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Wintersun - Time I


8.4 | 957 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
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
Heri Joensen - choirs
Mikko Salovaara - choirs
Sami Hinkka - choirs
Markus Toivonen - choirs
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - choirs
Mathias Nygård - choirs
Olli Vänskä - 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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02.08.2012 - 19:17
Rating: 10
FeskarN
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17.08.2012 - 12:08
Rating: 9
Here's the final cover: https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/488184_10151109747007402_1597257193_n.jpg
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18.08.2012 - 20:50
crucifiedjesus
I will believe it when i hold it in my hand, even then might still be in disbelief til i actually get it into the stereo and hit play.
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22.08.2012 - 11:55
Rating: 10
FeskarN
From the bands FB page: "Two song snippets of the brand new album "TIME I" will be released this Friday, August 24!

Sons of Winter and Stars - Rise!

It´s finally TIME to let the world hear some brand new WINTERSUN material coming off the album "TIME I". This Friday, August 24 the official HEIDENFEST 2012 trailer will be posted online featuring snippets of the Wintersun songs "Time" and "Sons of Winter and Stars"… Do not miss one of the most epic moments of 2012!"

Finally some samples.
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23.08.2012 - 13:27
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"
I like the old 'fake' cover a lot more than the official...
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24.08.2012 - 14:58
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
Written by FeskarN on 22.08.2012 at 11:55

From the bands FB page: "Two song snippets of the brand new album "TIME I" will be released this Friday, August 24!

Sons of Winter and Stars - Rise!

It´s finally TIME to let the world hear some brand new WINTERSUN material coming off the album "TIME I". This Friday, August 24 the official HEIDENFEST 2012 trailer will be posted online featuring snippets of the Wintersun songs "Time" and "Sons of Winter and Stars"… Do not miss one of the most epic moments of 2012!"

Finally some samples.

Here they are!

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24.08.2012 - 20:24
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Love the songs. Sends shivers down my spine. I think Jari did a great job at the production, very clean sound.
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24.08.2012 - 20:40
Rating: 6
Unhealer
Eclecticist
The second one sounds a lot like Devin Townsend stuff.
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24.08.2012 - 22:00
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973
Written by BaneConall on 24.08.2012 at 14:58

Written by FeskarN on 22.08.2012 at 11:55

From the bands FB page: "Two song snippets of the brand new album "TIME I" will be released this Friday, August 24!

Sons of Winter and Stars - Rise!

It´s finally TIME to let the world hear some brand new WINTERSUN material coming off the album "TIME I". This Friday, August 24 the official HEIDENFEST 2012 trailer will be posted online featuring snippets of the Wintersun songs "Time" and "Sons of Winter and Stars"… Do not miss one of the most epic moments of 2012!"

Finally some samples.

Here they are!



Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God. They sound good. Only snippets I know, but Oh my God.
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24.08.2012 - 22:45
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by Unhealer on 24.08.2012 at 20:40

The second one sounds a lot like Devin Townsend stuff.

Indeed. Devin is one of Jari's favourite artist so he's music is a big influence on the sound.
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28.08.2012 - 03:16
chronic-headache
I agree with the Devin Townsend influence. LOTS of layers upon a lot more layers. And sounds like Jari's clean vox have improved BIG TIME. SO when the **** can I pre-order this bitch?
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28.08.2012 - 04:35
chronic-headache
Written by Guest on 28.08.2012 at 03:26

Written by chronic-headache on 28.08.2012 at 03:16

I agree with the Devin Townsend influence. LOTS of layers upon a lot more layers. And sounds like Jari's clean vox have improved BIG TIME. SO when the **** can I pre-order this bitch?

CD/DVD | CD | LP



how bout for us Americans?
I'm as of now waiting for it to show up on amazon...and all I'm getting are some $30 imports...
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04.09.2012 - 21:22
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Now I have finally order the new album. This month will be longer than the 6 years or so I have been waiting for this album.. A battle against time...
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10.09.2012 - 00:55
Rating: 10
Wes
Just spent 40 bucks on the mail order edition from Nuclearblast. They say it comes with an "instrumental CD" along with the CD + DVD. I cannot seem to verify what this instrumental CD is.
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11.09.2012 - 00:13
Rating: 10
FeskarN
TIME I - choir recordings of "Sons Of Winter And Stars". Sounds so epic!

