Insomnium – Across the Dark (2009) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Insomnium - Across the Dark - Album CoverWhen the cold dark wind is howling through the countryside with a bleak moon illuminating the wolves looking for sorry beasts to hunt down, then this is about the mood the 2009 album Across the Dark from the Finnish metallers Insomnium appears to transmit to the poor listener.  Unless you are a metal fan and a melancholic Melodic Death Metal fan to boot. 

But relax: Nothing there about poor fans and such. This is stellar Melodic Death Metal produced by Insomnium and I absolutely love the way they present their music. Of course (and we know it), this band spouts [...] Click to raid 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 where else would they come from? The land of eternal night it must be. 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 Melodic Death Metal with a Doom Death Metal component that is very pronounced. 

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