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Metalology
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Join date: Aug 2004
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#1
Alright, Wintersun pwn. I've been told they're melodic death, although some people have been calling them "Winter Metal". Their only release to date was "Wintersun" on Nuclear Blast. They're going to be recording for the next album in May!

Favourite tracks:
- Sadness and Hate
- Battle Against Time

http://www.kolumbus.fi/jarimetal/wintersun/wintersun_news.htm

BTW: I found them through MoM.
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LedZeppelin
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#2
Amazing band, I always figured they were power metal from the name but quite far from it.
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#4
Jari is a machine. The recording of Wintersun is just him (playing everything sans drums) and a drummer. They actually have a touring lineup now, I believe. I also think they are currently in the studio recording a new album for summer/late 2006 (i am guessing).

Oh ya, Viking/Folk Metal I would call them.
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#5
Id agree with 'Angelcide'

they are pretty much melodic viking metal stuff! Very cool though ^^
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#7
Not to mention the fact that Jari does everything except drums. I wonder what it's going to sound like with the new members?
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Angelcide
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#8
Not all that much different, but we'll see. I think Jari left Ensiferum to make a band that was pretty much him sharing a vision (I know it sounds cheesy), writing pieces for all the instruments and arranging them like a classical composer would. He writes some pretty epic **** and everything fits together pretty well. To maintain the sound of Wintersun, he is going to have to have a fair degree of control over the songwriting process, possibly to the behest of his bandmates. But the first album, IMO, was perfection - why **** with good thing?

(I know this post is rather disjointed, but I am tired)
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#9
Dude this band is pretty ****ing cool, thanks for the heads up on them
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#10
Definatly one of my favorite bands. I got the album mid-June and it's literally been in my cd player ever since. As people have said , Jari is amazing, to be able to write a whole album except drums is crazy. It shows how much talent he has.

Whens the next album coming out? I think i heard this summer?

One of the best melodic/winter metal bands out there right now in my opinion. They can pwn so many other bands in my opinion. They just need some more records!
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#11
The songs I've heard rule, but can't beat Ensiferum
Originally posted by Novaworld
Smiddys right...
Angelcide
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#13
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Winter Madness pwns

Sooooo much better than Ensiferum!

Who, by the way, sucks.


Ah c'mon. You gotta love those bouncy, folksy riffs. But ya, after hearing Wintersun, Ensiferum is definitely lacking something.
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#14
Yeah, it's lacking Wintersun's ultimate kickassery.
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#15
In my opinion Ensiferum gets an 7 or 8 in asskissery (as Metalology says).
Wintersun would have to get a 10 in asskissery since they have not left my cd player for the past 5 months
LedZeppelin
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#17
Haha, the tone isn't that bad. It fits the music well. Reminds me a bit of Dissection.
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#18
Well I'm listenign to the 2nd one and its MUCH better, but the first one sounds like a pod on meth or something.

I'm picky about that kind of **** though. I was mainly dissappointed because the music was so good but it sounded like some **** POD or something.
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#19
The lead tone is good but the rhythm tone I agree could use improvement. I believe it comes from the fact that he used a Telecaster on the album.
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#21
Yeah, I think most of the time it sounds pretty good but there's those moments where it really doesn't fit with the way you expect a metal band to sound.

It is pretty damn kvlt, grim, etc. I'm not sure if he uses a Fender or an imitation though.
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#22
Hey, not everybody can afford uber-kvlt guitars like this one...

I know you've all probably seen this but it's still amazing.
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#24
This band is absolutely great. I can't wait to hear what they'll come out with next. The first album was gold. It has that kind of feel like Bodom's Something Wild and taken to a better level with a heavier attitude and more of a folk kind of feel.
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#27
im listening to some of their stuff, so far im liking!

tho even their SITE reminds me of power metal.

not bad tho, i like power metal.
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#29
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The lead tone is good but the rhythm tone I agree could use improvement. I believe it comes from the fact that he used a Telecaster on the album.


Man, I thought that picture in the album was just there to be pretty. :p

Did he use stacked humbuckers or did he leave the single-coils in?
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#30
does anybody not like them?


(I didn't get the cd yet but I like what i've heard, that being one song)
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#31
Quote by AcidBath443
does anybody not like them?


(I didn't get the cd yet but I like what i've heard, that being one song)



In my opinion it's hard to hate them. They have such good instrumentals, they have heavy and softer music, he can growl really well and he can sing clean well.


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#33


I love his vocals..... Oh well, different taste.

Has anyone (most likely the swedish people on here) seen them live? I only seen a live video of Death and Healing and it was well done, but just crappy quality of a video.
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#34
can he growl? yeah i guess, but can he sing? i really dont think so.

it might just be the songs ive listened to so far... but...


EDIT: Actually im listening to some more and its not bad singing.

this band reminds me of Blind Guardian, just that the vocalist can also growl.

this is like Power Death Metal ok maybe not... but other than the growling, every thing points to power metal: the sound, the lyrics, the instrument choice, the SINGING (not growling), the site, the name, the theme.
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Riryoku
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#35
He can sing just fine, especially in "Battle Against Time".
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#36
Wintersun. Their s/t is fan-fucking-tastic. So, I can't wait to hear Time, when it comes out later this year. Wintersun simply pwns.
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#39
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It keeps on being delayed because Jari keeps on wanting to make it better


Understandably; when you have such a killer debut you'd better make sure the follow up kicks ass too.
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#40
I know for sure he recorded on a Telecaster.

Man, these guys kickass, I bought their CD about 4 months ago and it kicks so much ass they have to import ass from other countries just to meet the demand.
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