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Release date: 24 February 2010
Style: Gothenburg metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Shadow In Our Blood
02. Dream Oblivion
03. The Fatalist
04. In My Absence
05. The Grandest Accusation
06. At The Point Of Ignition
07. Her Silent Language
08. Arkhangelsk
09. I Am The Void
10. Surface The Infinite
11. Iridium

tour edition bonus tracks:

12. Zero Distance
13. Star Of Nothingness
14. To Where Fires Cannot Feed
15. Out Of Gravity
16. The Bow And The Arrow

Disc II [DVD bonus] Inside The Void
+ Studio Report 2009 - The Making Of The Void
+ Making Of Shadow In Our Blood Video
+ Where Death Is Most Alive DVD Trailer
+ ThereIn [Live in Milan]
+ Final Resistance [Live in Milan]
+ Shadow In Our Blood Video
+ Dream Oblivion [Live With Full Force 2010]
+ The Fatalist [Live London 2010]
+ The Grandest Accusation [Video Backdrop]
+ Iridium [Live Summerbreeze 2010]
+ Iridium Video
+ Zero Distance Video

The best Melodeath / Gothenburg Metal album of 2010

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (16)


Additional info
Release dates:

24 Feb: Sweden
26 Feb: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Australia
01 Mar: U.K., France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of Europe
02 Mar: Spain, Portugal
03 Mar: Finland, Hungary
09 Mar: North America

Guest review by
!J.O.O.E.!

Rating:
6.5
It's always a sad sight to witness an institution tumble down hill, none more so than Dark Tranquillity, a band I once considered virtually infallible. Their prior album, Fiction, despite having some moments of greatness, certainly showed signs of greying around the gills, especially after their impeccably polished and resolute performance on Character; a performance which many would agree rivalled The Gallery in its impact: a true affirmation of their ever (if slowly) evolving skill, which is why from We Are The Void emanates the unmistakable whiff of disappointment.

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published 20.06.2010 | Comments (24)

Guest review by
Windrider

Rating:
8.8
Dark Tranquillity have just won the MS Awards in the category they have been nominated in and I think there are some people that still are in need of reasons for that. Let me give you a few hints. At first everyone should admit that the band have changed their style a lot since the infamous The Gallery. Once the music was fast, melodic and with insane melodies, but this era is definitely over. We Are The Void marks the next step into the direction of a more dark and heavy sound. Many dislike this and they have good reasons to do so, since one can miss the old days really hard. But metal changes, and so do the bands.

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published 17.03.2011 | Comments (28)

Staff pick by
Darkside Momo

05.03.2010 One of the three originators of the Gothenburg metal scene, Dark Tranquillity are still pretty much alive and kicking.
While they somehow stay true to the same formula since Damage Done (2002), We Are The Void is a bit more original than Fiction (2007). Darker, somehow more "black metal", with a different approach on the keys, it's no doubt DT... with a twist.

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Wonderlost - 26.01.2010 at 18:46  
  Beautiful album. I love it. Once again DT have done it!
FeskarN - 26.01.2010 at 19:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 26.01.2010 at 18:46

Beautiful album. I love it. Once again DT have done it!

So it has leaked?
Wonderlost - 26.01.2010 at 19:28  
 
Written by FeskarN on 26.01.2010 at 19:16

Written by Guest on 26.01.2010 at 18:46

Beautiful album. I love it. Once again DT have done it!

So it has leaked?


I guess. A friend of mine gave it to me.
xdissectionx - 28.01.2010 at 01:11  
  I didnt like it. DT is such a one trick pony... too pedestrian now for me.
Deadmeat - 28.01.2010 at 11:45  
Rating: 8 The Fatalist rules... after every listening i love every song a bit more..
AbdelioR - 31.01.2010 at 01:14  
  WATV sounds good!
Umideath - 31.01.2010 at 22:28  
Rating: 6 Not beautiful album
Behdad K2 - 04.02.2010 at 17:24  
Rating: 8 I'm waiting for it's official release...
InnerSelf - 04.02.2010 at 20:03  
Rating: 7 What the hell
it is like they decided to make an album so they mixed some old riffs together with some new stuff and here we go another DT release
BloodTears - 04.02.2010 at 23:55  
Rating: 9 I'm also waiting for the original CD, I only listened to the songs they have on their myspace so far. Well, I'm sure I'll have something to say about it then.
treptolemus - 05.02.2010 at 16:52  
Rating: 7 The song titles are interesting... wait for the album - no problem...
then (as usual) i'll listen to it many times & i'll comment!

