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Helsinki, Finland (1990 – present)

Amorphis is a Finnish progressive/melodic metal band, and formerly death/doom band started by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari and Esa Holopainen in Helsinki, Finland in 1990. Amorphis absorbed and incorporated influences from many metal genres, and with time passing their sound evolved dramatically. Initially, the band was a act, but with time they have evolved into making music that is more classifiable as with folk influences, and, more recently, and , utilizing increasingly complex arrangements and a less brutal sound. Amorphis is also well known for their use of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, as a source for their lyrics.

In 1989 Jan Rechberger and Esa Holopainen played in a speed metal band Violent Solution, which Tomi Koivusaari had left the previous year to form the death metal band Abhorrence. Violent Solution slowly withered away as the musicians became interested in other things and styles of music. At this point, Jan Rechberger and Esa Holopainen had the idea of putting together a death metal band. In early 1990, Tomi Koivusaari was asked to be the vocalist and Oppu Laine to be their bassist.

During that time the band asked Tomi to pick up the slot of rhythm guitarist as well as singing, which led to the band dumping all original compositions and starting again. With the band starting to move along, Tomi’s other band (Abhorrence) split up and he found himself with much more time to put into Amorphis. The band went into gear and started churning out new brutal music.

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  • Sqvoll91

    Одна из самых разносторонних и талантливых групп в мире.

    9 Dec 2:27pm Reply
  • SerenadeinLead

    Tales from the Thousand Feels. most beautiful album ever

    7 Dec 12:37pm Reply
  • streichhholz

    блять, да почему они такие до невозможности восхитительные

    27 Nov 8:13pm Reply
  • insanebrevity

    My new favorite band!

    23 Nov 11:21pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Amorphis

    10 Nov 5:13pm Reply
  • spiderferi

    i like both clean singing and death growls of Tomi Joutsen, he does it flawlessly!

    3 Nov 1:17pm Reply
  • TheJuzme

    Goddammit. I have been listening Amorphis for years and still this band surprises me and some tracks open to me in different or new way which is cool. All eras, death metal-Koskinen-Joutsen, are amazing in their own unique ways. Fucking A.

    28 Oct 8:15pm Reply
  • ROSSANO1972

    Tales From The Thousand Lakes, very great album. Unforgettable

    18 Oct 5:21pm Reply
  • bardofesgaroth

    V Yes, a shame that it seems to be so overlooked.

    15 Oct 7:40pm Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    The Karelian Isthmus is soo goooood

    8 Oct 11:20pm Reply
  • tonyrodriguez1

    this is the most f*cking awesome band that i found by casuality ... amazing music...

    3 Oct 6:33pm Reply
  • acclamationsun

    We are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of "Tales From the Thousand Lakes". Please do these two things - buy a copy (keep or gift away) and scrobble the album. Do you think "Tales ...." is one of the best metal albums of all time?

    16 Sep 8:35pm Reply
  • Kajtek666

    Without Pasi Koskinen things will never be the same...

    16 Sep 5:23pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato

    14 Sep 9:01am Reply
  • nospr

    Their old stuff was only true death metal vocals. (Privilege of Evil and The Karelian Isthmus)

    23 Aug 5:08am Reply
  • DesunotoK

    their old stuff had pretty annoying mix of harsh and clean. musically it was good though.I like old and new amorphis though.

    22 Aug 2:50pm Reply
  • Mari_Jasmine

    <3

    14 Aug 2:00pm Reply
  • Borreh

    No way, album with only harsh vocals would be awful.

    17 Jul 5:56pm Reply
  • ZadionApocalaya

    Eclipse through The Beginning of Times are all exceptional albums. Circle, despite being the same exact thing as the four albums before it, is less than exceptional. What went wrong?

    26 Jun 4:15am Reply
  • Cynic_Raven

    rock on...they're jst fuckin awesome...

    27 May 7:14pm Reply
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