Fresh Insomnium Single w/video

2019-08-24 by Mitchell D. W. CONTRIBUTOR | 43 Comments
Finnish melodic death metal pioneers Insomnium recently unveiled a new song and an accompanying music video. Titled "Valediction," this is the first track to be released from the band's upcoming eight studio album, Heart Like a Grave.

Watch/listen here:



Heart Like a Grave is planned for an October 4th release date.

Tagged: Insomnium

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ShadowNeko
August 24th 2019
214 Comments


Absolutely epic.

TundraL5Z
August 24th 2019
3149 Comments


Not bad tbh, I enjoyed it a fair bit

Thalassic
August 24th 2019
3366 Comments


Probably most consistent melodeath band out there

Pikazilla
August 24th 2019
3462 Comments


Nah

Thalassic
August 24th 2019
3366 Comments


Who is it then?

Pikazilla
August 24th 2019
3462 Comments


Be'lakor, Dark Tranquillity or Kalmah innit

Thalassic
August 24th 2019
3366 Comments


Be'lakor I agree, but they didn't make as many albums as Insomnium yet so time will only tell if whether they remain consistent or not (my guess is they will tho)
Dark Tranquillity have a few duds like Haven or We Are the Void
Kalmah is more of a personal thing; good band (though I found their last 4 albums to be meh), but that specific style of melodeath doesn't do all that much for me.

Insomnium have 7 records and the quality of those 7 albums goes from extremely good to downright terrific imho. That and I'm a sucker for these "sadboy" vibes in general.

Pikazilla
August 24th 2019
3462 Comments


Ah, that's fair enough. WATV was indeed a dud, but Haven is great, I recommend you revisit it whenever you feel like it.

Kalmah's last two are actually great, kinda weird you don't dig those if you enjoy their earlier stuff like Black Waltz.

As for Insomnium, it's just personal taste I s'pose. Their first four albums do nothing for me, and I am partial to bits and pieces from the rest. Winter's Gate is amazing though, very very atmospheric.

Toondude10
August 24th 2019
14039 Comments


rules

Thalassic
August 24th 2019
3366 Comments


In general Dark Tranquillity is probably the melodeath band that gets the most playtime from me. I jam them a ton. Haven always left me a bit cold tbh.

I get some enjoyment out of early Kalmah, but even the early stuff I rarely feel like jamming. They're very good, but their sound is just not one I'm all that partial to. Their later stuff bored me last time I listened to it tbh.

Insomnium, I feel, have a knack for creating some of the most melancholic melodies put to tape. And their lyrics are standout as well.

Durrzo
August 24th 2019
1874 Comments


Love these guys. Song is great, as expected.

SpiritCrusher2
August 24th 2019
6180 Comments


surprised at the positive reception, this is so cheesy and boring

necropig
August 24th 2019
5668 Comments


Valediction? I need to listen to fall of efrafa again now

Digging: Antichrist Siege Machine - Schism Perpetration

necropig
August 24th 2019
5668 Comments


This and the new In mourning dropping same day, liking their new track more tho :3

RunOfTheMill
August 24th 2019
4034 Comments


Nice, good song

Flugmorph
August 24th 2019
21513 Comments


this made me realize that i havent jammed these guys in a good three years.

also finnish landscape is amazing

bloc
August 24th 2019
57564 Comments


Super catchy, really good song

Digging: Orphaned Land - El Norra Alila

Vakarian12
August 24th 2019
4091 Comments


meh, kinda rubbish

Digging: Shadow of Intent - Melancholy

Ebola
August 24th 2019
3642 Comments


you love to see it

Eakflanderyof
August 24th 2019
2626 Comments


Pretty decent but the background melodies need to be louder. Still I like this better than anything on winters gate. Thought that one was pretty boring. They'll never top TDIACD though. Back when they used to riff and didnt have those lame clean vocal sections that they shoehorn in now

frozencarl
August 24th 2019
735 Comments


its a grower

garas
August 24th 2019
1793 Comments


This is pretty good.

Digging: Xasthur - Suicide in Dark Serenity

Crysis
Emeritus
August 24th 2019
17402 Comments


"Back when they used to riff and didnt have those lame clean vocal sections that they shoehorn in now"

amen brotha

necropig
August 24th 2019
5668 Comments


He's alive

MO
August 24th 2019
22711 Comments


whoa crysis sup m/

Crysis
Emeritus
August 24th 2019
17402 Comments


m/

we got the promo for this so i'll have a review closer to release

Makemebad35
August 24th 2019
934 Comments


Pretty good but I don't find myself listen to melo death much anymore. Use to be my favorite subgenre.

Willie
Moderator
August 24th 2019
17722 Comments


This album has my favorite Insomnium song ever, Pale Morning Star. When it releases, that's the song you need to hear.

Digging: Ray Alder - What The Water Wants

Toondude10
August 24th 2019
14039 Comments


damnit Willie can I get the album file from you I wanna listen to it

Willie
Moderator
August 24th 2019
17722 Comments


Sorry. I can't betray our label reps.

Observer
Staff Reviewer
August 24th 2019
7033 Comments


Some of their cleans are cringe, others not so much. I'm a big fan of the ones on "Through the Shadows".

Digging: Reuben - In Nothing We Trust

Shogun
August 24th 2019
454 Comments


I'm a huge Insomnium fan but Ive always struggled to get behind the clean vocals and feel they have always detracted bar a few exceptions. I hope they are not particularly prominent on the new record.

New song is ok.

Crysis
Emeritus
August 24th 2019
17402 Comments


The only decent cleans they've had are the ones on Across the Dark. Ville's singing just isn't good.

Agreed about Pale Morning Star, what a fantastic song.

Meridiu5
August 24th 2019
2627 Comments


🤘 🤘 🤘

Digging: Vision Divine - When All the Heroes are Dead

Dedes
August 24th 2019
6651 Comments


This smashes so goddamn hard.
They definitely are veering into a more energetic, cathartic direction

Observer
Staff Reviewer
August 24th 2019
7033 Comments


Dark Tranquility and these dudes should tag team an album. "Weather The Storm" is such a great song.

DungeonBoy
August 25th 2019
6615 Comments


It looks like Jani is singing the cleans in the video. I wonder if he recorded them and will be handling the other cleans on the album/live. They remind me of newer Anders Friden on here.

Digging: Solstice (USA-FL) - Solstice

TheNotrap
August 25th 2019
11815 Comments


Good track, main riff rules

Digging: Vitriol (USA) - To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice

Lalka
August 26th 2019
155 Comments


how do you even distinguish those bands?

haggmeez
August 26th 2019
64 Comments


Love me some Insomnium. Saw them live last year and they killed it.

Hawks
August 26th 2019
73529 Comments


Band slayz.

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NoHellsNoHeavens
August 26th 2019
91 Comments


I love the band but this song is a big meh for me dog.

Digging: Shabti - Trembling and Shorn

Moge
August 29th 2019
415 Comments


[2] I feel like I was gonna comment the exact thing



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