Monday, July 21, 2008

Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes (1994)

Although they are a progressive metal band now, Amorphis was once a melodic death metal band (featuring keyboards of couse). And like every good band, they fuse elements of other genres into their music. In this case it's folk and doom metal. The title Tales From The Thousand Lakes is very appropriate considering that the lyrics on this album are based off of the Kalevala, a collection of Finnish folklore compiled by Elias Lönnrot and one of the most important pieces of Finnish literature. Take all of that stuff, put it all together, and you have a truly amazing album.

Fun Fact: Amorphis was the first band added to the Metal Archives.
...What's so fun about a fun fact?

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 Father's Cabin
10) Magic and Mayhem

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