Wintersun - Time I


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Release date: 19 October 2012
Style: Extreme power metal

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Disc I
01. When Time Fades Away
02. Sons Of Winter And Stars
    1 - Rain Of Stars
    2 - Surrounded By Darkness
    3 - Journey Inside A Dream
    4 - Sons Of Winter And Stars
03. Land Of Snow And Sorrow
04. Darkness And Frost
05. Time
06. [hidden track] [Mediabook & Mailorder edition bonus]

Disc II [DVD] [Mediabook bonus]
+ Time I Live Rehearsals At Sonic Pump Studios
+ Licks & Tricks
+ Sons Of Winter And Stars - Project Demonstration
+ Photo Gallery

Disc III [instrumental CD] [Mailorder edition bonus]
01. When Time Fades Away
02. Sons Of Winter And Stars
    1 - Rain Of Stars
    2 - Surrounded By Darkness
    3 - Journey Inside A Dream
    4 - Sons Of Winter And Stars
03. Land Of Snow And Sorrow
04. Darkness And Frost
05. Time

The biggest surprise of 2012
Top 20 albums of 2012: 14

Line-up
Teemu Mäntysaari - guitars
Kai Hahto - drums
Jari Mäenpää - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Jukka Koskinen - bass

Guest musicians
Alpha Valtias Mustatuuli - vocals
Mathias Nygård - choirs
Olli Vänskä - choirs
Heri Joensen - choirs
Mikko Salovaara - choirs
Sami Hinkka - choirs
Markus Toivonen - choirs
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - choirs

Additional info
Formats:
  • Limited Mediabook (hard cover, wide format) CD+DVD
  • Limited Mediabook (hard cover, wide format) CD+DVD + Instrumental CD of Time I, Certificate (limited to 500 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast)
  • Limited Mediabook (hard cover, wide format) CD+DVD + Signed photo card Jari Mäenpää (limited to 1000 copies, exclusively available at Amazon.de)
  • Limited Mediabook (hard cover, wide format) CD+DVD + Wintersun logo shirt gray/black (exclusively available at Levykauppa Äx)
  • Limited Mediabook (hard cover, wide format) CD+DVD + Shirt (black) (EMP exclusive)
  • CD Jewel Case + Shirt (Nuclear Blast USA exclusive)
  • CD Jewel Case
  • Blue vinyl (180g vinyl in gatefold including poster)
  • White vinyl (180g vinyl in gatefold including poster. Strictly limited to 200 hand-numbered copies) (exclusive at Nuclear Blast mailorder)
  • Digital download
  • iTunes digital download with Time I booklet

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
7.5
One of the most highly anticipated albums of the last decade; Time I finally ends the eight year silence, but was the wait worth it?

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published 22.10.2012 | Comments (221)

Guest review by
Bad English
Rating:
8.7
Wintersun - is it real? Well, no, it isn't. We hardly see the sun; for four whole weeks, it never shines.

Allow me to copy the style of DerRozzengarten (the greatest reviewer ever), who knows how to write proper metaphors. Such music is never meant to explain northern life for people who have never actually walked on a frozen river or cleared snow from their car before work (I'm not taking a jab at the French, Dutch, or Danish, who usually overreact when they see 1 cm of snow). Imagine the pre-internet days: it's blizzard beasts, mid-winter, the sun never shines, just 22 hours of darkness and twilight in between. There is nothing to do, only good music, books, or finding a way to channel your creativity. Outside activities, aside from collecting firewood and cleaning snow? I don't think so (but wait a minute, Jari lives in the city anyway…). Anyway, the streets are dead and frozen, the horizon is dark, and night light is ablaze on the snow. All you can do is wait for spring and then summer to arrive slowly. I've done it all my life, still do, and we all did. It's typical northern madness!

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07.05.2012 - 02:03
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
*Obligatory comment denouncing the release of this*
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10.05.2012 - 14:46
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook


this says it all.
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16.05.2012 - 03:10
BlueMobius
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It's not like fans of other bands haven't had to wait longer than 8 years before.
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16.05.2012 - 14:54
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 03:10

It's not like fans of other bands haven't had to wait longer than 8 years before.

But they were supposed to release this in 2006. Not that they have to wait 8 years, but this thing should have been out 6 years ago.
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16.05.2012 - 20:00
BlueMobius
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Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.05.2012 at 14:54

Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 03:10

It's not like fans of other bands haven't had to wait longer than 8 years before.

But they were supposed to release this in 2006. Not that they have to wait 8 years, but this thing should have been out 6 years ago.


Necrophagist *cough cough*
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16.05.2012 - 20:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 20:00
Necrophagist *cough cough*

Also, Summoning.
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16.05.2012 - 21:19
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 20:00

Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.05.2012 at 14:54

Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 03:10

It's not like fans of other bands haven't had to wait longer than 8 years before.

But they were supposed to release this in 2006. Not that they have to wait 8 years, but this thing should have been out 6 years ago.


Necrophagist *cough cough*

Fair enough
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20.05.2012 - 16:46
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.05.2012 at 21:19

Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 20:00

Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.05.2012 at 14:54

Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 03:10

It's not like fans of other bands haven't had to wait longer than 8 years before.

But they were supposed to release this in 2006. Not that they have to wait 8 years, but this thing should have been out 6 years ago.