...you impatient fans
>Odysseus - 05.02.2010 at 19:31  
Rating: 8 It leaked ,,,, sounds a little faster and heavier than the usual DT stuff

but with each and every track from the new album i really feel like i'm listening to an old DT song !

sadly , i think they're out of new riffs
Deadmeat - 05.02.2010 at 22:17  
Rating: 8
Written by >Odysseus on 05.02.2010 at 19:31

It leaked ,,,, sounds a little faster and heavier than the usual DT stuff

but with each and every track from the new album i really feel like i'm listening to an old DT song !

sadly , i think they're out of new riffs

1)which song does "Arkhangelsk" remind you? i am really curious..
2)you say that the new album is more aggressive and faster than character or fiction?
Roro - 05.02.2010 at 23:04  
  Only 3 votes ??
hmm
Ted - 06.02.2010 at 12:43  
  I like it .but also waiting the real one
Deadmeat - 06.02.2010 at 17:59  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 06.02.2010 at 12:43

I like it .but also waiting the real one

after some bad sounding downloads now i guess you can find the "real" one. at least i've founded it and the production is really nice.
Ted - 07.02.2010 at 00:01  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 06.02.2010 at 17:59

Written by Guest on 06.02.2010 at 12:43

I like it .but also waiting the real one

after some bad sounding downloads now i guess you can find the "real" one. at least i've founded it and the production is really nice.

That Michael !!
DevilHunter330 - 07.02.2010 at 02:51  
  WE ARE THE VOID iz an an awesome album
DT rulez
Roro - 08.02.2010 at 00:20  
  Didnt really like it..
prhbtd - 16.02.2010 at 00:01  
  Imbalance mix of melodeath & metalcore 10/10
JÄY - 18.02.2010 at 18:08  
Rating: 8 Well, im kinda new to DT...kinda....so i dunno but I really like it...we'll see if it holds up over time, ay?
JÄY - 19.02.2010 at 23:09  
Rating: 8 I have a feeling this album is going to get torn apart by fools
Opeth1992 - 21.02.2010 at 20:28  
Rating: 9 Amazing album, I loved basically every song in it. Beautiful piano pieces, perfectly integrated keyboards, interesting and diverse guitar riffs and solos, some of their best drum work since what I heard off of The Gallery. Overall, definetly a must buy. Anyone who wants to hear the entire album can stream it off of their Myspace. You won't regret it.
Deadly Void - 24.02.2010 at 20:42  
Rating: 9 Great album, beautiful songs, really love it! "Arkhangelsk" got a black metalish touch with it xD. DT has done it again, they are so fckin' amazing! xD
Uirapuru - 26.02.2010 at 22:27  
  Don't know what to think.. their music simply doesnt make it for me anymore. Maybe its time for me to finally give up on them.

''Arkhangelsk'' is a very interesting song, the best in the album.
Passenger - 27.02.2010 at 02:03  
Rating: 9 It's not on pair with the last 3 albums, I'll admit that, but it's still a fantastic set of songs. Those who listen to it more than once will soon realize how excellent We Are The void is.
Enemy of Reality - 27.02.2010 at 17:41  
Rating: 8 This band only delivers killer albums m/

This one goes directly to nº1 in my 2010 top!
Adjuchas Shaman - 01.03.2010 at 01:46  
  To me, this album sounds sort of like a mixture of Haven and The Mind's I. An awesome sound, though the last three albums were better.(I'm ashamed that I could not wait until the official release date, but I'm still buying the actual album, even though the artwork bothers me.)
devosion - 01.03.2010 at 07:18  
Rating: 7 After a few listens it sounds so similar to previous albums, and having said that it makes me wonder when DT will mix things up enough to distinguish itself again. Another "The Gallery" would really make me pleased.
fade - 02.03.2010 at 20:38  
Rating: 8 A well balanced album that gets better after each song.. the end lf the album has some really great songs.
Darkside Momo - 02.03.2010 at 21:36  
Rating: 7
Written by Deadmeat on 05.02.2010 at 22:17

1)which song does "Arkhangelsk" remind you? i am really curious..

