AMORPHIS - Silent Waters

Silent Waters
REALEASE DATE: 31.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
USERS RATING: 24 votes

Top 2007: #2
Amorphis more
Tomi Joutsen - voce
Tomi Koivusaari – chitara
Esa Holopainen - chitara
Santeri Kallio - clape
Niclas Etelavuori - bass
Jan Rechberger - baterie

01. Weaving the Incantation02. A Servant03. Silent Waters04. Towards and Against05. I of Crimson Blood06. Her Alone07. Enigma08. Shaman09. The White Swan10. Black River

My strength is not enough, my powers failed me
I need the heavens' help, I ask for thunder's force

Even though it is released just one year away from Eclipse, Silent Waters brings us a creative and full of inspiration Amorphis. Of course, many will compare it to Eclipse and notice the similarities, ignoring the differences, but I think it would be absurd to ask them to make an album in the vein of Tales... now, in 2007. It is just not possible, so just enjoy Silent Waters and leave it carry you again into the land of Finnish stories.
The album is simply excellent, with or without initiation journeys inspired by Kalevala, with a Tomi Joutsen who is so well integrated into the band that you would say that he’s been there since the very beginning. I must admit that the song Silent Waters is exceptional, and Tomi’s singing manages to surprise me every time. Of course, the instrumental part cannot be ignored, and the album is a typical Amorphis one; in addition to the clean/growl alternating vocals, there are of course keyboards, acoustic guitars, riffs and subtle folk influences (Enigma).
The album has a medium tempo, but this is in now way a problem; I was as attentive and pleased listening to the “ballads” Her Alone, I of Crimson Blood and to the heavier songs, such as The White Swan and Towards and Against (the latter has an awesome start).
(+) writing inspiration, Silent Waters (the song), Black River, Tomi Joutsen’s perfect integration
(-) none worthy of note (personally I would have wanted it a bit less aggressive, but it’s perfect as it is)

SkyDancer more Nota: 9.5

Posted at 11:17 |  07 August 2007  | 2 Comments  | 9613 Views

Comment on: Silent Waters

  • Bravo vocalului, care s-a integrat foarte bine in trupa, desi ultimele albume abia am reusit sa le ascult de plictiseala, dar live cel putin, canta de pe karelian isthmus ca si cum ar fi fost de la inceput acolo. true, si cum dadea din ditamai pleata- era ceva munca :))) are un touch death in voce dar nici melodic nu e rau deloc.

    1. Posted by Ioana Moraru | 09 August 2007 19:55
  • Ooho,cam mult.Un 6.5 le ajunge,mai ales ca e facut doar intr-un singur an,sa nu mai zic de amestecul de stiluri din care a iesit sunetul...

    2. Posted by ShadowXO | 19 Septembrie 2008 20:20

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