Winterfell | Winter is Coming

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Winter is Coming

by Winterfell

Heavy, Melodic, fantasy themed power metal w/ prog elements. Think Iced Earth meets Symphony X with a touch of Death, Manowar, Maiden and more thrown in for flavor.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Power Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Winter is Coming
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6:00 $0.99
2. Son of the Sun
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5:18 $0.99
3. The Will of the Ring
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10:23 $0.99
4. War Angel
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6:16 $0.99
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This is purely traditional thrash/prog with a long list of definite influences. Packed into four tracks all ranging from the shortest ("Son of the Sun") at 5:17 to the following "the will of the ring" that boasts its power-metal glory through layers upon layers of different textures, all of them within the truly metal realm, for a whopping 10:24 in all. Get this shit perfected and get signed. Reminiscent of Iced Earth, King Diamond, Blind Guardian, and possibly older Queensryche. - Dave Brenner, MetalManiacs

The four tracks that comprise this Demo follow more of a progressive metal formula similar to bands such as Helloween and Iron Maiden, mixed with some thrash reminiscent of early Megadeth. One of the things I like about Winterfell's brand of metal is the operatic vocal styling of vocalist/lyricist Robb Graves, whose voice at times sounds uncannily like Geoff Tate of Queensryche. This is a big plus in my book, because I tend to appreciate singing in metal rather than screaming or barking. There is actually a lot of melodic content to digest here, both in the singing and guitar work. The lyrics are shamelessly "metal" and should be. Lyrically, Graves takes inspiration from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and utilizes biblical and mythological imagery on tracks like "Son of the Sun" and "War Angel". -Gregious, HBG online



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A great start for a great band.
This is Winterfells debut demo. While only 4 songs long it clocks in at almost 28 minutes, so you're not getting one of those 10 minute EPs. Furthermore, that 28 minutes is a strong 28 minutes. The demo goes from strength to strength with the thrashy Winter is Coming, the bit more melodic Son of the Sun, the epic The Will of the Ring, and then closing with the excellent War Angel.

Get this and Winterfells debut album, The Veil of Summer, as both are definately worth your money and then some.

Dr Greg

Winter has come, and you better be ready!
Winter is Coming is the demo for the up-and coming band Winterfell. From the opener, which is based on George R. R. Martins "A song of ice and fire", to the very end of "war angel", this is a masterpeice. Heavily influenced by Iced Earth, Blind Guardian and Monowar, this Release should appeal to Everybody.
"A chilled wind returning, the winter is coming..."

Elvis K.

If you are an Iced Earth-fan...
... you will like this band, too! The vocals of Robb are comparable to Matt Barlow of Iced Earth. And I love Matt's voice! Good job, guys!!


Good better (almost best)
Hopefully there will come a new cd because what you can hear here is really good u.s. metal! Vocals like Iced Earth (barlow) good fiffs.