Above The Weeping World
Above the Weeping World is the third studio album by Insomnium.
It was released on August 9, 2006 in Europe and on October 17, 2006, the rest of the world, by Candlelight Records. A music video was made for “Mortal Share.”
During its first week the album peaked at #9 on the Finnish album charts (week 39/2006).
The album’s lyrics have been influenced by (and occasionally taken from) classic poets like Hölderlin, Edgar Allan Poe and Finnish classic Eino Leino. The last track of the album, “In the Groves of Death” lasts about ten minutes, and its main theme is heavily inspired by Leino’s poem Tumma, the ending poem of his saga Helkavirsiä. The entire poem “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” by English poet Francis William Bourdillon is used as a chorus in the album’s third track “Drawn to Black“. Above the Weeping World has received extraordinary reviews both in Finland (e.g. SUE magazine 10/10)) and abroad (e.g. Kerrang! 5/5), and the album debuted on the Finnish album charts at the 9th position (week 39/2006), which is a remarkable achievement for a melodic death metal band. At the same time Insomnium embarked on their first full European tour, playing 36 gigs in six weeks (5.9 – 15.10), in 15 countries.