Tuonela (album)

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Tuonela
Studio album by Amorphis
Released March 29, 1999
Recorded October, 1998 – November, 1998
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock, doom metal
Length 46:48
Label Relapse Records (us)
Nuclear Blast (eu)
Producer Simon Efemey
Amorphis chronology
My Kantele
(1997)
Tuonela
(1999)
Story - 10th Anniversary
(2000)
Singles from Tuonela
  1. "Divinity/Northern Lights"
    Released: February 6th, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Tuonela is the fourth full-length album by Finnish band Amorphis. It is named for Tuonela, the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology.

This album shares inspiration with many of the band's productions in the text and themes of the Kalevala, or Finnish Epic. The style is less progressive, like its predecessor, Elegy, but rather a stoner/doom metal record, with progressive metal/progressive rock elements, except few more progressive and rock-sounding songs including "Divinity", "The Way", "Summer's End", "Tuonela" and "Northern Lights". The latter is a bonus track for the Japanese edition.

The album was licensed to Nuclear Blast in Europe. A music video was made for the song "Divinity".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Pasi Koskinen, except track ten by Antti Litmanen, all music composed by Amorphis.

No. Title Length
1. "The Way"   4:35
2. "Morning Star"   3:50
3. "Nightfall"   3:52
4. "Tuonela"   4:32
5. "Greed"   4:17
6. "Divinity"   4:56
7. "Shining"   4:24
8. "Withered"   5:44
9. "Rusty Moon"   4:56
10. "Summer's End"   5:37
11. "Northern Lights" (Japanese bonus track) 3:18
Total length:
50:06

Personnel[edit]

Amorphis

Session musicians

References[edit]