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Above the Weeping World is the third studio album by Insomnium. It was released on August 9, 2006 in Europe and on October 17, 2006 elsewhere by Candlelight Records. A music video was made for "Mortal Share".

The album's lyrics have been influenced (and occasionally taken) from classic poets like Hölderlin, Edgar Allan Poe and Finnish classic Eino Leino. The last track of the album, "In the Groves of Death" lasts about ten minutes, and its main theme is heavily… read more



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  • It really surprised me that Mortal Share have that high number of listenings while is not really noteworthy from other songs.
  • Probably my favorite Insomnium album
  • unless one is coming from the perception that melodic death metal has nothing to do with death metal to begin with, then this isnt melodic death metal. why would one call any music melodic death metal if it had nothing to do with death metal? one wouldnt, thats why its melodic metal.
  • I love Shadows of the Dying Sun - deeper bass and drums, and the guitars sound to my ears more downtuned. But this album has a distinct flavour of its own. The drums have a lively thump and the guitars are very tangy; tangy enough to satisfy Dewey Cox in his masterpiece phase.
  • I can agree that it's not ONLY Melodic Death Metal, but saying that it's not that at all is insane. Of course it is ! With other influences like Doom.
  • nah there's better out there but this one is the best mopey one for people who like listening to finnish guys talking about being sad in forests. also its not melodic death metal at all but hey, semantics. can't expect your average lastfmer to get music genres correctly, never could. in the early days i remember laughing so much at some of the tags people would put for bands, unfortunately the mistags have prevailed out of ignorant acceptance in some cases.
  • Best Melodic Death Metal record ever. Period. [3]
  • лучший их альбом
  • This album sweeps me off my feet again and again...\m/
  • \m/ (*-*) \m/

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