Monday, June 28, 2010

Winter Madness

Year of release: 2004
Genre:Power/Melodic Black Metal
Country: Finland

01. Beyond The Dark Sun
02. Winter Madness
03. Sleeping Stars
04. Battle Against Time
05. Death and the Healing
06. Starchild
07. Beautiful Death
08. Sadness and Hate

In a few words:

Here is an album that spins around my player almost every day Melodic black metal is the case here. So, we have a lot of riffs and blastbeats but also a lot of melody. Without doubt in some tracks you could easily believe that you are listening to a power metal rather than a black metal band, since there are a lot of power/neo-classical metal elements in their music. The vocals are extreme in general, with some clean -almost narrative- parts. Wintersun is the side project of Jari Mäenpää (ex member of Ensiferum), who has composed and played almost everything in this album. A similar band that I can think of is Children of Boddom...Give them a try!

Personal highlights:
"Beyond The Dark Sun", "Battle Against Time" and " Starchild"