The Winter Wake

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The Winter Wake
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Studio album by Elvenking
Released January 27, 2006
Recorded Mauro Bortolani, Aydan and Damnagoras at Sherpa Studios, Italy
Genre Folk metal
Power metal
Length 51:46
Label AFM
Producer Damnagoras and Aydan
Elvenking chronology
Wyrd
(2004)Wyrd2004
The Winter Wake
(2006)
The Scythe
(2007)The Scythe2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[2]
http://www.metalreview.com 7.7/10 stars[3]
http://www.metalstorm.net 7.5/10 stars[4]

The Winter Wake is the third studio album by Italian folk/power metal band Elvenking. It features the return of original vocalist, Damnagoras, and the departure of guitarist, Jarpen. The lyrical content of the album centers around fantasy, folklore, fairy tales, and feeling alone and being an outsider or an outcast as well as hints at the music industry with songs such as the Skyclad cover, "Penny Dreadful".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Aydan, except where noted.

  1. "Trows Kind" – 5:57
  2. "Swallowtail" (Damnagoras) – 4:26
  3. "The Winter Wake" [feat. Marcel Schirmer]– 4:19
  4. "The Wanderer" – 4:54
  5. "March of Fools" – 5:46
  6. "On the Morning Dew" – 3:30
  7. "Devil's Carriage" (Damnagoras) – 4:04
  8. "Rats Are Following" (Aydan, Damnagoras) – 4:37
  9. "Rouse Your Dream" – 4:48
  10. "Neverending Nights" (Damnagoras) – 7:01
  11. "Disillusion's Reel" (Damnagoras) – 2:19

Bonus Songs

  1. "Penny Dreadful" – 3:11 (Skyclad cover) (European Bonus)
  2. "Petalstorm" – 4:49 (Japanese Bonus)

Personnel[edit]

  • Damnagoras – vocals, additional lead guitars on "Neverending Nights"
  • Aydan – guitars, backing vocals
  • Gorlan – bass guitar
  • Elyghen – violin, keyboards
  • Zender – drums

Guest musicians[edit]

Choirs[edit]

  • Pauline Tacey, Laura De Luca, Giada Etro, Isabella Tuni, Claudio Coassin, Damnagoras, Aydan, Elyghen

String quartet[edit]

  • Arranged by Elyghen
  • Eleonora Steffan – violin
  • Attilio Zardini – violin
  • Elyghen – viola
  • Marco Balbinot – cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Henderson (2006-03-21). "The Winter's Wake - Elvenking | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Elvenking - The Winter Wake (album review )". Sputnikmusic. 2006-02-10. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Elvenking - The Winter Wake review". Metal Storm. Retrieved 2015-09-18.