The Forest Seasons

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The Forest Seasons
WintersunForestSeasons.jpg
Studio album by Wintersun
Released July 21, 2017 [1]
Studio Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Genre Melodic death metal, power metal, symphonic black metal
Length 54:00
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Wintersun
Wintersun chronology
Time I
(2012)Time I2012
The Forest Seasons
(2017)

The Forest Seasons is the third studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Wintersun. It was released on July 21, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.[2] The band cited Antonio Vivaldi's violin concerto The Four Seasons as an inspiration for the album title.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jari Mäenpää.

No.TitleLength
1."Awaken from the Dark Slumber (Spring)"
Part I: "The Dark Slumber"
Part II: "The Awakening"
14:40
2."The Forest That Weeps (Summer)"12:18
3."Eternal Darkness (Autumn)"
Part I: "Haunting Darkness"
Part II: "The Call of the Dark Dream"
Part III: "Beyond the Infinite Universe"
Part IV: "Death"
14:08
4."Loneliness (Winter)"12:54
Total length:54:00

Personnel[edit]

Credits:[3]

Band members[edit]

  • Jari Mäenpää – lead vocals, guitar, bass, drum programming, synthesizers, samples and orchestrations (Credited as Winter)
  • Teemu Mäntysaari – backing vocals, growling shouts, choirs (Credited as Spring)
  • Jukka Koskinen – low growling vocals, backing vocals, choirs (Credited as Autumn)

Production, credits[edit]

  • Produced by Jari Mäenpää
  • Music: Jari Mäenpää
  • Lyrics: Jari Mäenpää
  • All arrangements by Jari Mäenpää
  • Vocals: Jari Mäenpää
  • Additional low growling vocals: Jukka Koskinen
  • Additional growling shouts: Teemu Mäntysaari
  • 3-man Choir on the 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)' by Jari Mäenpää, Teemu Mäntysaari and Jukka Koskinen
  • Guitars, drums, bass, synthesizers, samples, and orchestrations: Jari Mäenpää
  • Engineer: Jari Mäenpää
  • Recorded by Jari Mäenpää
  • Mixed by Jari Mäenpää
  • Mastered by Jari Mäenpää
  • Album cover: Gyula Havancsák and Jari Mäenpää (hjules.com)
  • Album booklet and photos: Jari Mäenpää
  • Wintersun logo: Ritual (nucleart.com)

The Forest Expendables Choir on "The Forest That Weeps (Summer)"[edit]

  • Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun)
  • Jukka Koskinen (Wintersun)
  • Heri Joensen (Tyr)
  • Markus Toivonen (Ensiferum)
  • Jukka-Pekka Miettinen (Kirkkokahvit & Atmosphere Enterprise)
  • Mathias Nygård (Turisas)
  • Olli Vänskä (Turisas)
  • Perttu Vänskä (Scoring Helsinki)
  • Jussi Wickström (Turisas)
  • Kasper Mårtenson (Turisas)
  • Jesper Anastasiadis (Turisas)
  • Aleksi Sihvonen (Medicated)
  • Daniel Freyberg (Children of Bodom & Naildown)
  • Micko Hell (Denigrate & Gloomy Grim)
  • Mikko Salovaara
  • Mitja Harvilahti (Moonsorrow)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 124
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 170
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ WINTERSUN - start crowdfunding, "The Forest Seasons" available for pre-order now! Retrieved March 16, 2017
  2. ^ a b Wintersun reveal track list and concept of "The Forest Seasons"! Nuclear Blast on Facebook.com. Retrieved January 18, 2017
  3. ^ Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Wintersun – The Forest Seasons" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Wintersun – The Forest Seasons" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Wintersun – The Forest Seasons" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Wintersun: The Forest Seasons" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Wintersun – The Forest Seasons" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Wintersun – The Forest Seasons". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 3, 2017.

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