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4.06 | 11 ratings | 3 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Kaikkivaltias (10:26)
2. Resurssikysymys (1:54)
3. Pretoriaanikyborgit (5:51)
4. Vallan haamut (5:32)
5. Tähtilaivan kapteeni (4:08)
6. Kosmologisen vakion laulu (3:52)
7. Parvatin tietäjä (4:27)
8. Punainen komentaja (4:05)
9. Langennut valo (4:27)
10. Quanta (5:06)
11. Rusalkai (3:41)
12. Kaikkivaltiaan peili (8:31)

Total Time 62:00

Bonus tracks on 2017 double-LP edition:
13. Kuolemaantuomitut (4:06)
14. Mekaanisten Lintujen Puisto (7:45)

Line-up / Musicians

- A. W. Yrjänä / vocals, bass
- Janne Halmkrona / guitars
- Timo Rasio / guitars
- Tuomas Peippo / drums

- Rauli Eskolin / keyboards, production & mixing

Releases information

Artwork: Sami Saramäki

CD Herodes ‎- 50999 503253 2 0 (2007, Finland)

LPx2 Svart Records ‎- SRE198 (2017, Finland) With 2 bonus tracks

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CMX Talvikuningas ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(73%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
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Review by Marty McFly
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4 stars At first, I thought that the lyrics are in Italian (it sounded to me quite like it), however, I knew that they're Finnish. It's probably that when I think about Finnish metal, I always think about all these endless English-singing ones. They started as punk band - clear to hear on second track. Not classic punk, as it's more complex (which is accomplished by changing pace of song and layering), while first song, Kaikkivaltias is more prog. It's strange, but it's something between Prog Metal and RPI, but mostly, sound here is quite heavy and you have this dense feeling that this music "IS" here, you can feel its presence. Variety of album is so big that one thing here is for sure - you won't be bored. Needed to say that calm parts are more like sparsely present. Langennut Valo ending is very crazy, expect something sinister and dreadful, but when you're ready to face it, do it and await the results. Nah, it's not that bad. Following track, Quanta is more "rock" with furiously calm drums (yes, it's possible, no mindless bashing, but clever and complex line instead).

4(+), let's be sober for this time. Ranging from almost ambient (almost, because it's never ambient) to extreme metal, this album is very unique.

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4 stars CMX are a Finnish rock band with hardcore punk roots, nowadays balancing between mainstream and alternative with prog influences coming forth every now and then. The band started in 1985 and Talvikuningas is their 12th album, released in 2007. It's also their most progressive I think. Talvikunin ... (read more)

Report this review (#2376110) | Posted by Hiram | Saturday, May 2, 2020 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When the myths have lost their meaning, new ones must be written. Whether it was this that CMX set out to do on their twelfth studio album or whether they merely wanted to have some fun with some science fiction themes, Talvikuningas ('The Winter King') is a respectably daring and fresh effort fr ... (read more)

Report this review (#284452) | Posted by Vompatti | Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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