Insomnium - Heart Like A Grave



8.5 | 431 votes |
Release date: 4 October 2019
Style: Melodic death metal

Owners:

206 have it
50 want it


01. Wail Of The North
02. Valediction
03. Neverlast
04. Pale Morning Star
05. And Bells They Toll
06. The Offering
07. Mute Is My Sorrow
08. Twilight Trails
09. Heart Like A Grave
10. Karelia
11. The True Morning Star [bonus]
12. Karelia 2049 [bonus]

The Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album Of 2019
Top 20 albums of 2019: 4

Line-up
Niilo Sevänen - vocals, bass
Ville Friman - guitars, vocals
Jani Liimatainen - guitars, vocals
Markus Vanhala - guitars
Markus Hirvonen - drums

Session musicians
Aleksi Munter - keyboards

Additional info
Bonus tracks available on digital and "artbook" editions.

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
I'm having a grade A bruh moment here. Fanboy time!

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published 29.09.2019 | Comments (23)

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23.01.2020 - 08:32
Rating: 8
tintinb
Really liked pale morning star, what an amazing song. However there are just way too many songs in this album in my opinion.
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05.03.2020 - 20:46
Rating: 7
A good album, but considering it is their 8 album, there is nothing remarkable.
They have performed classical insomniu, songs scheme, nothing really innovative from their previous album.
Was expecting something more elaborated
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22.04.2020 - 17:37
Rating: 7
WorpeX
The album is standard Insomnium with writing that is very clean and mature compared to a lot of their previous albums. It doesn't take many risks, but with fewer risks there are fewer misses. Production is crisp and clear and each band member sounds flawless. It's really a great piece of music to just listen straight through and just kind of relax with. After over 25 spins though, I've found the songs sort of bleed into each other and I still have trouble identifying which song is which by title alone. Valediction is a massive highlight on this album and I can see it being part of Insomnium's set-list for a long long time.

My biggest complaint is that it gets mad boring towards the end. The last 18 minutes of the album are purely instrumental. Which is great if you're doing as I said, relaxing. It'll put you to sleep before you finish the album! The Bonus track being yet another Karelia... when the song just played 3 minutes before... seems like an odd choice. That said, it IS a bonus track and I probably shouldn't hold it against the album (too late).

Highlights: Valediction, Pale Morning Star, Mute Is My Sorrow
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22.04.2020 - 19:16
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by WorpeX on 22.04.2020 at 17:37

After over 25 spins though

Why
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




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02.06.2020 - 22:14
Rating: 7
musclassia
Written by RaduP on 22.04.2020 at 19:16

Written by WorpeX on 22.04.2020 at 17:37

After over 25 spins though

Why


I would've assumed you would've given it that many listens by now based on your review
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02.06.2020 - 22:16
Rating: 7
musclassia
I like Insomnium, but there's only been one or two songs of theirs that have really stood out to me in the past (The Killjoy, Into The Groves Of Death); I think overall I'm not hugely keen on this album front to back, but Pale Morning Star is probably up there with The Killjoy for my favourite song by the band, and the last two songs on the record are pretty great
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02.06.2020 - 22:23
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by musclassia on 02.06.2020 at 22:14

Written by RaduP on 22.04.2020 at 19:16

Written by WorpeX on 22.04.2020 at 17:37

After over 25 spins though

Why


I would've assumed you would've given it that many listens by now based on your review

I actually haven't listened to it much since reviewing it, but damn now I feel like doing it.
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




2020 goodies
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03.06.2020 - 17:33
Rating: 9
MeatWolf
Written by WorpeX on 22.04.2020 at 17:37
The last 18 minutes of the album are purely instrumental.

Why listening to the bonus tracks every time? They are just different takes on album's respective tracks. Karelia closes the album and that's it.
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03.07.2020 - 03:46
ickoriss
Fuck, this band is consistent. All of their albums aren't just good, they're damn good. Love this thing.
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