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Insomnium is a melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. They are influenced by doom metal and progressive metal. Their lyrics often deal with subjects such as darkness, mourning, loss, pain, and nature.

Insomnium began to take shape during the bleak spring of 1997. In the quiet town of Joensuu, located in the easternmost part of Finland, four young men were forming a fierce metal band. From the beginning it was clear that this band would make music that was brutal yet melodic, full of contrasts and changing atmospheres. Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Insomnium – Shadows Of The Dying Sun

May 2nd, 2014

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Shadows of the Dying Sun
Century Media
28 April 2014

by Pete Long

Over the course of five albums, Insomnium has emerged as one of the best things to happen to Melodic Death Metal post-1995. When it comes to bittersweet melody and sprawling build-ups to emotional, cathartic denouements, they have very few competitors. That’s probably why new album Shadows Of The Dying Sun is the one thing you should buy this week and with this sixth release, the Finns have decided to tinker with their sound.

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If You Buy One Thing This Week: Shadows Of The Dying Sun by Insomnium

April 29th, 2014

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Our selections for If You Buy One Thing This Week this year have been overwhelmingly British (with an odd Antipodean exception) and that just ain’t right. We’ve been neglecting what Scandinavia has had to offer so far in 2014 – something we’re going to go someway to correcting by nominating Shadows Of The Dying Sun by Insomnium as our pick this week.

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Album: Insomnium – One For Sorrow

September 9th, 2011

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One For Sorrow
Century Media
17 October 2011

by Jon Kerr

Finland’s Insomnium describe their fifth album as being about “bereavement, grief and loss”. Fittingly, it’s a record of real diversity and can, at times, generate a spine tingling atmosphere. As former touring buddies of Katatonia, Enslaved and Satyricon you might expect Insomnium to serve up a more consistently heavy contribution than this.

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Album: Insomnium – Across The Dark

September 21st, 2009

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Across The Dark
Candlelight Records
7 September 2009

by Chris Cope

It seems these days you can chuck melodic onto anything and you’ll get a resplendent new genre to wrap your ears around. Melodic death metal was one of the first to bridge the whole melodic thing with its respective sound and it has stood up to the proverbial test of time. Insomnium are fine purveyors of this aural battery/massage [delete as applicable], with the Finnish metal lords having been on the scene since the late 90s.

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