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11.09.2012 - 05:53
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by FeskarN on 11.09.2012 at 00:13

Vid

...Aaaaaaaaaaaaand the fondue pot overflowed.
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11.09.2012 - 05:55
BlueMobius
Account deleted
Written by Wes on 10.09.2012 at 00:55

Just spent 40 bucks on the mail order edition from Nuclearblast. They say it comes with an "instrumental CD" along with the CD + DVD. I cannot seem to verify what this instrumental CD is.


Umm, it's the instrumental version of Time I
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13.09.2012 - 11:38
Rating: 7
BLIND GUARDIAN
We have recently been informed by the manufacturer of this product that the release date has been changed to 22-Oct-2012. We have updated this information on site and will endeavour to process your order in readiness to arrive with you on the release date.
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13.09.2012 - 11:45
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 13.09.2012 at 11:38

We have recently been informed by the manufacturer of this product that the release date has been changed to 22-Oct-2012. We have updated this information on site and will endeavour to process your order in readiness to arrive with you on the release date.

Where did you get that information? Or are you just trolling?
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13.09.2012 - 12:31
Rating: 7
BLIND GUARDIAN
Written by FeskarN on 13.09.2012 at 11:45

Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 13.09.2012 at 11:38

We have recently been informed by the manufacturer of this product that the release date has been changed to 22-Oct-2012. We have updated this information on site and will endeavour to process your order in readiness to arrive with you on the release date.

Where did you get that information? Or are you just trolling?


Why would I be trolling man? Jeez! Relax! I want this album out more than any of you.

I pre ordered through play.com and I got this email TODAY in my mailbox. Hope I don't get another one in a few days telling me that it's now delayed further and further and so on...
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13.09.2012 - 12:40
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 13.09.2012 at 12:31

Written by FeskarN on 13.09.2012 at 11:45

Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 13.09.2012 at 11:38

We have recently been informed by the manufacturer of this product that the release date has been changed to 22-Oct-2012. We have updated this information on site and will endeavour to process your order in readiness to arrive with you on the release date.

Where did you get that information? Or are you just trolling?


Why would I be trolling man? Jeez! Relax! I want this album out more than any of you.

I pre ordered through play.com and I got this email TODAY in my mailbox. Hope I don't get another one in a few days telling me that it's now delayed further and further and so on...

Many like to troll about something that is related to Wintersun and a release date. Sorry to offend you then. I want this album too ofc, have been waiting for 6 years.
Alright. Havn't seen anything about this on the Wintersun website and the Record Shop there i pre-order the album says relase date 12 Oct. So i guess that 22 oct is the new date for the album..
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13.09.2012 - 14:49
BlueMobius
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October 22 in the U.S. release date. Nuclear Blast USA store
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13.09.2012 - 18:38
Rating: 7
BLIND GUARDIAN
Written by FeskarN on 13.09.2012 at 11:38

Sorry to offend you then.


No problem man. I know what you mean that people are trolling this Wintersun release but I can't blame them.. Anyhow.. I will keep an eye out and if I get any new updates i'll let you know. I have also ordered the mail order edition from nuclear blast so we'll see
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14.09.2012 - 20:01
Rating: 7
BLIND GUARDIAN
And the official post:

Album release date of "TIME I" pushed back a week!

"As we want to give all our incredible fans something truly special and outstanding for our second album "TIME I", there is going to be a limited mediabook edition including DVD available, but due to unfortunate manufacturing delays the TIME I album release has been postponed by a week."

The new release dates are:

October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
October 22: North America, UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Portugal, Poland (+ all other European countries not mentioned in this list)
October 23: Italy
October 24: Sweden
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15.09.2012 - 07:02
BlueMobius
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A little teaser demonstration
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15.09.2012 - 09:38
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Guest on 15.09.2012 at 07:02

A little teaser demonstration


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15.09.2012 - 22:47
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Those samples from that video sounds fantastic. I just want the album to be out now! They really now how to tease us
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16.09.2012 - 22:03
Rating: 10
Wes
Yes I love that video : )

And the mail-order edition of Time I seems to be confirmed to include an instrumental version of the album.
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18.09.2012 - 20:46
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Here is more samples. Sounds so beautiful and awesome. Just want it to be out now.. EDIT: Seems like they have deleted the samples now.. http://www.amazon.com/Time-I/dp/B009C5Z112/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1347927958&sr=1-1&keywords=Wintersun+time+mp3
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29.09.2012 - 09:40
Neroese
Account deleted
Time has come.
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