Amok (Sentenced album)

Amok is the third album by the Finnish metal band Sentenced. The album was released through Century Media Records in 1995. Though still mostly rooted in the death metal genre, this album takes the melodic death metal direction of 1993's North from Here a step further with elements of traditional heavy metal and doom metal, along with elements of the goth rock-inspired style that the band would take on with subsequent releases, following bassist/vocalist Taneli Jarva's departure.

Amok
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Studio album by
Released3 January 1995
Recorded1994
GenreMelodic death metal
Doom metal
Gothic metal
Length43:35, 54:17 (Japanese edition)
LabelCentury Media
Sentenced chronology
North from Here
(1993)
Amok
(1995)
Down
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

The lyrics are a mixture of melancholy, mythology and suicidal themes.

An episode of the TV series Home Improvement had the character Mark (played by Taran Noah Smith) wearing a T-shirt that featured the album.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."The War Ain't Over!"Taneli JarvaMiika Tenkula4:17
2."Phenix"JarvaTenkula5:32
3."New Age Messiah"JarvaTenkula4:29
4."Forever Lost"Sami LopakkaLopakka7:15
5."Dreamlands" (Japanese bonus track)  5:14
6."Funeral Spring"JarvaJarva3:55
7."Nepenthe"JarvaTenkula3:53
8."Dance on the Graves (Lil' Siztah)"JarvaTenkula4:27
9."Obsession" (Japanese bonus track)  5:28
10."Moon Magick"JarvaJarva4:45
11."The Golden Stream of Lapland"(instrumental)Tenkula4:58

CreditsEdit

GuestsEdit

  • Virpi Rautsiala – backing vocals

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