Like so many, Finnish Melodic Death Metal masters Insomnium suffered being unable to tour during the Global Pandemic but it hit them harder than most as in October 2019 they had unveiled the critically acclaimed “Heart Like a Grave“. A commercial success, entering the German Top #10 and #1 in Finland, they had big plans for supporting it but alas, that has had to be put on the back burner. Instead, returning to the studio they have premiered a new track in “The Reticent”, complete with a music video once again directed by renowned videographer Vesa Ranta.
Guitarist Ville Friman comments: “The past year has been a difficult one. People have lost their loved ones, jobs and livelihoods. Hope has been replaced by fear, anxiety and uncertainty. We have all been forced to live our lives in isolation, detached both physically and mentally. This song is about all those feelings. An inner dialogue of hope and hopelessness. During this time, music has been a source of comfort and solace. Something to rely on and return to. And while we have become withdrawn and reticent, our music tolls now ever stronger”