Thursday, June 02, 2011

AMORPHIS - The Beginning Of Times

Amorphis exist for over 20 years, and this new album is their tenth so far. Although started from a much more aggressive style of music, later they explored more melodic and complex paths, and here we are with their latest release. What the listener will hear on this album is melodic music, with lots of aggressive moments, full of a dark atmosphere, blended in a very wise way, creating an album which is diverse and interesting. There are more brutal moments, with growl vocals and double bass drums, but also moments with clear vocals and complex song structures, but all fitting perfectly into the album atmosphere. While all the musicians are doing an excellent job, one can't help but mention the exceptional work that has been done in the vocals, which is a big plus of the album. The use of female vocals on two tracks is also interesting enough. Not an easy album, although it has melodies and parts that stick into your mind, it definitely needs time and attention to explore it's full potential. An album that needs time and concentration, but it will not disappoint you, either you are a fan of the band or not.


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