Following: Sofia Bergström
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The melodic death metal band Dark Tranquility ages with dignity as fine as wine.
ALBUM With a wide range and influence, Dark Tranquility offers some of the strongest metal songs of the year.
Century Media / Sony
METAL Dark tranquility It may be one of the few metal bands in Sweden.
Already in the 90s, when the band took death metal to new heights of melody with the Gothenburg brothers Flames and At the door, they deservedly ended up in the shadows. And they’ve been there a lot since then.
But at a disadvantage, the action is like fine wine.
In “Moment,” Dark Tranquility follows in the footsteps of the previous “Atom,” with sophisticated fingertip feel with melodies, catchy rhythms, curly tempo changes, and light lyrics.
The “transient” is sometimes so great that I hide it. Nice symbiosis between Martin Brändströms new keyboard loops and add-ons Christopher Amotts and Johan Reinholdzs the guitars devour the attention completely.
It doesn’t make that worse Michael Stanne she is one of the strongest and most stable singers on stage.
The climax of the “Ego Deception” film, where a major lead break follows Carcass-flirt, throws my socks too. The same can be said Otherwise Jivarps An excellent “drum exit” pearl drum set.
The only downside is that the team still loses strength and speed when they sometimes go down to metal goth à la Paradise Lost. Therefore, songs like “Standstill” and “In truth divide” combine with the weakest moments otherwise in a solid formation.
But next to these, we find some of the strongest metal songs of the year. And even without the original members and guitarists Niklas Sundin, Who dropped out of the team earlier this year.
While former friends in the genre of In Flames drown in radio friendship, Dark Tranquility enhances the range and influence of melodic death metal.
With “Moment,” it’s time to change power. Better late than never, I think.
BEST TRACK: “Transient.”
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