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Insomnium is a melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. They are influenced by doom metal and progressive metal. Their lyrics often deal with subjects such as darkness, mourning, loss, pain, and nature.

Insomnium began to take shape during the bleak spring of 1997. In the quiet town of Joensuu, located in the easternmost part of Finland, four young men were forming a fierce metal band. From the beginning it was…

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  • Still my favorite band from the past
  • The intro + mortal share is probably one of the best album openers I've ever heard.
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  • One For Sorrow has some killer stuff. Only One Who Waits is fucking epic.
  • That would explain a lot :) Hope he'll be doing lyrics for their next album.
  • I've just checked and found out most of the old lyrics were written by Sevänen and on the last two albums by Friman... Coincedence? I don't think so :)
  • I recall being underwhelmed by the lyrics already on "One For Sorrow". But I was underwhelmed by that album in general. Which is a shame because it has a nice cover art.
  • No, just on the last record, imo. I guess, it's hard to maintain the same level through the years.
  • In The Halls of Awaiting had some great lyrics especially the title song. i agree about the lyrics on later albums. they are too random and not very memorable
  • True, true. That entire album had great lyrics.

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