Well it has been a long time since my last Rock The Bloig, and people seemed to enjoy them, and enjoy listening to some music they may or may not of heard of, generally of the metal/rock variety and mainly Finnish, Swedish and rest of the world. For those new to my Rock The Blog, my previous ones were:
This time on Rock The Blog i bring you:
Amorphis are a 6 piece metal band that originated in Helskini, Finland in 1990, by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari and Esa Holopainen, they like to use the Finnish folklore legends 'Kalevala' in their lyrics, which is one of the best selling books in Finland and is full of short stories, myths and legendary creatures, which started out as a book of poems and was later made into a story.
They have released 9 albums since their creation in 1990, their first being 'The Karelian Isthmus' in 1991. Their discography is as follows:
- The Karelian Isthmus - 1991
- Tales from the Thousand Lakes - 1994
- Elegy - 1996
- Tuonela - 1999
- AM Universum - 2001
- Far From The Sun - 2003
- Eclipse - 2006
- Silent Waters - 2007
- Skyforger - 2009 (Released May 27th)
The current band member formation is as follows:
- Tomi Joutsen – Vocals
- Esa Holopainen – Guitar
- Tomi Koivusaari – Guitar
- Niclas Etelävuori – Bass
- Santeri Kallio – Keyboards
- Jan Rechberger – Drums
Today I will be listing 2 Amorphis songs for your ears and eyes (Both links also include the videos for your viewing pleasure!)! I could not decide between the 2, so why not just add both! =), (To listen and view the videos just click the song titles below in red), First up is:
Alone - From the 2001 album 'AM Universum'
And second up is:
House of Sleep - From the 2006 album 'Eclipse'
I hope you all enjoy the blog this week, i know it will probably not be to some of your tastes, but i think it is always good to listen to something new every now and again, some you may like, some you may not, but is that not how we give our opinions on things? :D
Thanks for reading, listning and watching, feel free to comment and let me know what you think of what i believe are a must for any metal/rock fan out there.