Back in 1994, Finland's Amorphis
was the best new sound since distortion to this youngin. Even still I cant help but find my hand clenching into a claw as the song continues in the background. After abandoning their initial death metal approach shown in debut LP "The Karelian Isthmus"
, the band wasted no time exploring themselves further as song writers both musically and lyrically. "Black Winter Day"
can be found on the 1994 release "Tales from the Thousand Lakes"
a concept disc surrounding the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala
. The EP for "Black Winter Day" would prove to be the launch pad for Amorphis' change in musical direction once again, this time donning a full time clean vocalist. Despite the bands many changes in sound, this video features Amorphis in what I believe is their finest era. I'd even nominate this epic single for a spot on Metal Sucks' Saturday Song To Get Stoned To
… except my calendar is marked Saturday, everyday.
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