray's chorus is one of the best on the album. I'm currently in love with A New Day, what a freaking closer.

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 9608
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:43 am 
 

GuyOne wrote:
It seems for me that since Eclipse every odd album stands out. Eclipse, Skyforger and Circle stand out over Silent Waters and The Beginning of Times. They are both strong albums still but while listening to the songs it feels the band was losing their way with the ideas they brought to the table with those two.

I thought I was the only one who thought this! I enjoyed Silent Waters and BoT, but I do think every other album was a better one than the last out of the past five.
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:48 pm 
 

Huh, Silent Waters is my favourite Joutsen-era album, but it could very likely be toppbled by Circle. Eclipse is amazing but it feels more like a collection of awesome songs, while Silent Waters has such a consistent atmosphere throughout.

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 9608
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:52 pm 
 

Eclipse worked both as a collection of greats and as a full package, like Kalmah's first album. It showcased a band's newfound passion after the slump of FFTS and a great way of adapting that material with a new singer. Not to say that they haven't been doing that for the last five albums, but that was the best example of it as an introduction. It was nice, short (41 minutes), and structured very well all the way until "Empty Opening". The other albums feel more like a collection of great songs to me (like the middle tracks of Silent Waters).
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
Deviante
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 615
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:05 pm 
 

About 5 spins into the album now and it's definitely not growing stale yet. I think it has to do with all of the songs having their own identity, yet still fitting in the context of the album and its atmosphere, instead of somehow blurring together. That combined with the fact that the album length is pretty sweet this time around. There's not a single sucker on this album for sure and the production really fits this album. The guitars sound better and in general, it's just beautiful. I do think that the album could have had more harsh vocals: the sound is definitely heavier than on any other Joutsen-album, but there're less harsh vocals than on some Joutsen-albums, though not by much. Well, Joutsen's cleans are good to really good so it's no shame, but sometimes the transitions from growled verses to clean choruses seem a bit too sterile and predictable.

This or that, great craftmanship here! Prematurely speaking I feel that this is their 2nd best Joutsen-album after Eclipse, but that opinion might change in the coming weeks. Loving the album so far anyway.
_________________
Goatfangs wrote:
I named a praying mantis "Dio" after Dio, because he is awesome (the mantis is cool too). I even brought Dio the mantis to a metal show... so I can honestly say I was at a metal show with Dio.

Top
 Profile  
Stabwound
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:46 pm
Posts: 194
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:43 pm 
 

It's a good album, and infinitely better than The Beginning of Times, which I thought was very limp-wristed and didn't really like at all. I find it hard to place above Eclipse, because I was blown the fuck away by the redemption of the band with that album and their new singer, but really it's probably my favourite Tomi-era album.

If nothing else, it's definitely the most "metal" album they've put out in a very long time, and I think it'll have more staying power than previous albums; I tend to listen to an Amorphis album once or twice and then shelve it. I've had Circle playing non-stop so far.

Top
 Profile  
colin040
Metal freak

Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:00 pm
Posts: 4506
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:51 pm 
 

Hearing ''Shades of Grey'' definitely got me somehow interested in this band again. Now I know why I wrote them off though: the clean vocals just aren't great at all...and I definitely do not like how the songs have these popping out of nowhere on that one. They don't really fit I think.

''Hopless Days'' has a great, hard hitting intro riff and the intro of ''Enchanted by the Moon'' reminds me of Paradise Lost which is cool. I'll listen to this album a bit more for the upcomming days and see what I get out of it.

Top
 Profile  
GuyOne
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:15 am
Posts: 337
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15 pm 
 

I really think Tomi did the best clean vocals on Eclipse. Second best being Skyforger... but it doesn't have that edgy emotional feel as much since then.

Top
 Profile  
xpsychoblissx
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:18 am
Posts: 294
Location: Phoenix, AZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:24 am 
 

I think this album is hands-down the best album they've done since Elegy and Tuonela... I really liked Eclipse, too, but this one just barely outshines it.
_________________
Check out my music:
http://www.facebook.com/SeveredReceptors
And my independent record label:

Top
 Profile  
Slag
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:56 am
Posts: 2303
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:12 pm 
 

All of this positivity is getting me excited to hear it. When I get home I'll have to check the whole album out.
_________________
Leify wrote:
My grandfather always said, if you can't fix a problem, just systematically blow shit up.

