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Dark Tranquillity
« on: December 15, 2009, 06:54:01 PM »
Just wanted to dedicate a thread to the "other DT":  the supremely heavy and melodic Dark Tranquillity.   :metal  As much as I love In Flames, Dark Tranquillity has managed to stay much closer to their Gothenburg roots.   

New album due Feb 2010:  We Are The Void

Also, anyone pick up the new DVD:  Where Death Is Most Alive?
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 07:01:23 PM »
:2metal: :2metal: :2metal:

My favorite album is Damage Done.  I'm looking forward to the new CD; I thought Fiction was great.

I saw a preview of the DVD, but was interested enough to buy it.
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 07:17:39 PM »
Love 'em. Definitely the most consistent band that started the "Gothenburg" sound. It's interesting to watch their evolution from album to album, but each one has been very well done. Their lyrics are highly poetic and they are all very skilled musicians.  :metal :metal Can't wait for the new album and I'm getting their live DVD for Christmas  :biggrin:

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 08:03:35 PM »
I've heard select songs from Damage Done, Fiction, Character and The Gallery.  :metal :metal Can't wait to check 'em out with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada. Pretty funny they're opening, cause they're more heavier than both those bands, especially before TDWP.

Favorite songs so far. Ex Nihilio, Terminus(Where Death Is Most Alive), The Gallery, and many more soon to come. Haven't found any albums here which is a bummer.
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 09:38:51 PM »
I've heard select songs from Damage Done, Fiction, Character and The Gallery.  :metal :metal Can't wait to check 'em out with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada. Pretty funny they're opening, cause they're more heavier than both those bands, especially before TDWP.

Dark Tranquility opening for The Devil Wears Prada represents all that is wrong with the state of music.
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 09:40:39 PM »
Fuckin love these guys. :metal

Terminus, The Sun Fired Blanks, and Final Resistence are my favorite songs by them.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 10:35:56 AM »
I love Dark Tranquillity. Am hopefully getting the DVD for Christmas
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 01:50:44 PM »
http://www.myspace.com/dtofficial

Looks like they have around 3 new songs up. Only listened to Dream Oblivion, and it's fucking amazing. I hope We Are the Void ends up  being similar to Fiction in that they create even more beautiful music. Inside the Particle Storm is one of the most epic songs i've ever heard.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 04:52:53 AM »
I hope it's similar to Fiction, it's my favourite DT record.

Hrm, "DT" Dream Theater / Dark Tranquillity could get confusing.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 05:08:37 AM »
Like the single...even if the video is frankly ridiculous
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 06:01:56 AM »
Oh that chorus is downright awesome.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 04:07:45 PM »
One of my favorite bands. Their songs never fail to get my head banging.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 04:21:36 PM »
I love how well written their new material is. The keyboards are subtle, production is great, and overall it just sounds awesome. They really have taken Melodic Death Metal to a different level. Most of their songs have the basic verse/chorus formula, yet they manage to do so much with it.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 04:29:39 PM »
I REALLY like what I have heard of the new album. :2metal:

I am seeing them one month from today!

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 02:01:26 AM »
Just got back from their concert with Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, and especially for us only Unearth. One of the best concerts in my life so far. The energy was great and everybody loved all the bands. I was amazed how many Dark Tranquillity fans are here
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 03:14:06 PM »
Just got back from their concert with Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, and especially for us only Unearth. One of the best concerts in my life so far. The energy was great and everybody loved all the bands. I was amazed how many Dark Tranquillity fans are here

I think they had the best stuff of the night.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 03:40:52 PM »
Just got back from their concert with Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, and especially for us only Unearth. One of the best concerts in my life so far. The energy was great and everybody loved all the bands. I was amazed how many Dark Tranquillity fans are here


Is Hojo back singing for Killswitch yet?
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 04:31:56 PM »
I just bought Haven today. It's one of DaTr (DT might lead to confusion :P) most underrated albums. I also love Damage Done, Fiction and of course The Gallery. We Are the Void is also a pretty great album.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2010, 01:15:35 PM »
WatV is good, some people are criticising it but I like it.

The DVD is all kinds of awesome
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2010, 05:52:52 PM »
Criticising? It's giving Fiction a run for it's money for me!

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2010, 09:04:02 AM »
Nowhere near as good as Fiction for me.

I just realised the other day that this band are one of only a select few whom I'd say have two stone cold classic albums in "Fiction" and "The Gallery"
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2010, 01:46:25 PM »
It always takes me a week to fully appreciate a DT album, and around a month to absolutely love it. But so far this is getting my best first reaction to a DT album yet, songwriting is top notch on this album, and I am glad keyboards are getting much more love.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2010, 12:41:20 PM »
I already mentioned this in the chat thread, but last night after their set, the band came out to hang out, sign stuff, and chat with the few of us fans that were out there, and a friend and I told them we wished they could have played longer (they played maybe six or seven songs), and Mikael or Martin - I can't remember - told us they were probably coming back in May for a headlining tour!

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2010, 02:07:06 AM »
okay, so i stumbled into this thread and these guys sound interesting.

so, uh, where do i start with D-Tranq? is there a must-have album? a youtube link or two wouldn't hurt either.  :smiley:

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2010, 03:59:48 AM »
Start with Character, it's a very good representation of what DT offer in most of their albums. It has the aggressive metal of The Gallery, the tight production of all their recent material, and the textures and layers of Fiction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZqfH1LQEOQ

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2010, 05:18:06 AM »
I concur with Poseidon. Although Damage Done was my first DT album, Character is what really pulled me in.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2010, 09:16:53 PM »
Yesterday was the Dark Tranquillity Concert here in Bogotá. I wanted to go so badly, not only because I love DaTr, but also because The Agonist, another one of my favorite bands, a band whose coming to my city I expected for more than a year, was their opener.












I couldn't go because I had the final exam of my career's most important subject in College.







































Now I am a sad panda.



A sad, sad panda.

























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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2010, 05:52:58 AM »
I sympathise. That must have been horrible, knowing you could have seen Dark Tranquillity.
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2010, 11:53:39 AM »
At least they didn't open for Killswitch and The Devil Wears Prada, the place was packed for DT.
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2010, 12:09:19 PM »
FICTION WOOO BEST ALBUM BY DT

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2010, 12:21:42 PM »
You gonna hit the Underworld to see them in September mr. faemir?

And yes Fiction is the best, narrowly over The Gallery
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2010, 12:40:19 PM »
Can't, going to Australia D:

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2010, 12:41:53 PM »
Dark Tranquillity  >  Australia

Nah, seriously, that'll be well good, possibly better than the show!  :yarr
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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2010, 12:47:12 PM »
Reminds me, I need to find out who from DTF is cool and lives in Australia.

Oh and Punish My Heaven is quite possibly the best song evar by DT.

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Re: Dark Tranquillity
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2010, 01:24:47 PM »
I actually think Inside The Particle Storm is probably my all-time fave. Dunno why, just sorta is.
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