Well, I wanted to review this band in particular when I had my hands on "In The Halls Of Awaiting", but I feel like; I might have more to write now after having this EP called "Ephemeral". Insomnium, many say as the pop-version of melo-death, lol! I don't know how?, but this band to me is one of the most creative & innovative in all respect. Although, a well educated personnel too. With smooth riffs, soothing melodies, melancholy harmonies along with the 'traditional' melo-death blend; all combines together to form Insomnium, I remember listening OSDM acts hailing from Finland like Xysma, Demigod, Demilich etc.; they are just bad-ass. The Finnish/Swedish/Norwegian trio produced and still producing finest metal bands. Children Of Bodom, Kalmah, Amorphis, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Mors Principium Est, Norther, Sentenced, Omnium Gatherum, Swallow The Sun etc..yes the list will grow more and more with all these melo-death bands hailing from the same place as the Insomnium belongs too.What makes them more prominent and different from others is the combination of thematic lyrics with tuneful riffs, I don't know how to explain but they really do something really 'melodic'.