Dawn of Disease – Ascension Gate (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Dawn of Disease - Ascension Gate - Album CoverDo you know what makes Noumena‘s Myrrys stand out from the mean crowd? It is their knack for metal melody, stellar – and unexpected – female output and down-to-earth, bearish growling right out of the Melodic Death Metal textbook. On the other hand, their Nordic brethren Insomnium solemnly flood their atmospherically-laden Melodeath juices out of Winter’s Gate with abandon. Of course, these two do not even start to describe the variety of the Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal scene that originated from the cold Northern plains. And these days good outfits play in many places pretty much around the globe.

The German band Dawn of Disease just unchained their newest and 4th full length record Ascension Gate.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Insomnium – One for Sorrow (2011) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Insomnium - One for Sorrow - Album CoverAh, yes! Sleepless music for the sleepless, made by the Sleepless Ones from Finland on their newest One for Sorrow. And from where else? The land of eternal night. A bit subdued, I would say, but still trademark Insomnium fare. 

Complex tunes established around the growls of Niilo Sevänen, just great Melodic Death Metal at its best. Like freshly ground coffee, to be enjoyed by preference in the morning as a little breakfast music. And you will find Melodeath with a Doom Death Metal component that is very pronounced. 

Perhaps Insomnium push the melancholic button a bit too often. But what can I say? They are from Finland and people up there sometimes tend to be a bit … gloomy – Northern lights and all.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun (2014) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun - Album CoverGod, what a great sound coming out of my earphones from The Sleepless Ones. Deep, dark, great, crunchy Melodic Death Metal. And of the doom kind, I might add.

The Finnish band Insomnium delivers great sounding stuff. Shockingly, though, sometimes produced in clear vocals, which will have my beloved purists’ tongues wagging the wrong way again. 

But you know what? This just sounds great. Kind of like the Black Sabbath on steroids of the Melodeath scene, minus Ozzy’s metallic whine of course and their world-famous and devilishly good tritones. But as Lords of Darkness of the Melodeath Scene this is great stuff, with cool sounding riffs that bring you right to the edge.Got hooked? Raid this some more...