Necrophagist *cough cough*

Fair enough

Have you all forgot Symbyosis?
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29.05.2012 - 22:18
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Release date: December 22nd 2012.
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03.06.2012 - 22:37
J. N.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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03.06.2012 - 22:44
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by J. N. on 03.06.2012 at 22:37

Please.

http://metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=61399

Why doesn't anyone fix that


(I REALLY hope that's not the actual release date)
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03.06.2012 - 22:46
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Boxcar Willy on 03.06.2012 at 22:44
(I REALLY hope that's not the actual release date)

It's semi-legit. Obviously the band members have a sense of humor, but that is what they have down on their Bandcamp page.
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29.06.2012 - 14:51
BlueMobius
Account deleted
Just a little tidbit, Jari posted on his Facebook page today: "You never finish a mix, someday you just gotta let it go ... and today was that day."
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29.06.2012 - 15:59
Rating: 9
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 29.06.2012 at 14:51

Just a little tidbit, Jari posted on his Facebook page today: "You never finish a mix, someday you just gotta let it go ... and today was that day."

Sounds like he's done but not very happy about it.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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29.06.2012 - 16:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 29.06.2012 at 15:59

Written by Guest on 29.06.2012 at 14:51

Just a little tidbit, Jari posted on his Facebook page today: "You never finish a mix, someday you just gotta let it go ... and today was that day."

Sounds like he's done but not very happy about it.


probably because he knows it will turn into a much bigger turd than the s/t one.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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29.06.2012 - 16:12
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Milena on 29.06.2012 at 15:59

Written by Guest on 29.06.2012 at 14:51

Just a little tidbit, Jari posted on his Facebook page today: "You never finish a mix, someday you just gotta let it go ... and today was that day."

Sounds like he's done but not very happy about it.

Shows how important it is to also quote the ":)" at the end of the update. I'm sure he's happy enough
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30.06.2012 - 01:39
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Finally. Just the mastering left now..
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02.07.2012 - 11:24
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
"just"...
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Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one, and they all stink.
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02.07.2012 - 18:36
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 02.07.2012 at 11:24

"just"...

Aw man, it seems that when Jari was bringing the recordings to the studio, he was attacked by a dragon! It flew and crashed into the side of his car. It then scream "I fucking love Wintersun!" and ate the recordings.

Jari is now asking for donations to help record better music. but this time it will be so intense, that only 20 minutes will fit on a CD so you'll have to buy the boxset.
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05.07.2012 - 11:09
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
Finland release date is likely to be 17 October.
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18.07.2012 - 23:49
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Found this over at Ultimate Metal Forum. This is under progress but it will be the coverart for the album. Doesn't look very Wintersun-ish to me. The old coverart was much better https://twitter.com/#!/parabola/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Finstagr.am%2Fp%2FMyo4R_Mb1j%2F
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24.07.2012 - 15:54
Rating: 9
FreddeSwede
Studio trailer part 3

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27.07.2012 - 18:57
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by FeskarN on 18.07.2012 at 23:49

Found this over at Ultimate Metal Forum. This is under progress but it will be the coverart for the album. Doesn't look very Wintersun-ish to me. The old coverart was much better https://twitter.com/#!/parabola/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Finstagr.am%2Fp%2FMyo4R_Mb1j%2F

The old coverart was fan-made, but it did indeed look waaay better than.. THAT.
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29.07.2012 - 19:21
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by FreddeSwede on 24.07.2012 at 15:54

Studio trailer part 3

All these teasers are so useless, because they don't show us what the album sounds like. Jari, just record your shit, mix and master that shit and release it, and stop teasing us with useless trailers.
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30.07.2012 - 14:39
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by Zaph on 29.07.2012 at 19:21

Written by FreddeSwede on 24.07.2012 at 15:54

Studio trailer part 3

All these teasers are so useless, because they don't show us what the album sounds like. Jari, just record your shit, mix and master that shit and release it, and stop teasing us with useless trailers.

The record is done. This weekend they had a listening session for the media and the reaction was really good. It's not the band who are making this trailers, it's Nuclear Blast that's editing them.
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30.07.2012 - 15:02
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by FeskarN on 30.07.2012 at 14:39

This weekend they had a listening session for the media and the reaction was really good.


Sorry to burst your bubble. But the reaction is ALWAYS very good at listening sessions for the media, no matter what band it is. The reason the reaction is always good is that those who have been invited don't dare to be negative because then they won't be invited to other listening sessions hosted by the same record label.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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30.07.2012 - 15:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 30.07.2012 at 15:10

And that (asskissing) partially forces them to write at least a 'good' review of something, and when it's done they spread that hypocritical trash around in magazines and webzines, and lots of people end up wasting their time.


yep, entirely true
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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30.07.2012 - 15:50
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by FeskarN on 30.07.2012 at 14:39

The record is done. This weekend they had a listening session for the media and the reaction was really good. It's not the band who are making this trailers, it's Nuclear Blast that's editing them.

I'll rephrase then:
*clears throat*
Nuclear Blast, just let Jari record his shit, mix and master that shit and release it, and stop teasing us with useless trailers. (talking about the full Time album here, not just Time I)

Written by Guest on 30.07.2012 at 15:10

and lots of people end up wasting their time.

And Money.
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30.07.2012 - 15:58
VPeter
Can anyone remember the moment they discovered Wintersun and Time was announced and how much has passed since then? I remember being in high school still and remember seeing adds from Nuclear Blast promoting new Time shirts and other stuff in 2006.
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30.07.2012 - 18:51
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.07.2012 at 15:02

Written by FeskarN on 30.07.2012 at 14:39

This weekend they had a listening session for the media and the reaction was really good.


Sorry to burst your bubble. But the reaction is ALWAYS very good at listening sessions for the media, no matter what band it is. The reason the reaction is always good is that those who have been invited don't dare to be negative because then they won't be invited to other listening sessions hosted by the same record label.

Didn't know that. Thx for the info. I will have that in mind then the reviews starts to pop up.
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