Amorphis' sophomore effort is easily one of the best metal albums of the '90s. Tomi's clean vocals sound stressed and out of place, but not detracting from the album. The album never seems to get old. The more you listen, the more you like it!
Musicwise it is really great, but the production makes it not that easy to listen, at least in my opinion. Who feels the same should try their 2010 Magic and Mayhem, which contains rerecorded versions of older songs.
This seems to be, in general, a highly praised album. I honestly don't understand why. The melodies seem uninspired and boring at times and the clean vocals are absolutely terrible. Every time I listen to the album, I'll start liking it and then the clean vocals come in and I literally cringe. There just isn't a song on this that I can bring myself to enjoy in its entirety. They really should have either used all harsh vocals, or found someone else to do the cleans.