Finns Amoth, with Pekka Montin of Ensiferum on vocals, have released their new album, The Hour Of The Wolf. Order the album from Rockshots Records.
“This is by far our best album to date! Superior performance from all musicians. Much better production and songwriting. It’s not a fast food album. Some of the songs are quite complex, so it probably takes more than one listen to really get into it!” comments Amoth lead guitarist and songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.
Today, to celebrate the release of the album, Amoth shares his latest music video, for the album’s opening track “Alice”.
“The verse riff for this song was shown to me by Alice Cooper in my dream! I woke up and immediately wrote the riff. That’s where the name of this song came from, so thank you Alice! It there are two main characters in this song: a stripper and her pimp. The lyrics are almost like a dialogue between these two. Very catchy and “easy to get into” song with strong and memorable melodies. I knew that this song needed an ’80s-style chorus, so that’s what it got.” adds guitarist Tomi Ihanamäki.
Watch the video below.
Amoth is a melodic progressive heavy metal band with progressive elements from Helsinki, Finland. The Hour Of The Wolf is a huge leap forward from their previous recordings Revenge (2016), Crossing Over (2011) and Wounded Faith (EP) (2008).
“This is by far our best album to date! Superior performances from all of the musicians. Much better production and writing. This is not a fast food album. Some songs are quite complex, it so it probably takes more than one listen to really get it in. into!” comments Amoth lead guitarist and songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.
Amoth’s roots are grounded heavily in 80s heavy metal, but branch out in different directions with elements of progressive rock, thrash and even jazz brought to the table.
The new album again features Pekka Montin from Ensiferum as lead vocalist and for the first time there are also keyboards on a recording by Amoth. Fans can expect crazy vocals and virtuoso playing from everyone in the band. The nine songs are very diverse, taking sudden twists and turning into uncharted territory. Amoth even offers two instrumentals à la Steve Vai / Joe Satriani on this new album with the titles “Wind Serenade Part I” and “Wind Serenade Part II”.
“The Man Who Watches the World Burn”
“Serenade of the Wind, Part One”
“Serenade of the Wind, Part II”
“We Own the Night”
“It is not finished yet”
“Traces in the Snow”
“Hour of the Wolf”
Lyrical video “The hour of the wolf”:
“Traces in the snow”:
“It is not finished yet”:
Video “The man who watches the world burn”: