Sometimes, it’s nice to just sit back and take in an especially good album, and something that fits the bill is Insomnium’s latest effort Shadows Of The Dying Sun, which is a stunning example of fine song-writing and quality tunes – they’ve really outdone themselves with this one.
With lush instrumentation and atmospheric vocals throughout, you really can’t go wrong with this album and it’s a very consistent release, with there not being any tracks that strike you as ‘bad’ or out-of-place, and it makes for an exceedingly enjoyable and engaging listen as a result.
An immediate highlight is one of the earlier tracks of the album, Revelation, a beautiful number with a very catchy melody that’s largely in the background intertwining with the music, giving the song that extra lift. There’s also a massive-sounding guitar solo at the end; an absolute blinder of a solo that seems utterly faultless. Another particularly strong track is The River. More of a slower song in comparison to the especially fast-paced songs on either side of it, it keeps the album fresh and engaging.
Shadows Of The Dying Sun is a truly beautiful album and more than proves that Insomnium is still a force to be reckoned with. A release that will surely blow more than a few people away.