New Insomnium Song/Video
2014-04-07 by Kyle Ward STAFF | 34 Comments

Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium have debuted a new song and music video from their upcoming LP Shadows of the Dying Sun. "While We Sleep" is the second single from the band's sixth studio album, which is slated to be released on April 28 via Century Media Records.



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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2014

16246 Comments


Great track, the first Insomnium song where I actually like the clean vocals (although they are still too layered and emotionally sterile). The clean guitar towards the end rules too, it seems like they are trying to throw around some new song structures.

SpiritCrusher2
April 7th 2014

2880 Comments


better than the first one, but still really generic and predictable

chug73
April 7th 2014

907 Comments


solo is cool but idk, not feeling it. I will never understand why bands like this put such cheesy harsh vocals in music that is so melodic. I love harsh vocals but they sound so out of place in melodic metal.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2014

16246 Comments


Disagree, as they provide contrast to the instruments. If anything, the singing is out of place.

Kusangii
April 7th 2014

269 Comments


It's alright, but I liked the other one way better tbh. This just seems to... not go anywhere really

Crysler
April 7th 2014

74 Comments


These guys died for me since their third album...

tacos N stuff
April 7th 2014

348 Comments


well it sure sounds like insomnium

so there's that

Stryfe14
April 7th 2014

53 Comments


I don't know if I like this. It's a good song, but its definitely lacking.

YUJOS
April 7th 2014

914 Comments


Great song, great clip. Can't wait for the album.

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EvoHavok
April 7th 2014

1338 Comments


I dig this. Album should be pretty good.

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zaruyache
April 7th 2014

5866 Comments


Cool song.

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Durrzo
April 7th 2014

1074 Comments


I think this is my favorite of the 3 songs out for this album. I enjoyed the cleans, though I agree that the layering was over the top. Solo at the end was great.

chug73
April 7th 2014

907 Comments


Crysis:
I knew someone would say that. People love using the word "contrast" in metal for elements that don't fit the song. I think the harsh vocals bring it down and sound out of place.


R6Rider
April 7th 2014

4471 Comments


so you must not like much melodeath then?

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2014

16246 Comments


doesn't like melodeath

listens to insomnium track

doesn't like it

mfw

http://i.imgur.com/Ay8kRSs.gif

R6Rider
April 7th 2014

4471 Comments


haha

chug73
April 7th 2014

907 Comments


I like the melodies but the vocals throw me off. I liked In Flames and At the Gates (entry level I know) but they were the only two I could really say I was a huge fan of.
scene bands from like early 2000's to 2009 were all on it so I kind of got a bit over it.


chug73
April 7th 2014

907 Comments


Crysis I listened to it the hope that I MIGHT like it. I don't cross out all bands that are under that label of melodeath just bc I don't like a few bands. I might find something I like by giving them a listen. Only lame IMN's are like "this is x genre, I won't listen to it bc everything under this genre is crap".


Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2014

16246 Comments


People love using the word "contrast" in metal for elements that don't fit the song.


No, that's exactly what it is: contrast. That's the entire point of the genre.

chug73
April 7th 2014

907 Comments


Whatever their intent, still doesn't sound good to me.
Like I said, everything else was quite enjoyable.

Cappa
April 7th 2014

90 Comments


I cannot say that I dislike this, but it sounds exactly like every other fucking thing this band has done since what seems like forever. They're clearly a talented bunch; they should just try something completely new.

adace1
April 8th 2014

203 Comments


Nothing really new here but I still like this song quite a bit. The solo is especially tasty.

Tremz
April 8th 2014

443 Comments


boring as fuck

jimmykidd
April 8th 2014

528 Comments


great song. seems like a might actually like this album. havent liked anything since ATWW

Tyrael
April 8th 2014

20727 Comments


fuck me this rules

Durrzo
April 8th 2014

1074 Comments


" it sounds exactly like every other fucking thing this band has done since what seems like forever."


I'm far from an expert on this band but I've been listening to the majority of their work lately and I
strongly disagree with this statement. I can hear several very noticeable differences from album to
album, and the sound that these past few singles have had is different as well. Their take on
melodeath has been established, you can't expect them to do something totally out there and
unexpected, but I think they have shown a healthy amount of variation over the years.

Keyblade
April 8th 2014

14238 Comments


Dig it. I feel like this has the potential to be something special but is held back by something I can't quite pick out.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2014

16246 Comments


"but it sounds exactly like every other fucking thing this band has done since what seems like forever. "

This is just plain wrong

TzarChasm
April 8th 2014

118 Comments


I absolutely love Insomnium; they're easily one of my top five favorite bands, if not top three. That said, I'm sick of them releasing incredible albums that sound like they were recorded in a public restroom and mixed by Helen Keller.

kaparoni
April 8th 2014

101 Comments


Nice track ! Looking forward the album .

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Keyblade
April 8th 2014

14238 Comments


"I absolutely love Insomnium; they're easily one of my top five favorite bands, if not top three. That said, I'm sick of them releasing incredible albums that sound like they were recorded in a public restroom and mixed by Helen Keller."

Yes, what the fuck is up with the production. Across the Dark would have been amazing with clearer production.

Durrzo
April 8th 2014

1074 Comments


I try not to let it bother me much but I definitely agree that pretty much all of their albums are poorly produced. This one sounds a lot cleaner in the guitar department which I like, but the drums are so low in the mix it's kind of gross.

Pebster49
April 8th 2014

2991 Comments


fantastic song, can't wait for the whole album. I love this style of Melodic Death with Be'lakor and Omnium Gatherum

Cappa
April 28th 2014

90 Comments


I can hear several very noticeable differences from album to album, ....


This is just plain wrong


It sounds more progressive and "detailed", but it's all atop the same old formula.

Their take on
melodeath has been established, you can't expect them to do something totally out there and
unexpected,


I would love it for them to throw out their formula and try something different. The one that they're using has run its course (to great results) as far as I'm concerned. I guess we'll see when the new album comes out.



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