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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
Top 20 albums of 2009: 17

Lyrics (12)

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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Reza - 09.02.2010 at 21:40  
  IMO it deserves to be one of top 5 albums of 2009.
Trust - 20.02.2010 at 21:44  
Rating: 10 Great album!!
Powerslavex - 22.04.2010 at 15:42  
Rating: 8 Very good (8) From The Heaven Of My Heart best out of the pick
Dark Blood - 04.05.2010 at 23:04  
Rating: 8 This is indeed a great album. The melodies and vocals are very catchy. I can't get them out of my head!
rasto - 09.02.2011 at 11:51  
Rating: 10 Great album!! super!super!fucking super!!!!!!!!
ThunderAxe1989 - 26.03.2012 at 01:13  
Rating: 7 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)
Troy Killjoy - 26.03.2012 at 02:32  
  Wait, someone likes Far From the Sun?
Dentura - 06.06.2012 at 10:39  
Rating: 9 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.
Therapy? - 14.06.2012 at 13:49  
Rating: 9 I really like the sound of this album. "Silver Bride" really is my all time favourite amorphis song.
serega25 - 22.09.2013 at 11:44  
Rating: 9 Silver bride!!!!!
pipis - 23.04.2014 at 19:09  
Rating: 9 Great album!!
IronArkadius666 - 29.08.2015 at 15:30  
Rating: 10 Still my favourite of theirs, I suspect it always will be
Nicko's Nose - 20.09.2015 at 22:30  
Rating: 8 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.
Risto - 20.09.2015 at 22:48  
Rating: 9
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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