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Discussion in 'Amorphis (Unofficial)' started by Brell, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Luoto

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    The guys are in northern Norway right now, filming a music video probably for Wrong Direction. At least Pekka Kainulainen tagged an Instagram post with it.

    The Golden Elk seems to be the lead single though.
     
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    Seems like Pekka is becoming the 7th member of Amorphis! The video should be quite epic!!
     
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    I have considered him a 7th member for years now. Really happy that he is getting more involved.
     
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    We have a single! The Bee was aired earlier tonight on the Finnish radio and it's now up on Spotify (or whenever it turns Friday for you).
     
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    I approve . It's got some interesting syncopation and the melody lines have some surprises in them.
     
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    Killer! Just... Killer \m/
     
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    I think I like Wrong Direction even more than The Bee. Absolutely beautiful!
     
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    I'm waiting until tonight to watch it...so I can be properly baked when I see it! :headbang:
     
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    Video is epic. Makes me want to visit Lyngen, Norway. Song shares elements with the last three albums but adds enough new to keep sounding fresh.
     
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    I have yet to get through the end of the video without getting a little misty-eyed! That growl after the 3rd chorus mixed with Pekka's performance, and the beautiful climactic playing from the band....it beat the shit out of my feels all weekend haha!
     
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    The Bee didn't really resonate with me well, but this one was a killer.
     
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    Just put in my preorder today! :headbang::kickass:
     
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    We're getting close now! 9 more days!!
     
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    \m/
     
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    Kun taivas taas on pimeä, ja tuuli tuo askelten äänet
    Odotan puun alla, vaanin varjojen välissä
    Ensin tulevat korpit, kieppuvat kulkueen yllä
    Vanha vaimo on sanaton, sinun sanasi käärmeen kuiskaus on
     
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    Bought the digital today CD with bonus tracks should be arriving soon...

    Will require some repeat listens before settling on thoughts because Queen is definitely not instant and I'd suggest that's encouraging :) But what is instantly clear is that this is a darker, and arguably heavier record even than their recent releases!

    Time to dig in \m/
     
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    Agreed. This is a very complex and layered album. I have a feeling it will take some time to discover all the little hidden details that are in these songs. Those types of albums are usually the best ones!
     
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    Yep, this is clearly a more progressive approach than pretty much anything they've released with Joutsen.

    On a side note, my Youtube upload of My Kantele (2010 version) has seen an improved viewer performance since the release of The Bee. Had to check this because the video started getting more comments than usual, and the average daily viewership has gone up by about 60.
     
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    I would say that it's Bogren that is making the difference, but I think the real difference is that the band realized that they needed someone like Bogren to make the band work as well as it could. Amorphis needed someone who was biased and ambitious, but none of them could be that person and still function as a band. No more smoothing edges and comfort zones.

    Have only listened through once, but I hear lots of material that echoes older songs in chord progressions or in structure or feel. In the past this would have led to compromises and repetition. Bogren can throw something at them that takes away that sense of comfort and familiarity in a way that none of them can without upsetting the personal dynamics. That keeps things fresh and keeps the creative tension in place (I'm looking at you, Amon Amarth) while still allowing Amorphis to sound like Amorphis (coughOpethcough).

    Best decision they have made since they brought Tomi J on board. As one of them pointed out in one of the many interviews they did leading up to the release, it lets them focus on being musicians and on their performance, rather than on the production.
     
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