Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void


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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
12. Zero Distance
13. Star Of Nothingness [Japanese edition bonus] [limited edition bonus]
14. To Where Fires Cannot Feed [limited edition bonus]
15. Out Of Gravity [Japanese edition bonus]
16. The Bow And The Arrow [digital bonus]

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

Additional info
Recorded and mixed August - November 2009.
Drums and bass recorded at Gothenburg Rock Studios. Engineered by Hasse Kosonen, Daniel Antonsson and Tue Madsen.
Guitars, vocals and keyboards recorded at Rogue Music. Engineered by Martin Brändström, Tue Madsen and Isak Edh.
Mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm.

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 (23)

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)

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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02.03.2010 - 21:36
Rating: 7
Darkside Momo
Retired
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!
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02.03.2010 - 21:39
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
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...!
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07.03.2010 - 14:39
Rating: 7
treptolemus
aphotic_zoning
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...
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08.03.2010 - 03:49
bloodwrage
Pagan Angel
I need to get this.
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09.03.2010 - 10:10
Rating: 8
SexyCat_1113
The bonus track, "Star Of Nothingness" is very good!
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09.03.2010 - 21:16
Rating: 8
Karamunin
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:
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09.03.2010 - 22:43
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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09.03.2010 - 23:28
Rating: 7
Darkside Momo
Retired
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...
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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09.03.2010 - 23:35
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.03.2010 - 23:37
Rating: 7
Darkside Momo
Retired
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
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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09.03.2010 - 23:39
Rating: 7
treptolemus
aphotic_zoning
Written by Karamunin 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
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11.03.2010 - 00:41
Rating: 9
Gopherhawk
It is kind of weird that the best song is the last one: Iridium. But that's how it was on Character too.
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11.03.2010 - 01:45
Roro
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
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12.03.2010 - 05:38
Rating: 8
Winterthrone
Another great effort by the kings of Gothenburg metal!!!!
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12.03.2010 - 17:45
Rating: 10
kaymanklynman
Best since the gallery. thanks for all DT.
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12.03.2010 - 22:21
Rating: 8
Winterthrone
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!
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16.03.2010 - 20:53
Rating: 8
Winterthrone
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?
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16.03.2010 - 21:01
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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16.03.2010 - 21:15
Rating: 8
Winterthrone
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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18.03.2010 - 23:35
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Regardless of what Marcel thinks (;)), I think Dark Tranquillity continue to re-invent themselves, which is quite surprising and must be very hard if you have released tons of albums like they have. That's what so commendable about DT. I have been listening to the album all week and so far and "In my Absence" and "Iridium" are my favourite songs. The keyboards in this album are exceedingly good and different somehow. A highlight for me also is both Stanne's vocals and lyrics. I don't really know how to be technical about this, but his growl (some ppl say he doesn't growl, he screams, whatever) has a wider range and goes to different places and the result is something very beautiful.

And I really like the bonus tracks as well, I pretty much think they should have been included in the album but I guess they wanted to end up with "Iridium" in a high.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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24.03.2010 - 16:39
Rating: 7
treptolemus
aphotic_zoning
Finally got it! Just a good album that will give some more lifespan to the band. I don't like the artwork much and the less tracks (bonus tracks popped like mushrums in this recording).

The Fatalist, Her Silent Language, Surface the infinite caught my attention since the first time i listened the songs at their myspace.

7/10 what i feel now.. that's it!
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29.03.2010 - 04:50
Rating: 8
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Good album, enjoy the dis-harmonics they sprinkle in now and then making the album sound a little darker.
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31.03.2010 - 07:29
Rating: 8
SexyCat_1113
The artwork isn't made by Sundin......
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09.04.2010 - 06:56
Rating: 8
munson
This album is a bit of a letdown for me. Still a pretty good album, but not up to DT standards in my ears. Sort of sounds like a shell of DT's former self. Going to give it a few more listens, hopefully it'll get better with each.
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11.04.2010 - 19:09
Rating: 7
Joey Filth
Some songs surprised me. All in all, a pretty good album. The keyboard harmony sprinkles and the overall darker tone are a nice touch. Artwork's kinda stupid though, very uninspiring, unlike the artwork for many previous DT offerings. Iridium, personally for me, was a bit of a letdown though. Could have been a better ending.
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23.04.2010 - 20:23
Rating: 7
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
A bit better than their past two albums, but just may be due to them trying to step away from their sound from Damage Done. Really the only thing going for this album though are the keyboards (kind of reminds me of Eternal Tears of Sorrow for some reason. The guitar work is hooky but kind of uninspiring if you ask me, and the vocals just seems strained and unvaried and kind of shallow. Overall a listenable and in the least bit enjoyable album.
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04.05.2010 - 22:28
Rating: 8
Dark Blood
The Avenger
At the first listens I was a little sceptical, and I didn't enjoyed it as much as Fiction. But I gave it a second chance and after a numerous plays, it started to grow on me. I think its a raw album compared to Fiction; somewhat heavier, but has a lot of great keyboard atmosphere and melodies. I'm enjoying it a lot.
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13.05.2010 - 03:28
Rating: 6
HardSide
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.



Finally got to listen to this fully, agree with Marcel, the album lacks any sort of substance that made Dark Tranquillity into Dark Tranquillity.
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10.10.2010 - 19:55
Rating: 9
Vonpire
You people are nuts! This is amazing album. Repetition?? Lack of originality? What a crappy argument...
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28.12.2010 - 17:11
Rating: 9
Neklan
Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 8
Atmosphere: 7
Melody: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 9
CD Covers: 7

Best Songs:
03. The Fatalist
05. The Grandest Accusation
07. Her Silent Language
13. To Where Fires Cannot Feed [bonus]

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