Release date: 20 September 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

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8.8 | 95 votes

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18 want it


01. Ephemeral
02. The Emergence
03. The Swarm
04. The Descent

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BloodJuNkie - 24.09.2013 at 01:21  
Rating: 10 Great!
-DC-002- - 25.09.2013 at 22:56  
  Ya, its good. Ephemeral is the only song and the rest are kind of ambient pieces but they are all well done. good boy, Insomnium.
Neroese - 28.09.2013 at 11:52  
  Very dynamic main song, not like by from Insomnium, but this sounds so fukin great!
MetalSpider - 28.09.2013 at 20:43  
  A great EP. Ephemeral sounds better than most of what was on One For Sorrow to me.
Dima - 29.09.2013 at 15:54  
Rating: 7 About time Insomnium released something good.
tea[m]ster - 01.10.2013 at 18:39  
  Wtf, this is like 10 minutes long, total.

*edit* Is this one song broken down into 4 parts?
Risto - 01.10.2013 at 18:44  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.10.2013 at 18:39

Wtf, this is like 10 minutes long, total.

*edit* Is this one song broken down into 4 parts?

No, four separate tracks.
tea[m]ster - 01.10.2013 at 18:49  
 
Written by Risto on 01.10.2013 at 18:44

Written by tea[m]ster on 01.10.2013 at 18:39

Wtf, this is like 10 minutes long, total.

*edit* Is this one song broken down into 4 parts?

No, four separate tracks.


Is it pieces taken off each of the 4 tracks? I mean, fuck, this is really short, even for them.
Risto - 01.10.2013 at 21:57  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.10.2013 at 18:49

Is it pieces taken off each of the 4 tracks? I mean, fuck, this is really short, even for them.

Ephemeral is essentially the lead promotional track preceding their fifth full-length album coming out early next year. The other three tracks are acoustic, fully instrumental pieces that sound like discarded candidates for an album intro track.
Stunning Cactus - 13.10.2013 at 21:37  
  I've only heard the title track so far, but damn. It is a song worthy of even Above the Weeping World.
Wes - 18.10.2013 at 03:32  
Rating: 8 Nice song, finally listening. I think the vocals have been refined a bit. I really couldn't stand the brutish style of this guy, just sounds too unintelligent. Yet I do like Omnium Gatherum, so I guess It's just an odd thing I have against Insomnium.
IronArkadius666 - 08.11.2013 at 16:28  
Rating: 9 I was originally skeptical of this release, didn't do much for me at all. Honestly I was hoping for more Omnium influence, what with the new guitarist and all.
But this has grown on me very quickly.

Production seems a bit muted though.
ila_8866 - 08.11.2013 at 23:53  
Rating: 9 I'm in love with this EP! *____*
Malaghost - 03.12.2013 at 16:33  
Rating: 9 The acoustics are just breathtaking !
Joodicator - 14.12.2013 at 11:37  
  I think this is the first EP I might be persuaded to buy. I've always wanted them to do an album that sounds like the stuff they use for their intro tracks, but an EP's good enough too. The title track is, although not much of a step, the most daring step they've ever made from the style they've stuck with thus far (but still good) and the rest is pure mellow goodness from the band whom I think do the best intros/interludes around. Overall, a really interesting EP. Sure beats the "lead single plus a substandard album bonus track that you'll probably end up getting anyway" formula I so often see.

Aww, it's digital only...
LeKiwi - 20.12.2013 at 13:08  
Rating: 7
Written by Dima on 29.09.2013 at 15:54

About time Insomnium released something good.

You must be kidding This bland compared what Insomnium usually writes
Troy Killjoy - 20.12.2013 at 18:07  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 20.12.2013 at 13:08
You must be kidding This bland compared what Insomnium usually writes

No kidding. They seem to have lost their spark in the past couple of years. Not sure what needs to be done to return to form. I'm guessing it's challenging trying to stay motivated by writing melodic death metal these days too. I wouldn't be surprised if these guys kind of fade alongside Omnium Gatherum and other similar bands in the next few years.
LeKiwi - 20.12.2013 at 21:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.12.2013 at 18:07

No kidding. They seem to have lost their spark in the past couple of years. Not sure what needs to be done to return to form. I'm guessing it's challenging trying to stay motivated by writing melodic death metal these days too. I wouldn't be surprised if these guys kind of fade alongside Omnium Gatherum and other similar bands in the next few years.

I certainly hope not However, I think melodeath is here to stay for quite a while as a result of its digestibility, but we'll see
Dima - 21.12.2013 at 01:43  
Rating: 7
Written by LeKiwi on 20.12.2013 at 13:08

Written by Dima on 29.09.2013 at 15:54

About time Insomnium released something good.

You must be kidding This bland compared what Insomnium usually writes


Well I liked the last 3 pieces to the EP and I find their Melodeath highly overrated...much like most melodeath.
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 02:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 01:43

Well I liked the last 3 pieces to the EP and I find their Melodeath highly overrated...much like most melodeath.

