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Amorphis: Far From the Sun
“Black Winter Day” is the lead single off the widely successful Amorphis album Tales From The Thousand Lakes. The track, which had a music video produced for it as well, was also turned into a four track EP by the same name, Black Winter Day. That is what we have here. This release features the single, as well as three other songs that were not made available at the time that seem to flow in a sort of conceptual manner.

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Amorphis: Black Winter Day
“Black Winter Day” is the lead single off the widely successful Amorphis album Tales From The Thousand Lakes. The track, which had a music video produced for it as well, was also turned into a four track EP by the same name, Black Winter Day. That is what we have here. This release features the single, as well as three other songs that were not made available at the time that seem to flow in a sort of conceptual manner.

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Amorphis: Skyforger
What could easily be considered one of the best albums to be released this year, it is sadly the last of a trilogy, according to the band. Amorphis has released their much anticipated album Skyforger, their ninth full-length recording. But, the question on the minds of the devoted fans is whether it will effectively end the supposed album trilogy surrounding the group’s more recent releases. To put it simply, it does on a high note of darkened beauty.

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1349: Beyond the Apocalypse
1349 have been gaining a lot of popularity lately, and their second full length, Beyond The Apocalypse, is only making this band name a house hold name for metal fans. Many of people look at this as a second coming of the true black metal sound, and it’s for obvious reasons, especially with this release.


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1349: Hellfire
It seem as though 1349 continues to advance their sound with every album that they release. Hellfire is no exception to this rule, as, once again, the band matures on another record. While not all the problems that caused Beyond The Apocalypse to not fare that well by some critics, there are some vast improvements on this release that really showcase the talent this band has.


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1349: Revelations of the Black Flame
Revelations Of The Black Flame, the latest full length offering by black metal act 1349 isn’t quite what you would expect. If you hope to read this review to hear praisings of how the band continues it’s black musical onslaught, similar to previous releases, then you will be greatly disapointed. Revelations Of The Black Flame is not like any 1349 album you may have heard before, as the band takes their vision in a whole other direction.