3 Tales from the Thousand Lakes

Tales from the Thousand Lakes

Infobox Album
Name = Tales from the Thousand Lakes
Type = studio
Artist = Amorphis

Released = July 12, 1994
Recorded = September 1993
Genre = Death/doom
Melodic death metal
Folk metal
Length = 39:53
Label = Relapse
Producer = Tomas Skogsberg and Amorphis
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:6gjyeat24xd7 link]
Last album = "Privilege of Evil (EP)"
This album = "Tales from the Thousand Lakes"
Next album = "Black Winter Day (EP)"

"Tales from the Thousand Lakes" is the second full-length album by heavy metal band Amorphis. A monumental concept album, the lyrics are based on the Finnish national epic, Kalevala. It was their first departure from the more aggressive death metal sound of their debut album to a more melodic death/doom metal sound, with more influence from early bands influential to doom metal like Black Sabbath and Pentagram. This album features a greater use of synthesizers and clean vocals than their previous release.

This was the first Amorphis album to feature Kasper Mårtenson on keyboards. The album was an influential release in the development of the melodic death metal and doom metal genres.

It was later re-released in 2001 with all the tracks from the "Black Winter Day" EP and a cover of "Light My Fire" by The Doors added as bonus tracks.

Track listing

# "Thousand Lakes" (Kasper Mårtenson) – 2:03
# "Into Hiding" (Esa Holopainen and Olli-Pekka Laine) – 3:42
# "The Castaway" (Tomi Koivusaari, Esa Holopainen, Olli-Pekka Laine and Kasper Mårtenson) – 5:30
# "First Doom" (Esa Holopainen) – 3:49
# "Black Winter Day" (Kasper Mårtenson) – 3:48
# "Drowned Maid" (Tomi Koivusaari, Esa Holopainen and Olli-Pekka Laine) – 4:23
# "In the Beginning" (Esa Holopainen and Olli-Pekka Laine) – 3:34
# "Forgotten Sunrise" (Esa Holopainen) – 4:50
# "To Fathers Cabin" (Esa Holopainen and Olli-Pekka Laine) – 3:47

Bonus tracks

*Tracks added from the "Black Winter Day" EP:
# "Magic and Mayhem" (Esa Holopainen) − 4:27
# "Folk of the North" (Tomi Koivusaari) − 1:17
# "Moon and Sun" (Tomi Koivusaari) − 3:39
# "Moon and Sun Part II: North's Son" (Tomi Koivusaari) − 5:12
# "Light My Fire" (The Doors cover) − 2:53


Band members

* Tomi Koivusaari – vocals, rhythm guitar
* Esa Holopainenlead guitar
* Olli-Pekka Lainebass guitar
* Jan Rechbergerdrums
* Kasper Mårtensonkeyboards

Additional musicians

* Ville Tuomiclean vocals, speech

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