Standard Black 180g 2LP+CD Edition / Also Available As Colored 180g 2LP+CD Set
As Century Media Records celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, bringing back a more recent milestone in the label's history is mandatory considering the class of Finnish melodic death metal masters Insomnium's 2011 opus One For Sorrow and the fact, the original pressing is fairly rare. This reissue also includes the bonus tracks "Weather The Storm" (feat. Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity) and "Beyond The Horizon," which were only available digitally before. While the original One For Sorrow release was a single LP with no CD and a normal cover sleeve, it's presented here as gatefold 2LP+CD set mastered for vinyl to ensure the best possible listening quality!
Recalling art-metal titans Cult of Luna at one turn and brutal visionaries Amon Amarth at others, One for Sorrow displays the true musical breadth of a band that clearly came into its own on this, their debut album for Century Media. Record opener, "Inertia" hints at a post-Isis metal world where sound washes over the listener first in drops, then in waves. Standouts "Through the Shadows" and "Regain the Fire" blend harsh brutality with choruses that are soaring and melodic, highlighting the masterful songcraft these Finns have at their disposal. The title track, a serpentine build, that slithers its way from acoustic guitar to true aural grandiosity, is an appropriate closer.