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
Jukka Koskinen - bass, vocals
Jari Mäenpää - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals

Guest musicians
Alpha Valtias Mustatuuli - vocals
Markus Toivonen - choirs
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - choirs
Mathias Nygård - choirs
Olli Vänskä - choirs
Heri Joensen - choirs
Mikko Salovaara - choirs
Sami Hinkka - 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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01.01.2012 - 03:58
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Just to be unproductive in this 5 page long morass of a discussion: Windir will release a new album before Time surfaces for mass consumption.

Also, a studio version of the title track Time is on the internets. PM for a link.
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11.01.2012 - 17:52
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by LeChron James on 01.01.2012 at 03:58

Also, a studio version of the title track Time is on the internets. PM for a link.

That's a joke right?
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11.01.2012 - 23:48
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Zaph on 11.01.2012 at 17:52
That's a joke right?

There was rumor of a song online, but I think the world wide mythbusters proved it was just a rejected recording from the debut or something.
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12.01.2012 - 08:26
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.01.2012 at 23:48

There was rumor of a song online, but I think the world wide mythbusters proved it was just a rejected recording from the debut or something.

Well, too bad I guess.
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13.01.2012 - 22:40
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Written by Zaph on 11.01.2012 at 17:52

That's a joke right?

Nope, not a joke. You're not the only one to think I was kidding haha.

EDIT 1/16: It has been brought to my attention that the song I said was "Time" by Wintersun is actually a song of the same name by some band called Starborn or someshit like that. This mistake sorta due in part to my unorthodox music acquisition techniques, but was mainly fostered by the single having the Time cover art and it sounding almost dead on like Wintersun. So don't PM me anymore unless you want a song that sounds like the S/T release follow up.
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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18.01.2012 - 19:15
INÆRIS
I think Jari should completely scrap this album and just do something different. There's been so many delays and difficulties with it, It might just be healthier for him to start over. I just have a huge gut feeling that Time will be incredibly anti-climactic.
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23.01.2012 - 05:13
Rating: 8
freedom forever
Don't we have to donate for him since he needs a lot of new equipment
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30.01.2012 - 15:53
Rating: 10
Sojgenske
Somebody on the facebook page of the band said that the new album is going to be released before fall.

Wait and see...
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30.01.2012 - 17:40
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by Sojgenske on 30.01.2012 at 15:53

Somebody on the facebook page of the band said that the new album is going to be released before fall.

Wait and see...


Saw that too. Teemu also said that they will post a update soon.. There have been silence since the summer about the album sitation.
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31.01.2012 - 00:32
Robstar
Its taking for ages to be release this freken album... I dont know what da hell are these guys waiting for
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12.02.2012 - 06:49
DraconionDevil
I've almost lost all hope of this album actually being released. It better come out this year.
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16.02.2012 - 20:46
Pandore
This album better be fucking perfect after all that time. If it is released one day...
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20.02.2012 - 13:27
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Found two hilarious pictures on Wintersun's facebook wall


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20.02.2012 - 13:57
vezzy
Stallmanite
http://www.wintermadness.net/

^Somebody please DDoS that. kthxbai
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21.02.2012 - 02:26
Rating: 8
virtual-x
True
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27.02.2012 - 02:47
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by virtual-x on 21.02.2012 at 02:26

True


The sad thing is, i saw that picture two years ago. Shows just how long this shit is taking
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06.03.2012 - 02:04
Rating: 8
virtual-x
Because of all this I don't appreciate him and his work anymore
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18.03.2012 - 06:03
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
http://www.wintermadness.net/
Apparently, the album will be released in the late summer. I don't about this band much, so not a big deal to me, but they have tons of fanboys here who are dying to hear this album.
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18.03.2012 - 06:10
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Void Eater on 18.03.2012 at 06:03

http://www.wintermadness.net/
Apparently, the album will be released in the late summer. I don't about this band much, so not a big deal to me, but they have tons of fanboys here who are dying to hear this album.


they have been saying that for years now, so don't believe a word for words are only spoken (hope you get the reference there)
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18.03.2012 - 06:15
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.03.2012 at 06:10
they have been saying that for years now

I wonder if he has enough RAM this time.
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18.03.2012 - 06:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.03.2012 at 06:15

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.03.2012 at 06:10
they have been saying that for years now

I wonder if he has enough RAM this time.


