Origin: Finland  
Genres: Death Metal
Official Site
Page online: August 20, 2004
Last update/review: September 24, 2018

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, ex-Manitou)

Joonas Koto

guitars (ex-To/Die/For)

Erkki Silvennoinen

bass (ex-Amoral, De Lirium's Order)

Aapo Koivisto

keyboards

Tuomo Latvala

drums (ex-Demigod, Torture Killer)

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

Jarmo Pikka

drums (Total Devastation)



Discography



Steal The Light  EP
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



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



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



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



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



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
2013 Readers' Album #69




Grey Heavens  
2015 Lifeforce
  1. The Pit
  2. Skyline
  3. Frontiers
  4. Majesty And Silence
  5. Rejuvenate!
  6. Foundation
  7. The Great Liberation
  8. Ophidian Sunrise
  9. These Grey Heavens
  10. Storm Front
  • Jukka Pelkonen
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Joonas Koto
  • Erkki Silvennoinen
  • Aapo Koivisto
  • Jarmo Pikka



The Burning Cold  
2018 Century Media
  1. The Burning
  2. Gods Go First
  3. Refining Fire
  4. Rest in Your Heart
  5. Over the Battlefield
  6. The Fearless Entity
  7. Be the Sky
  8. Driven by Conflict
  9. The Frontline
  10. Planet Scale
  11. Cold
  • Jukka Pelkonen
  • Markus Vanhala
  • Joonas Koto
  • Erkki Silvennoinen
  • Aapo Koivisto
  • Tuomo Latvala




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