Tag: Insomnium

Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave Review

How difficult it must be to follow a perfect album. Wait, wait… Not that kind of perfect album. Perfection is a pipe dream, and there are no perfect albums. Sorry, Pink Floyd, Rush, Prince, Public

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: October 7th – October 13th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Chris Sessions’ Best of 2016: Blerp Blerp

To quote Burgess’ Alex: “One thing I could never stand is to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blerp, blerp in between as it

Zach Duvall’s Best Of 2016: Foundations Of Immortality

Another year, another year-end roundup blah blah blah… NO! Not going to treat this like any other year. Not at all. Because for a multitude of reasons, 2016 was far from ordinary, or even within

Last Rites’ Best Of 2016 – Combined Staff

Every year we get hundreds of thousands of letters from all over the world asking how we manage to compile our annual Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25 List. It’s no easy task, we’ll have

Insomnium – Winter’s Gate Review

The modern metal world will occasionally present us with the album-length song concept. Green Carnation, Gorguts, Meshuggah… sort of. It is not a new idea. And in fact, bands like Opeth, Cradle of Filth and

Insomnium – Shadows Of he Dying Sun Review

Insomnium has long held the status as being one of the best melodic death metal bands to not emerge directly or indirectly from Sweden’s Gothenburg scene. While always owing a ton to Dark Tranquillity, these

Insomnium – One For Sorrow Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Insomnium takes the rather vague classification of ‘melodic death metal’ and creates their own melancholic, complex, and driving definition. Above The Weeping World was a masterpiece; Across the Dark felt a