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Insomnium - Above The Weeping World

8.8 | 999 votes |
Release date: 18 September 2006
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. The Gale
02. Mortal Share
03. Drawn To Black
04. Change Of Heart
05. At The Gates Of Sleep
06. The Killjoy
07. Last Statement
08. Devoid Of Caring
09. In The Groves Of Death
10. Victims Circle Complete [Japanese bonus]
11. Unmourned [Japanese bonus]
12. Numen Vivinum [Japanese bonus]

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After some very positive feedback from their last two albums, in particular the brilliant "Since The Day It All Came Down," Insomnium came back with a third album appropriately titled "Above the Weeping World." Now I say appropriately because the album portrays a strong atmosphere of sorrow, and even sometimes delight, achieved through excellent music and meaningful lyrics.

published 20.12.2008 | Comments (16)

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24.04.2011 - 09:33
Rating: 8

This is the first I've heard of this band from Finland, and I'm impressed. 'Mortal Share' is my favorite pick.
26.11.2011 - 21:42
Rating: 10

It is hard to find right words to describe its beauty, so I won't even try. This is one of few albums which deserves 10 without hesitation. Live long Insomnium and thank you!
09.03.2012 - 22:56
Rating: 9

Great album! Last Statement is incredible!
08.11.2012 - 16:38
Rating: 8
Erik M.

Written by doom777 on 09.03.2012 at 22:56

Great album! Last Statement is incredible!

I agree, it's hands down the best song on the album. Overall a very good album, but not as great as I thought it would be (seeing as it's rated an 8.9).
09.11.2012 - 01:52
Rating: 10
Fallen Ghost
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This album is just so incredibly good! Best album by this band IMO, though Since The Day It All Came Down is breathing Above The Weeping World in it's neck. Incredible band
30.06.2013 - 21:18
Rating: 8
Nice band and nice album but i cannot enter more into them than just finding their music generally ok. after trying their first 3 albums and not finding anything near great it seems this band isnt for me..
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
15.09.2013 - 06:36

I won't ever be able to rate Insomnium's albums over one another but I can definitely say - This album is one of the best albums in music history, it's melodies and lyrics haunt me to the day.
They who never got sorrow
Grinding grief in their hearts
Never lost a thing
Never had a thing
27.11.2013 - 07:26
Rating: 10
Of Egypt
Give this album a 10 you bastards.
10.09.2017 - 22:54
Rating: 9

How come no appreciatio for 'The Killjoy'?
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05.11.2019 - 11:39
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Tage Westerlund
Its basically one song album, many songs, same principle of melodic Dm
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08.04.2020 - 22:08
Rating: 9

Written by Guest on 08.04.2020 at 17:46

That said, the tracks are all quite samey and similar to each other, and there is a general lack of variation in terms of the writing sometimes. Those are the only things holding me back from giving it higher than an 8.

In fact the main reason why it is not a 10 for me.
26.06.2020 - 23:45

A melo-death staple.
27.06.2020 - 00:52
Rating: 9

Written by metalriff on 10.09.2017 at 22:54

How come no appreciatio for 'The Killjoy'?

Absolutely love this song. The album is great but Killjoy is next level
12.07.2020 - 17:59
Rating: 9
Troy Killjoy
Written by metalriff on 10.09.2017 at 22:54

How come no appreciatio for 'The Killjoy'?

I mean it's okay...
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
29.03.2022 - 15:14
Rating: 9

Their 2nd best album after Winter's Gate IMO.

8.9/10 for me - 'Mortal Share' and 'The Killjoy' are the standout songs. 'Drawn To Black', 'Devoid Of Caring' and 'In The Groves Of Death' are all also great.
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24.09.2022 - 16:57
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
A timeless melodeath classic, and most likely my favourite favourite Insomnium album. Every song is at least good, but range from good to excellent imo, with "Mortal Share", "At The Gates Of Sleep", "The Killjoy" and "Last Statement" as the main stand outs for me. But as great as this album is, I still prefer many Dark Tranquillity albums over it.
01.03.2023 - 16:31

I really tried to like this album since its considered on of the best Insomnium release. For some reason I always get bored after 3-4 tracks.... Was never able to listened it from front to back... In fact the only album I enjoy from this band is Winter's Gate.

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