Elegy

Amorphis - Elegy
  • Album Info
  • Amorphis
  • 1996
  • Relapse

Tracks on Elegy

1. Better Unborn
2. Against Widows
3. The Orphan
4. On Rich and Poor
5. My Kantele
6. Cares
7. Song of the Troubled One
8. Weeper on the Shore
9. Elegy
10. Relief
11. My Kantele (Acoustic Reprise)

Elegy is the third album by the then-emerging Finnish band Amorphis. The album is their first to feature a majority of clean vocals, sung by new vocalist Pasi Koskinen. The music and lyrics are inspired by the traditional Finnish ballads and poems compiled in the Kanteletar by Elias Lönnrot in 1840. The primary genre of the album is progressive metal, with strong folkinfluence, as well as elements of melodic death metal and heavy metal. Many of the album’s tracks, e.g. “Against Widows“, have become fan favorites and have been performed in concerts since Elegy‘s release. In 2004, Relapse Records reissued Elegy as a digipak, featuring four live bonus tracks. The songs “Against Widows“, “On Rich and Poor“, “My Kantele” & “Song of the Troubled One” were all re-recorded on Magic & Mayhem – Tales from the Early Years. “My Kantele” was covered on Live & Acoustic by Thurisaz.

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