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Band
Amorphis
Title
Magic & Mayhem - Tales From the Early Years
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2010
Style
Death
12/14/2010 5:22:31 PM - Review by: Ravana
Well done to Amorphis for deciding to re-record twelve tracks from their first three records with “new” singer Tomi Joutsen. Joutsen’s growls are more powerful than Tomi Koivusaari ‘s (Amorphis guitarist who handled lead vocals on the first two albums), and his clean vocals blow away those of former lead singer Pasi Koskinen, who joined the band when “Elegy” was recorded. Not only does Joutsen have a better voice, but he also sings with such great passion that tracks such as “My Kantele” are injected with a vibrancy that was perhaps missing with Pasi. An necessary buy for anyone who considers themselves an old-school Amorphis fan.
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: AMORPHIS
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Circle
2013
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton3/25/2013
4.5
Eclipse
2006
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton3/21/2006
-
Far From The Sun
2004
Nuclear Blast
Ken Pierce7/25/2005
4
Magic & Mayhem - Tales From the Early Years
2010
Nuclear Blast
Ravana12/14/2010
4
Queen of Time
2018
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton6/4/2018
3
Silent Waters
2007
Nuclear Blast
Etiam1/11/2008
3
Skyforger
2009
Nuclear Blast
Raising Iron7/17/2009
5
The Beginning Of Times
2011
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton6/3/2011
4
Under the Red Cloud
2015
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton4/15/2016
5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: AMORPHIS
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