Origin: Finland
Genres: Doomdeath
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Amorphis  


One of the more well-known Finnish metal bands in existance, Amorphis' career has spanned death metal (Karelian Isthmus), doomdeath (Tales Of The Thousand Lakes, one of the band's best efforts and a classic in the doomdeath genre) to the more relaxed, somber post-doomdeath gothic sound as heard on the later material like Tuonela and Ad Universum. Vocals on the early material (handled by guitarist Tomi Koivusaari) are of the death variety, but Pasi Koskinen's arrival heralded a substantial change in their sound, as he sings in a clean, somewhat James Hetfield style. Amorphis have improved with every album, with Ad Universum clearly their most mature release to date.

Current Members

Tomi Joutsen

vocals

Tomi Koivusaari

guitars

Esa Holopainen

guitars (Chaosbreed)

Niclas Etelävuori

bass (Moonspell)

Santeri Kallio

keyboards

Jan Rechberger

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pasi Koskinen

vocals (Ajattara, Mannhai, Shape Of Despair)

Olli-Pekka Laine

bass (Barren Earth, Chaosbreed, Mannhai)

Kasper Mårtenson

keyboards (Barren Earth)

Kim Rantala

keyboards

Pekka Kasari

drums (Stone)


Discography



The Karelian Isthmus 
1992 Relapse
  1. Karelia
  2. The Gathering
  3. Grails Mysteries
  4. Warriors Trial
  5. Black Embrace
  6. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
  7. The Lost Name of God
  8. The Pilgrimage
  9. Misery Path
  10. Sign From The North Side
  11. Vulgar Necrolatry (bonus track)
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Jan Rechberger

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Privilege Of Evil 
1993 Relapse
  1. Pilgrimage From Darkness
  2. Black Embrace
  3. Privilege Of Evil
  4. Misery Path
  5. Vulgar Necrolatry
  6. Excursing From Existence
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Jan Rechberger




Tales From The Thousand Lakes 
1994 Relapse
  1. Thousand Lakes
  2. Into Hiding
  3. The Castaway
  4. First Doom
  5. Black Winter Day
  6. Drowned Maid
  7. In The Beginning
  8. Forgotten Sunrise
  9. To Fathers Cabin
  10. Magic and Mayhem
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Kasper Mårtenson
  • Jan Rechberger
1994 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Black Winter Day 
1995 Relapse
  1. Black Winter Day
  2. Folk Of The North
  3. Moon And Sun
  4. Moon And Sun Part II: North's Son
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Kasper Mårtenson
  • Jan Rechberger




Elegy 
1996 Relapse
  1. Better Unborn
  2. Against Widows
  3. The Orphin
  4. On Rich and Poor
  5. My Kantele
  6. Cares
  7. Song Of The Troubled One
  8. Weeper On The Shore
  9. Elegy
  10. Relief
  11. My Kantele (acoustic reprise)
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Kim Rantala
  • Pekka Kasari
1996 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



(EP) My Kantele 
1997 Relapse
  1. My Kantele (acousic reprise)
  2. The Brother Slayer
  3. The Lost Son (The Brother Slayer Part II)
  4. Levitation
  5. And I Hear You Call
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Pekka Kasari




Tuonela 
1998 Relapse
  1. The Way
  2. Morning Star
  3. Nightfall
  4. Tuonela
  5. Greed
  6. Divinity
  7. Shining
  8. Withered
  9. Rusty Moon
  10. Summers End
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Pekka Kasari
1998 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Am Universum 
2001 Relapse
  1. Alone
  2. Goddness (Of The Sad Man)
  3. The Night Is Over
  4. Shatters Within
  5. Chrimson Wave
  6. Drifting Memories
  7. Forever More
  8. Veil Of Sin
  9. Captured State
  10. Grief Stricken Heart
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Pekka Kasari

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Far From The Sun 
2003 Virgin
  1. Day of your beliefs
  2. Planetary misfortune
  3. Evil inside
  4. Mourning soil
  5. Far from the sun
  6. Ethereal solitude
  7. Killing goodness
  8. God of deception
  9. Higher ground
  10. Smithereens
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Chapters  COMPILATION
2003 Relapse
  1. Alone
  2. Drifting Memories
  3. Too Much To See
  4. The Way
  5. Northern Lights
  6. Summer's End
  7. The Brother Slayer
  8. Better Unborn
  9. My Kantele
  10. Weeper On The Shore
  11. Moon And Sun
  12. Black Winter Day
  13. The Castaway
  14. Drowned Maid
  15. Warrior's Trail
  16. The Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
  17. The Lost Name Of God

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Eclipse 
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Two Moons
  2. House of Sleep
  3. Leaves Scar
  4. Born from Fire
  5. Under a Soil and Black Stone
  6. Perkele (The God of Fire)
  7. The Smoke
  8. Same Flesh
  9. Brother Moon
  10. Empty Opening
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Silent Waters 
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. Weaving the Incantation
  2. A Servant
  3. Silent Waters
  4. Towards and Against
  5. I of Crimson Blood
  6. Her Alone
  7. Enigma
  8. Shaman
  9. The White Swan
  10. Black River
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Skyforger 
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sampo
  2. Silver Bride
  3. From The Heaven Of My Heart
  4. Sky Is Mine
  5. Majestic Beast
  6. My Sun
  7. Highest Star
  8. Skyforger
  9. Course Of Fate
  10. From Earth I Rose
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2009 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes 
2010 Nuclear Blast

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Angry Metal Guy 



Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years  COMPILATION
2010
  1. Magic And Mayhem
  2. Vulgar Necrolatry
  3. Into Hiding
  4. Black Winter Day
  5. On Rich And Poor
  6. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
  7. The Castaway
  8. Song Of The Troubled One
  9. Sign From The North Side
  10. Drowned Maid
  11. Against Widows
  12. My Kantele
  13. Light My Fire (bonus track)




The Beginning Of Times 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Review  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



Circle 
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Shades Of Gray
  2. Mission
  3. The Wanderer
  4. Narrow Path
  5. Hopeless Days
  6. Nightbird's Song
  7. Into The Abyss
  8. Enchanted By The Moon
  9. A New Day
  10. Dead Man's Dream (bonus track)




Best Of  COMPILATION
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Wanderer
  2. Hopeless Days
  3. Into the Abyss
  4. You I Need
  5. Beginning of Time
  6. Silver Bride
  7. From the Heaven of My Heart
  8. Silent Waters
  9. House of Sleep
  10. The Smoke
  11. Two Moons
  12. Born from Fire
  13. Skyforger
  14. My Sun
  15. From Earth I Rose


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