Amorphis - Skyforger

8.6 | 870 votes |
Release date: 29 May 2009
Style: Folk metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal


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01. Sampo
02. Silver Bride
03. From The Heaven Of My Heart
04. Sky Is Mine
05. Majestic Beast
06. My Sun
07. Highest Star
08. Skyforger
09. Course Of Fate
10. From Earth I Rose
11. Godlike Machine [bonus]
12. Separated [Japanese bonus]

The Best Heavy Metal Album Of 2009

Tomi Joutsen - vocals
Esa Holopainen - lead guitars
Tomi "Samuel Lempo" Koivusaari - rhythm guitars
Niclas Etelävuori - bass
Santeri Kallio - keyboards
Jan "Malakias II" Rechberger - drums

Session musicians
Iikka Kahri - flutes, sax
Marco Hietala - backing vocals
Jouni Markkanen - backing vocals
Tommi Salmela - backing vocals
Peter J. Goodman - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced and arranged by Amorphis.
Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios between January and February 2009.
Recorded by Sami Koivisto at Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki between November 2008 and January 2009.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, February 2009.
Vocals produced by Marco Hietala.
Lyrics by Pekka Kainulainen.
Translation by Erkki Virta.
Art direction by Travis Smith.

Guest review by
Skyforger, released by Amorphis earlier this year, can be summed up with two words: one is commercial, and the other is safe. Generally the two go hand in hand when examining an album release, and this is the case with Skyforger. And while the album is filled with a multitude of grand and catchy choruses, the band refuses to experiment at all. Generally, the song structure for each and every song is exactly the same, and the song writing stays true to the same simple template throughout the course of the album. In fact, it can be said that by listening to the first three songs of the album, you have listened to the entire album already.

published 01.09.2009 | Comments (30)

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09.02.2010 - 21:40
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IMO it deserves to be one of top 5 albums of 2009.
20.02.2010 - 21:44
Rating: 10

Posts: 5
From: Portugal

Great album!!
22.04.2010 - 15:42
Rating: 8

Posts: 777
From: UK

Very good (8) From The Heaven Of My Heart best out of the pick
04.05.2010 - 23:04
Rating: 8
Dark Blood
The Avenger

Posts: 1435
From: Portugal

This is indeed a great album. The melodies and vocals are very catchy. I can't get them out of my head!
It is humanity who must pay homage to the greatness of the Universe... not the Universe to the human narcissism.
09.02.2011 - 11:51
Rating: 10

Posts: 36
From: Slovak Republic
Great album!! super!super!fucking super!!!!!!!!
26.03.2012 - 01:13
Rating: 7

Posts: 7383
From: Bahamas

This is actually the only release they've done with the current vocalist that I actually like! The other ones sort of bore me to be honest. Yeah though, this is a good release......the best Amorphis record since "Far From The Sun" (2003)
26.03.2012 - 02:32
Troy Killjoy

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Wait, someone likes Far From the Sun?
Prettier than BloodTears.
06.06.2012 - 10:39
Rating: 9
Shadow King

Posts: 1260
From: USA

My very first Amorphis album, and to this day my favorite by the band overall. All of the songs on here have something epic and magical to offer. Sampo (first song I listened to by Amorphis, obviously) is probably the most progressive song in their entire discography, the movements and transitions are absolutely divine.
...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
14.06.2012 - 13:49
Rating: 9

Posts: 157
From: The Netherlands
I really like the sound of this album. "Silver Bride" really is my all time favourite amorphis song.
22.09.2013 - 11:44
Rating: 9

Posts: 165
From: Russia

Silver bride!!!!!
23.04.2014 - 19:09
Rating: 9

Posts: 9
From: Greece
Great album!!
29.08.2015 - 15:30
Rating: 10

Posts: 92
From: South Africa
Still my favourite of theirs, I suspect it always will be
20.09.2015 - 22:30
Rating: 8
Nicko's Nose

Posts: 251
From: Canada

I used to like Silver Bride until I realized it has the same melody as Children of Bodom's Living Dead Beat which came out before.
20.09.2015 - 22:48
Rating: 9
Wandering Midget

Posts: 954
From: Finland

Written by Nicko's Nose on 20.09.2015 at 22:30

I used to like Silver Bride until I realized it has the same melody as Children of Bodom's Living Dead Beat which came out before.

Amorphis totally have a good reason to rip off CoB, don't they?

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