Less than one month to go until melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis release their highly anticipated new album “Queen Of Time”, on May 18 via Nuclear Blast.
On April 20, the band revealed the epic and mesmerising second single, “Wrong Direction”. Watch the video featuring long-time lyricist Pekka Kainulainen!
In Kainulainen’s words, the lyrical theme is universal:
Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began.
Amorphis – Queen Of Time
1. The Bee
2. Message In The Amber
3. Daughter Of Hate
4. The Golden Elk
5. Wrong Direction
6. Heart Of The Giant
7. We Accursed
8. Grain Of Sand
9. Amongst Stars
10. Pyres On The Coast
11. As Mountains Crumble (Bonus Track)
12. Brother And Sister (Bonus Track)