Can death metal sound crushingly heavy and still be beautiful at the same time? Yes, it can! Insomnium’s latest music video answer’s that question and much more.

The Latin definition of the word insomnium pertains to dreams. It has multiple meanings: fantasy, wakefulness, vision and nightmare. Insomnium is also the name of an extreme metal band from Joensuu, Finland. Active since 1997, their success has been nothing short of a dream.

Melodic death metal started in Sweden. Bands such as: At the Gates, In Flames, and Dark Tranquility were the pioneers who possessed the ideas, they set the subgenre in motion by fusing traditional heavy metal with modern death metal characteristics. The United Kingdom (Carcass) took this lead and added an unbridled hatred, incorporating the grind core elements of their roots. Finland’s Insomnium melded all of this with a never ending anxiety. This conglomeration became the band’s trademark sound.

Insomnium has released seven full length efforts so far with lucky number eight, Heart Like A Grave, due out on October 4th via Century Media Records. A new music video for the song “Valediction” has been unveiled to promote the effort.

Can death metal sound crushingly heavy and still be beautiful at the same time? Yes, it can! Insomnium’s latest music video answer’s that question and much more. Breathtaking landscapes serve as the backdrop for a vision regarding longevity. A performance offering fused within a theatrical story line.

We wonder why the old man questions morality. We can see him as a shadow of his former self. His solitary life is seemingly filled with regret. As the video deepens, we see his sorrowful state is due to the loss of another. Will he survive this calamity or forfeit his own life out of lonesomeness?

Insomnium has proven why they are the paladins of our unconscious mind. Check out “Valediction” and let this thought provoking departure leave an imprint on you. \m/

Insomnium are:

  • Niilo Sevänen − Vocals, Bass
  • Ville Friman − Guitars
  • Markus Hirvonen − Drums
  • Markus Vanhala − Guitars
  • Jani Liimatainen − Guitars
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