The Bottom Line
- New vocalist provides a shot in the arm.
- Released in North America March 21, 2006 on Nuclear Blast.
- Amorphis formed in 1990.
- This is their 7th full-length studio album.
Guide Review - Amorphis - Eclipse
Even with such a big change, Amorphis didn't miss a beat. As a matter of fact, this is a step up from their last album. Joutsen fits right in with his emotional vocals. His melodic vocals are adequate, and his growling vocals are superb.
Their music is majestic and melodic with complex, almost progressive sounding songs. Dual guitars create a wall of sound, and the keyboards provide atmosphere. After a few missteps, Amorphis has returned to form, combining traditional metal with elements of death, goth and folk metal.