Amorphis - Halo
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #11 / 331
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
2022 Ratings: #147
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Distorted Sound
It’s a true quantum leap in hook writing and melding epic pop construction with prog and jazz passages seamlessly and effortlessly.
90
Blabbermouth.net
Too inventive to be beholden to a formula, but deeply entrenched in an aesthetic that has served them well for decades, AMORPHIS sound imperious throughout, and picking highlights is a game best left to label staff and algorithms.
85
Metal Injection

It's just that the prior two records reached such flamboyantly compelling and striving heights that Halo can't help but seem a bit muted and safe by comparison.

80
Metal Hammer

Finnish melodeath veterans Amorphis play to their progressively minded strengths with album #14, Halo.

74
Sputnikmusic

While it doesn't reach the peaks of the previous two chapters, it honors the legacy of a collective that blends melody and heaviness like few others.

JayCrackers
77

Amorphis finally return in 2020's with Halo with sees them take inspiration from meldoic death metal, folk metal and symphonic metal for an almost hour long epic filled with triumphant guitars and vocals and although it's not their best album it definately continues their amazing and consistent streak of great progressive metal.

Track Review

Northwards 8.5/10.
On The Dark Waters 8.5/10.
The Moon 9.5/10
Windmane 7.5/10.
A New Land 8/10
When The Gods Came 7.5/10.
Seven Roads Come Together ... read more

MaceBlade42
81

February 2022 Reviews:

This is my first time hear Amorphis and while I find them to be talented musicians, they seem to get lost in the weeds of riffing and being a little too prog. I did enjoy most of the songs on here overall, but it's clear this is a long album that needs more time.

Rank 4th / 19

74

My first experience with Amorphis' music and I have to say I think this album is pretty solid.
Does it reinvent the wheel, absolutely not. Is it some conceptual masterpiece, absolutely not.
But is it a nice blend of growling death metal mixed with some quite nice melodic and symphonic choruses and elements to it, yes.

TRACKS
Northwards: 4.5/5- Smashing opener. Drums crash hard, guitars crunch through, the melodic chorus is nice and the solo sounds great.

On The Dark Water: 3.5/5- Solid but ... read more

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Added on: December 1, 2021