It's a beautiful 65 degrees and rainy today here in New Jersey, making the timing of Insomnium's new track "Valediction" absolutely perfect. The song is a gloomy, wintery dive into desolation that only these melodic death metal masters could conjure, and a fairly catchy one at that!
Here's what the band had to say.
”When the album theme is to dive deep into the black waters of Finnish melancholy, then Vesa Ranta is truly the right man to visualize the story. Album booklet is crafted from Vesa’s epic landscape photos and these same themes continue in the two videos that we shot at Koli national park. Woods and lakes, sorrow and longing. That’s the heart of Insomnium.”
Directors Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela of Kaira Films, who shot the video for "Valediction", also offered up their thoughts on the song and video.
”Insomnium is one of those bands that have been inspiring us. We have wanted to work with them for long time. Valediction is the beginning that sets the mood and presents the characters. The story will unfold in the next music video that will be released later. And as the album theme demands this tale here is grim indeed”
Heart Like A Grave is out October 4.