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Release date: 9 September 2009
Style: Melodic death metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. Equivalence
02. Down With The Sun
03. Where The Last Wave Broke
04. The Harrowing Years
05. Against The Stream
06. Lay Of The Autumn
07. Into The Woods
08. Weighed Down With Sorrow
09. The New Beginning [special edition bonus]
10. Into The Evernight [special edition bonus]

Disc II [DVD]
+ Making Of "Across The Dark"
+ Mortal Share [video]
+ Making Of "Mortal Share"
+ Elder [video]
+ Photogallery

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Melodic Death metal
Recorded: Fantom Studio, Finland 2009
Label: Candlelight Records
Total Running Time: 45:41

What if The Big Guy Himself told you that you already lived the happiest day of your entire life? Would you fall into despair, curl up into a pathetic ball of misery, waiting to get shot out of disgust? Or would that give you the power to pursue the second happiest day of your life no matter what? Powerful despair or despairing power. Sounds a lot like Insomnium's Across The Dark, the light leading to darkness.

published 12.10.2009 | Comments (28)

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21.09.2010 Gentle reminder: Insomnium is awesome.

FYI, there's also a new Insomnium song, "Weather Storm", online. Rare and previously unreleased. All you have to do is share this link on Facebook or Twitter to receive a free download of the song (plus a track by some band called Dark Tranquillity), or wait until some wise guy uploads the whole thing on YouTube. The song features a guest appearance by Mikael Stanne.

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Builtforsin88 - 13.03.2010 at 06:23  
Rating: 8 Just started listening to these guys, can't get enough!
moonsorrow1992 - 01.04.2010 at 01:34  
Rating: 10 IMO.....The best Melodic Death Metal band in Finland...
universalmind - 05.05.2010 at 09:41  
Rating: 10
Written by moonsorrow1992 on 01.04.2010 at 01:34

IMO.....The best Melodic Death Metal band in Finland...

Bushwookie - 06.09.2010 at 19:58  
Rating: 9 Finland?

The BEST MDM band.

Yes, better than DT.

In my opinion anyways :]
kaoskrew - 24.09.2010 at 15:35  
  But why Dark Tranquility lol! For insomnium yes.
Destructo - 22.03.2011 at 12:42  
Rating: 10 Personally this is my "Album Of The Year" for 2009 across all Metal sub-genres. Stunning work indeed !!!
Therapy? - 04.05.2011 at 21:55  
Rating: 10 I ran across the ltd edition with DVD for only 10 euros only recently and instabought it great album!
Caligo - 03.09.2011 at 19:56  
  Fantastic album. Can't get enough
laucian - 02.11.2011 at 12:41  
  Better then DT??? take a deep breath and relax.
Troy Killjoy - 02.11.2011 at 22:14  
  Well they play very different forms of melodic death metal so it's just a matter of taste. DT have been around a lot longer and helped pioneer the genre so they'll always have that going for them.
BloodJuNkie - 27.11.2013 at 07:20  
Rating: 10
Written by Bushwookie on 06.09.2010 at 19:58


The BEST MDM band.

Yes, better than DT.

In my opinion anyways :]

Better than DT? I think they're better than DT and IF too (I'm a huge In Flames fan but seriously they aren't MDM any more >_<)
BloodJuNkie - 27.11.2013 at 07:23  
Rating: 10
Written by universalmind on 05.05.2010 at 09:41

Written by moonsorrow1992 on 01.04.2010 at 01:34

IMO.....The best Melodic Death Metal band in Finland...


Before The Dawn was doing a great job, from Gothic to Melodeath. Their last album "Rise Of The Phoenix" was fucking awesome but sadly Tuomas cancelled all his projects including BTD started a new project, Wolfheart. For me i think BTD and Ins. are the best MDM bands from Finland.
Malaghost - 26.01.2014 at 02:51  
Rating: 10 Still my most praised album from the finnish gods called Insomnium. Years passes by but this album somehow has always the best setup of melancholic melody and brutal vocals which just every time I listen to it got me in the right and wanted mood. I am happy that some things never change, like good music. Beethoven was awesome few hundreds years ago and so is today. Same thing applies for Insomnium. This album has the same effects on me like it had 5 years ago - when released. You ask why? The answer is quality. One of few unchangeable factors.
flightoficarus - 08.12.2014 at 21:55  
  Best Melodeath: Dark Tranquillity
Best of Finnland: Mors Principium Est

That's just my opinion. These guys are really good, but for some reason I just don't connect. I think it's just a personal thing.
Dr. Strawberry - 29.12.2014 at 11:46  
Rating: 6 This album is on the verge of the death and alternatives. Sounds really commercial.
s_t_s - 25.08.2016 at 10:04  
  At least the mixing is better than on "One For Sorrow" that proves really unpleasant afterwards :/

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