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2007 / 2011 / 2015 / 2017 / 2022






Originally founded as a pure death metal ensemble back in 1990 in Helsinki, Amorphis have evolved into a band that defies any attempt at categorisation. Their epic 1994 album ‘Tales from the Thousand Lakes’ blended the band’s death metal roots with doom metal, folk and psychedelic elements, with the melodious accents creating a magical atmosphere. Never looking back, they have since continued to push the boundaries and surprise fans and critics alike. Their most recent album ‘Under the Red Cloud’ (2016) is a perfect cocktail of their early and later work with some tracks leaning towards death/doom metal, while others are folk-oriented or exhibit progressive tendencies. In addition to such classics and obvious live favourites as ‘Death of a King’, ‘Silver Bride’ and ‘The Smoke’, Amorphis has so much more to offer. Sought after by many but attained by few, the versatility of their catalogue is testament to their impressive staying power. 2018’s ‘Queen of Time’ is vintage Amorphis and topped many a critic’s end-of-year lists, proving once again that the consistent quality of their output is probably their biggest asset. (#GMM22)