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AMORPHIS

Origin: Finnland

Official site: http://www.amorphis.net

Myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/amorphismusic

Profile online since: 23.08.2007 / 21:25:25
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Amorphis form 1990 in Helsinki. Their name is taken from "amorphous", meaning 'no determinate form or shape'. In their early days the band around mastermind Esa Holopainen is straight Death Metal, but over time they steadily develop into a significant rock act. The big break-through happens in 1994 with their album "Tales From The Thousand Lakes". It combines Death Metal with clean vocals and lots of progressive synthesizer elements.

Their diverse, unique style is often described as "ahead of their time". Amorphis fuse elements of traditional heavy, death and doom metal with a great variety of non-metal influences. They are known for their intoxicating melodies and aggressive sounds, for unique vocals, compelling keyboard atmospheres, psychedelic guitar sounds and a distinctive arrangement of the vocals.

Releases:

Albums
- The Karelian Isthmus (Relapse Records, 1993)
- Tales from the Thousand Lakes (Relapse Records, 1994)
- Elegy (Relapse Records, 1996)
- Tuonela (Relapse Records, 1999)
- Am Universum (Relapse Records, 2001)
- Far from the Sun (Virgin Records, 2003)
- Eclipse (Nuclear Blast, 2006)
- Silent Waters (Nuclear Blast, 2007)
- Skyforger (Nuclear Blast, 2009)
- Magic & Mayhem (Nuclear Blast, 2010)

Singles
- Black Winter Day (Relapse Records, 1995)
- Divinity (Relapse Records, 1999)
- Alone (Relapse Records, 2001)
- Day of Your Beliefs (Virgin Records, 2003)
- Evil Inside (Virgin Records, 2003)
- House of Sleep (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
- The Smoke (Nuclear Blast, 2006)
- Silent Waters (Nuclear Blast, 2007)

Other
- Disment of Soul (Demo, 1991)
- Amorphis (7"; Relapse Records, 1992)
- Privilege of Evil (EP; Relapse Records, 1993)
- My Kantele (EP; Relapse Records, 1997)
- Story - 10th Anniversary (Best-Of; Relapse Records, 2000)
- Chapters (Best-Of; Relapse Records, 2003)
- Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes (2010)

Videos
- Black Winter Day (1995)
- Against Widows (1996)
- My Kantele (1996)
- Divinity (1999)
- Alone (2001)
- Evil Inside (2003)
- House of Sleep (2005)
- The Smoke (2006)

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AMORPHIS
Am Universum
Finland

Progressive Avantgarde
 
AMORPHIS
Elegy
Finland

Folkish Intelligent Softdoom
 
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