Dark Tranquillity

Review – Dark Tranquillity: Atoma

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When it comes to the melodic death metal genre, not many bands have been able to stand the test of time and retain as much positive praise from critics and their very own fan base than Dark Tranquillity. They are also one of the few acts to keep as many of the founding members as possible, an astounding feat given the group officially coming into existence in 1991 after two years running as Septic Boiler. The only massive change as of late has been the induction of ex-In Flames bassist Anders Iwers (Ceremonial Oath, Tiamat) in 2015 following the departure of Daniel Antonsson (Akani, Pathos). After ten strongly accepted full-lengths atop a number of miscellaneous offerings, we are approaching the act’s eleventh album simply titled Atoma. But is this yet another subtle musical restructuring, or is this their least evolutionary creation yet?

Vlog – Report: Sony Music Acquires Century Media Records

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It has become public knowledge at this point that Sony is interested in Century Media Records. I’m not entirely sure at this time if it has happened or not, as it is just a report that is circulating, but there’s enough worth discussing. Will it be a good thing? Will it be a bad thing? Everyone has their own opinion, so I felt I should throw mine into the mix. Check out what I think of this situation in this video.



Dark Tranquillity: Construct

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Dark Tranquillity: Construct

When Dark Tranquillity announce a new album, the Metal community stands at attention. One of the driving forces behind the Melodic Death Metal movement, this keyboard-infused Gothenburg act has evolved and devolved many times over the years. Their latest effort, Construct, has promised to bring something new and different to the mix, acting as sort of a rebirth. With fans eating up the recently released audio streams on Youtube, as well as music video, one can only get more anxious the closer the release date comes. But, does Construct really end up a solid, gamechanging entry, or is the impact far less spectacular?