In Somnia - Harlequin - Reviewed By Metal Digest! Wednesday February 2 2022, 1:06 PM
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In Somnia - Harlequin - Reviewed By Metal Digest!

In Somnia - Harlequin - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/01/30/in-somnia-harlequin/

Ever wondered what would be the result if In Flames and Deathcore had a child in the late 90s, then left it on Gojira’s doorstep? Probably something similar to this, In Somnia’s third full-length release ‘Harlequin’. Deftly combining Melodic Tech-Death similar to that of Gojira, synth-string backings, and relentless, brutal drumming, then wrapping it in a strangely distant, atmospheric mix that neatly emphasises the quieter sections.


An increase in maturity is an obvious comparison to make to previous albums ‘Withered-Frozen-Perished’ and ‘For the Harvest’ as more sounds have been experimented with, and both songwriting and mixing quality has taken a step up with this release, without losing the distinctive sound the band have built, or the raw, aggressive feel that perfectly fits the meaning behind the music. There’s even some influence detectable from Between the Buried and Me, Rammstein, Devin Townsend, and 80’s Hair Metal in parts. It makes the album difficult to get bored of, with just enough variation to keep the listener hooked. This is definitely a band on the rise; there’s still room to improve, but this is definitely a worthwhile addition to your collection. - Metal Digest

Release Date: November 11, 2021 

FFO: Omnium Gatherum, early In Flames, Agathodaimon 

Location: Austria 

Hailing from the mountains, ' In Somnia ' is a modern metal quartet, blending influences of all modern types of metal to create a unique, dark sound. While the lyrics are set in themes of traumata and philosophical thoughts, the instrumentation is catchy while complex. With assistance of movie score composer Christoph Manucredo, the band managed to combine brachial violence with a certain dark atmosphere intercepted by the groove- and -core metal influences of Dominic Granegger on the drums and djent influences of Florian Bacher on the bass. The two virtuoso guitar players Andreas Wibmer and Simon Andreas Brunner are shifting heart melting leads to pure rawness, while the vocals are tackling from whispers, screams, growls to clear. Listening to their music you can hear and feel an honest soul strip, the average experience of 16 years on their instruments, the thirst for new and change and it will leave you in a critical mental condition.

We are the art; we are rolling with the Tauer wind!

The other side of the coin:

We found a way of self-cure in getting rid of all negativities in life by dropping it into our music. Most of the songs are based on true stories, true emotion and true pain. We are artists drawing pictures of our unique world into the air and into the hearts.

Check them out on Spotify and add them to your playlists!

In Somnia is:

Andreas Wibmer Guitar 
Dominic Granegger Drums
Florian Bacher Bass
Simon Andreas Brunner Guitar & Vocals  

Bulletpoints: 
• New album from one of the most independent Austrian acts 
• Complex influences from Groove & Core Metal to Djent 
• Dark atmospheric & moving songs with depth effect 

Follow the band at these links:

Website: https://www.in-somnia.eu/
Store: https://store.in-somnia.eu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InSoMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSOMNI85096927
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4GQ1SbfiEPbRkyUqkzUJao


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