Insomnium – Winter’s Gate (2016) – Review

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It was one of those metal moments! Winter’s Gate, Insomnium‘s 7th full length release finally arrived at my doorstep. And what do I find? One 40 minute monster track.

Come again, they did what?

What on earth are they noodling about? With trepidation, we think back to similar attempts made by the likes of Pink Floyd and others way back in time, when monstrous, rambling concoctions were fashionable.

And not many protagonists – with some laudable exceptions – pulled these offerings off well enough to really impress the audience ever since.

Let’s be honest. 

So, here I sat wondering what [...] Click to raid more!

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 – Shadows of the Dying Sun (2014) – Review

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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 in their typical doom-esque style.

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 Melodic Death Metal scene. Minus Ozzy’s metallic whine of course, and their world-famous and devilishly good tritones.

But as Lords of Darkness of the Melodic Death Metal Scene [...] Click to raid more!