If you're only familiar with the Amorphis of recent years then you are in for quite a surprise with this release, less of the melodic and melancholic. More of the pure old school metal that had metal fans quaking in their boots when the band burst onto the scene in 1991. Less of the progressive more of the metal!
Concept albums often appear to many listeners to be a dreadful yawn. But in the case of Skyforger, in which the concept, the story, the music, and the vocals are so well matched, it's hard to dispute the fact that done well, these types of releases can be absolutely amazing.
Amorphis has been a word on everyone's lips lately, with the band's big chart wins with the release of their first single from Skyforger, Silver Bride. To talk about the band and the new album, MaF caught up with the band's very lovely and talkative rhythm guitarist Tomi Koivusaari.
When the single Silver Bride hit #1 in Finland, Amorphis was happily surprised.