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Band
Amorphis
Title
Queen of Time
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2018
Style
Death
Band / Release Notes
Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into playing other genres, including heavy metal, progressive metal, and folk metal. They frequently use the Kalevala, the Epic Poem of Finland, as a source for their lyrics.
6/4/2018 - Review by: Eric Compton
Great band, massive catalog, another record
In April of 2017, bassist Niclas Etelavuori left Amorphis citing poor management. His replacement is one of the band's original members, Olli-Pekka Laine, who had departed in 2000. 'Queen of Time' resembles the typical Amorphis record--clean and extreme vocals, robust keyboards (piano and organ) and a pageantry for Finnish folklore. Production by Jens Borgen keeps it slightly abrasive while protecting the melodic and organic nature of the music. After this many Amorphis records, I can't even keep track of what's coming or going. Great band, massive catalog, another record.
Recommended for fans of: My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Paradise Lost
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :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
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE

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