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Wintersun

Wintersun

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 13th, 2004
Catalog ID:
NB 1221-2
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
27 reviews (avg. 80%)
1. Beyond the Dark Sun 02:38   Show lyrics
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2. Winter Madness 05:08   Show lyrics
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3. Sleeping Stars 05:41   Show lyrics
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4. Battle Against Time 07:03   Show lyrics
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5. Death and the Healing 07:13   Show lyrics
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6. Starchild 07:54   Show lyrics
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7. Beautiful Death 08:16   Show lyrics
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8. Sadness and Hate 10:16   Show lyrics
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Band members
Kai "the Grinder" Hahto Drums
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Necrolord Cover art
Jari Mäenpää Producer, Music, Lyrics
Nino Laurenne Mixing
Mika Jussila Mastering
Tuomo Valtonen Recording
Ahti Kortelainen Recording (drums)
Kai "the Grinder" Hahto Drums
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Necrolord Cover art
Jari Mäenpää Producer, Music, Lyrics
Nino Laurenne Mixing
Mika Jussila Mastering
Tuomo Valtonen Recording
Ahti Kortelainen Recording (drums)
Read Jari's Masterpiece 100% BurningPentagram August 5th, 2014
Read I Don't Get It 30% andrewarchav June 9th, 2013
Read Yeah it's ass, but he wiped... 34% BastardHead February 8th, 2013
Read The Dawn Will Never Rise... 98% Crushader August 5th, 2012
Read Synonym For Melodic Death... 100% WishmasterTheDark September 21st, 2011
Read Wintersun - Wintersun 70% ConorFynes July 5th, 2011
Read Sometimes too epic to digest 78% kluseba June 5th, 2011
Read The Epic Definition of... 100% The_CrY June 2nd, 2011
Read Behold...perfection 100% doomknocker December 2nd, 2010
Read A metal monument. And... 99% Metal_Grail June 17th, 2010
Read Gorgeous Music 97% PhillCantu93 March 20th, 2010
Read Buy your Wintersun action... 58% Empyreal July 11th, 2009
Read very good, but not brilliant 80% mysterion74 May 28th, 2009
Read Pestilent redundancy 39% Trilogique April 21st, 2009
Read And despite the fanboys...... 93% deepred February 4th, 2009
Read Penguin Eggs and Permafrost 36% zeingard July 16th, 2008
Read Amazing Blend of Styles 100% PutridWind July 6th, 2008
Read Sowulo Fimbulvetr. 98% hells_unicorn November 8th, 2007
Read Wintersun's Breathtaking Debut 85% fuzzymcchimp October 30th, 2007
Read Simply Godly 95% Tea_and_Crumpets May 26th, 2007
Read ....Seriously? 55% MurderNArson May 14th, 2007
Read Winter Madness 95% Mikesn May 12th, 2007
Read Perfect? Not A Chance 24% GuntherTheUndying May 11th, 2007
Read Beauty and Brutality 96% Sarcothin February 24th, 2007
Read The Epitome of Musical... 100% Rhapsorizon January 28th, 2007
Read WINTERSUN 'Wintersun' 96% HarleyAtMetalReview June 27th, 2005
Read Breaktaking. 98% estaticfear May 13th, 2005

Figure depicted on the cover is believed to be a representation of Valfar who died of hypothermia after being lost in a snowstorm.

Re-released as a Special Tour Edition double-disc digipak by Nuclear Blast in 2006 (NB1221-0).
Includes the studio album and the "Live at Summerbreeze 2005" DVD:
1. "Beyond the Dark Sun" (Handy Cam Sound)
2. "Battle Against Time" (Handy Cam Sound)
3. "Sleeping Stars" (Soundboard Sound)
4. "Beautiful Death" (Soundboard Sound)
5. "Death and the Healing" (Soundboard Sound)
6. "Winter Madness" (Soundboard Sound)

The 'Winter Madness' demo was used as a bonus on the Japanese version of the album:
09. Winter Madness (Demo) (06:00)
10. Beyond the Dark Sun (Demo) (02:43)
11. Death and the Healing (Demo) (06:46)

Tracks 1, 2 and 5 are re-recordings of the tracks with the same names from the afore mentioned 'Winter Madness' demo.

Jari Mäenpää had been working on the songs for this album for a long time. The songs were written in/between:
1. Beyond the Dark Sun (1998)
2. Winter Madness (2002)
3. Sleeping Stars (1995-2003)
4. Battle Against Time (2002-2003)
5. Death and the Healing (1996)
6. Starchild (2000-2003)
7. Beautiful Death (2003)
8. Sadness and Hate (1996)

Recording information:

Drums recorded at Tico Tico Studios in January 2004.
Everything else recorded at Sundi Coop Studios in April.
Mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in May.
Mastered at Finnvox Studios in May.

Added by: Sonatica Modified by: Diamhea
Added on: 2004-07-21 16:28:03 Last modified on: 2014-06-01 04:13:40
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