Origin: Finland
Genres: Death Metal
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Omnium Gatherum  


Omnium Gatherum is a Finnish band specializing in melodic death metal, a field more often dominated by their Swedish neighbors. Their debut album, Spirits And August Light, combines some of the more familiar sounds of the genre with a slight melancholic edge (the band themselves list Katatonia and Anathema as influences -- while neither is a dominant influence here, shades of both can be heard) as well as subtle keyboard touches that lend a bit of distinctiveness to the songs. For pure originality the band isn't at the top level yet (though there are plenty of bands in this field that are far more generic than Omnium Gatherum), but Spirits is a fine melodic death metal album, and their next album may well propel them into the first division.

Current Members

Jukka Pelkonen

vocals (Elenium)

Markus Vanhala

guitars (Insomnium, Manitou)

Joonas Koto

guitars (To/Die/For)

Erkki Silvennoinen

bass (Amoral, De Lirium's Order)

Aapo Koivisto

keyboards

Jarmo Pikka

drums (Total Devastation)

Former Members/Guests

Antti Filppu

vocals

Harri Pikka

guitars (Total Devastation)

Janne Markkanen

bass

Eerik Purdon

bass

Toni Mäki

bass

Mikko Pennanen

keyboards

Jukka Perälä

keyboards


Discography



(EP) Steal The Light 
2002 Rage Of Achilles
  1. Wastrel
  2. Son's Thoughts
  3. Candles For Giordano Bruno
  4. Ammo
  5. Lost & Found
  • Antti Filppu
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Harri Pikka
  • Janne Markkanen
  • Mikko Pennanen
  • Jarmo Pikka




Spirits And August Light 
2003 Rage Of Achilles
  1. Writhen
  2. Deathwhite
  3. The Perfumed Garden
  4. Amor Tonight
  5. Cure A Wound
  6. The Emptiness Of Spirit
  7. Wastrel
  8. Son's Thoughts
  9. It Shines
  • Antti Filppu
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Harri Pikka
  • Janne Markkanen
  • Mikko Pennanen
  • Jarmo Pikka

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Years In Waste 
2004 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Fall Went Right Through Here
  2. Waste Of Bereavement
  3. Misanthropic (Let The Crown Fall)
  4. Black Seas Cry
  5. It'l A Long Night
  6. No Moon & No Queen
  7. Gravesilence
  8. The Nolan's Fati
  9. More Withering
  10. Auguries Gone
  • Antti Filppu
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Harri Pikka
  • Janne Markkanen
  • Jukka Perälä
  • Jarmo Pikka

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Stuck Here On Snakes Way 
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Snake And The Way
  2. Into Sea video
  3. Dysnomia
  4. A-Part Of God
  5. Undertaker
  6. Bastard-O
  7. The Third Flame
  8. Just Signs
  9. Truth
  10. Drudgery
  11. In Sane World
  12. Spiritual
  • Jukka Pelkonen
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Harri Pikka
  • Janne Markkanen
  • Aapo Koivisto
  • Jarmo Pikka

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



The Redshift 
2008
  1. Nail
  2. A Shadowkey
  3. Chameleon Skin
  4. No Breaking Point
  5. The Return
  6. Shapes And Shades
  7. The Redshifter
  8. Greeneyes
  9. The Second Flame
  10. Song For December
  11. Distant Light Highway
  • Jukka Pelkonen
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Harri Pikka
  • Eerik Purdon
  • Aapo Koivisto
  • Jarmo Pikka

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



New World Shadows 
2011 Lifeforce
  1. Everfields ()
  2. Ego ()
  3. New World Shadows ()
  4. Soul Journeys ()
  5. Nova Flame ()
  6. An Infinite Mind ()
  7. Watcher Of The Skies ()
  8. The Distance ()
  9. Deep Cold ()
  10. Everfields
  11. Ego
  12. New World Shadows
  13. Soul Journeys
  14. Nova Flame
  15. An Infinite Mind
  16. Watcher Of The Skies
  17. The Distance
  18. Deep Cold [view lyrics
  • Jukka Pelkonen
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Toni Mäki
  • Aapo Koivisto
  • Jarmo Pikka

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Review  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



Beyond 
2013 Lifeforce
  1. Luoto
  2. New Dynamic
  3. In the Rim
  4. Nightwalkers
  5. Formidable
  6. The Sonic Sign
  7. Who Could Say
  8. The Unknowing
  9. Living in Me
  10. White Palace
  • Jukka Pelkonen
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Joonas Koto
  • Erkki Silvennoinen
  • Aapo Koivisto
  • Jarmo Pikka


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