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AMORPHIS SURVIVOR 2015: Results -> Sampo wins!

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Dec 17, 2015.

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Satisfied with the results?

  1. Yes

    33.3%
  2. No

    66.7%
  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

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    Welcome to the first Amorphis Survivor!
    There will be 12 albums in this game. It's gonna have the most songs out of all the Survivors I've hosted - 145!
    We start off with the first two albums - The Karelian Isthmus and Tales From The Thousand Lakes.
    This first round will last for a while; if you can't vote right away, just post here and I'll wait for you - I won't update until everyone's voted.

    Now, for the bonus material:

    In the game, The Karelian Isthmus has no bonuses, but the actual album has a bonus cover song called Vulgar Necrolatry, which is a cover of a pre-Amorphis band called Abhorrence.
    Folk Of The North, Moon & Sun and Moon & Sun, Part 2 - North's Son appear on Black Winter Day EP which features the said song and a cover of The Doors' Light My Fire which already featured in Battle Of Covers. These songs also featured as bonuses on some version of Tales album, so they'll be a part of that album in this game too :)

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    That's tonight's music sorted out, then.
     
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  3. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I'm going to start by playing my cards close to my chest, and just vote for 5 songs.
    • Three short instrumentals that are beautiful in an album context, but don't match up as standalones: Karelia, Thousand Lakes, Folk of the North
    • What I think is a fairly weak "opening" track: The Gathering
    • A song that doesn't live up to its name, because it's not doomy enough: First Doom
     
  4. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Karelia, The Gathering, Black Embrace, The Pilgrimage, Misery Path, Thousand Lakes, Folk of the North.

    They changed a lot between these two albums. They definitely sound more like the Amorphis I know in the second album.
     
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Night Prowler, have you considered the Privilige of Evil EP? Maybe not because the majority of these songs come back in Karelian? Still, Excursing from Existence and Privilege of Evil aren't. And its production is really strong. Not just demo quality. It has some kind of fat sound, and I think I am not wrong by saying that many prefer it over the Karelian sound. Produced by Timo Tolkii! :)

    And Vulgar Necrolatry is on all CD versions of Karelian. Leaving it off feels as a big omission to all people who follow them since the early/mid nineties. I find it hard to see it as cover since the vocalist and main (first credited) songwriter is none other than Tomi Koivusaari himself. 1 + 1 = 2, enough reasons to have it in the game. ;) 3rd reason: it's awesome, one of the better songs. They still play it sometimes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
  6. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I just took it as a fun bonus end-of-year survivor, since the 2015 Music thread indicates quite a few of us liked Amorphis' new album. And I see them tomorrow. :)
     
  7. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    @Forostar: I see that release as more of a demo, that's why I didn't include it. And also Vulgar Necrolatry was tricky too... I always saw it marked as a bonus cover song. I mean, it's a great song (which I've heard live), so it's not like I was biased against it :)
     
  8. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Karelia, The Gathering, The Pilgrimage, Thousand Lakes, First Doom, In the Beginning, Folk of the North
     
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Karelia and Folk Of The North are really good intros, so won't vote for them yet.

    Voting for Warriors Trial, Black Embrace, Misery Path from the first album, and Thousand Lakes, First Doom, In The Beginning, To Father's Cabin, Moon & Sun and Moon & Sun, Part 2 - North's Son from the second album.

    I mostly prefer the re-recorded versions of some of these songs and I took that into account... I really don't like the clean vocalist on Tales, but I won't vote for Black Winter Day because I love the version with Tomi on vocals :)
     
  10. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I'll be updating this (and BoC and SX) tomorrow, so get your votes in while you still can :) Last update this year :D
     
  11. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

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    Eliminated:
    Thousand Lakes - 4 votes
    Karelia - 3 votes
    The Gathering - 3 votes
    First Doom - 3 votes
    Folk Of The North - 3 votes
     
  12. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    From the Karelian Isthmus: everything except Sign, Exile and Lost Name...
    From Tales: the three less good songs at the close of the (original) album, and then Moon and Sun
     
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    1. Exile of The Sons of Uisliu
    2. The Lost Name of God
    3. Drowned Maid
    4. Moon & Sun
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  14. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I'm surprised The Gathering was gone so quickly, thought it was one of the best songs on the debut. Still warming up to that album, Tales is a classic obviously.
     
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I'd say all these songs have something going, so keep on warming up to that debut !
     
  16. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Will vote tomorrow...honest
     
  17. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    We look forward to it.
     
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I hope I'll vote too, have to relisten everything again :) Gonna extend this round now.
     
  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Warriors, Embrace, Misery, Beginning, Cabin, Moon & Sun, North's Son.
     
  20. Unknown One

    Unknown One This is fine.

    I'm gonna start voting in this now.

    So Grail's Mysteries, Warriors Trial, Black Embrace, Misery Path, In The Beginning, Father's Cabin (those "vocals" were terrible), Moon & Sun
     

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