Amorphis - Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years CD
I'm not the keenest fan when it comes to bands re-recording past material, especially if I'm very fond of that original work. Amorphis' Tales From The Thousand Lakes and Elegy are two albums that go way back in terms of my metal listening years, thereafter becoming very personal bodies of work. I dug the production and style of those days as the band attempted to find themselves while constantly changing forms. Magic & Mayhem is a compilation of songs from these eras and earlier, branded by the more solid form of Amorphis existing today. I can say I enjoy these songs as being faithful, satisfying, contemporary renditions of the original songs I still hold dear.