Above the Weeping World

Label
CANDLELIGHT/TANGLADE
Release date
4 Sep 2007
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
52:58

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Gale 2:41 36,961
2 Mortal Share 4:00 48,287
3 Drawn to Black 6:00 40,827
4 Change of Heart 4:31 37,947
5 At the Gates of Sleep 7:05 35,442
6 The Killjoy 5:22 36,295
7 Last Statement 7:32 32,666
8 Devoid of Caring 5:40 31,549
9 In the Groves of Death 10:07 31,056

About this album

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 inspired by Leino’s poem Tumma, the ending poem of his saga Helkavirsiä. The entire poem “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” by English poet Francis William Bourdillon is used as a chorus in the album’s third track “Drawn to Black”.


Track listing
1. “The Gale” – 2:41
2. “Mortal Share” – 4:00
3. “Drawn to Black” – 6:00
4. “Change of Heart” – 4:31
5. “At the Gates of Sleep” – 7:05
6. “The Killjoy” – 5:23
7. “Last Statement” – 7:32
8. “Devoid of Caring” – 5:40
9. “In the Groves of Death” – 10:08

Bonus tracks for Japan (all taken from their 1999 Demo):
10. Vicious Circle Complete (05:12)
11. Unmourned (04:49)
12. Numen Divinum (05:30)

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