Shadows of the Dying Sun

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Shadows of the Dying Sun
Shadows of the Dying Sun.jpg
Studio album by Insomnium
Released April 25, 2014 (2014-04-25)
Genre
Length 56:43
Label Century Media Records
Producer
  • Teemu Aalto
  • Insomnium
Insomnium chronology
One for Sorrow
(2011)One for Sorrow2011
Shadows of the Dying Sun
(2014)
Winter's Gate
(2016)Winter's Gate2016
Singles from Shadows of the Dying Sun
  1. "While We Sleep"
    Released: April 15, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Loudwire4/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm8.5 stars[2]
About.com4/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[4]

Shadows of the Dying Sun is the sixth studio album by the Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium. It was released in North America on April 29, 2014 via Century Media Records, and on April 25 in Finland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the rest of Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand on April 28. It is their first album with new guitarist Markus Vanhala after previous long-time guitarist Ville Vänni departed in 2011.

The song "Revelation", in the form of a lyric video, was released on March 21, 2014.[5] A music video was made for the song and single "While We Sleep", which was released on April 7, 2014.[6][7] The last song, "Black Heart Rebellion" was released on April 22, 2014.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."The Primeval Dark"Ville FrimanFriman3:17
2."While We Sleep"FrimanFriman6:20
3."Revelation"Niilo SevänenMarkus Vanhala5:15
4."Black Heart Rebellion"FrimanFriman7:03
5."Lose to Night"FrimanFriman4:59
6."Collapsing Words"FrimanFriman4:38
7."The River"Sevänen
  • Sevänen
  • Vanhala
7:57
8."Ephemeral" (Album version)FrimanFriman4:01
9."The Promethean Song"SevänenVanhala6:41
10."Shadows of the Dying Sun"FrimanFriman6:32
Total length:56:43

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

Insomnium
Additional musicians
  • Teemu Aalto – backing vocals (on track 2, 5, 7, 9 & 10), additional guitars (track 5)
  • Aleksi Munter – keyboards

Production and design
  • Teemu Aalto – producer, recording (vocals, guitars, bass)
  • Insomnium – producer
  • Kimmo Perkkiö – recording (drums)
  • Aleksi Munter & Hannu Honkonen – recording (keyboards)
  • André Alvinzi – mixing at Fascination Street Studios
  • Svante Forsbäck – mastering at Chartmakers
  • Wille Naukkarinen – artwork
  • Jussi Ratilainen – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 178
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 18
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[13] 287
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 33
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[15] 15
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 44
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 17
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[18] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartmann, Graham 'Gruhamed' (2014-05-02). "Insomnium, 'Shadows of the Dying Sun' - Album Review". Loudwire. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun review - Metal Storm". Metal Storm. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  3. ^ Drago, Dan. "Review of Insomnium's Shadows of the Dying Sun". About.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  4. ^ Ward, Kyle (2014-04-21). "Review: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun - Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Insomnium: 'Revelations' Lyric Video Released - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Insomnium "While We Sleep" ( Official Music Video ) teaser on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Insomnium Premiere 'While We Sleep' Video Exclusively With Terrorizer - Terrorizer". Terrorizer.com. 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Bravewords.com > News > INSOMNIUM - New Track 'Black Heart Rebellion' Now Streaming". Bravewords.com. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun" (in German). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun" (in French). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Insomnium: Shadows of the Dying Sun" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  13. ^ "シャドウズ・オヴ・ザ・ダイング・サン - インソムニウム". Oricon. 
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Insomnium Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Insomnium Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Insomnium Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.