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The 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases From Relapse Records!

Groundbreaking albums from artists and label!

7. Amorphis – Elegy (1996)

Source // jpc.de

Source // jpc.de

Fundamentally ditching the death metal for a considered approach to Finnish folk influences and melodic progressive metal, Amorphis bravely set sail into unchartered waters on their third record.

Clean, almost classic rock, vocals competed with the cave dwelling guttural grumblings of old and the two disparate styles blended perfectly; Amorphis completing their metamorphoses into a band that transcended genre and created something utterly unique.

Elegy had it all; originality, intricate melody, acoustic guitars, crushing riffs and shrewd yet effective keyboards. Few bands have the courage to alter their sound this drastically and few labels would then have the courage to release it. Fortunately, Amorphis were no normal band and Relapse Records was no normal label!

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4 Comments on The 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases From Relapse Records!

  1. Through Silver In Blood is a truly terrifying listen that leaves you feeling drained after playing it. Heavy in every sense of the word.

    Saw them in Belfast when the album came out as support for Entombed. The crowd was just transfixed on the stage for the duration of their set, poor Entombed didn’t stand a chance coming on after them.

  2. kuntfukker // April 10, 2018 at 8:17 am // Reply

    incantation > nile and dying fetus
    sorry but old school death metal beats modern death metal any day

  3. Héctor Hurtado // April 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm // Reply

    Incantantion – Onward to Golgotha?

  4. Great list, but I’d add Incantation, Burnt by the Sun, Coalesce, and Necrophagist.

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