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We Are The Void review

Dark Tranquillity  - We Are The Void (Album)

Still Gothenburg's best



Often seen as the “other” band (In Flames, At The Gates, Dissection) that helped form the Gothenburg, Sweden melodic death metal sound, Dark Tranquility has remained the most stable of the pack. Numerous high-profile tours including stints with Opeth, The Haunted and Killswitch Engage has changed this perception of the band. Those in the know recognize Dark Tranquility’s bi-polar attack of melody and aggression as pure brilliance. We Are the Void, DT’s latest recording, reveals more quality and consistency by this legendary group.

With We Are the Void, Dark Tranquility once again displays the slick Gothenburg-esque guitar fretwork and straight-ahead drum work that the group first created twenty-plus years ago. Mikael Stanne projects his voice with familiar, decipherable agony. In addition, the group includes a myriad of keyboard-laden atmosphere that traces back to the Projector album.

“In My Absence” and “I am the Void” showcase a fierce, speedy attack that harkens back to the troupe’s first three, death-metal- related recordings. “Surface The Infinite” even includes a blistering, blast-beat drum assault. “Shadow in Our Blood” and “The Fatalist” feature an electronic ambiance not seen on early releases. “Iridium” finds a balance of clean guitar harmonies and nightmarish key passages.

“Iridium” also opens to Stanne’s often hidden, smooth singing voice. Stanne received much criticism for adding this voice to his repertoire on the Projector album, but mostly that was due to listeners misunderstanding his dark genius. “The Grandest Accusation” includes more of his soft crooning. This track is perhaps the album’s most diverse cut, moving between emotive guitar harmonies, swift tempo changes and even nu-metal-like groove. These bouncy rhythms paired with moog-like synth recall industrialized nu metallers Static-X during their classic song “Cold.”

We Are the Void shows Dark Tranquility at the top of its melodic-death-metal game. The group manages to incorporate elements found throughout its illustrious career. While We Are the Void may not quite stack up to The Gallery and The Mind’s I albums, mostly because those albums were revolutionary and the emotion displayed just can’t be duplicated, the album is definitely a highlight in the band’s extensive career.



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Release : February 24, 2010
Genre : Death Metal
Playlist :
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1. Shadow In Our Blood (03:46)Shadow In Our Blood lyrics
2. Dream Oblivion (03:50)Dream Oblivion lyrics
3. The Fatalist (04:33)The Fatalist lyrics
4. In My Absence (04:47)In My Absence lyrics
5. The Grandest Accusation (04:55)The Grandest Accusation lyrics
6. At The Point Of Ignition (03:53)At The Point Of Ignition lyrics
7. Her Silent Language (03:33)Her Silent Language lyrics
8. Arkhangelsk (03:56)Arkhangelsk lyrics
9. I Am The Void (03:59)I Am The Void lyrics
10. Surface The Infinite (03:50)Surface The Infinite lyrics
11. Iridium (06:43)listenIridium lyrics
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