Across the Dark
9 August 2006
| Samu Oittinen|
| August 9, 2006 (2006-08-09)|
April 7 – May 14, 2006 at Fantom Studio
Melodic death metal, Progressive metal
Insomnium albums, Melodic death metal albums
Above the Weeping World is the third studio album by Insomnium. It was released on August 9, 2006 in Europe and on October 17, 2006 elsewhere by Candlelight Records. A music video was made for "Mortal Share."
During its first week the album peaked at #9 on the Finnish album charts (week 39/2006).
The album's lyrics have been influenced (and occasionally taken) from classic poets like Hölderlin, Edgar Allan Poe and Finnish classic Eino Leino. The last track of the album, "In the Groves of Death" lasts about ten minutes, and its main theme is heavily inspired by Leino's poem Tumma, the ending poem of his saga Helkavirsiä. The entire poem "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" by English poet Francis William Bourdillon is used as a chorus in the album's third track "Drawn to Black". Above the Weeping World has received extraordinary reviews both in Finland (e.g. SUE magazine 10/10)) and abroad (e.g. Kerrang! 5/5), and the album debuted on the Finnish album charts at the 9th position (week 39/2006), which is a remarkable achievement for a melodic death metal band. At the same time Insomnium embarked on their first full European tour, playing 36 gigs in six weeks (5.9 - 15.10), in 15 countries.
These tracks are taken from Demo '99:
1The Gale2:41Above the Weeping World Wikipedia
3Drawn to Black6:00