Amorphis The Karelian Isthmus [Bonus Tracks]

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Relapse

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Karelia
  • Buy for $1.292.The Gathering
  • Buy for $1.293.Grail's Mysteries
  • Buy for $1.294.Warriors Trail
  • Buy for $1.295.Black Embrace
  • Buy for $1.296.The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu
  • Buy for $1.297.The Lost Name of God
  • Buy for $1.298.The Pilgrimage
  • Buy for $1.299.Misery Path
  • Buy for $1.2910.The Sign from the North Side
  • Buy for $1.2911.Vulgar Necrolatry
  • Buy for $1.2912.Pilgrimage from Darkness
  • Buy for $1.2913.Black Embrace
  • Buy for $1.2914.Privilege of Evil
  • Buy for $1.2915.Misery Path
  • Buy for $1.2916.Vulgar Necrolatry
  • Buy for $1.2917.Excursing from Existence

Product Description:

This reissue contains 6 bonus tracks from the band's first release PRIVILEGE OF EVIL.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Tomi Koivusaari (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Esa Holopainen (guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar); Jan Rechberger (keyboards, drums).
Audio Mixer: Timo Tolkki.
Audio Remasterer: Scott Hull .
Recording information: Sunlight Studios (05/1991-05/1992); TTT Studio, Helsinki, Finland (05/1991-05/1992).
The Karelian Isthmus is one of the best early-'90s European death metal debuts. Amorphis previously issued some demos that were eventually combined into Privilege of Evil, but this 1992 release is the band's first fully conceived effort. What is most impressive is the high dynamic standard that the group establishes so early in its recording career. This is due mainly to the group's heavy and quite original riffs. "Black Embrace" and "The Lost Name of God" feature some of the most effective and yet surprisingly simple guitar signatures imaginable. By themselves, these compositions and performances would be enough to warrant a strong recommendation, but The Karelian Isthmus is more than a few nice guitar phrases. The husky vocals and tight drum performances also earn Amorphis high death metal/grindcore marks. A must for fans of this group's early, melodic death metal period, The Karelian Isthmus ranks among Amorphis' finest offerings. ~ Vincent Jeffries
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  • Sales Rank: 115,001
  • UPC: 781676655328
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