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Another Day In The Life Of Insomnium - 100%

metal_bryan, August 22nd, 2011

Weather The Storm picks up right where Insomnium left off with their last album, Across The Dark, with some very catchy melodeath hooks and windmill headbanging sections of delight. This will not disappoint fans of the band, whether it be of the new or old material. This is just a great song from the band overall and features some excellent guest work from the legendary Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity). It must have been a dream come true for them to record and perform with Mikael, considering how similar Insomnium sounds to Dark Tranquillity at times. His guest vocals are a perfect fit.

The "B-side" track of the single is an instrumental piece which sounds more like a typical Insomnium interlude dragged out to a full length song. It's mostly slow and atmospheric, but certainly not bad. It's a strange companion to Weather The Storm and that's about all there is to say about it. Just a solid piece of somber musicianship.

If this single release is any pre-cursor to the next Insomnium album, then I'm sure we're in for yet another classic and must-have album from this band. It's as if they can do no wrong.