Wintersun Product Type Compact Disc Perfect Heavy Metal Music Rock

Track Title. 1 Beyond The Dark Sun. 2 Winter Madness. 3 Sleeping Stars. 4 Battle Against Time. 5 Death And The Healing. 6 Starchild. 7 Beautiful Death. 8 Sadness And Hate. At first glance, a Finnish heavy metal band named Wintersun, whose album cover shows a fallen warrior lying face down in the snow, might elicit thoughts of simplistic black metal infused with pagan or anti-Christian messages, but it doesn’t take long for this eponymous debut to prove that first impressions can be deceiving. In fact, the new project of former Ensiferum and Arthemesia vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jari M enp a merges the hyper-fast precision of Yngwie Malmsteen-like guitar playing (witness the speedy “Beyond the Dark Sun”) with the melodic sensibilities of post-Helloween power metal (see the more diverse “Winter Madness”) and a homegrown passion for folk-styled songwriting descended straight from trailblazing compatriots Amorphis. If there is any sign of black metal songwriting to be found here, it’s in the majestic symphonic backdrops draped all over the ever more ambitious offerings that follow: “Sleeping Stars” flirts with doom via its slow-creeping riffs, “Death and the Healing” alternates clean and rough vocals with a jaw-dropping display of pyrotechnic guitar heroics, and “Beautiful Death” comprises a stunning (if quite morbid) black metal tour de force in terms of both words and musical attack. Curiously, each subsequent track runs longer than the last here — as if Wintersun is consciously using the song lengths themselves as means of upping the compositional ante.

Related Posts

Hell Human Remains Produc...

Artist Eluveitie Slania R...

Agnostic Front My Life My...