It has this "Inside The Particle Storm" thing. No wonder, the music's written by Niclas Sundin for both. Henriksson is the best for catchy anthems, but Sundin is the best for dark moody and original tracks!
Deadmeat - 02.03.2010 at 21:39  
Rating: 8
Written by Darkside Momo on 02.03.2010 at 21:36

Written by Deadmeat on 05.02.2010 at 22:17

1)which song does "Arkhangelsk" remind you? i am really curious..

It has this "Inside The Particle Storm" thing. No wonder, the music's written by Niclas Sundin for both. Henriksson is the best for catchy anthems, but Sundin is the best for dark moody and original tracks!

i agree for the atmosphere but not that much for the general type of the song. but for the atmosphere you are right...!
treptolemus - 07.03.2010 at 14:39  
Rating: 7 Bonus songs (yes they did it once again, aahggg!......)

Limited Edition:

"Star of Nothingness" - Instrumental
"To Where Fires Cannot Feed"

Japanese edition:

"Star of Nothingness" - Instrumental
"Out of Gravity"

Which means 3 additional tracks for the special editions (plus dvd)... right...
bloodwrage - 08.03.2010 at 03:49  
  I need to get this.
SexyCat_1113 - 09.03.2010 at 10:10  
Rating: 8 The bonus track, "Star Of Nothingness" is very good!
Karasuman - 09.03.2010 at 21:16  
Rating: 8
Written by treptolemus on 07.03.2010 at 14:39

Bonus songs (yes they did it once again, aahggg!......)

Limited Edition:

"Star of Nothingness" - Instrumental
"To Where Fires Cannot Feed"

Japanese edition:

"Star of Nothingness" - Instrumental
"Out of Gravity"

Which means 3 additional tracks for the special editions (plus dvd)... right...

Where did you get the info about the japanese release? I must have that "Out of Gravity" song! D:
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.03.2010 at 22:43  
Rating: 6 Bought it and listened to it a gazillion times. And to be honest this is Dark Tranquillity's worst album by far.

a 6 at most just for the effort.
Darkside Momo - 09.03.2010 at 23:28  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.03.2010 at 22:43

Bought it and listened to it a gazillion times. And to be honest this is Dark Tranquillity's worst album by far.

a 6 at most just for the effort.

Even compared to Fiction?
Strangely enough, I think their worst might just be The Mind's I. Or Haven. While I like some songs on both (and the latter introduced me to the band), both have a lot of filler tracks IMO...
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.03.2010 at 23:35  
Rating: 6
Written by Darkside Momo on 09.03.2010 at 23:28

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.03.2010 at 22:43

Bought it and listened to it a gazillion times. And to be honest this is Dark Tranquillity's worst album by far.

a 6 at most just for the effort.

Even compared to Fiction?
Strangely enough, I think their worst might just be The Mind's I. Or Haven. While I like some songs on both (and the latter introduced me to the band), both have a lot of filler tracks IMO...


Yep also when compared to Fiction and espciallly The Mind's I and even more so when comparedto Haven. Haven was ofter but at least they didn't copy the,selves there and werte really experimenting.
Darkside Momo - 09.03.2010 at 23:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.03.2010 at 23:35

Haven was ofter but at least they didn't copy the,selves there and werte really experimenting.

That I can agree with
treptolemus - 09.03.2010 at 23:39  
Rating: 7
Written by Karasuman on 09.03.2010 at 21:16

Written by treptolemus on 07.03.2010 at 14:39

Bonus songs (yes they did it once again, aahggg!......)

