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.
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