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WINTERSUN

Wintersun

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.76 | 103 ratings

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5 stars "Nothing can never take away, what I've seen with these tired eyes"

The idea of capturing the cold and darkness - of a country that sees less light and more cold winters than others - is an appealing endeavour. Most Norwegian black metal bands have gone to hell and back to acquire this essence, but sometimes have fallen to the traps of politics and religion that are needlessly laid on the table, forsaking the only thing that is relevant in the first place: the music.

With his first album, Jari Mäenpää shows what Finnish Metal is capable of, and furthermore, he establishes an ultimatum to melodic extreme metal: this album is the border; if you want to create something as Nordic and beautiful at the same time, you will have to challenge the juggernaut, Wintersun.

If you are not into extreme metal, and the growls and screams that go with it, I still urge you to listen to the track Death and The Healing, as not only is it sung with a clean melodic voice, it also captures the Finnish winter: white, stark and beautiful.

5/5

paragraph7 | 5/5 |

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