Across the Dark

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Across the Dark
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Studio album by Insomnium
Released 7 September 2009
Recorded 23 March – 22 May 2009
Genre Melodic death metal
Label Candlelight
Producer Insomnium, Samu Oittinen
Insomnium chronology
Above the Weeping World
(2006)Above the Weeping World2006
Across the Dark
(2009)
One for Sorrow
(2011)One for Sorrow2011

Across the Dark is the fourth full-length studio album by the Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium. It was released on 7 September 2009 on Candlelight Records.[1] The album features Jules Näveri from Profane Omen and Enemy of the Sun as guest vocalist and Aleksi Munter from Swallow the Sun as guest keyboardist.[1][2] The album was chosen as "Album of the month September, 2009" by German online magazine Metal 1.[3]

The song "Weighed down with Sorrow" is dedicated to Miika Tenkula.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Equivalence" Ville Friman Friman 3:18
2. "Down with the Sun" Niilo Sevänen Friman, Sevänen 4:22
3. "Where the Last Wave Broke" Friman Friman 5:03
4. "The Harrowing Years" Sevänen Friman, Sevänen 6:39
5. "Against the Stream" Friman Friman 6:11
6. "Lay of the Autumn" Sevänen Friman, Sevänen 9:08
7. "Into the Woods" Ville Vänni Friman 5:08
8. "Weighed down with Sorrow" Friman Friman 5:51
Total length: 45:40
Special Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
9. "The New Beginning" Friman Friman 7:15
10. "Into the Evernight" Sevänen Sevänen 5:28 [5][6]

Charts[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Sputnik Music 3.0/5 stars[8]
MetalEater A−[9]
Blistering.com 8.5/10 stars[10]
Thrash Hits 3.5/6 stars[11]
Metal 1 8/10 stars[12]
Chart (2009) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart 5[13]

Personnel[edit]

Insomnium[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Insomnium: new album title, release date revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Insomnium blog". Blogspot. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Metal1.info Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. September 2009
  4. ^ http://www.guitarworld.com/insomnium-guitarist-ville-friman-inevitable-truths-critique
  5. ^ "Insomnium: Across The Dark -ltd. 2cd". Levykauppa Äx. Archived from the original on 22 July 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Across the Dark". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  7. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Review: Across the Dark". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "link". Sputnikmusic.com. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Metaleater - www.metaleater.com. "Album Reviews – Insomnium – Across The Dark". Metaleater.Com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Review: Insomnium – Across the Dark". Blistering.com. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Album: Insomnium – Across The Dark". Thrash Hits. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "link". Metal1.info. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  13. ^ Suomen virallinen lista[dead link]