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is the second full-length album by metal band Tales from the Thousand Lakes Amorphis. A concept album, the lyrics are based on the Finnish national epic, . It was their first departure from the more aggressive Kalevala death metal sound of their debut album to a more melodic death/ doom metal sound, with more influence from early bands influential to doom metal like Black Sabbath and Pentagram. This album features a greater use of synthesizers and clean vocals than their previous release, which was devoid of both.
This was the first Amorphis album to feature Kasper Mårtenson on keyboards. The album was an influential release in the development of the melodic death metal and doom metal genres.
The original limited version (on digipack) had a cover of "
Light My Fire" by The Doors added as a bonus track. It was later re-released in 2001 with most tracks from the EP and the "Light My Fire" cover added as bonus tracks. Black Winter Day
Track listing [ edit ]
Esa Holopainen, Olli-Pekka Laine 3:42
Tomi Koivusaari, Holopainen, Laine, Mårtenson 5:30
"Black Winter Day"
Koivusaari, Holopainen, Laine
"In the Beginning"
"To Fathers Cabin"
"Magic and Mayhem"
Bonus tracks [ edit ]
Tracks 11–13 added from the
Black Winter Day EP; track 14 is a bonus track:
"Folk of the North"
"Moon and Sun"
"Moon and Sun Part II: North's Son"
Light My Fire" ( The Doors cover) The Doors
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