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Wintersun  


Vocalist/guitarist Jari Mäenpää made a name for himself playing in Ensiferum, appearing on that band's first two albums before departing to do his own thing, that being Wintersun. The self-titled debut album was done almost exclusively by Mäenpää, as he handled the vocals and all instruments save the drums (the band has now expanded to a quartet). The style is in some respects a continuation or expansion on Mäenpää's former band -- maybe two parts Ensiferum and one part Children Of Bodom, with songs ranging from more overt viking/folk numbers ("Death And The Healing", where Jari forgoes the usual harsh singing for a fine, majestic clean vocal) to more COB-ish speed metal ("Beyond The Dark Sun", "Winter Madness"). Well above average for the genre, Wintersun is a keeper.

Current Members

Jari Mäenpää

vocals/guitars (Arthemesia, Ensiferum)

Teemu Mäntysaari

guitars

Jukka Koskinen

bass (Cain's Offering, Norther)

Kai Hahto

drums (Agressor, Enochian Crescent, Rotten Sound, Swallow The Sun)


Discography



Wintersun 
2004 Nuclear Blast
  1. Beyond the Dark Sun
  2. Winter Madness
  3. Sleeping Stars
  4. Battle Against Time
  5. Death and the Healing
  6. Starchild
  7. Beautiful Death
  8. Sadness and Hate
  • Jari Mäenpää
  • Kai Hahto

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Time I 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. When Time Fades Away
  2. Sons of Winter and Stars
  3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
  4. Darkness and Frost
  5. Time
  • Jari Mäenpää
  • Teemu Mäntysaari
  • Jukka Koskinen
  • Kai Hahto


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