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Release date: 12 October 2011
Style: Melodic death metal

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8.6 | 669 votes

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01. Inertia
02. Through The Shadows
03. Song Of The Blackest Bird
04. Only One Who Waits
05. Unsung
06. Every Hour Wounds
07. Decoherence
08. Lay The Ghost To Rest
09. Regain The Fire
10. One For Sorrow
11. Weather The Storm [Special Edition bonus] [Japanese bonus]
12. Beyond The Horizon [Japanese bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2011: 10

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Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.8
If I were to ask you what makes a great Metal band, the answer should be pretty much the same across the board: great albums. In truth, a series of great albums that follow the same structure yet manage to be different enough to be individual works while being similar enough to create a unique trademark sound. Do you see now how fine of a margin bands have to operate? Finland's Insomnium have established themselves as a juggernaut of Gothenburg Metal with a trilogy of sublime releases 2002's In The Halls Of Awaiting, 2004's Since The Day It All Came Down & 2006's Above The Weeping World. Then they managed to cleverly modernize their sound with 2009's Across The Dark. With a growing fan base and so many solid works behind them, their new release One For Sorrow has been one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and for good reasons.

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published 01.11.2011 | Comments (26)

Guest review by
Risto

Rating:
7.8
One For Sorrow: the old children's nursery rhyme about counting up to ten birds in a tree. Makes sense for an Insomnium album to be inspired by it; after all, they've had these birds flying around in their album art for a while. Their fifth full-length respectively adapts to the rhyme with ten tracks of fairly varied Gothenburg metal in that trademark Insomnium sound.

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published 03.12.2011 | Comments (4)

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Mr. Doctor - 27.12.2011 at 04:06  
  How the hell did I end up quoting Mora here... weird.
Milena - 27.12.2011 at 08:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.12.2011 at 04:06

How the hell did I end up quoting Mora here... weird.

Everyone quotes me
We can only wait and see what time and new generations of metalheads will make from Insomnium as they judge them from a distance I guess. Maybe after this Insomnium will deteriorate and people will refer to One For Sorrow as the last good album of theirs.

As for Clayman: I do find it a bit boring. Colony had much better tunes.
Mr. Doctor - 27.12.2011 at 13:08  
 
Written by Milena on 27.12.2011 at 08:33
As for Clayman: I do find it a bit boring. Colony had much better tunes.

Clayman is very meh to me... it's just good... in a very vague way. I preffer Reroute To Remain and even Soundtrack To Your Escape over it.
Milena - 27.12.2011 at 13:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.12.2011 at 13:08

Clayman is very meh to me... it's just good... in a very vague way. I preffer Reroute To Remain and even Soundtrack To Your Escape over it.

I haven't listened to a lot of newer In Flames myself, but it has been played to me, and it really IS a bit too light and "modern" for my tastes. And I do not like Friden's type of clean vocals. However, I assume there is some quality stuff in some of those albums.
Mountain King - 29.12.2011 at 03:12  
  This is the number 1 album of 2011? Oh God. C'mon people. I would give it a 7...
Troy Killjoy - 31.12.2011 at 06:30  
  The top lists don't reflect my personal tastes.

Guess I should complain in an album thread.
3rdWorld - 14.01.2012 at 22:32  
  There must b sumthin really shitty abt this. No offfense but i didnt get past half of through the shadows. Glad i always hav Hollenthon for some memorable melodeath stuff.
NocturnalStalker - 17.01.2012 at 17:42  
  I listened to this album twice and found it really boring. It was the same impression as with the previous Insomnium albums. I guess, this band is just not for me...
AngelofDeth - 29.02.2012 at 00:43  
Rating: 6 At first listen i was underwhelmed but not exactly disapointed, i thought this album would "grow on me"

In reality the more time goes by the less this album hits my speakers and at this point ive almost completely given up on it. Its completely mediocre. its pure "formula" with not enough character to keep me interested.

Its from the insomnium factory instead of insomnium's heart.
Necrox - 29.02.2012 at 07:10  
Rating: 9 I can't get enough of Only One Who Waits, Decoherence, and the title track.
Until the End - 21.08.2012 at 03:28  
Rating: 8 There's something about the production which just doesn't do anything for me. It sounds so flat. It's a shame as well because this is some of the best song writing they've done since 'Since the Day it All Came Down'. It would have got at least a 9 from me if not for the production.
Ace Frawley - 28.08.2013 at 13:45  
Rating: 5 Gave this a good run but just couldn't get into it. I think they are good musicians but none of the songs are memorable or evoke any emotion in me. Just bland and uninspired. Just not my cup of tea, I suppose. The high rating from others indicates it's popular and well-liked, so I guess I'm in the minority.
JÄY - 28.08.2013 at 14:44  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 28.08.2013 at 13:45

none of the songs are memorable

My problem too...I can't tell any songs from any of their albums apart, aside from the production value
Ace Frawley - 29.08.2013 at 00:07  
Rating: 5 Pretty album cover though, don't you think?
Mattybu - 31.08.2013 at 06:12  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 28.08.2013 at 13:45

Gave this a good run but just couldn't get into it. I think they are good musicians but none of the songs are memorable or evoke any emotion in me. Just bland and uninspired. Just not my cup of tea, I suppose. The high rating from others indicates it's popular and well-liked, so I guess I'm in the minority.


I'll add myself to that minority, even as a fan of melodic death metal. I agree with everything you said.

As for the cover art, it's okay. Better than the music at least.
Northern Danger - 17.10.2013 at 11:28  
Rating: 9 Maybe best Insomnium album by so far....hope we get more albums like this!
LeKiwi - 21.11.2013 at 04:56  
Rating: 10
Written by Northern Danger on 17.10.2013 at 11:28

Best Insomnium album by so far....hope we get more albums like this!

This is great, but I do miss their more "epic" songs from AtWW:(

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