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Wintersun - Time I



8.4 | 1120 votes |
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

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

Guest musicians
Alpha Valtias Mustatuuli - vocals
Mathias Nygård - choirs
Mikko Salovaara - choirs
Markus Toivonen - choirs
Olli Vänskä - choirs
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - choirs
Heri Joensen - 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 (220)

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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published 20.12.2016 | Comments (10)

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23.11.2021 - 12:13
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by F3ynman2000 on 23.11.2021 at 10:11

I actually really like this album!

There are several differences to their debut. While the first album jumped right into the action, this one has an oriental sounding atmospheric intro. This album basically just has 3 songs, but they're pretty good. There are more clean vocals which make the album less "extreme" power metal and more "epic" power metal. Overall, the album flies by pretty quickly, but the short adventure is an enjoyable one

Favorite tracks: Sons of Winter and Stars, Time, Land of Snow and Sorrow

So you joined the crowd that's waiting for Time II, now?
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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23.11.2021 - 15:41
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000

Written by Karlabos on 23.11.2021 at 12:13

So you joined the crowd that's waiting for Time II, now?

No, I'm still waiting on Wintersun II
Their debut is a lot better than this one. But this one is also good - just in a different way
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23.11.2021 - 15:46
JoHn DoE

Are people sure the album is called Time I (as in "one") and not Time I (as in first person personal pronoun).
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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23.11.2021 - 19:51
Zap

Written by JoHn DoE on 23.11.2021 at 15:46

Are people sure the album is called Time I (as in "one") and not Time I (as in first person personal pronoun).

"One" implies there is going to be a "two" so that's definitely off the table
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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23.11.2021 - 19:55
JoHn DoE

Written by Zap on 23.11.2021 at 19:51

Written by JoHn DoE on 23.11.2021 at 15:46

Are people sure the album is called Time I (as in "one") and not Time I (as in first person personal pronoun).

"One" implies there is going to be a "two" so that's definitely off the table


exactly
Time I stop making silly jokes.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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24.11.2021 - 23:25
Azarath
Free as a.. Fish
Written by JoHn DoE on 23.11.2021 at 15:46

Are people sure the album is called Time I (as in "one") and not Time I (as in first person personal pronoun).

"Time I got off my ass and put out some new music"
-Jari, probably
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07.12.2021 - 15:41
Rating: 9
abysss

Lovely album, at first I was disappointed this was the sequel to Wintersun - Wintersun. But it grew on me, unlike the Forest Seasons, that I still trying to grasp some catchy melodies.
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