Eclipse is the seventh studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis. The lyrics are from a play based on the Kullervo legend (told in the Kalevala), written by Finnish poet and playwright Paavo Haavikko in 1982.

Eclipse
Amorphis Eclipse.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2006
February 17, 2006 (Europe except German-speaking countries)
February 24, 2006 (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
March 21, 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded1 July - August 2005[1]
StudioSonic Pump Studios (Helsinki, Finland)[1]
GenreFolk Metal[2]
Length41:47
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerAmorphis
Amorphis chronology
Chapters
(2003)
Eclipse
(2006)
Silent Waters
(2007)
Singles from Eclipse
  1. "House of Sleep"
    Released: January 4, 2006
  2. "The Smoke"
    Released: June 7, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4.5/5 stars [3]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Blabbermouth.net8.5/10 stars [5]

Eclipse is also notable for being current vocalist Tomi Joutsen's debut with Amorphis following the departure of longtime singer Pasi Koskinen in 2005.[3] It also marked the reintroduction of death growls into their music, albeit in limited quantity.[5]

In February 2008, the record was certified gold in Finland, having sold over 15,000 units.[6]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Two Moons"P. HaavikkoE. Holopainen, S. Kallio3:24
2."House of Sleep"P. HaavikkoE. Holopainen4:15
3."Leaves Scar"P. HaavikkoE. Holopainen3:38
4."Born from Fire"P. HaavikkoS. Kallio4:00
5."Under a Soil and Black Stone"T. KoivusaariS. Kallio4:12
6."Perkele (The God of Fire)"P. HaavikkoN. Etelävuori3:26
7."The Smoke"P. HaavikkoE. Holopainen3:38
8."Same Flesh"P. HaavikkoS. Kallio4:36
9."Brother Moon"E. HolopainenE. Holopainen4:47
10."Empty Opening"P. HaavikkoE. Holopainen5:37
Total length:41:47

CreditsEdit

AmorphisEdit

Other personnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Blabbermouth (13 June 2005). "AMORPHIS: Preparing To Enter Studio". BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien (March 31, 2006). "PopMatters review of Eclipse". PopMatters. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  3. ^ a b "Amorphis - Eclipse Review". Heavymetal.about.com. 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  4. ^ "Eclipse". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  5. ^ a b "Blabbermouth.Net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  6. ^ "AMORPHIS - OFFICIAL". www.amorphis.net.