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aloof
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:07 am 
 

a slightly more poppy approach and very different vocals, courtesy of Håkan Hemlin of Nordman, but this is still recognizably Amorphis :D



let's not think why the band's main songwriter would go solo right now :/ I hope it's just because of having extra time bcs of the covid killing the touring etc.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 10:09 am 
 

aloof wrote:
let's not think why the band's main songwriter would go solo right now :/ I hope it's just because of having extra time bcs of the covid killing the touring etc.


Can't be bothered to find the source at the moment, but I'm fairly certain I read that Esa just had a bunch of songs burning a hole in his pocket that didn't quite fit with Amorphis, so seems that this is his outlet to release those songs.

Regarding the actual song: despite not being particularly fond of lighter rock like this typically, that chorus has an undeniable energy to it. Hopefully the rest of the album is of this quality as well.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:54 pm 
 

aloof wrote:
let's not think why the band's main songwriter would go solo right now :/


Wouldn't Santeri Kallio be the main Amo songwriter these days, though?

The band is otherwise doing quite fine creatively, a new album is being mixed, but surely all of them could use more money. Apparently Joutsen has taken up his social worker kinda job again, but Holopainen doesn't seem to have such a luxury =))

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:07 pm 
 

Oh shit, I read the title and thought you meant he left Amorphis.

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Song was pleasant.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 2:18 pm 
 

There are enough Amorphis-isms there that I'm now a little disappointed that we don't have it with a Joutsen vocal. That's the catch-22 for side projects, sometimes they're better if they sound nothing like the primary band so comparing doesn't even make sense, and other times if it's a similar sound but with a replacement member or two (particularly vocalists) more simpatico to your tastes it can be intriguing.

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 11:58 am 
 

Not a fan of Amorphis, but I really, really like Håkan Hemlin. Had he been singing on the whole album I would have bought it instantly!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:25 pm 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
There are enough Amorphis-isms there that I'm now a little disappointed that we don't have it with a Joutsen vocal.


There will be Renkse instead. On two tracks IIRC.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:30 pm 
 

Amorphis recently recorded some new stuff, so he's definitely not leaving them (and I'm quite thankful for that).

Also, yes, for what this is it's pretty good. Not sure if it's something I'd put on all the time, but it's a nice change of pace.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 12:49 pm 
 

This is chill as fuck.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 6:06 pm 
 

interstellar_medium wrote:
LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
There are enough Amorphis-isms there that I'm now a little disappointed that we don't have it with a Joutsen vocal.


There will be Renkse instead. On two tracks IIRC.


Ooh, then things are looking up.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:08 am 
 

Esa talks about the guest singers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lASjSB8kh3A
Jonas Renkse, Einar Solberg, Björn «Speed» Strid, Anneke Van Giersbergen, ...

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 11:48 am 
 

Wow, Renkse, Strid, Giersbergen, Joutsen, that's a stacked lineup.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:06 pm 
 

interstellar_medium wrote:

Apparently Joutsen has taken up his social worker kinda job again


Source?
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:14 pm 
 

What strange vocals. I don't mind them at all, and the song is chill, but he's got a weird voice.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:59 pm 
 

Solberg's track is up. I'm part of the minority that doesn't like his voice that much, but the melodies are nice, and the video's dreamlike direction is great.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 12:04 pm 
 

Thexhumed wrote:
interstellar_medium wrote:

Apparently Joutsen has taken up his social worker kinda job again


Source?


Here you are:
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11858805

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 1:13 pm 
 

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 1:49 pm 
 

Dullahan wrote:
Solberg's track is up. I'm part of the minority that doesn't like his voice that much, but the melodies are nice, and the video's dreamlike direction is great.

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Muuuuuch prefer this to the other one. Can see why his voice might not gel with everyone, but I prefer the vocals here to the other single.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:20 pm 
 

These two songs posted here sound really excellent. I'm going to pick this one up.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:59 pm 
 

interstellar_medium wrote:
Here you are:https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11858805


lives in Lohja. sigh. poor thing. now I get amorphis' heavy touring schedule :D
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 8:17 pm 
 

aloof wrote:
interstellar_medium wrote:
Here you are:https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11858805


lives in Lohja. sigh. poor thing. now I get amorphis' heavy touring schedule :D


What's wrong with the town? For what I read (interesting interview btw) it's a poor town with a serious problem of alcoholism.
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