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Album: Insomnium – Shadows Of The Dying Sun

May 2nd, 2014

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Insomnium
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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Album: Insomnium – One For Sorrow

September 9th, 2011

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Insomnium
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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2008 into 2009: Omnium Gatherum

December 13th, 2008

Markus Vanhala from the self-proclaimed, “Finnish melodic death kings of metal”, Omnium Gatherum, is giving us some jibberjabber. We bloody love Finnish people. Perkele! Yksi olut! Kiitos! Other Finnish words!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
There were lots of highlights in our career in 2008 as Omnium Gatherum released our best work to date, the fourth album, The Redshift, which I’m still proud of and after already many months so that’s somethin’ new, haha. The album went Top 30 in Finland which was cool indeed and we also did great tours with Dark Tranquillity in UK and with Nile and Grave in Europe and a lots of good Finnish headlining gigs. Happy days, memorial nights and hangöveric [We don’t know why there’s an umlaut there either – Ed] mornings!

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