Insomnium is a wonderful of expression of thundering rage heavily tinted with melodic melancholy. Every single album of their’s has been excellent and you can see their songwriting ability grow and mature from release to release.

Last week’s Disillusion may have my favorite album, but Insomnium are my favorite band. Hell, I dragged Derek from Florida to D.C. to see them in concert. (Derek Note: I went to go see two things: Alestorm and the NRA Museum.)

Picking a single song is difficult but I finally decided on Mortal Share off of Above the Weeping World.


In their lofty chambers dwell
The sacred and divine
Resting in seraphic bliss
The timeless and sublime

Far above the mortal sphere
Dreaming without a care
Far above the weeping world
Sleeping amidst the light of stars

Too far away to hear our calls
Too far away to care at all

On the burnished thrones they sit
Might in their blazing eyes
Vault of heaven at their feet
Undying flames inside

Never shall decay or death
Touch on the blithe souls
Sorrowless the days of gods
Amidst the everblooming groves

But where do we lay our heads to rest?
Where do we shelter when the night falls?

For the part of man
Is to take the somber path
Stumble in the dark
Stray amidst the dust and ash

Like forgotten ghosts
Drifting in the driving wind
Dashing towards the void
Whirling blindly through the night

Like water flung from the highest cliff
We fall,
and fade away
Down into the unknown