Amorphis

Story: 10th Anniversary

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Arguably Finland's most successful heavy metal band ever, Amorphis is undoubtedly the most important. Few acts have undertaken such a high and constant path of stylistic risk-taking throughout their careers -- regardless of their country of origin -- and for that alone, the long-awaited arrival of an Amorphis greatest-hits set made this a happy release indeed. However, this wasn't exactly the case, as Story: 10th Anniversary was originally released in 2001, only to be quietly recalled and subsequently replaced by the slightly more complete Chapters retrospective, which tweaked the track selection ever so slightly, but came with the added bonus of five music videos representing each of the band's different eras. That improvement alone renders this particular release -- already fast vanishing out of print -- obsolete.