Karelian Isthmus [Bonus Tracks]

The Karelian Isthmus [Bonus Tracks]

by Amorphis
     
 

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The Karelian Isthmus is one of the best early-'90s European death metal debuts. Amorphis previously issued some demos that were eventually combined into Privilege of Evil, but 1992's The Karelian Isthmus is the band's first fully conceived effort. What is most impressive is the high dynamic standard that the group establishes so early

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The Karelian Isthmus is one of the best early-'90s European death metal debuts. Amorphis previously issued some demos that were eventually combined into Privilege of Evil, but 1992's The Karelian Isthmus is the band's first fully conceived effort. What is most impressive is the high dynamic standard that the group establishes so early in its recording career. This is due mainly to the group's heavy and quite original riffs. "Black Embrace" and "The Lost Name of God" feature some of the most effective and yet surprisingly simple guitar signatures imaginable. By themselves, these compositions and performances would be enough to warrant a strong recommendation, but The Karelian Isthmus is more than just a few nice guitar phrases. The husky vocals and tight drum performances also earn Amorphis high death metal/grindcore marks. A must for fans of this group's early, melodic death metal period, The Karelian Isthmus ranks among Amorphis' finest offerings. [Also available with bonus tracks from the Privilege of Evil EP.]

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Release Date:
01/21/2003
Label:
Relapse
UPC:
0781676655328
catalogNumber:
766553

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