From left to the right: Niclas Etelävuori (bass) - Tomi Koivusaari (rhythm guitar) - Jan Rechberger (drums) - Tomi Joutsen (vocals) - Santeri Kallio (keys) - Esa Holopainen (lead guitar).
Must say they did it again. The Beginning of Times
is a great album, and there are some new elements but still sounds like familiar Amorphis. I love particularly Song of the Sage (absolutely beautiful one both musically and lyrically), Escape, Battle for Light, Mermaid and Three Words. I think that My Enemy is among their best growled songs and Crack In A Stone is quite a interesting one. First I was like, what a strange song, but that grew on me and now I like it a lot.
Obviously also this album is Kalevala-themed one, this time the story deals with the main character Väinämöinen.
And according to our national epic the world become into existence from the egg of a goldeneye; the cover artwork portrays precisely that. Hence goldeneyes in this work as well!Second of the series...
... and a frameless version