Riiiight....overrated in what sense? As in the musicianship is bad or you don't find it enjoyable?
Dima - 21.12.2013 at 03:28  
Rating: 7
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 02:35

Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 01:43

Well I liked the last 3 pieces to the EP and I find their Melodeath highly overrated...much like most melodeath.

Riiiight....overrated in what sense? As in the musicianship is bad or you don't find it enjoyable?


I don't find it enjoyable cause I think it's shit. No real spark in their albums. Completely monotonous if you ask me. They're like the Skyrim of music. There's a small amount of melodeath out there that I like.
JÄY - 21.12.2013 at 06:03  
  They are monotonous.... And no they just sound like Omnium Gatherum
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 11:43  
Rating: 7
Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 03:28
I don't find it enjoyable cause I think it's shit. No real spark in their albums. Completely monotonous if you ask me. They're like the Skyrim of music. There's a small amount of melodeath out there that I like.

You gave a 10 to Empyrium's Songs, which is far more monotonous than anything this band has ever written so it must just be that you don't like the style or these types of melodies
Written by JÄY on 21.12.2013 at 06:03
They are monotonous.... And no they just sound like Omnium Gatherum

They hardly sound alike Perhaps the title track of this EP sounds a bit like Omnium towards the end, but that's what happens when you adopt another band's guitarist
Dima - 21.12.2013 at 15:08  
Rating: 7
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 11:43

Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 03:28
I don't find it enjoyable cause I think it's shit. No real spark in their albums. Completely monotonous if you ask me. They're like the Skyrim of music. There's a small amount of melodeath out there that I like.

You gave a 10 to Empyrium's Songs, which is far more monotonous than anything this band has ever written so it must just be that you don't like the style or these types of melodies
Written by JÄY on 21.12.2013 at 06:03
They are monotonous.... And no they just sound like Omnium Gatherum

They hardly sound alike Perhaps the title track of this EP sounds a bit like Omnium towards the end, but that's what happens when you adopt another band's guitarist



well I like Persefone's Core and Amorphis' TFTTL :3.... and cause it seems relevant I think Amon Amarth is also pretty average. Omnium Gatherum's latest album did nothing for me too....and Be'lakor would be much better if they produced the same quality that they did with 'Countless Skies'.
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 15:26  
Rating: 7
Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 15:08
well I like Persefone's Core and Amorphis' TFTTL :3.... and cause it seems relevant I think Amon Amarth is also pretty average. Omnium Gatherum's latest album did nothing for me too....and Be'lakor would be much better if they produced the same quality that they did with 'Countless Skies'.

I was just trying to point out that Insomnium isn't exactly a very good example of a monotonous band. I mean, every song follows a set structure, but they pull it off really well without two songs sounding the same

Although, Persefone and TFtTL-era Amorphis aren't really comparable to this sort of melodeath. Also, I think Be'lakor has pulled off every song they've ever written with near-equal finesse, so I guess we're in disagreement there. Meh, whatever, I guess we just disagree over melodeath in general, forget I brought this discussion up
Dima - 21.12.2013 at 16:12  
Rating: 7
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 15:26

Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 15:08
well I like Persefone's Core and Amorphis' TFTTL :3.... and cause it seems relevant I think Amon Amarth is also pretty average. Omnium Gatherum's latest album did nothing for me too....and Be'lakor would be much better if they produced the same quality that they did with 'Countless Skies'.

I was just trying to point out that Insomnium isn't exactly a very good example of a monotonous band. I mean, every song follows a set structure, but they pull it off really well without two songs sounding the same

Although, Persefone and TFtTL-era Amorphis aren't really comparable to this sort of melodeath. Also, I think Be'lakor has pulled off every song they've ever written with near-equal finesse, so I guess we're in disagreement there. Meh, whatever, I guess we just disagree over melodeath in general, forget I brought this discussion up


haha their albums simply just don't evoke anything positive from me. Whatever, moving on
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 16:14  
Rating: 7
Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 16:12
haha their albums simply just don't evoke anything positive from me. Whatever, moving on
Just out of curiousity, what's your fav melodeath song? Better yet, maybe top 3 if that exists?
Dima - 22.12.2013 at 02:05  
Rating: 7
Written by LeKiwi on 21.12.2013 at 16:14

Written by Dima on 21.12.2013 at 16:12
haha their albums simply just don't evoke anything positive from me. Whatever, moving on
Just out of curiousity, what's your fav melodeath song? Better yet, maybe top 3 if that exists?


ehhhhh I love Countless Skies by Be'lakor so that's probs in the top 3 somewhere. Add in one of Core's songs and one from TFTTL (I haven't paid attention to the song names for those albums)
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 02:19  
Rating: 7
Written by Dima on 22.12.2013 at 02:05

ehhhhh I love Countless Skies by Be'lakor so that's probs in the top 3 somewhere. Add in one of Core's songs and one from TFTTL (I haven't paid attention to the song names for those albums)

Strange taste compared to typical melodeath choices

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