seems, the same melancholic ambience Insomnium has comprised within their music
has again not yielded their takings. They've preceded long before with their
darkened and 'deathless' sounds. And the continuous reflection is just about
with their newest release, 'One For Sorrow'. It is heavily ready and perhaps
To some degree, the dorian mode of composing can be in accordance to the other
contenders of the genre - having the same common grounds with other Finnish acts
such as; Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade, Omnium Gatherum and Before the Dawn.
They don't necessarily overlap or subdue the windings of the other bands, but
they closely inhibit some sentiments that can truly catch ones attention with
It is a consistent album, although the obvious pace of the music comes too much
of a bore. Fortunately, there are several songs which might refute one's apathy
for the music. I believe they've perfectly crafted those assorted bunch in
between the rest of the tracks. The sleep zappers being, 'Every Hour Wounds',
'Only One Who Waits' and 'Unsung'. And then a compelling notion struck me in
'Lay the Ghost to Rest'. It swiftly made me realize how the album is completely
devoid of the grandness of the clean vocals, definitely should have captured
more of it.
A very commendable piece, an adagio song and yet another instrumental gem is 'Decoherence'.
An absolute soaring art and perhaps even more pleasing than 'Beyond The
Horizon', another instrumental that can be found in their single album, 'Weather
The grandiosity of 'One For Sorrow' depicts the melancholic theme very well.
Although, the cohesiveness and clarity of the album can't easily be summed into
a specific category. Overtime, I have grown to enjoy the melodic theme and
remarkable lyrics of the album, But the essence and complexity of the entire
catalog still does not seamlessly suite my motives to have a listen after
another. I say give it a spin, bask in its heights of glory and then look for