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Studio album by Wintersun
Recorded May 2, 2006 onward at Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki
Genre Power metal, melodic death metal, folk metal, melodic black metal
Length ~78:00
Label Nuclear Blast
Wintersun chronology

Time is the second full-length album by the Finnish metal band Wintersun. It was originally scheduled for release in November 2006, but was delayed until August 2007 and then until 2008. Its recording commenced on May 2, 2006 at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. The mixing of the album, previously scheduled for May 2007 in Sonic Pump Studios, has been delayed due to technical reasons, notably gear breakdowns.

As of the commencement of recording, Jari Mäenpää has stated that the album length runs over 65 minutes, and it will be a concept album.[1] Furthermore, according to Mäenpää, the album's sound will be highly intricate. Each song is said to contain about 200 tracks.[1] The album's complexity is one of the main reasons for its slow production process. As of April 2007, drums, bass and all the guitars have been recorded. Kai Hahto has recently stated on the official site that due to studio intervention, progress is being made, but has also announced that they will not be giving any more release dates at this time, so as not to disappoint fans if they are not met.

As a teaser for the upcoming album, Wintersun ended their Metalcamp 2008 set with a 15 second preview of "Sons of Winter and Stars."

On February 27, 2009, Mäenpää announced through Wintersun's official website that the band would cancel all their live appearances, including Bloodstock Open Air and Summer Breeze, in order to make way for the slow progress of the album.[2]

Track listing

Kai Hahto posted on the band's forums the following track list and approximate song lengths:

  1. "Intro" - ~4:00
  2. "Sons of Winter and Stars" - ~14:00
  3. "Land of Snow and Sorrow" - ~8:00
  4. "Time" - ~10:00
  5. "The Way of the Fire" - ~10:00
  6. "One with the Shadows" - ~6:00
  7. "Storm" - ~13:00
  8. "Silver Leaves" - ~10:00
  9. "Outro" - ~2:00




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