Not since The Lord of the Rings have such ugly men been surrounded by such breath-taking scenery.
Ahead of the release of album number eight next month, Finnish Melodic Death Metal songbirds Insomnium have unleashed the video for its title cut, “Heart Like a Grave”.
Considering I literally gave Winter’s Gate the album of the year in 2016, it’s safe to say that I’m excited for its follow-up. And to my delight as a fan who prefers evolution, “Heart Like a Grave” doesn’t have a ton in common with Winter’s Gate musically. The band’s feet are completely off the throttle tempo-wise as this track eschews blistering blast beats and lightning-fast tremolo guitars in favor of a more reserved, textural approach that dips its toes into a bit of Power Metal.
And the video? God, the footage is gorgeous. It’s a shame that someone always has to die (spoiler alert! as if you actually cared about a music video plot) in every Extreme Metal visual, though. Just let everybody live and fake play their instruments. Your album will sell the exact same guys, don’t worry.
Anyway, Insomnium’s Heart Like a Grave drops October 4th. And I’m definitely planning on reviewing it! Check out the music video for the title track below: