OMNIUM GATHERUM TAKE YOU ON A “SOUL JOURNEY” WITH WOEFULLY EPIC NEW SONG
Before Mar De Grises were the new Insomnium, Omnium Gatherium were the new Insomnium. “The new Insomnium,” of course, being short-hand for “new band that plays monolithically epic, eternally sad, woefully aching, Scandinavian melodic death metal.” Not that anything’s happened to Insomnium that would necessitate a replacement, but, ya know, it never hurts to have more than one and Insomnium (along with America’s Daylight Dies) are pretty much the masters of this genre.
Needless to say, “Soul Journeys” — the new song and videio by Omnium Gatherum — is great in exactly all the ways you’d want it to be. It uses the standard VI –> I chord progression in the chorus (pretty much one of the most epicly sad chord combos there is) that marks so many songs by these types of bands, but fuck it, who cares… if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! The excellent metal blog No Clean Singing was the first to pick this song up. Says NCS scribe Islander: “This is melodic death metal done right. It hits hard, it makes you wanna headbang, but it’s catchy, and it has a surprising — and surprisingly dreamy — interlude in the middle with clean singing, of all things.”
The track comes from the new Dan Swanö-produced album New World Shadow, out February 9th on Lifeforce and available for pre-order now.