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Tales from the Thousand Lakes / Black Winter Day


Download links and information about Tales from the Thousand Lakes / Black Winter Day by Amorphis. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, Black Metal, Metal, Death Metal genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 53:11 minutes.

Artist: Amorphis
Release date: 1994
Genre: Rock, Black Metal, Metal, Death Metal
Tracks: 14
Duration: 53:11
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No. Title Length
1. Thousand Lakes 2:04
2. Into Hiding 3:45
3. The Castaway 5:32
4. First Doom 3:52
5. Black Winter Day 3:50
6. Drowned Maid 4:23
7. In the Beginning 3:37
8. Forgotten Sunrise 4:53
9. To Father's Cabin 3:50
10. Magic and Mayhem 4:27
11. Folk of the North 1:20
12. Moon and Sun 3:36
13. Moon and Sun Part II: North's Son 5:10
14. Light My Fire 2:52



Bolder than The Karelian Isthmus and conceptually superior to later attempts at progressive but radio-friendly '90s metal, Tales From the Thousand Lakes might just be Amorphis' best recording. This record is heavy, yet never succumbs to the inane extremes common to the melodic death metal genre. The guitars and drums are in ample supply, and a rare attention to arrangement and production really sets this disc apart. The guttural vocal work isn't for every metal fan, but the neo-prog instrumental work and overall heaviness should impress those turned off by the throaty rants. In a possible attempt to widen the band's appeal, Tomi Koivusaari briefly sings, which doesn't exactly work out. These moments of confusion are short-lived, though, and they hardly blemish the release. The subtle addition of keyboards is a nice touch — Amorphis' captivation with the instrument would soften later efforts. So even though Tales From the Thousand Lakes heralded a shift toward later, inferior recordings, the new and old are balanced precisely on this 1994 Relapse offering.