Release date: 25 April 2014
Style: Melodic death metal


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Disc I
01. The Primeval Dark
02. While We Sleep
03. Revelation
04. Black Heart Rebellion
05. Lose To Night
06. Collapsing Words
07. The River
08. Ephemeral
09. The Promethean Song
10. Shadows Of The Dying Sun

Disc II
01. Out To The Sea
02. The Emergence
03. The Swarm
04. The Descent

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Lyrics (14)

Niilo Sevänen - vocals, bass
Ville Friman - guitar, clean vocals
Markus Vanhala - guitar
Markus Hirvonen - drums

Session musicians
Aleksi Munter - keyboards

Additional info
Recorded at Studio Korkeakoski.
Drums recorded at Studio SF Sound.

Mixed at Fascination Street Studios.
Mastered at Chartmakers.

Track 2-4 on the second disc comes from the band's 2013 EP, Ephemeral.

Release dates:
April 25 - FIN/GER/SWI/AUT
April 28 - Rest of EU and AU/NZ
April 29 - North America

Staff review by

With Insomnium no longer having the service of guitarist Ville Vänni and his replacement by Markus Vanhala, the lead guitarist of Omnium Gatherum, Shadows Of The Dying Sun presents the possibility of a merging of the titans, so to speak. However, their sixth full length studio effort is no less Insomnium in style and execution than what preceded it, which means we're granted yet another excellent album from this premier melodic death metal band.

published 23.04.2014 | Comments (39)

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Troy Killjoy - 19.09.2014 at 17:15  
  Why are we comparing the commercial success of Insomnium to the likes of Kreator or Cannibal Corpse? Those bands have been around for decades and have established a legion of long-time fans. Insomnium is relatively new and only "took the world by storm" with their 2006 album. Like I said, I think this album was as successful as anyone could have hoped. It charted, presumably sold well, and further contributed to the band's demand around the world.

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