Wintersun - Time I


8.4 | 1018 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: 18

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

Guest musicians
Alpha Valtias Mustatuuli - vocals
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - choirs
Mathias Nygård - choirs
Olli Vänskä - choirs
Heri Joensen - choirs
Mikko Salovaara - choirs
Sami Hinkka - choirs
Markus Toivonen - 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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24.08.2011 - 00:00
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.08.2011 at 23:54

Written by SODOM666 on 23.08.2011 at 23:42
Is the december 2011 release date actually correct?

No, it's what we consider a distant release date. As we near November (or maybe October) and there's still no word on the release date, we'll push it back to early 2012.



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25.08.2011 - 02:31
Lit.
Account deleted
Wouldn't it be funny, nay... gut-wrenchingly hilarious, if this album turned out to be a total letdown?

Well, for me it would be.
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27.08.2011 - 20:22
Rating: 8
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
90% of albums considered to be letdowns are so because people have huge expectations about them. Even if this album is a masterpiece, I'm sure lots of us will be disappointed, since it's presently the most anticipated metal album and has been so for 7 years. "The Way of the Fire" sounds awesome, though.
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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08.10.2011 - 17:55
Rating: 10
kaspair
I always wonder wat Jari is doing at the moment. Is he actually working on it? Right now?
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Last FM
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08.10.2011 - 19:46
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by kaspair on 08.10.2011 at 17:55
I always wonder wat Jari is doing at the moment.

What he does with his time is nobody's business but his.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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19.10.2011 - 18:47
vezzy
Stallmanite
Whatever he's doing with his time, he probably isn't recording it.
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Licensed under the GPLv3.
Relinquish proprietary software for a greater GNU/America.
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02.11.2011 - 08:16
PowerThrash
Written by kaspair on 08.10.2011 at 17:55

I always wonder wat Jari is doing at the moment. Is he actually working on it? Right now?


Right now Jari is probably slamming his computer against a blank DVD disc hoping that the music will somehow magically diffuse onto it. "Why no Time yet?"
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02.11.2011 - 12:46
Rating: 10
kaspair
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.10.2011 at 19:46

Written by kaspair on 08.10.2011 at 17:55
I always wonder wat Jari is doing at the moment.

What he does with his time is nobody's business but his.

I know it is, but still I'm wondering...
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Last FM
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02.11.2011 - 15:18
BudDa
FUCK.THIS.BAND!
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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02.11.2011 - 21:03
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by BudDa on 02.11.2011 at 15:18
FUCK.THIS.BAND!

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Prettier than BloodTears.
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02.11.2011 - 21:14
BudDa
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.11.2011 at 21:03




Hahaha. Sounds like Dashboard Confessional smoking a blunt. Mclusky? Haha
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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02.11.2011 - 21:15
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by BudDa on 02.11.2011 at 21:14
Hahaha. Sounds like Dashboard Confessional smoking a blunt. Mclusky? Haha

Way better than Wintersun. And Future of the Left.
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15.11.2011 - 01:59
Rating: 10
Rozz
You guys should check interviews with jari
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05.12.2011 - 02:36
JaimeLeonel
Its already december. When will it be released??
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05.12.2011 - 02:38
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by JaimeLeonel on 05.12.2011 at 02:36
Its already december. When will it be released??

Probably not until at least next December.
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08.12.2011 - 23:53
JaimeLeonel
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.12.2011 at 02:38

Written by JaimeLeonel on 05.12.2011 at 02:36
Its already december. When will it be released??

Probably not until at least next December.

Ahhgh I'm tired of waiting, for this one and Necrophagist's.
At least they should play live a new song or something
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09.12.2011 - 01:02
Rating: 10
beyondtehdarksun
Written by JaimeLeonel on 08.12.2011 at 23:53
At least they should play live a new song or something

They did play "The Way Of The Fire"... I've seen different versions of it online.
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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22.12.2011 - 16:15
JaimeLeonel
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 09.12.2011 at 01:02

Written by JaimeLeonel on 08.12.2011 at 23:53
At least they should play live a new song or something

They did play "The Way Of The Fire"... I've seen different versions of it online.

Yep i saw it, pretty awesome \m/
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27.12.2011 - 00:42
Wander
I don't think this will disappoint, because I am already as disappointed in this band as I can possibly be with a band I like. The time it has took to make this is ridiculous and inexcusable. I hope that the music will be good, but with The Way Of The Fire being merely decent, I'm not so sure. We'll see, or we won't. Anything is possible with this album.
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28.12.2011 - 05:29
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
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Checkout my band here!
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31.12.2011 - 05:50
Rating: 7
Nightfall
Release date: December 21st, 2012.
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31.12.2011 - 06:20
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Nightfall on 31.12.2011 at 05:50
Release date: December 21st, 2012.

Bitch please, the world will end well before this ever has a chance to be released.
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31.12.2011 - 07:16
Rating: 10
Rozz
Just to think the way of the fire did not have al lthe tracks on it when they played it live, i forget evryone is forgetting that haha
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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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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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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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Prettier than BloodTears.
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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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Still Life, Still Death
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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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