Winds of Creation

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Winds of Creation
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album by Decapitated
Released 11 April 2000 (2000-04-11)
Recorded April 1999, Selani Studio, Olsztyn, Poland
Genre Technical death metal
Length 40:46
Label Wicked World, Earache, Koch International Poland
Producer Piotr Wiwczarek
Decapitated chronology
Winds of Creation

Winds of Creation is the debut studio album by Polish death metal band Decapitated. It was released through Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World on 11 April 2000.[1] The album was produced by Piotr Wiwczarek (aka Peter), from Polish death metal band Vader.[2]

Winds of Creation is notable for the ages of the musicians; despite the technical nature of the music, drummer Vitek (born January 1984) was 15, bassist Rygiel (born April 1983) was 16, guitarist Vogg (born December 1981) was 17, and vocalist Sauron (born June 1981) was 18 at the time of recording.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! favorable[3]

After its release, Winds of Creation received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Matthias Sheaks of Allmusic said "[...] songwriting is extremely solid; even in the first listen, songs such as the manically frenzied "Blessed" and the beautifully haunting "Dance Macabre" stand out and away from the strange dissonance of "The First Damned" and the call-and-response riffage of "Nine Steps."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Sauron, except where noted; all music composed by Decapitated.

No. Title Length
1. "Winds of Creation" 4:13
2. "Blessed" 5:06
3. "The First Damned" 5:47
4. "Way to Salvation" 3:54
5. "The Eye of Horus" 5:25
6. "Human's Dust" 4:50
7. "Nine Steps" 5:11
8. "Dance Macabre" (Instrumental) 2:47
9. "Mandatory Suicide" (bonus track; Slayer cover) 3:32
Total length: 40:46


Release history[edit]

Formats Date Label Region
CD, CD+DVD, LP, CS, digital download April 10, 2000 Earache Records/Koch International Poland Poland
April 11, 2000 Wicked World/Earache Records UK, Europe, United States
December 4, 2007 Earache Records
July 26, 2010


  1. ^ a b c Sheaks, Matthias. "Review: Winds of Creation". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Decapitated Biography". Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Decapitated "Winds of Creation" review". Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Jacek Wisniewski". 9 December 2009. Archived from the original on 9 December 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012.