He;ll probably lose the hard disk to some flooding this time around. The guy is great at making up stories as to why it is delayed.
Well I know for sure it delayed because he hardly wrote anything for it
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18.03.2012 - 07:11
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.03.2012 at 06:10

Written by Void Eater on 18.03.2012 at 06:03

http://www.wintermadness.net/
Apparently, the album will be released in the late summer. I don't about this band much, so not a big deal to me, but they have tons of fanboys here who are dying to hear this album.


they have been saying that for years now, so don't believe a word for words are only spoken (hope you get the reference there)

I don't get the reference, but it sounds like Dio lyrics?
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18.03.2012 - 14:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Void Eater on 18.03.2012 at 07:11

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.03.2012 at 06:10

Written by Void Eater on 18.03.2012 at 06:03

http://www.wintermadness.net/
Apparently, the album will be released in the late summer. I don't about this band much, so not a big deal to me, but they have tons of fanboys here who are dying to hear this album.


they have been saying that for years now, so don't believe a word for words are only spoken (hope you get the reference there)

I don't get the reference, but it sounds like Dio lyrics?


Thin Lizzy reference there
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19.03.2012 - 01:36
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Jari told earlier this year in Soundi-magazine that Time will be released in 2 parts. The first part has 4 songs and 40 minutes of music. The second part will be released approximately 6 months later in winter 2013. Kai Hahto posted this on FB: "first of all it´s not about money,it´s because the whole album is over 80 minutes of music and both parts stand as individual album.also it´s couldn´t fot to one cd anyway.also playing live we can present the parts as a whole when playing live and also include some old songs.so this way we can also tour around 2.5-3 years and after that come up with a new album which we have a lot of material already.we don´t want to make the fans wait another 6 years you know..:) cheers!"

I kind of feel disapointed with splitting the album but anyway I'm happy that we wil finally get some new Wintersun material!
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25.03.2012 - 09:33
INÆRIS
Since we've been waiting for Time to be released, Devin Townsend in all of his projects has released 9 albums. I love both Wintersun and Devin Townsend, but at least on is showing signs of progress.
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30.03.2012 - 04:57
chronic-headache
Written by FeskarN on 19.03.2012 at 01:36

Jari told earlier this year in Soundi-magazine that Time will be released in 2 parts. The first part has 4 songs and 40 minutes of music. The second part will be released approximately 6 months later in winter 2013. Kai Hahto posted this on FB: "first of all it´s not about money,it´s because the whole album is over 80 minutes of music and both parts stand as individual album.also it´s couldn´t fot to one cd anyway.also playing live we can present the parts as a whole when playing live and also include some old songs.so this way we can also tour around 2.5-3 years and after that come up with a new album which we have a lot of material already.we don´t want to make the fans wait another 6 years you know..:) cheers!"

I kind of feel disapointed with splitting the album but anyway I'm happy that we wil finally get some new Wintersun material!



agreed, I do not like it when a band releases material in gaps. I would totally go for a double album! Kinda like a therion sirus b/lemuria thing.
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21.04.2012 - 19:06
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
This was supposed to be out before I even thought about liking metal.



Come on now.
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25.04.2012 - 09:27
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Mastercommander
The TIME is 11:27 Pacific and this still hasn't come out.
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25.04.2012 - 14:01
Fritillaria
Account deleted
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I wonder if he has enough RAM this time.


He;ll probably lose the hard disk to some flooding this time around. The guy is great at making up stories as to why it is delayed.


good point I remember when I read this, it was such a ridiculous excuse LOL
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02.05.2012 - 20:07
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
I'm willing to bet that even if the first part is released on time the 2nd part will be delayed again for another couple years.
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