Far from the Sun

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Far from the Sun
Farfromthesun.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEurope 26 May 2003
United States September 7, 2004
RecordedNovember 2002 - January 2003
StudioFinnvox Studios, Seawolf Studios, & CCPC (Helsinki)
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock[1]
Length43:51
LabelVirgin
EMI
Nuclear Blast
Mojo Records
ProducerAmorphis
Hannu Leidén
John McGregor (Vocals)
Juha Laakso
Nikk Bingo
Sande Kallio
Amorphis chronology
Am Universum
(2001)
Far from the Sun
(2003)
Chapters
(2003)
Singles from Far from the Sun
  1. "Day of Your Beliefs"
    Released: April 2003
  2. "Evil Inside"
    Released: May 26, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]

Far from the Sun is the sixth studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis.

It was the first album to feature drummer Jan Rechberger since 1994's Tales from the Thousand Lakes, replacing Pekka Kasari who had quit the band to spend more time with his family. It was their last album to feature Pasi Koskinen on vocals.

The American release is packaged in a slipcase and features five bonus tracks and a video for "Evil Inside". The song, "Darkrooms" is also a bonus track for the Japanese edition.

The time before that Amorphis used the "Ukonvasara" (a Finnish type of Mjolnir depicted from Norse Mythology) on an album cover was on Black Winter Day.

The album was re-released in Europe in 2008 by Nuclear Blast. This new version includes all the bonus tracks that were previously only available on the American version and also has new artwork.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Pasi Koskinen; all music composed by Amorphis.

No.TitleLength
1."Day of Your Beliefs"5:04
2."Planetary Misfortune"4:27
3."Evil Inside"3:57
4."Mourning Soil"3:47
5."Far from the Sun"4:00
6."Ethereal Solitude"4:30
7."Killing Goodness"3:55
8."God of Deception"3:38
9."Higher Ground"5:39
10."Smithereens"4:51
Total length:43:51
Japanese Release Bonus Track
No.TitleLength
11."Darkrooms"3:23
German Release Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Shining Turns to Grey"2:58
12."Follow Me Into the Fire"5:26
13."Darkrooms"3:23
14."Dreams of the Damned"4:49
15."Far from the Sun" (Note 1)4:20
American Release Bonus Tracks[3]
No.TitleLength
16."Evil Inside" (Note 2)3:24

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Note 1 Acoustic
  2. ^Note 2 Music video

Personnel[edit]

Amorphis[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa at Finnvox Studios - Helsinki, Finland, February 2003
  • Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Cutting Room - Stockholm, Sweden, February 2003
  • Album cover and art direction by David K

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amorphis: Far From the Sun - PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Far from the Sun - Amorphis - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Amorphis - Far From The Sun". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.