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Posted October 1, 2010
Wintersun is the perfect combination of the best aspects of different metal genres. With Jari's impressive harsh vocals, operatic choirs, and amazing technical guitar, this album is as close to a perfect CD as anyone can get. Most bands like Wintersun have some good aspects and others not so great, but Wintersun manages to avoid genre cliches and pitfalls like repetitive song structure usually associated with extreme metal. Melding power metal guitars, precise death metal drums, expressive clean vocals, and harsh vocals to wake the dead, this band is the definition of extreme metal. Symphonic yet heavy, black but progressive, powerful yet sensitive. They are pretty close to Dragonforce, if Dragonforce screamed and actually payed attention to their music. Somehow, Wintersun cranks out each song while keeping them different and interesting. Most other power metal and related bands go by the "heard one song, heard 'em all" definition. Wintersun smashes this cliche into pieces with this mindblowing debut album. 10 out of 10.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.