Queen of Time

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Queen of Time
Amorphis - Queen of Time 2018.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 May 2018
RecordedWinter 2017 – 2018
StudioFascination Street Studios
GenreMetal
Length57:29
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerJens Bogren[1]
Amorphis chronology
Under the Red Cloud
(2015)
Queen of Time
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Metalwani(8.8/10)
Metal Injection9/10 stars[2]
Angry Metal Guy4/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic3/5 stars[4]
Distorted Sound Magazine8/10 stars[5]

Queen of Time is the thirteenth studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, released worldwide on 18 May 2018 through Nuclear Blast. This is the first album since 1999's Tuonela to feature original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine who rejoined the band in 2017, making this the first time since 1994's Tales from the Thousand Lakes that all four original band members played together on an album.[6] The album was produced by Jens Bogren, who was described as "a true brother in spirit."[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Queen of Time received generally positive reviews upon release

MetalWani reviewed the album, praising the production and the incorporation of real acoustic string instruments.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Pekka Kainulainen.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."The Bee"Santeri Kallio5:30
2."Message in the Amber"Esa Holopainen6:44
3."Daughter of Hate"Holopainen6:20
4."The Golden Elk"Kallio6:22
5."Wrong Direction"Holopainen5:09
6."Heart of the Giant"Kallio6:32
7."We Accursed"Kallio4:59
8."Grain of Sand"Holopainen4:44
9."Amongst Stars" (featuring Anneke van Giersbergen)Kallio4:50
10."Pyres on the Coast"Holopainen6:19
Total length:57:29

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 66
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 84
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 4
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[15] 16
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 46
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 98
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 45
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 3
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[20] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen Of Time". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Amorphis, Queen of Time". MetalInjection.
  3. ^ "Amorphis, Queen of Time". Angry Metal Guy.
  4. ^ "Amorphis, Queen of Time". Sputnikmusic.
  5. ^ "Amorphis, Queen of Time". Distorted Sound Magazine.
  6. ^ "Amorphis: First Trailer for 'Queen of Time'". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Queen to Time". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  8. ^ "AMORPHIS: To Release New Album "Under The Red Cloud" In September". Metal Shock Finland. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Amorphis – Queen of Time" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amorphis – Queen of Time" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amorphis – Queen of Time" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Amorphis: Queen of Time" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Amorphis – Queen of Time". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Amorphis – Queen of Time" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 21. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 21: del 18.5.2018 al 24.5.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 25 May 2018. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amorphis – Queen of Time". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Amorphis Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 May 2018.