Insomnium - Ephemeral [EP]



8.7 | 115 votes |
Release date: 20 September 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

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

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24.09.2013 - 01:21
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Great!
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25.09.2013 - 22:56
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Mastercommander
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.
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28.09.2013 - 11:52
Neroese
Account deleted
Very dynamic main song, not like by from Insomnium, but this sounds so fukin great!
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28.09.2013 - 20:43
MetalSpider
A great EP. Ephemeral sounds better than most of what was on One For Sorrow to me.
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29.09.2013 - 15:54
Dima
About time Insomnium released something good.
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01.10.2013 - 18:39
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Wtf, this is like 10 minutes long, total.

*edit* Is this one song broken down into 4 parts?
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01.10.2013 - 18:44
Risto
Wandering Midget
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.
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01.10.2013 - 18:49
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
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.
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01.10.2013 - 21:57
Risto
Wandering Midget
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.
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13.10.2013 - 21:37
Stunning Cactus
I've only heard the title track so far, but damn. It is a song worthy of even Above the Weeping World.
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18.10.2013 - 03:32
Rating: 8
Wes
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.
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08.11.2013 - 16:28
Rating: 9
IronArkadius666
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.
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08.11.2013 - 23:53
Rating: 9
ila_8866
I'm in love with this EP! *____*
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03.12.2013 - 16:33
Rating: 9
Malaghost
The acoustics are just breathtaking !
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14.12.2013 - 11:37
Wukk
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...
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20.12.2013 - 13:08
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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
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20.12.2013 - 18:07
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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20.12.2013 - 21:18
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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
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21.12.2013 - 01:43
Dima
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.
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21.12.2013 - 02:35
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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?
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21.12.2013 - 03:28
Dima
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.
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21.12.2013 - 06:03
JÄY
Metal slave
They are monotonous.... And no they just sound like Omnium Gatherum
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21.12.2013 - 11:43
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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
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21.12.2013 - 15:08
Dima
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'.
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21.12.2013 - 15:26
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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
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21.12.2013 - 16:12
Dima
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
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21.12.2013 - 16:14
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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?
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22.12.2013 - 02:05
Dima
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)
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22.12.2013 - 02:19
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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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