lørdag 27. oktober 2012

Wintersun - Time I - 2012

Band: Wintersun
Album: Time I
Country: Finland

Release date: October 19, 2012
Label: Nuclear Blast
Genre: Extreme power metal, Folk metal, Progressive metal
Existed since: 2004


Its been a long wait since their self-titled debut masterpiece. Wintersun is finally back w enough material for 2 cds, Time I n II, w number 2 coming next year.
The album contains mainly of 3 songs clocking around 10 minutes each n 2 shorter instrumental songs.
This is epic folk metal, giving us great progressive melodies.


Album musicians:
Jari Mäenpää - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass
Kai Hahto - drums
Teemu Mäntysaari - guitars
Jukka Koskinen - bass

Guest musicians:
Mikko "Ilmarinen" Salovaara - choirs
Heri Joensen - choirs
Olli Vänskä - choirs
Mathias "Warlord" Nygård - choirs
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - choirs
Markus Toivonen - choirs
Sami Hinkka - choirs
Alpha Valtias Mustatuuli - additional growling

  1. When Time Fades Away
  2. Sons Of Winter And Stars
    • Rain Of Stars
    • Surrounded By Darkness
    • Journey Inside A Dream
    • Sons Of Winter And Stars
  3. Land Of Snow And Sorrow
  4. Darkness And Frost
  5. Time

Previous records:
Wintersun, 2004

Samudra - Reformation - 2012

Band: Samudra
Album: Reformation
Country: USA

Release date: October 19, 2012
Label: self-release
Genre: Progressive metal, Deathcore
Existed since: 2010


Hard-hitting deathcore w 2 vocalists overlapping each other, both singing harsh n clean, n also do some choir. The softer passages goes more towards jazzy prog-rock, w some stand-alone guitar-parts.

Album musicians:
Collin Duffy - guitar, vocals
Casey Parent - drums
Geoff Whitaker - bass
Patrick English - vocals, guitar
Chris Aguirre - guitar

  1. I
  2. Beginnings: Put To Sleep
  3. Elegance: The Wavering Light
  4. Beauty: To Become The Sunset
  5. Time: The Inner Workings of Autumn's Murder
  6. Amnesia: Anatomy of a Breakdown
  7. Samudra: A Gathering of Waters
  8. Lifeless: Left in the Wake
  9. Parasomnia: Bow Before The Coma
  10. X
  11. Revelation: Perceived Existence

Listen to full album at Bandcamp