Top
 Profile  
Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 5721
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:12 pm 
 

So far this album is absolutely spectacular. Favorite songs right now are Shades of Gray and The Wanderer.
_________________
YouTube
Facebook
Sorrowseed Melodic Extreme Metal
Blacksoul Seraphim Doomgaze
Thy Ancient Crypt Blackened Death Metal

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:23 pm 
 

^
Wait for Enchanted by the Moon; it's currently my favourite.

Top
 Profile  
Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 5721
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:33 pm 
 

Finished the album hours ago. Add Nightbird's Song to that list.
_________________
YouTube
Facebook
Sorrowseed Melodic Extreme Metal
Blacksoul Seraphim Doomgaze
Thy Ancient Crypt Blackened Death Metal

Top
 Profile  
Xlxlx
May contain traces of nuts

Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 5242
Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:04 pm 
 

It's a pretty solid album. It's not spectacular, but it's quite a few steps above the slab of blandness that The Beginning of Times is, both in songwriting quality and variety. Highlights for me would be Shades of Gray, A New Day, Nightbird's Song, and Enchanted by the Moon. Especially Nightbird's Song. The tremolos in that tune wouldn't be out of place in a bloody Dissection album. I also appreciate the higher prevalence of Joutsen's growls, and his new, raspy screams are pretty cool too. If I had to score this, I guess it would be around the low 80's.
_________________
Under_Starmere wrote:
THESE GILLS BREATHE HATERADE

KolmeNoitaa wrote:
(...) microwaves are your best friends. You'll learn to cook anything and everything by nuking it.

Top
 Profile  
FantomLord17
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:41 pm
Posts: 86
Location: Chile
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:25 pm 
 

After one listen it feels like one of the better modern Amorphis albums. It is the heaviest of the five, which helps to distinguish and makes for a good change of pace, and it has some excellent melodies and riffs (which are something I rarely paid attention to in previous albums).
Also, I must mention that the bonus track "Dead Man's Dreams" is fantastic. Much better than the ones from other post-Eclipse albums. It has a very upbeat pace compared to the rest of the album, which I assume is the reason they decided to leave it outside the main tracklisting (other than, you know, all the business with bonus tracks). I wouldn't complain if they write more of these.

Top
 Profile  
Blizk
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:30 am
Posts: 145
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:58 am 
 

FantomLord17 wrote:
Also, I must mention that the bonus track "Dead Man's Dreams" is fantastic. Much better than the ones from other post-Eclipse albums. It has a very upbeat pace compared to the rest of the album, which I assume is the reason they decided to leave it outside the main tracklisting (other than, you know, all the business with bonus tracks). I wouldn't complain if they write more of these.

It's actually the only bonus track I couldn't even think of being part of a modern Amorphis album proper, a true leftover. Too different and generic, the essential Amorphis sound is not present.

Top
 Profile  
Cursarion
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:56 am
Posts: 641
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:23 pm 
 

So... The normal version has 9 tracks, digipack version has one bonus track, some mailorder shit has two additional bonus tracks and Japanese edition has two different bonus tracks? For fuck's sake... :brick:
_________________
Known as RonimuZ from Nov 25th 2005 to Oct 28th 2013

Empä mie semmone ou niiku sie luulet

Top
 Profile  
Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4844
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:09 pm 
 

Yeah, I guess I'd blame Nuclear Blast. It's dumb shit, but oh well, shouldn't be difficult to download all of the bonus tracks after buying whichever version of the album. The vinyl copy I'm getting has two of them, which is cool.

@FantomLord17: I agree, Dead Man's Dream is an amazing song. It might have sounded a bit strange on the album, but I actually think it would have worked in between Wanderer and Hopeless Days or something, since the first half of the album lacks a bit in intensity/heaviness after Shades of Gray. Whatever, though, at least it's available.

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Rykov, Thiestru and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group