Amorphis Elegy on Limited Edition 2LP + Download
Classic Underground Metal Titles from the Relapse Records Vaults Released in Celebration of the Label's 25th Anniversary!
Deluxe Reissue featuring Never-Before-Heard Bonus Material!
Animating elements of modern metal, 70s progressive rock and fusing them with a superb sense of melody and structure, Finland's Amorphis have dared to defy preconceptions with every ground-breaking, acclaimed release. Like their name, meaning "No definite form or shape," Amorphis would once again shatter boundaries and preconceptions of how heavy music sounded with the release of their third album, Elegy (1996). The resourceful Finns recruited vocalist Pasi Koskinen as well as former Stone drummer Pekka Kasari for the release which further cemented Amorphis' already-stellar line-up of musicians.
Re-energized, the band penned some of the most memorable melodic metal ever, imperceptibly interweaving a keen sense of melodic structure with harmonies from Finnish folk-song. Elegy featured lyrical inspirations from another classic piece of Finnish literature, the Kanteletar, a book comprised of nearly 700 poems and ballads based on Finnish traditions that have been passed on by word of mouth through the generations. This new special deluxe 2LP reissue from Relapse Records comes complete with never-before-heard bonus material!
Amorphis Elegy Track Listing:
1. Better Unborn
2. Against Widows
3. The Orphan
4. On Rich and Poor
5. My Kantele
7. Song of the Troubled One
8. Weeper On the Shore
11. My Kantele (Acoustic Reprise)
12. Better Unborn
13. Against Widows
14. The Castaway
15. Black Winter Day