Tag: Amorphis

Amorphis – Circle Review

The Joutsen-fronted era of Amorphis is certainly consistent, even if these Finns haven’t released anything that truly captures the groundbreaking and game-changing magic of Elegy since… well, Elegy. After swapping Pasi for Tomi some eight

90s Essentials – Volume Nine

This is almost the end, my friends. Almost the end. We’ve come through eight installments of Last Rites’ 100 Most Essential Albums Of The Nineties, through eighty records, and here we are with ten more: A

Amorphis – The Beginning Of Times Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Over the past twenty years, Amorphis has experienced several dynamic transformations. These Finns have gone from death metal to straight-ahead rock, and everywhere in between. Needless to say, this has

Metalmorphoses: Shifting The Paradigm, Pt. 3

Because heavy metal bands change direction and because heavy metal fans stake whole pieces of themselves on the results, the Last Rites staffers have been sharing their thoughts on some of the transition albums that

Amorphis – Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years Review

In my review of Negura Bunget’s Masiestrit, I ran down a list of possible reasons why bands choose to re-record earlier material. In that case, the new version was well-justified, being a reimagining of lesser-known

Zach Duvall’s Top 20 of 2009

2009 has been one helluva year for me and music. The sheer number of killer albums and shows (Neurosis!) has been overwhelming, making the 29th year of my life my best yet as a music

Amorphis – Skyforger Review

In the near 20 year existence of Amorphis, their fans have become split into so many camps it’s not even funny anymore.  Some wish the band still played death metal.  Others just want Elegy made

Amorphis – Silent Waters Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. If anything, Eclipse was a jarring, triumphant return for Finland’s Amorphis that easily surpassed previous efforts Am Universum and Far from the Sun, and raised the bar for what would become Silent Waters, which happens to be the