Tuonela (album)

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Tuonela
Tuonela.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 March 1999
RecordedOctober–November 1998
StudioFinnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland
GenreProgressive metal, folk metal
Length46:48
LabelRelapse, Nuclear Blast
ProducerSimon Efemey
Amorphis chronology
My Kantele
(1997)
Tuonela
(1999)
Story - 10th Anniversary
(2000)
Singles from Tuonela
  1. "Divinity / Northern Lights"
    Released: 6 February 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Tuonela is the fourth full-length album by Finnish band Amorphis.

The album is named from Tuonela, the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology. The album also shares inspiration with many of the band's productions in the text and themes of the Kalevala, or Finnish Epic.

This album was the last release with original and long time bassist, Olli-Pekka Laine, until his return in 2017. Laine quit a year after this release in 2000, because of musical differences and to focus on his family.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Pasi Koskinen, except track ten by Antti Litmanen; all music is composed by Amorphis[3].

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:46:48
Japanese release[4] and Australian Release[5] bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Northern Lights" (Recorded during Tuonela session)3:17
Mexican release[6] bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Northern Lights" (Recorded during Tuonela session)3:17
12."The Brother-Slayer" (Originally from My Kantele EP)3:37
13."The Lost Sun (The Brother-Slayer Pt II)" (Originally from My Kantele EP)4:36
German limited Digipak[7] and Limited editions from Russia[8] and Ukraine[9] bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Weeper on the Shore (live In Essen Germany 1997)" (Video)4:46
12."Against Widows (Ilosaarirock Festival Finland 1997)" (Video)4:01

Personnel[edit]

Amorphis

Session musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tuonela at AllMusic
  2. ^ "AMORPHIS: Olli-Pekka hat die Band verlassen! • News • vampster.com". vampster.com. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Amorphis – Tuonela". Discogs.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.