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Cosmic Genesis
Cosmic Genesis
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Master craftsman Vintersorg's third full-length release is now available domestically for the first time in three years. Characterized by Folk elements and flavorful melodies, Cosmic Genesis is undoubtedly Vintersorg's d...  more »


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All Artists: Vintersorg
Title: Cosmic Genesis
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Napalm / SPV
Release Date: 1/30/2001
Genres: Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 768586908522, 4001617232323, 803680699508


Product Description
Master craftsman Vintersorg's third full-length release is now available domestically for the first time in three years. Characterized by Folk elements and flavorful melodies, Cosmic Genesis is undoubtedly Vintersorg's definitive Folk Metal masterpiece and an absolute genre highlight that has already attained a well-deserved cult status.

CD Reviews

Vintersorg delivers another masterpiece...
Tom Z | USA | 08/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...of course it is Vintersorg, so what do you expect? Follows the sound of Bornager's latest two albums which feature Vintersorg, Epic and Empiricism. Except where those albums tend to be rooted in the black metal genre Cosmic Genisis is more on the melodic/ambiant side and almost no black/death metal vocals. This is fine since I really wouldn't want something that was just Borknager lite and it gives Vintersorg the chance to showcase his awesome singing skills. Vintersorg also seems to have an innate ability for deciphering vocal lines. This is some of the catchiest stuff you'll ever hear, and it's not even cloying or irriatating! The keyboards are very ambiant and usually apparent throughout the album. The guitars are done well, pretty fast, and fit nicely into the context of the album. A bit of acoustics here and there. All layered over a pounding rhythem section. As far as it compares to Borknager I would say it at least equals ther newer stuff. Kinda like comparing apples and oranges, really just depends on what you feel like having at the moment. I recommend this very highly."
G. Golod | Brooklyn, NY USA | 05/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Vintersorg outdoes himself once again! This is an awesome album for any metalhead! Hes usual combination of clean vocals as well as screams gives Vintersorg a special quality, which keeps your ear glued to the speaker. The lyrics are great! This guy is a great poet, he's not singing about death, satan and mutilation, but folklore and nature. And he's finaly doing it in ENGLISH. I dont mind sweedish(though I cant understand it), but its nice to actually understant the content of this work. All the instruments are played very well and this is a top notch artist."
You know, someone said folk metal, and I started to chuckle
stlawrenceonaskewer | New York, United States | 01/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"but I'm not laughing anymore. Wow. I have to say, this is potentially one of my top 5 albums, along with "Essential" (Robin Trower), "The Fragile" (Nine Inch Nails) and "Master of Puppets" (Metallica). The guitar work that can be found on this album is great, and it even has a Uriah Heep cover (Rainbow Demon)! I tell you, this is simply an amazing album. The folk influence is possibly easiest to see on Naturens Galleri, but it pervades almost all of the songs. For a two-man-band (Vintersorg and his friend Matthias Marklund), it certainly is a full and rich sound. Especially since there is no bass guitarist.
Cosmic Genesis blends excellent, smooth baritone vocals with guttural growling masterfully. The only thing left to be desired is a follow up.
A brief synopsis of the tracks:Astral and Arcane - A solid starter. Cool lyrics and a driving tune. Draws you in.
Algol - Fine example of the excellent guitar work. Difficult to describe, as the song is fairly varied.A Dialogue with the Stars - My favorite. Awesome riff in the beginning, fantastic blending of smooth and rough vocals.
Cosmic Genesis - A worthy title track. Spiffy lyrics, exemplary melody.
Om Regnbagen Materialiserades - I love music that isn't in English. Especially when it has masterful guitar work.
Ars Memorativa - I like it a lot, but seems a bit more pop-oriented than the other songs. Not to say it isn't good, just more poppish than, say, Algol.
Rainbow Demon - Really cool for the worst track. Gotta dig the organ, though. Nice touch.
Naturens Galleri - Another excellent song, also not in English. Gotta love that Old Swedish language. So archaic.
The Enigmatic Spirit - A song that you can play for your mother. Soft, melodic and eloquent."