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Insomnium is a melodic death metal band from Finland, influenced by doom metal, playing songs about sorrow, death, and loss. They also incorporate symphonic elements into their sound.
Insomnium’s sound has grown into even slower and more progressive death metal during the years, with occasional doom metal influences (some of their influences reflect an approach to metal similar to Amorphis’s Tales from the Thousand Lakes album). The original hallmarks of the band’s Scandinavian melodic death metal are very scarce, as the band has turned into a more epic approach. The melodies are highly melancholic, and the overall sound is much darker. The band’s lyrics tend to be influenced (and occasionally taken) from classic poets like Hölderlin, Edgar Allan Poe, Finnish classic Eino Leino and other literature.
- Niilo Sevänen — Death Vocals, Bass (Watch Me Fall) (1997-Present)
- Ville Friman — Guitar (Arrival, Enter My Silence) (1997-Present)
- Ville Vänni — Guitar (Watch Me Fall, Hateform) (2001-Present)
- Markus Hirvonen — Drums (1997-Present)