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Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus mp3 Performer: Amorphis
Title: The Karelian Isthmus
Style: Death Metal, Doom Metal
Category: Rock
Date of release: 21 Jan 2003
Country: US
Label: Relapse Records
Catalog number: RR 6553-2
Size MP3: 1184 mb
Size FLAC: 2296 mb
Rating: 4.8


1Excursing From Existence3:06
2 Privilege Of Evil EP
3Black Embrace
Lyrics By – Jan RechbergerMusic By – Holopainen, Koivusaari
4The Pilgrimage
Lyrics By – HolopainenMusic By – Koivusaari
5The Gathering
Lyrics By – HolopainenMusic By – Koivusaari
6Pilgrimage From Darkness4:32
7Warriors Trial
Lyrics By – HolopainenMusic By – Holopainen, Koivusaari
8Misery Path4:17
9Vulgar Necrolatry
Vocals – Jukka Kolehmainen
10Misery Path
Lyrics By – HolopainenMusic By – Holopainen, Rechberger, Koivusaari
Lyrics By – HolopainenMusic By – Holopainen, Koivusaari
12The Sign From The North Side
Lyrics By – HolopainenMusic By – Holopainen, Rechberger, Koivusaari
13Black Embrace3:25
14Privilege Of Evil3:50
15The Lost Name Of God
Lyrics By – RechbergerMusic By – Holopainen, Rechberger, Koivusaari
16Grail's Mysteries
Lyrics By, Music By – Holopainen
17 The Karelian Isthmus
18The Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
Lyrics By, Music By – Holopainen
19Vulgar Necrolatry
Lyrics By – AhlrothMusic By – Koivusaari


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RED 6045-2Amorphis The Karelian Isthmus ‎(CD, Album)Relapse RecordsRED 6045-2US1992
RR7413Amorphis The Karelian Isthmus ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Met)Relapse RecordsRR7413US2018
RT-00086Amorphis The Karelian Isthmus ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)RT RecordsRT-00086Lithuania1996
VICP-5567Amorphis The Karelian Isthmus ‎(CD, Album)VictorVICP-5567Japan1995
NB 072 CDAmorphis The Karelian Isthmus ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Nuclear BlastNB 072 CDGermany1993


  • BassOlli-Pekka Laine
  • Cover [Privilege Of Evil Cover Artwork]Drew Elliot
  • Cover [The Karelian Isthmus Cover Art]Miran Kim
  • Drums, KeyboardsJan Rechberger
  • EngineerTomas Skogsberg (tracks: 1 to 11)
  • Executive-ProducerMatthew F. Jacobson (tracks: 1 to 11)
  • Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Twelve String]Esa Holopainen
  • Mixed By, EngineerTimo Tolkki (tracks: 12 to 17)
  • ProducerAmorphis, Tomas Skogsberg (tracks: 1 to 11)
  • Remastered ByScott Hull (tracks: 1 to 11)
  • Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Six String]Tomi Koivusaari


The Karelian Isthmus:
Recorded and mixed at Sunlight Studios, May, '92.
Remastered at Visceral Sound.

Privilege Of Evil EP:
Recorded and mixed at TTT Studio, Helsinki, May 1991.
Tracks taken from an aborted split release with Incantation.

℗ & © 2003 Relapse Records, Inc.


  • Barcode: 7 81676 65532 8
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 781676655328
  • Matrix / Runout: DADR 07NS7<7232>65532
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L489
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 811F


  • Recorded At – Sunlight Studios
  • Mixed At – Sunlight Studios
  • Mastered At – Visceral Sound
  • Recorded At – TTT Studios
  • Mixed At – TTT Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Relapse Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Relapse Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Disque Americ


User reviews
Originally released in 1992, The Karelian Isthmus was the debut album from Amorphis, a band whose innovative blend of death, gothic, and progressive metal would make them one of the most renowned names in extreme metal. In 1992 however, Amorphis was a straightforward death metal band. You won't find any unique instrumental experimentation or clean vocals here, just fast, heavy, and brutal death metal. In fact, if it weren't for the fact that the band drew inspiration for this album from Finnish folk tales, you'd be hard pressed to tell it was Amorphis in the first place.

I'm not knocking this album. As death metal albums go, it's pretty good, but it's also very much a product of its time, before bands like At the Gates, Opeth, and yes Amorphis would go on to push the boundaries of the genre and create such impressive new sounds. Taken in context with the rest of the band's impressive output, The Karelian Isthmus seems pretty basic, and doesn't serve much purpose other than to say "this is where it all started."

The bottom line is this: If you're a serious old school death metal fan, you're going to love The Karelian Isthmus. If you're a serious Amorphis fan, you're probably going to pick this up just to complete your collection, and will rarely take it off the shelf.

Reissue Notes: The 2003 reissue of The Karelian Isthmus features the complete 6-song Privilege of Evil EP as bonus tracks. These tracks are, if anything, even more raw and brutal than those on The Karelian Isthmus, and have a much darker, more patently sinister approach.