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Far from the Sun [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Listeners who found Am Universum too indulgent and jazzy will be happy to find that Far From the Sun is a streamlined rocker in comparison. At their best, Amorphis have carved great, twisting metallic riffs from the building blocks of Finnish folk melodies, and that continues here with standouts like "Planetary Misfortune," "Far From the Sun," and "Higher Ground." Yet as Amorphis drift further from their frenzied death metal roots and closer to mainstream hard rock, a trajectory they fully succeeded with on Elegy and less so on Tuonela and Am Universum, they lose the searching momentum that made their albums, if not always satisfying, at least intriguing. Previous high ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Listeners who found Am Universum too indulgent and jazzy will be happy to find that Far From the Sun is a streamlined rocker in comparison. At their best, Amorphis have carved great, twisting metallic riffs from the building blocks of Finnish folk melodies, and that continues here with standouts like "Planetary Misfortune," "Far From the Sun," and "Higher Ground." Yet as Amorphis drift further from their frenzied death metal roots and closer to mainstream hard rock, a trajectory they fully succeeded with on Elegy and less so on Tuonela and Am Universum, they lose the searching momentum that made their albums, if not always satisfying, at least intriguing. Previous high watermarks -- the pitch-black death of Karelian Isthmus; the heavy, doom-laden classic Tales From the Thousand Lakes; and even the progressive, keyboard-driven polish of Elegy -- were all signs of growth, expanding the definition of what Amorphis could tackle as a band. Far From the Sun, as well-executed and crafted as it may be, is another step toward a familiar middle. Any further from the sun and Amorphis are likely to wither and fade away. [In 2004 Nuclear Blast released a German edition with numerous bonus tracks, among them a video for "Evil Inside."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
  • UPC: 727361133023
  • Catalog Number: 1330
  • Sales rank: 67,516

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Day of Your Beliefs (5:04)
  2. 2 Planetary Misfortune (4:27)
  3. 3 Evil Inside (3:57)
  4. 4 Mourning Soil (3:47)
  5. 5 Far from the Sun (4:00)
  6. 6 Ethereal Solitude (4:30)
  7. 7 Killing Goodness (3:55)
  8. 8 God of Deception (3:38)
  9. 9 Higher Ground (5:39)
  10. 10 Smithereens (4:51)
  11. 11 Shining Turns to Grey (2:58)
  12. 12 Follow Me into the Fire (5:26)
  13. 13 Darkrooms (3:23)
  14. 14 Dreams of the Damned (4:48)
  15. 15 Far from the Sun (6:52)
  16. 16 Evil Inside
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amorphis Primary Artist
Esa Holopainen Guitar, Group Member
Tomi Koivusaari Rhythm Guitar, Group Member
Jan Rechberger Drums, Group Member
Pasi Koskinen Vocals, Group Member
Santeri Kallio Keyboards, Group Member
Niclas Etelävuori Bass, Group Member
Sveaborg Boys Choir Vocals
Technical Credits
Amorphis Arranger, Composer, Producer
Dave K. Art Direction, Cover Art
Pasi Koskinen Composer
Juha Laakso Engineer
Santeri Kallio Engineer
Thomas Eberger Mastering
Hannu Leidén Engineer
Juha Jäntti Engineer
Nikk Bingo Engineer
Marjo Riitta Härkönen Assistant Photographer
Annette Tamminen Assistant Photographer
John McGregor Vocal Producer
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