Origin: Joensuu, Finland  
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Last update/review: October 1, 2016

Insomnium

The Finnish band Insomnium was formed in 1997 and went the usual route of recording demos (two, to be exact) that eventually garnered the band a recording contract with Candlelight Records in 2001. Since The Day It All Came Down is the band's second album, and a solid album it is, with their blend of current melodic death metal and the more melancholic material of, say, late-period Katatonia or even Opeth at times. With the rise of melodic death metal as both its own genre and as an influence on other genres (for example, metalcore), it is getting harder and harder for such bands to establish their own identities. Insomnium isn't quite in the category of truly unique or original bands, but they're on the right track, as Since The Day It All Came Down is an enjoyable listen, and certainly recommended for those into the melodic death metal genre.

Recent album: Heart Like A Grave, released on October 4, 2019.

Current Members

Niilo Sevänen

bass/vocals

Ville Friman

guitars

Markus Vanhala

guitars (ex-Manitou, Omnium Gatherum)

Jani Lilmatainen

guitars

Markus Hirvonen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Ville Vänni

guitars



Discography


In The Halls Of Awaiting  
2002 Candlelight
  1. Ill-Starred Son
  2. Song of the Storm
  3. Medeia
  4. Dying Chant
  5. The Elder
  6. Black Waters
  7. Shades of Deep Green
  8. The Bitter End
  9. Journey Unknown
  10. In the Halls of Awaiting
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Ville Vänni
  • Markus Hirvonen



Since The Day It All Came Down  
2004 Candlelight
  1. Nocturne
  2. The Day It All Came Down
  3. Daughter Of The Moon
  4. The Moment Of Reckoning
  5. Bereavement
  6. Under The Plaintive Sky
  7. Resonance
  8. Death Walked The Earth
  9. Disengagement
  10. Closing Words
  11. Song Of The Forlorn Son
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Ville Vänni
  • Markus Hirvonen



Above The Weeping World  
2006 Candlelight
  1. The Gale
  2. Mortal Share
  3. Drawn to Black
  4. Change of Heart
  5. At the Gates of Sleep
  6. The Killjoy
  7. Last Statement
  8. Devoid of Caring
  9. In the Groves of Death
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Ville Vänni
  • Markus Hirvonen
2006 Readers' Album #75




Across The Dark  
2009 Candlelight
  1. Equivalence
  2. Down With The Sun
  3. Where The Last Wave Broke
  4. The Harrowing Years
  5. Against The Stream
  6. Lay Of The Autumn
  7. Into The Woods
  8. Weighed Down With Sorrow
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Ville Vänni
  • Markus Hirvonen
2009 Readers' Album #89




One For Sorrow  
2011 Century Media
  1. Inertia
  2. Through The Shadows
  3. Song of the Blackest Bird
  4. Only One Who Waits
  5. Unsung
  6. Every Hour Wounds
  7. Decoherence
  8. Lay the Ghost to Rest
  9. Regain the Fire
  10. One For Sorrow
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Ville Vänni
  • Markus Hirvonen
2011 Readers' Album #93




Shadows Of The Dying Sun  
2014 Century Media
  1. The Primeval Dark
  2. While We Sleep
  3. Revelation
  4. Black Heart Rebellion
  5. Lose To Night
  6. Collapsing Words
  7. The River
  8. Ephemeral (album version)
  9. The Promethean Song
  10. Shadows Of The Dying Sun
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Markus Hirvonen
2014 Readers' Album #37




Winter's Gate  
2016 Century Media
  1. Winter's Gate
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Markus Hirvonen
2016 Readers' Album #34




Heart Like A Grave  
2019 Century Media
  • Niilo Sevänen
  • Ville Friman
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Jani Lilmatainen
  • Markus Hirvonen




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