Across the dark was released at the very beginning of September, opening the fall in the North, and it might well be the record that will suit the beginning season the best.
Thoughts of nostalgy are provoked forth, haunting and insistent, with remnants of Amorphis especially in "The harrowing Years", or sometimes of Green Carnation. In spite of some close similarities to known bands, Insomnium's fourth record is nice to listen to again and again, though not without getting somnolent, as if surrounded by a thick, claustrophobia engendering fog. This must be again the effect of the great sound.
In the context of Insomnium's career, Across the dark represents a piece of daring music, as the band is growing to establish their style and experiment more, with a progressive touch, through more epic keyboards and great clean vocals.
Personal favourites: "The harrowing Years" and "The Lay of Autumn", "Weighed down with Sorrow", for the folk inspiration in their tones.
Across the dark: isn't this a quite optimistic title? For you sullen souls of the fall, this should be the right remedy.