Under the Red Cloud

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Under the Red Cloud
Amorphis Under The Red Cloud.jpg
Studio album by Amorphis
Released 4 September 2015
Studio Fascination Street Studios
Genre
Length 49:56
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Jens Bogren[1]
Amorphis chronology
Circle
(2013)Circle2013
Under the Red Cloud
(2015)
Queen of Time
(2018)Queen of Time2018

Under the Red Cloud is the twelfth studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, released worldwide on 4 September 2015 through Nuclear Blast. The album was produced by Jens Bogren, who was described as "just the right person" by keyboardist Santeri Kallio.[2][3][4] This would be the band's last album with longtime bassist Niklas Etelävuori who left in 2017.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Under the Red Cloud"5:33
2."The Four Wise Ones"4:40
3."Bad Blood"5:23
4."The Skull"5:04
5."Death of a King"5:14
6."Sacrifice"3:56
7."Dark Path"5:08
8."Enemy at the Gates"5:07
9."Tree of Ages"4:36
10."White Night"5:15
Total length:49:56

Reception[edit]

Upon release, the album received critical acclaim. Cryptic Rock reviewed the album, finding that it had more of a focus on melody than the previous album, and it had a wider variety of instruments, which was more in line with the band's pre-2012 work. "The Four Wise Ones" was described as an "instant classic" song, "pure melodic death metal at its finest."[5] Cryptic Rock also saw songs that were heavy metal, folk metal and rock ballads.[5]

Under the Red Cloud debuted at #144 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 1,600 units in the USA in its first week.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 40
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 50
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 85
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[12] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 11

Personnel[edit]

Engineers[edit]

  • Lasse Väyrynen – Jan Rechberger's percussion
  • David Castillo – Martin Lopez's percussion
  • Jyri Riikonen – grand piano, Hammond and Rhodes
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Viktor Stenqvist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMORPHIS Complete Pre-Production For New Album". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Booth, Alison (4 September 2015). "Interview With Santeri Kallio, AMORPHIS: "We're extremely excited to hear some feedback from the fans"". Metal Shock Finland. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "AMORPHIS Keyboardist Santeri Kallio On Working With Producer JENS BOGREN - "He Was Always Shouting 'Give Me More Energy'"; Audio". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "AMORPHIS Under The Red Cloud". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 3 Sep 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud (Album Review)". Cryptic Rock. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Amorphis: Under the Red Cloud" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2015. 37. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  15. ^ "AMORPHIS: To Release New Album "Under The Red Cloud" In September". Metal Shock Finland. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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