NGC Prod.
Insomnium
Státusz:
Aktív
Alakulás:
1997
Származás:
Finnország
Joensuu
Aktuális felállás:
Niilo Sevänen
ének, basszus
Ville Friman
gitár
Ville Vänni
gitár
Markus Hirvonen
dob
Aktuális kiadó:
Hivatalos oldal:
hivatalos oldal
További infó:
Rögzítette:
karelia
2005. október 16., vasárnap, 06:10
Utolsó módosítás:
thomas lord
2014. július 8., kedd, 20:40
Szerkesztés:
szerkesztes
Insomnium
Insomnium began to took shape during the bleak spring of 1997. In a quiet town of Joensuu, located in the easternmost part of Finland, four young men were forming a fierce metal band. From the beginning it was clear that this band would make music that was brutal and yet melodic, full of contrasts and changing atmospheres. They took what they regarded as the best aspects of their favourite bands and moulded these influences into a new kind of entity. The result was the marriage of melodic Scandinavian death metal and traditional Finnish tunes. Lyrics turn out to be sorrowful, dream-like tales of love and death that usually took place amidst the Finnish nature. Influences were taken from the Finnish folklore as well as the world literature.

After two years of intensive training Insomnium made their first demo-cd, which received praises from all over the world. Second demo was made the following year and it gained a lot of attention as well. This time the record companies got interested too. In the beginning of 2001 founding members, guitarist Ville Friman, drummer Markus Hirvonen and bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen, attached a new guitarist Ville Vänni to the band. Now Insomnium was stronger than ever and ready to rise to the next level. A deal with Candlelight was signed in the same spring and recording of the first album began in the summer.

- In the Halls of Awaiting - was released in April 2002 and it introduced a band that had evolved in many ways. The legacy of the Scandinavian death metal was still the core of the music but new layers had appeared around it. There were more nuances and depth in the songs, and the music was more versatile and challenging than before. Progressive shades had crept into the songs, and in many ways the band had stepped aside from the mainstream of melodic death metal. Debut album received excellent reviews in many magazines around the globe, especially in Germany, Finland and North America. The recording of the second album began in summer 2003. The process was somewhat painful but finally in December the new album was ready. - Since the Day It All Came Down - continues the development that the first album began. Songs are more versatile and surprising, progressive influences are ever clearer. Some tracks may even be described as experimental. But the straightforward side of the music hasn´t gone anywhere, since catchy guitar-harmonies, crushing riffs and soothing acoustic interludes are all still there. Melodies are still the most essential element in the music of Insomnium, but this time the tunes are even more melancholic and wistful than on the debut. This is a sad and dreary album, heavier and gloomier than the first one, and undoubtedly more challenging. So when you take this path, keep in mind that it takes a while before your eyes get used to the dark…...
Tuska Open Air Metal Fesztivál - 2014.6.27-29, Helsinki, Suvilahti
Koncertbeszámoló, andiprkl @ 2014. július 10., csütörtök, 22:44
Tuska Open Air Metal Fesztivál - Helsinki, 2014.6.25-27
Galéria, andiprkl @ 2014. július 5., szombat, 15:26
Insomnium lemezbemutató - 2014.5.10, The Circus, Helsinki
Koncertbeszámoló, andiprkl @ 2014. május 13., kedd, 04:57
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