Eclipse (Amorphis album)

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Eclipse
Studio album by Amorphis
Released February 15, 2006
February 17, 2006 (Europe except German-speaking countries)
February 24, 2006 (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
March 21, 2006 (U.S.)
Genre Progressive metal, heavy metal, folk metal
Length 41:47
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Marco Hietala, Mikko Karmila
Amorphis chronology
Chapters
(2003)
Eclipse
(2006)
Silent Waters
(2007)
Singles from Eclipse
  1. "House of Sleep"
    Released: January 4th, 2006
  2. "The Smoke"
    Released: June 7th, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 8.5/10 stars [3]

Eclipse is the seventh studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis. The lyrics are from a play based on the Kullervo legend (told in the Kalevala), written by Finnish poet and playwright Paavo Haavikko in 1982.

Eclipse is also notable for being current vocalist Tomi Joutsen's debut with Amorphis following the departure of longtime singer Pasi Koskinen in 2005.[4] It also marked the reintroduction of death growls into their music, albeit in limited quantity.[5]

In February 2008, the record was certified gold in Finland, having sold over 15,000 units.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics by Paavo Haavikko and translated to English by Anselm Hollo, except where noted.[7]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Two Moons"     Holopainen, Kallio 3:24
2. "House of Sleep"     Holopainen 4:15
3. "Leaves Scar"     Holopainen 3:22
4. "Born from Fire"     Kallio 4:06
5. "Under a Soil and Black Stone"   Koivusaari Kallio 4:12
6. "Perkele (The God of Fire)"     Etelävuori 3:26
7. "The Smoke"     Holopainen 3:38
8. "Same Flesh"     Kallio 4:36
9. "Brother Moon"   Holopainen Holopainen 5:08
10. "Empty Opening"     Holopainen 5:37
11. "Stone Woman" (bonus track)   Koivusaari 3:37
Total length:
45:24

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amorphis - Eclipse Review". Heavymetal.about.com. 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Eclipse". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Blabbermouth.Net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Amorphis - Eclipse Review". Heavymetal.about.com. 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Blabbermouth.Net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ Official Website
  7. ^ "Official Website". Retrieved 2013-01-12.