Insomnium - Winter's Gate



8.7 | 497 votes |
Release date: 23 September 2016
Style: Melodic death metal

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Cover art by Teemu Tähkänen.

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07.12.2016 - 19:43
Rating: 6
Branowar
Gave it a couple of spins. I honestly can't remember much of it at all. Nothing ever stuck out to be memorable. It sounded ok from a production standpoint. Overall it was just another forgettable album. I also despise the "single song" approach to albums that are obviously comprised of completely different ideas mashed together. It just comes off as overly pretentious.
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07.12.2016 - 21:05
Rating: 10
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by qlacs on 02.12.2016 at 21:08

Came here to hunt down some possible trivia, got so much talk instead about their previous stuff...

What kind of trivia?

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Musically to me this was more like "putting songs together and make bridges in between" rather than write an entire song. When it comes to classic one song albums, there are key moments you wait for, there are long buildups, intricacy, often changes in the atmosphere, rhythm, tempo - here, not so much.

It's definitely a common initial impression and not an entirely unjustified one, as the original story itself is divided into six chapters. It does have theme recurrence which warrants the one song approach. The music here tends to leave a theme be for a good while, until it's revisited with a significantly different execution and atmosphere.
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08.12.2016 - 10:50
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Risto on 07.12.2016 at 21:05

What kind of trivia?



Any kind, I'm the curious type Sometimes ppl post interesting stuff in the comments section, not just appraise or negativity.

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It's definitely a common initial impression and not an entirely unjustified one, as the original story itself is divided into six chapters. It does have theme recurrence which warrants the one song approach. The music here tends to leave a theme be for a good while, until it's revisited with a significantly different execution and atmosphere.


I guess it may be a grower in the future but as of now it just doesn't cut for me.
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09.12.2016 - 14:20
Rating: 8
Gurablashta
It's a good album, no doubt about it. But it definitely doesn't deserve first spot for best album this year. Moonsorrow, Vektor and Be'lakor have made better albums frankly, certainly more progressive. Here, aside from the 1 album track it's pretty much an Insomnium album through and through, nothing really new to it.

Still, warrants multiple listens, as I would never shit on Insomnium.
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04.01.2017 - 08:44
Rating: 9
RyanKolp
First listen I wasn't too impressed, but every one after that it has been incredible. Reading the short story in the booklet made it even better and sitting through it while reading the lyrics is great. I have to say that the buildup to the final 3-5 minutes makes the ending of the album unforgettable. It takes some getting into to really appreciate it all. One gripe I have is that it feels like the vocals are a bit harder to make out than in previous albums. Not as clear, but by no means bad.
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07.01.2017 - 18:32
Rating: 9
Overrwatcher
I find myself going back to this a lot. One riff gets stuck into my head and I decide to replay the song, which is rather an entire 40-minute album. It's risen up in my books and is one of my favorite albums of the year. The "40 minute song" concept is executed very well, managing to sound like one song with returning riffs and choruses while keeping it fresh and giving a real sense of progression especially involving the conceptual plot. Not the best album of the year but it's a fantastic one in a fantastic year.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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19.01.2017 - 14:55
Rating: 10
Vitor PR
Crimson I > Crimson III (Winter's Gate) < Crimson II
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