Tag: Amorphis

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

Amorphis – Eclipse Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas If you are at this site and specifically reading this review, I can assume you don’t need a history lesson about the rise and (in my opinion ) fall ofAmorphis,

Amorphis – Far From The Sun Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Amorphis is a band that has been no stranger to change over their ten year career. Starting out as more of a melodic death band with some progressive influence, they