Quite simply, there’s nothing about Winter Thrice that grabs you and it plays as a somewhat mediocre piece; it’s not inherently bad but on the other hand it definitely isn’t an album that will remain in your mind after listening. The songs rarely differ from one another, so it’s difficult to know when one song ends and the next begins if you aren’t paying attention, and it’s disappointing to say the least.
Indeed, it’s difficult to quite know what to say about this as it just hasn’t left an impression on me either way; it doesn’t feel deserving of damning criticisms nor glowing praise. Borknagar are definitely capable of better than this, and it’s a shame that their follow-up to 2012’s Urd lacks the variation and uniqueness of its predecessor.
As a whole, the album does leave a lot to be desired – it’s just a wishy-washy affair and doesn’t showcase Borknagar’s true musical abilities, which is disappointing to say the least.