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Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Night Prowler, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.


    Ok, that image is amazing. Also, is it typical of bands these days to leak 1 thing at a time for like 2 months? Cause that's how long it feels like this stuff is going to go for. I just want to know release day.
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member


    This album is more primitive and organic than I normally like to do, but still modern, melodic, epic, bombastic yet also dark and dare I say even shocking and we love it! It is new and different, ´cause I don´t like doing the same thing over and over, but it's still very much a Wintersun album - although Wintersun can be anything, even techno/trance/pop... There are no limits with the music of Wintersun!

    It is a longer album than TIME I running over 53 minutes and for once I´m 100% happy with the sounds and the production. The sound fits PERFECTLY for this album! This album actually sounds great in every sound system / speakers / headphones I've listened to it! If you are a Wintersun fan you won´t be disappointed! It has everything you would expect from a Wintersun album, that we can promise you! And if you're not a fan, you might like it anyway, because it has lot of variety and new dimensions to our sound and style.

    'The Forest Seasons' album was something that I could do with my current resources, but it doesn't take anything away how great the album is. Because it is killer! And music isn't measured in money. Album costing hundred bucks or a million bucks can be equally good albums. (But the unfortunate thing is that certain albums can only be done with higher end production and then again some albums would sound like shit with a big budget production and vice versa, some albums would sound like shit with low budget production and some albums would sound killer with low budget production!)

    The album has four epic and monumental songs, all very different, but still merging together perfectly like the season changes. Two of the songs, 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)' and 'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)' are multipart songs like 'Starchild' and 'Sons of Winter and Stars'.


    'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)' is the starting track. It's a very energetic song illustrating the awakening of nature and it will build up to a big climax! (This song has this album's "killer riff"... forest style!)


    'The Forest That Weeps (Summer)' is the summer song. It's atmospheric, melodic and rockin'! It's also enhanced with big choirs celebrating the end of summer, before the autumn darkness takes over.


    'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)' is the darkest Wintersun track to date! It paints a dark mood illustrating the Finnish autumn, when you hardly see any sun at all. But ultimately the song is about death... with a twist that some of the parts are written from death's point of view and how IT sees life... as a mistake in the universe. It's an epic and long four part song describing four phases of dying.


    I'm really proud of all the songs, but especially the last song called 'Loneliness (Winter)' is what I´m really proud of. I really hit it out of the ballpark with this one, even if I do say so myself. It's little like 'Silver Leaves' (on TIME II), but more sorrowful and darker song with really cold winterish vibe where as 'Silver Leaves' is more beautiful, oriental, atmospheric.

    I really think that this is my first PERFECT ALBUM I've ever done. It all came together just right!

    We sincerely hope you will support us by getting the new album from INDIEGOGO on March 1st, included in our crowdfunding package, the FOREST PACKAGE. This will help us to reach our goal which is to build the Wintersun Headquarters studio, completing TIME II once and for all and start making our future albums!

    Thank you!

    Jari & the Wintersun boys
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Despite numerous complaints over the past month and even now in the FB comments, they already reached 25% of the goal, pretty sure they'll get to 100% and over this time tomorrow or even earlier :p
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    So the album has been released. All songs are out officially on YouTube even.

    Jari made the whole album at home. As far as I know, other members didn't participate apart from the choir parts. It's highly impressive actually. However, there's a noticeable drop in quality drum-wise, because Kai Hahto really can't be topped by a drum machine. But other than that, the album sounds very very good. If he managed to make this at home, I can't wait to see what he'll do in a real studio unrestrained by the record label.

    The Forest That Weeps and Loneliness are incredible songs. Maybe a tiny bit repetitive but still very enjoyable stuff. Loneliness might have Jari's best clean vocals to date actually.

    The other 2 songs are also very good but are a bit less catchy and will need some time to click with me.
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

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