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This review is from: Forging The Land...(2dvd+2cd digi book box) (DVD)
I am a huge Amorphis fan, and am going to see them in Paris in three days, but realistically I don't expect the Paris show to be as good as these recorded shows. The set lists are brilliant, and include many of my favourite tracks, which tend to the more on the newer melodic side than the old-style Amorphis death grunts.
To hear the live versions of favourites like Sampo, Towards And Against, The Smoke, Silent Waters, From The Heaven Of My Heart and House Of Sleep is one of those experiences that makes me bounce my way through the rest of the day. I love Amorphis live, but they do tend to go a little too far toward grunting for my tastes. This collection is a perfect compromise in my opinion.
Having said that, this version of My Kantele is excellent, it's a fantastic track anyway, but given a great lift by being live. I have now four versions of this track, and they are all 5-star stuff.
The DVDs are great value. The first disc is a show from Oulu, Finland and is the longer of the two set-lists included on the DVD; it's also my favourite of the two, I think. My mind changes when I watch either. The second show is from the Summer Breeze festival, and is cleaner, but shorter.