May 2018 Album of the Month – Amorphis’ Queen of TimeFriday, 15th June 2018
Ever a band capable of changing and evolving their sound, Amorphis has made many shifts within their lengthy career. While it does seem that the band has finally settled in, with a streak of consistency beginning with Eclipse, it hasn’t prevented them from somehow crafting albums that are more refined and addicting than the last. Queen of Time is no exception to this, taking what has worked for the band and honing in on it further. The result is an album that evokes a feeling of euphoria, and is quite simply a joy to listen to. Rare is the band that can pull this off with such finesse and energy.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9.5/10 review, which posted on May 4, 2018:
When it comes to metal music, Amorphis should be noted as one of the bands that can consistently deliver something that simply sounds magical. There’s no other way to describe the first time that you listen to a new album from this band. They somehow manage to subvert mountain-high level expectations with each successive release, even if one feels that they simply cannot top the previous release. Despite the high-water mark that was Under the Red Cloud, Queen of Time feels impassioned and invigorating – particularly for the band’s 13th full-length.
Queen of Time finds a way to stand tall amongst Amorphis’ excellent discography, a feat in and of itself. At nearly 30 years into their musical history, they still find a way to fascinate and mesmerize the listener with their patented combination of esoteric melodies and more direct heaviness. There’s only one Amorphis, and they are firing on all cylinders here.
Read the entire review HERE.