Essence of Sorrow is a melodic power metal band from Finland/Sweden formed by Jani Stefanovic. Their sound can be compared to Evergrey and Kamelot with robust guitars and emphatic keyboards. Essence of Sorrow, initially a solo project, began to take shape during the spring of 2005 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded by Jani Stefanovic (Divinefire, Miseration, The Weakening, ex- Renascent etc.) he began to compose intricate music that expressed various feelings through strong melancholic melodies.