Limited Edition:

"Star of Nothingness" - Instrumental
"To Where Fires Cannot Feed"

Japanese edition:

"Star of Nothingness" - Instrumental
"Out of Gravity"

Which means 3 additional tracks for the special editions (plus dvd)... right...

Where did you get the info about the japanese release? I must have that "Out of Gravity" song! D:

Well as i said, this version is destined for that place of the world-only.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_the_Void

The surprising thing is that i found also another song :

"The Bow and the Arrow" http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-are-the-void/id357197136............(4 songs!!! and they seem to be extremely good)

Dark tranquillity have made it again...

Discuss this "tactic" here
Gopherhawk - 11.03.2010 at 00:41  
Rating: 9 It is kind of weird that the best song is the last one: Iridium. But that's how it was on Character too.
Roro - 11.03.2010 at 01:45  
 
Written by Gopherhawk on 11.03.2010 at 00:41

It is kind of weird that the best song is the last one: Iridium. But that's how it was on Character too.

agree
Array - 11.03.2010 at 20:04  
Rating: 7 The most effecting metal from Dark Tranquillity since Damage Done.
Winterthrone - 12.03.2010 at 05:38  
Rating: 8 Another great effort by the kings of Gothenburg metal!!!!
kaymanklynman - 12.03.2010 at 17:45  
Rating: 10 Best since the gallery. thanks for all DT.
Winterthrone - 12.03.2010 at 22:21  
Rating: 8 After more listens this album gets even better. I think its a perfectly balanced album with songs that represent everything that Dark Tranquillity is. The songs on this album are more complex than what was on Fiction, but still the melodies are awesome and memorable. A song like Archangelsk send shivers down my spine. This album will certainly be in my top 10 of 2010 even if we are only at the beginnning of the year!
Winterthrone - 16.03.2010 at 20:53  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.03.2010 at 23:35

Written by Darkside Momo on 09.03.2010 at 23:28

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.03.2010 at 22:43

Bought it and listened to it a gazillion times. And to be honest this is Dark Tranquillity's worst album by far.

a 6 at most just for the effort.

Even compared to Fiction?
Strangely enough, I think their worst might just be The Mind's I. Or Haven. While I like some songs on both (and the latter introduced me to the band), both have a lot of filler tracks IMO...


Yep also when compared to Fiction and espciallly The Mind's I and even more so when comparedto Haven. Haven was ofter but at least they didn't copy the,selves there and werte really experimenting.

I wonder how you can use that argument when you present yourself as a Doom metal fan... Classic Doom metal bands not only copy themselves everytime they record an album but they also copied Sabbath since the 1980's so repitition should not be a problem with you. Also, I don't see how Dark Tranquillity repeated themselves that much on that album. I mean, they didn't change their sound a lot but they created good new riffs like in Shadow In Our Blood, I am the Void and overwhelming melodies like in Dream Oblivion, At the Point Of Ignition, The Fatalist, In My Absence and the mighty Iridium. Plus, Archangelsk which contains interesting Black Metal influences. So where the hell did they repeat themselves that much?
Marcel Hubregtse - 16.03.2010 at 21:01  
Rating: 6
Written by Winterthrone on 16.03.2010 at 20:53

I wonder how you can use that argument when you present yourself as a Doom metal fan... Classic Doom metal bands not only copy themselves everytime they record an album but they also copied Sabbath since the 1980's so repitition should not be a problem with you.

True i love doom metal and also traditional doom, but in music such as traditional doom repitition is not really a problem but for music such as Dark Tranquillity plays it is imo. But stating "Classic Doom metal bands not only copy themselves everytime they record an album but they also copied Sabbath since the 1980's" is quite a huge generalization because although most traditional doom bands are inspired by Black Sabbath not many copy them. The only true copying band I can think of currently is Orchid. The rest are clearly heavily influenced by Black Sabbath but do sound entirely different and most even have a distinctive sound of their own.
Winterthrone - 16.03.2010 at 21:15  
Rating: 8 Don't worry I also like traditional doom (I'm listening to Candlemasss-Candlemass right now) but I can't see how repetition is bad for some music and not for other music... And you didn't answer the second part of my message, where are DT copying themselves that much on that album?

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